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liberal arts Accomplishments

Oct 16, 2018
James Hyman (Psychology) delivered an invited talk,  "ACC Ensembles Link Actions and Outcomes to Predict Future Events," at the Computational Properties of Prefrontal Cortex Workshop in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this month.   

Oct 15, 2018
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) has been awarded the credential of certified medical interpreter in Spanish by the National Board of Medical Interpreters. This the second credential of the two national exams for medical interpreting that she has been awarded.

Oct 11, 2018
Rochelle Walker (Fine Arts) and Samantha Carroll (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) created Living Your Best Life: Balancing School, Work, and Family Summit. It was created out of a graduate multicultural course project within the higher education leadership program. The goal was to provide UNLV student-parents a positive and supportive campus environment while presenting the necessary tools and campus resources in order for this student population to persist through to graduation. Cristina Hernandez (Women's Center) and Walker cohosted the event. Presenters included Vice President Juanita Fain (Student Affairs), Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts), Liz Carrasco (Counseling and Psychological Services), Misty Valentin (Financial Aid & Scholarships), Nicole Stella (Academic Success Center), and keynote speaker Anita Revilla (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies). Carroll is a graduate student. 

Oct 8, 2018
Tim Gauthier (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published "Conceptual Confusion: The Ambiguities of the War on Terror in Roy-Bhattacharya's The Watch and O'Hagan's The Illuminations" in Terrorism and Literature (Cambridge University Press).

Oct 4, 2018
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) presented a paper, "Los Tres Sentidos Incorpóreos en el Persiles," during the 2018 Cervantes Society of America conference, held at the University of Calgary, Canada, last month.

Oct 3, 2018
David J. Morris (English) will be taking part in a New York Times panel at UC San Diego on Oct. 4. The webcast panel, "Hollywood and The Artist's Gaze on Vets," includes C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and Jason Hall, the screenwriter of American Sniper.

Sep 28, 2018
Susan Byrne (World Languages) was an invited guest for a celebration of International Hispanism, organized by the foundation Duques de Soria, earlier this month. Fifty-eight invited Hispanists from 35 countries participated in the events, held in the Casa de las Americas, the Real Academia de la Lengua Española and the Palacio de El Pardo in Madrid. King Felipe VI presided over the last night's homage event.

Sep 25, 2018
David Morris (English) was quoted in a column, "The Brett Kavanaugh Case Shows We Still Blame Women for the Sins of Men,"  by Rebecca Solnit in The Guardian about PTSD and sexual assault survivors.

Sep 25, 2018
Marta Soligo (Sociology and International Gaming Institute) is the author of an article about the #MeToo McDonald’s protest that took place in 10 U.S. cities Tuesday, Sept. 18. The article, which was written for the Italian website Ytali, discusses the first strike in more than a century related to sexual harassment in the workplace, and includes a quote from Shekinah Hoffman (Sociology and International Gaming Institute) about changes to the workplace over the decades that have created a safer and more inclusive workplace culture. Soligo and Hoffman are sociology doctoral students and graduate assistants in the International Gaming Institute.

Sep 24, 2018
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) served as a jury member to determine the winner of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute's Translation Prize. The award ceremony to recognize prize winner Allen Young for best translation into English of a Spanish novel published between 2010 and 2017 and to award a second prize for continued excellence in translation to Margaret Jull Costa took place took place at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City earlier this month.