Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts
February 15, 2019
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) wrote a blog post about the "Educational Differences in Health" session she organized for the annual meeting for Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science.
February 12, 2019
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has been awarded the 2019 Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) Founders' Prize for his paper, “Monarch of the Past and of the Future: Joachim of Fiore, the Last Emperor, and the Myth of King Arthur’s Return.” The prize recognizes an outstanding scholarly paper fashioned from a presentation given at the previous year’s annual conference by a graduate student, recent graduate, or independent scholar. The paper, tracing the popular notion of King Arthur’s future...
February 8, 2019
Karen G. Harry (Anthropology) and Barbara J. Roth (Faculty Affairs) have an edited book, Interaction and Connectivity in the Greater Southwest, published through the University Press of Colorado.
February 6, 2019
Alan Simmons (Anthropology) has been awarded a grant from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory. This award will allow him and colleagues to conduct test excavations at probable early (ca. 12,000 years ago) sites in Cyprus.
February 1, 2019
Emma Frances Bloomfield (Communication Studies) and Denise Tillery (English) published an article about how climate change deniers make use of social media to circulate climate misinformation. The article is titled, "The Circulation of Climate Change Denial Online: Rhetorical and Networking Strategies on Facebook" and was published in the journal Environmental Communication. Comparing the networking and rhetorical strategies of Watts Up With That and the Global Warming Policy Forum's Facebook...
January 31, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was interviewed for a segment on KVVU-TV, "Exploring Ecosexuality." As the ecosexual movement extends its way through the West to Las Vegas, doctoral candidate Reed shared information from her dissertation research to dispel some of the misunderstandings about the lifestyle of people who identify as ecosexuals.
January 30, 2019
Timothy Erwin (English) has lectured recently on Jane Austen's fiction in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Victoria, British Columbia; and Oakland, California, as Traveling Lecturer for the West Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America, and gave an illustrated talk, "A Carracci Venus at the Court of James II and Mary of Modena," in January at the Modern Language Association meeting in Chicago.
January 30, 2019
Chris Hudgins, Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts, served as distinguished scholar in residenceat Davidson College, his alma mater, for the Anthony Abbott Honors Program from Jan. 21-23. Under the umbrella title "From Davidson to Stockholm," Hudgins taught two classes and delivered the Abbott Lecture, "Three Unpublished Film Scripts of Harold Pinter: The Handmaid's Tale, Remains of the Day, and Lolita."
January 29, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science) has been selected as a finalist for the 2019-2020 Council on Foreign Relations-International Affairs Fellowship. The selection process is highly competitive and the selection committee chooses approximately 10 finalists to be fellows. The program awards a stipend of $100,000.
January 29, 2019
Jeff Schauer (History) published Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa with Palgrave Macmillan. This book recounts the emergence of wildlife policy in eastern and central Africa against the backdrop of colonial conquest, the consolidation of colonial rule, the process of decolonization, and the period of national states. It puts five core themes at the heart of this fraught and contested narrative: changing administrative forms, militarization, nationalism, science, and...
January 28, 2019
Sara Hunt and Katherine Hertlein (both Medicine) collaborated with Noelle Lefforge and Michelle Paul (both Psychology) on an article that's been published in the Community Mental Health Journal. The article, "A University-Based Transdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Workforce Shortages," describes UNLV's efforts to train mental health workers and integrate personnel into the community. Ramona Denby, formerly with the School of Social Work, contributed to the article.
January 25, 2019
Robert Lang, William E. Brown, Jr., (both Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) and David Damore (Political Science) authored a recent guest commentary published by the Nevada Current titled "Guest Op-Ed: Remediating the Chancellor."