Accomplishments: Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

November 15, 2019
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) has published “The Soft Power of Ephemeral Communities: A Short History of Las Vegas Technology Conventions, 1959-2019” in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. In the peer-reviewed article, he argues that technology conventions are notable because they are triply ephemeral — in a transient town with an ahistorical sensibility, they cover fast-paced market segments using a format that, over a period of days, brings together special-interest groups...
November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International conference. The title of the presentation was "What Is Palliative Care and Do I Need It? Preliminary Findings from...
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the Historic Preservation Commission during the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. They were selected for their work collecting oral histories for the Latinx...
June 20, 2019
Benjamin Burroughs, David Becker, and Madeline Edgmon (all Journalism and Media Studies), and Adam Rugg of Fairfield University have published a paper titled "#VegasStrong: Sport, Public Memorialization, and the Golden Knights" in the journal Communication and Sport. Becker and Edgmon are master's students.
April 17, 2019
Naoka Foreman (Journalism and Media Studies) moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association.  Monica Brown (Education), Sebern Coleman (Graduate College), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice) served as panelists for this discussion.  The topic was "The Color of Academia: A Panel on Navigating Higher Education in Black Skin."
March 5, 2019
Dallas Leong (Accounting), Emi Leong (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Matthew Dobbs (Journalism and Media Studies) will be traveling to Dallas this week with the UNLV Bowling Club for the sectional bowling competition. Dallas Leong, a senior, now is ranked #2 in the nation by the United States Bowling Congress. Emi Leong, a junior, is ranked #30 with a 182 average in the Women's Division of the United States Bowling Congress. Matthew Dobbs, a junior, is ranked  #37 in the Men's...
March 1, 2019
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published article, "Black Mirror, Mediated Affect and the Political," for a special issue of Culture, Theory, and Critique devoted to the theme, "Intensities: Affect, Encounter, and Social Change." This publication comes out of a small conference at the University of Utah in the fall of 2017 on "Affect, Activism, and New Media." 
February 26, 2019
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published "A Cultural Lineage of Streaming" in the journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society, which is published by Taylor & Francis. 
November 14, 2018
David Becker (Journalism and Media Studies Graduate Teaching Assistant), is one of the producers of Cracked Up. The film follows Saturday Night Live actor Darrell Hammond and his history of child abuse.The film premiered Nov. 14 in New York City as part of the DOC NYC, a storytelling documentary festival. It is an Academy-qualifying festival for short films.     
August 16, 2018
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) during the summer presented at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) photography group in Geneva, Switzerland, on the topic of Las Vegas and UNLV initiatives to document urban and public lands in Southern Nevada. This is the third year that he has presented updates on these ongoing efforts to the CERN audience.
June 22, 2018
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published an article on baseball, sabermetrics, and infrastructures of expertise in the journal Games and Culture. Statistical fandom is presented as a cultural infrastructure, which influences how all fans perceive the game of baseball, including what is valued in the game, how the game itself is played, and Major League Baseball as an industry. In building off of Erica Halverson and Richard Halverson's (both academics from the University of...
June 13, 2018
Olesya Venger (Journalism and Media Studies) was awarded the Top Faculty Paper Award (First Place) during the Robert L. Stevenson Open Paper Competition, which is held by the International Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She will present her paper on immigration and media attitudes during the annual association conference in Washington, D.C., in August.