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College of Liberal Arts News

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Current Liberal Arts News

Mayan sculpture on display
Research | July 11, 2019

UNLV archaeologists Arlen and Diane Chase spoke with Salt Lake City alums as the Alumni Association launches its new Rebels Forever membership structure.

UNLV sign on campus
Research | July 9, 2019

A new study reveals stark disparities in mortality risk among children and youth across several measures of parental socioeconomic status.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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People | June 26, 2019

The UNLV Medical School and its students have been among the beneficiaries.

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People | June 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

A woman leans against a chain-link fence as the sun sets in the background.
Research | June 11, 2019

A new book reveals how current social structures thwart the mobility of black and brown youth, even those who ‘play by the rules.’

Liberal Arts In The News

Travel Weekly
July 17, 2019

The name switch, announced by SLS Las Vegas owner Alex Meruelo in late June, marks a return to the property's roots. First opened at the north end of the Strip as the Sahara in 1952, the 240-room hotel made its name with some legendary live entertainment, featuring headliners such as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Jack Benny, Tony Bennett, George Carlin, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand, who graced the Sahara's stage in the property's heyday.

July 17, 2019

When I first moved to Seattle in 2005, I went on a Thai food bender. There seemed to be a Thai restaurant on every corner and the food is delicious and, often, cheap.

Travel Weekly
July 16, 2019

Reasons for such rebranding efforts through the years vary widely. Among other motivations, they have occurred because of disappointing numbers on the casino floor or in room booking, new owners seeking to put their own stamp on a property and marketing initiatives to reflect and better compete in the contemporary landscape.

El Tiempo
July 15, 2019

The feet in the grass, the smell of the flowers, the breeze brushing the face and neck, the river water falling heavily on the back. These are some of the examples of how nature can acquire a sexual and sensual dimension. Jennifer J. Reed, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Nevada, in Las Vegas, spoke with EL TIEMPO to explain the concept of ecosexuality.

July 15, 2019

When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.

New York Times
July 15, 2019

A populist mayor in Taiwan who favors closer ties with China won the opposition party’s nomination to run against President Tsai Ing-wen, who has been sharply critical of Beijing’s attempts to pressure the island into unification.

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Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

July 16, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) presented a paper titled "Lo que (no) oímos en Cervantes" during the 20th triennial conference of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, held in Jerusalem earlier this month. During the conference, she also was re-elected to the association board, as a vocal (spokesperson), to serve a second term in...
July 11, 2019
Debra L. Martin (Anthropology), along with Ventura Peréz from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Pamela Stone from Hampshire College, in Amherst; and Samuel Sisneros from the University of New Mexico, have been awarded a 2019–20 community action grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the Nuestra Señora de Belén...
July 10, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was featured in an article by an international environmental journalist, "Ecosexualidad: la Tierra Entendida como una Amante" ("Ecosexuality: The Earth Understood as a Lover"). The story about her dissertation research appeared in El Tiempo, the largest newspaper in Colombia, South America. Reed is an...
July 9, 2019
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article "Family Socioeconomic Status and Early Life Mortality Risk in the United States" in Maternal and Child Health Journal.
July 2, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science) presented at the Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In her presentation, "The Role of Professional Societies in Addressing Misconduct," she discussed the largely untapped power of professional associations to combat and disincentivize sexual misconduct while...
July 1, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was quoted in a story on entitled "Here's What It Means to Identify as Ecosexual." Her doctoral dissertation research examines the development of the ecosexual movement, a social movement linking environmental and sexual struggles through a dominant collective action frame of queer, erotic, "...