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liberal arts Accomplishments

Dec 12, 2018
David Damore (Political Science) and Robert Lang (Public Policy) hosted a colloquium on behalf ofThe Lincy Institute at UNLV, "Higher Education Reform: A Time for Action." The event featured research on Nevada higher education governance and system administration reform, with presentations from professors , executive director of The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West.  Local news coverage of the event can also be found in the Las Vegas Sun editorial, "Reforms Can Help Nevada Get the Most out of its Higher Ed System." More information, including event materials and presentation slides, can be found online.

Dec 12, 2018
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) recently coauthored "Would Taiwan Fight China Without U.S. Support?" on The National Interest. The article presented the results of representative survey experiments to estimate how numerous factors influence Taiwanese people's willingness to fight.

Dec 12, 2018
Cassaundra Rodriguez (Sociology) published an article “Latino/a Citizen Children of Undocumented Parents Negotiating Illegality” in Journal of Marriage & Family.

Dec 11, 2018
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by the Las Vegas Review Journal for an article on the growing number of LGBT superheroes.

Dec 11, 2018
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Mary-Ann Winkelmes (Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs), and Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health) are the authors of "Transparency Teaching in the Virtual Classroom: Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating Transparency Teaching Methods with Online Learning" which will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Political Science Education.

Dec 4, 2018
Nicole Espinosa (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) presented her McNair poster, " #ClexaEdit: Deconstruction of the Tragic Bi/Lesbian Trope," at the National Women's Studies Conference "Just Imagine, Imagining Justice" in November. The undergraduate student's work with Erika Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) set the foundation for GSS 490/690 "Hashtags, Fandoms, and Social Movements."  At the same conference, Abad presented "The Pulse of Terror - The Queer Rican 'White' to be Angry," as part of "Dancing, Grieving, and Re-placing Memory in/for the Future."   

Dec 3, 2018
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (Psychology and Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) will present her research at the National Association of African American Studies Conference in February. The paper is titled “Ancestral 'Mixness' and 'Race Trauma:' The Monster Has No Name.” Her research is in review for publication by the University of California Press.

Nov 27, 2018
Victoria Pine (World Languages and Cultures) presented her research at the IV Congreso Internacional De Jovenes Investigadores. Mundo Hispanico: Cultura, Arte y Sociedad (IV International Conference of Young Researchers. Hispanic World: Culture, Art and Society) at the University of León, Spain, earlier this month.

Nov 26, 2018
Manuel Rodríguez, Jesús Galindo, and José Galindo (all World Languages and Cultures) presented at the 4th annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: "World Cinema," last month at California State University, Sacramento. All three are graduate students.

Nov 26, 2018
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) co-authored an article, “Gendered ‘Long Arm’ of Parental Education?: Life Course Influences on Functional Limitations Among Older Adults in India,” that was published in the Journal of Aging and Health. Bhatta also co-authored a chapter with Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) and Moushumi Roy (Michigan State University), “The Effects of ‘Natural’ Disasters on Older Adults in South Asia: The Case of Intersectional Identities,” that appears in the edited volume Global Agenda for Social Justice.