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sociology Accomplishments

Jun 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by the following 11 colleges/programs: Allied Health Sciences Community Health Sciences CSUN Engineering Fine Arts Honors Liberal Arts Nursing OUR-UNLV Provost's office Sciences A full list of recipients is available online. To learn more about their projects, attend the Summer Undergraduate Research Forum on Aug. 9.  

Apr 28, 2017
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was quoted in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article titled, "Hairstylist Shelley Gregory Brings Rainbow Hair to Las Vegas." 

Apr 27, 2017
Takashi Yamashita (Sociology) and co-authors published an article in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education titled, "Impact of Life Stories on College Students’ Positive and Negative Attitudes toward Older Adults."

Apr 26, 2017
Socioliogy professor Ranita Ray was elected as Chair of the Poverty, Class, and Inequality Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She is the author of "The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City" (UC Press). 

Apr 26, 2017
Sociology professor Anna C. Smedley-López  was an invited panelist at San Diego State University on a panel titled "Global Social Mobility." The panelists discussed access to higher education, barriers to social mobility, and ways to decolonize our work as academics. Smedley-López was invited to participate on the panel because of her work with undergraduate students and SLICES.

Apr 20, 2017
Christie Batson (Sociology) was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Academic Assessment Award for a Department or Program. This is a first-ever, universitywide award that acknowledges "outstanding work and dedication to academic assessment." 

Mar 30, 2017
Takashi Yamashita and Jennifer Keene (both Sociology), and their co-authors, published an article in Journal of Applied Gerontology titled, "Underlying Motivations of Volunteering Across Life Stages: A Study of Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations in Nevada."

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 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