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sociology Accomplishments

Jun 11, 2018
Cassaudra Rodriguez (Sociology) wrote "Seven Things to Know About Mixed-Status Families" for the University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity forum.

Jun 11, 2018
Barb Brents (Sociology) was interviewed by ABC News for a story titled "Sex Workers Speak Out After Giuliani Slams Stormy Daniels."

Jun 7, 2018
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) authored an article titled "In Praise of Doing Nothing" for the academic blog The Conversation about the need to decelerate the pace of everyday life.

Jun 6, 2018
Ranita Ray (Sociology) is the author of the book The Making of a Teenage Service Class, which was cited in The Atlantic in a piece titled "Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test."

May 22, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) recently delivered two keynote addresses in Macau, China. The first keynote was for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit and focused on the impacts of the integrated resort on society and the economy. The second, for the Asia Lottery Forum, presented a global analysis of problem gambling impacts, implications, and treatments.

May 11, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members whose work significantly advances the recipient’s academic field, addresses real-world needs and concerns, and contributes to Nevada’s economic growth and development. Bernhard's research focuses on the sociological and psychological impacts of gambling on the individual and the community. Over the years, Bernhard has done extensive research on the impacts of gambling in global communities and is frequently called upon to consult with national and international governments that are interested in bringing the gaming industry to their respective jurisdictions.

May 10, 2018
Robert Futrell (Sociology) recently was interviewed on Fox News about racial extremism and its ties to Southern Nevada.       

Apr 30, 2018
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) was interviewed on KNPR’s The State of Nevada on his new book: The Terminal Self.

Apr 17, 2018
Barb Brents (Sociology) was interviewed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal in a piece titled "Trump Signs Bill Designed to Curb Online Sex Trafficking."

Apr 16, 2018
Ranita Ray (Sociology) was named a fellow in the prestigious Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network Summer Research institute at Rutgers University.