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Mar 29, 2017
Kate Hausbeck Korgan (Graduate College) recently was named president of the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS). Her position became effective during the 2017 WAGS annual conference, held earlier this month in Seattle. WAGS — comprised of more than 90 institutions in the western United States, Canada, and Mexico — links member institutions to address and collaborate on graduate education issues; provide a collective voice on international issues related to higher education; and cultivate support for graduate faculty and student research, scholarship, and creative activity. A social theorist with diverse methodological skills and expertise in gender, sexuality, culture, and identity, Korgan also is a tenured faculty member in the sociology department.

Mar 10, 2017
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was quoted in "Escape Rooms Like The Basement Quickly Growing in Las Vegas Popularity" — a Las Vegas Review-Journal article. Among other scholarly contributions, Borer is the author of Faithful to Fenway: Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America’s Most Beloved Ballpark (NYU Press, 2008).

Mar 10, 2017
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) published "'Essentiae' en Ficino y en el Quijote: Las letras y la preceptiva cervantina" in Cervantes ayer y hoy, a volume of essays on Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes edited by Nuria Morgado and Lía Schwartz, and published by the Hispanic Society of America in New York.

Mar 10, 2017
Elena Gandía García (World Languages and Cultures) has been awarded UNLV's Division of Educational Outreach Faculty Excellence Award for 2017. Her efforts will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony April 19.   

Mar 9, 2017
Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work, and departments of Physical Therapy and Psychology hosted the third annual Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Day during the first week of March. The day-long event provided students with group interactions such as a poverty simulation designed to encourage collaborative, positive patient outcomes when they begin working in clinical settings. Nearly 50 faculty and staff volunteers made the day possible for more than 180 students. The next IPE Day is tentatively scheduled for spring semester 2018.

Mar 8, 2017
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) is the author of  Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (NYU Press, 2015), which was cited in an Amicus Brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. She also was featured on KNPR's program State of Nevada

Mar 2, 2017
Erick B. López and Takashi Yamashita (both Sociology) published an article in Ethnicity and Health titled, "The Relationship of Education and Acculturation with Vigorous Intensity Leisure Time Physical Activity by Gender in Latinos."

Feb 21, 2017
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) authored a chapter titled "The Present Perfect in Peruvian Spanish: An Analysis of Personal Experience Narratives among Migrant Generations in Lima" that appears in the book Aorists and Perfects edited by Marc Fryd and Pierre-Don Giancarli (Université de Poitiers 2017).

Feb 17, 2017
Erika Gisela Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies) published an essay, “Healing in the Flights of Uncertainty” in the Mujeres Talk academic blog. She reflects on the community-building experience of attending the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua's "El Mundo Zurdo Conference." 

Feb 2, 2017
David Dickens (Sociology) and co-author Tyler Schafer, a former sociology graduate student at UNLV, published an article in Qualitative Sociology Review titled, “Social Marking in Memory Entrepreneurship: The Battle Over Zapata’s Legacy.”