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liberal arts Accomplishments

Apr 19, 2018
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) gave a talk, "Cultural Aspects of Communicating with Hispanic Patients," at the UMC Emergency Medicine Research Program earlier this month.

Apr 17, 2018
The Department of World Languages & Cultures hosted the joint 2018 annual conference of the Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) and the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA) earlier this month. Held at UNLV, the conference had 120 registrants from around the nation and included participants from New Zealand, Ireland, and Great Britain. In recognition of RMMRA's 50th anniversary, the conference theme was "Memory and Remembrance in the Middle Ages and Renaissance."  Plenary speakers were Bronwen Wilson of UCLA ( "Stone Matters: Botticelli's Drawings for Dante's Inferno") and Seeta Chaganti of UC-Davis ("The Westward Middle Ages: Roundups and Remberance"). The conference received generous support from the College of Liberal Arts, the department of English, and the department of history. Margaret Harp served as conference organizer.

Apr 17, 2018
Barb Brents (Sociology) was interviewed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal in a piece titled "Trump Signs Bill Designed to Curb Online Sex Trafficking."

Apr 16, 2018
Ranita Ray (Sociology) was named a fellow in the prestigious Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network Summer Research institute at Rutgers University.

Apr 16, 2018
Oak Vichaikul (Liberal Arts) has been elected to serve as president of the Western Association of Prelaw Advisors (WAPLA) for 2019–22. The assistant director and pre-law coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts' Wilson Advising Center, Vichaikul will serve as president-elect for 2018–19, and has served on the WAPLA Executive Board as a member at-large for the past four years. He is also the WAPLA site supervisor for UNLV and will continue to coordinate the Law Fair that is hosted on the UNLV campus every fall. In his role as WAPLA president, he also will represent the WAPLA region on the Prelaw Advisors National Council. WAPLA serves pre-law advisors in the states of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.    

Apr 13, 2018
Nicole Espinosa and Erika Abad (both Interdisciplinary, Ethnic, and Gender Studies) participated in the second annual Clexacon, a lesbian and bisexual media convention, at the Tropicana earlier this month. Espinosa, a women's studies major, participated on the "Lexa's Legacy" panel. Professor-in-residence Abad participated on the "Queer Women of Color Representation in the Media"  panel. Approximately 4,000 people from 49 states and 25 countries attended the convention.

Apr 11, 2018
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) was interviewed by Desert Companion in a piece titled, "Not OK Computer."

Apr 10, 2018
Barb Brents (Sociology) was interviewed on Air Talk, hosted by Larry Mantle on KPCC in Los Angeles. The segment was titled "Controversial Classifieds Website Is Now under Government Seizure, but for What Reason and on What Grounds?"

Apr 5, 2018
Kerie Francis (Sociology) has received the 2018 Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award. This prestigious annual award was established in 1981 to recognize excellence and innovation in teaching and mentorship. 

Apr 3, 2018
Karen Harry (Anthropology) co-edited the book Life Beyond the Boundaries: Constructing Identity in Edge Regions of the North American Southwest, which recently was published by the University Press of Colorado.