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Political scientist Tiffiany Howard explains the causes and potential effects of the thousands of people fleeing Syria’s ongoing civil war.
Four faculty researchers have been turning heads in their fields and well beyond.
THE DESTRUCTION OF ALEPPO has been a heartbreaking reminder of the human cost of instability in the Middle East. Vulnerable civilians who lived in what was once one of the most diverse and prosperous cities in the region find themselves on the frontline of an intractable civil war with no place to go. With anti-immigrant populism on the rise, the current refugee crisis has revealed a callous unwillingness on the part of the United States and Europe to help mitigate the crisis, even before President Trump’s executive order to ban Syrian refugees indefinitely.
Three Democratic congressional representatives are asking state lawmakers to remove a statue of legendary Nevada senator Patrick McCarran from the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, saying he left what they called a "legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.”
Filing has closed for the local municipal elections—although you may not have noticed. Traditionally, turnout in municipal elections is putrid. Why? They come along in springtime, when our fancy turns to more important matters like baseball. They are nonpartisan, bipartisan and altogether unpartisan, or at least maintain the appearance of being so. But here are a few things about 2017’s round that should draw your interest …
A growing group of lawmakers are pushing to rename McCarran International Airport and remove a statue of its namesake from Capitol Hill because of the lawmaker’s controversial history.
Yvette Williams was 19 when the landmark TV miniseries “Roots” aired over eight nights in January 1977.
An expert in clinical psychology, psychopathy, emotions and personality traits.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
An expert in adolescent development and gender development, particularly as it relates to career choice.
Associate Professor, History
An expert on Native American history.