Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts
June 17, 2019
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam, the Round Valley Reservation and the History of Indian Removal" at the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States annual conference at John Moores University in Liverpool, England. He discussed how, in the late 1960s, American Indians on Northern California's Round Valley Reservation defeated an effort to build a dam and flood their reservation.
June 17, 2019
David Damore (Political Science and Brookings Mountain West) recently authored an essay featured on the Brookings Institution blog, FixGov. His work discusses how the Nevada Legislature, which meets for a 120 day session every two years, "exemplifies how institutional constraints challenge effective policy making." The piece was originally published on June 14.
June 12, 2019
Ranita Ray (Sociology) won the Top Article Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Race, Gender, and Class for her Social Problems article, "Identity of Distance: How Economically Marginalized Black and Latina Women Navigate Risk Discourse and Employ Feminist Ideals."
June 11, 2019
John Tuman and Hafthor Erlingsson (both Political Science) have published a study of foreign direct investment flows in the Mexican automobile industry. The article appears in the journal Growth and Change Erlingsson is a doctoral student.
June 5, 2019
David R. Dickens and Nicholas M. Baxter (both Sociology), along with Christopher T. Conner, '15 PhD Sociology, recently published a book, Forgotten Founders and Other Neglected Social Theorists (Lexington Books). The edited volume "opens windows into the work of figures whose scholarship, overlooked or long neglected, offers surprisingly fresh insight into society today as well as in the past." Baxter is a doctoral student.
June 5, 2019
Rei Serafica and Nirmala Lekhak (both Nursing) and Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) co-authored an article, "Acculturation, Acculturative Stress and Resilience among Older Immigrants," in International Nursing Review. The aim of this study was to explore the interplay between acculturation, acculturative stress, and resilience, and their collective impact on physical and mental health self‐evaluation among older Filipino Americans.
June 5, 2019
Anne Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has published a chapter on teaching parody in the volume Teaching Modern British and American Satire, edited by Evan Davis and Nicholas Nace (Modern Language Association, 2019).
June 4, 2019
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) was elected chair-elect of the American Sociological Association's Section on the Sociology of Body and Embodiment. Her three-year term begins in August.
June 3, 2019
Brian Villmoare (Anthropology) published an analysis of ancient footprint sites, focusing on the 1.5 million-year-old footprints from Ileret, Kenya. He analyzed the footprints to determine the relative sizes of males and females, to determine when humans made the transition from a single-male, multi-female society to the more pair-bonded societies we see in humans today. The study revealed that earlier Australopithecus, from Laetoli, Tanzania at more than 3 million years old, was more like...
May 29, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada) and Kate Eugenis ,'17 PhD Political Science, have published their article "Do Voters Prefer Women Judges? Deconstructing the Competitive Advantage in State Supreme Court Elections" in State Politics & Policy Quarterly. In this article, the authors find that women running for judge have an electoral advantage, but only in specific electoral contexts.
May 28, 2019
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) conducted an interview of Vida actors Mishel Prada and Ser Anzoztegui during a panel titled "Vida: Family, Love, & Identity," which now has been published on ClexaCon's YouTube channel. The interview took place during ClexaCon 2019.
May 22, 2019
Ryan A. Wirt and James M. Hyman (both Psychology) have published an article in Cell Reports. Over time, contextual memories become dependent on the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) for retrieval. Wirt and Hyman found that theta-mediated interactions between ACC and CA1 increase for remote recall. Communication from the ACC to CA1 modulates neural oscillations and unit spiking, leading to enhanced CA1 contextual information. Wirt is a graduate student.