In The News: Department of Sociology

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 29, 2019

Children whose parents have lower levels of education have a significantly higher risk of dying young, according to a new study by researchers at UNLV.

Voice of America
July 23, 2019

(15:05) President Donald Trump continued his attacks on four progressive congresswomen Tuesday when speaking to a conservative teen summit in Washington.

Science Daily
July 9, 2019

A new study reveals substantially higher risks of death between ages 1-24 for children living in families with lower levels of parental education, lower levels of family income, and/or for those living in a single parent family -- all independent of one another.

June 13, 2019

It’s one thing to give up plastic straws and recycle daily. But ecosexuals take their love for the planet to an entirely new level. What exactly is ecosexuality? It's a trending sexual identity that means everything from literally having sex with the Earth to getting it on in the most eco-friendly way possible.

Washington Post
June 10, 2019

When doctors said her youngest child would be a girl, Amie Schofield chose the name Victoria. Then they said the child would be a boy, so she switched to Victor.

CDC Gaming Reports
May 29, 2019

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas sociology professor said Tuesday that gambling reflects the risks inherent in modern capitalism and the pursuit of the American Dream and that its growth is being led in part by growing income equality.

May 24, 2019

For many of us, it’s hard to talk about or even think about our own death or that of a loved one. But a group of people, known as ecological death activists, are suggesting that we think about more environmentally sound approaches to traditional burials.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 20, 2019

A mother and her son graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas together on Saturday.

May 9, 2019

Few experiences are more painful than losing someone we love, and the grief only continues as burial arrangements are made. On that terrible day when we have to inter a loved one, it’s difficult enough to cope with the act, let alone think beyond it.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 3, 2019

Jennifer Reed, sociology Ph.D. student at UNLV, officiated a marriage ceremony at the school’s Pida Plaza between about 15 people and the Earth.

Phil's Stock World
May 2, 2019

I recently attended a large meeting of faculty to discuss graduate students’ evaluation, recruitment and retention.

“Let the data drive your goals,” one of the speakers repeated, mantra-like – with genuine enthusiasm and conviction – and I couldn’t help but wince.

The Conversation
May 1, 2019

I recently attended a large meeting of faculty to discuss graduate students’ evaluation, recruitment and retention.