Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

October 20, 2020
John Curry (History) presented a paper at the annual conference of the Middle East Studies Association, which was held virtually this year. His paper, "The Extraordinary Life of Mezemorta Huseyin Pasha: Corsair, Captive, Dey and Admiral," sought to explain how marginal figures engaged in piracy in the early modern Mediterranean could sometimes rise to positions of great significance in the Ottoman Imperial Navy.
October 20, 2020
Alejandra Herrera (History) won the Western History Association Graduate Student Prize. The prize is designed to foster graduate student professional development and to enhance collegial citizenship within the organization. Herrera will use the research stipend to conduct research on the history Nevada, once it is safe to travel in spring 2021. She is a master's student.
October 19, 2020
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published the co-authored article "Measuring ‘Closeness’ in 3-Candidate Elections: Methodology and an Application to Strategic Voting" in Electoral Studies. The article discusses three axioms in measuring strategic voting, suggests a set of new measurements, and examines the measures through the case of the United Kingdom and Canada.  
October 16, 2020
Repairer Etuk, Kaelyn Griffin, Shane Kraus (all Psychology) and Tiange "Patrick" Xu and Brett Abarbanel (both International Gaming Institute), along with Marc N. Potenza of the Yale School of Medicine, presented their findings from a systematic review, "Sports Betting around the World: A Systematic Review, at the 21st International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) conference. Posters will be published under the twitter handle @ICRG_Poster_2020. Look at these posters.
October 16, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) was interviewed about Zitkala Sa on South Dakota Public Broadcasting in connection with Indigenous People's Day 
October 16, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages) participated in the evening of literary readings at the Harriman Institute and the New Review (Novyi Zhurnal). The readings were hosted by professor Mark Lipovetsky (Slavic Department) and included a presentation by Marina Adamovitch, editor-in-chief of the New Review, on the publication's history. The event featured readings by poets Bakhyt Kenjeev, Dmitry Bobyshev, Marina Garber, and Andrey Gritsman and writers Alexander Stessin, Andrei Ivanov, and...
October 15, 2020
Joanne L. Goodwin (History) co-edited the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly's special issue on Nevada's woman suffrage campaigns. Published early this fall, the issue recognizes the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment (1920) which enabled a majority of U.S. women who were citizens (but not all) to vote. It also brings together the most recent scholarship on woman suffrage in the state. Goodwin's article "Mapping Nevada's Suffrage Campaigns" explores suffrage activities from...
October 15, 2020
Marie Falcone (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) is the lead author of "Ending Corporal Punishment of Preschool-age Children," a public policy paper published on the "Brown Center Chalkboard," a Brookings Institution blog. The paper discusses the prevalence of corporal punishment within 23 states and its effects on children, urging the need for legislative action. Falcone was a 2020 summer research intern for the Brown Center on Education Policy at the...
October 14, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology), and Brett Abarbanel, Tiffany Huang, and Bo Bernhard (all International Gaming Institute), along with colleagues at Harvard Medical School, published a follow-up study on GameSense — a responsible gambling (RG) initiative enacted by MGM Resorts several years ago. This study is part of a yearly series designed to analyze employee perceptions of GameSense and how these perceptions might contribute to the program's overall effectiveness. 
October 14, 2020
Evelyn Gajowski (English) has published The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism, a comprehensive guide by an international team of leading scholars to those critical practices that dominate Shakespeare studies today. It includes chapters on 20 specific critical practices, each grounded in an analysis of a Shakespeare text. A seismic shift occurred in the 1970s and 1980s: feminism, cultural materialism, and new historicism challenged traditional liberal humanism....
October 14, 2020
Brenna Renn (Psychology) led a national survey of career mentorship and career selection needs in clinical geropsychology alongside colleagues from the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Geropsychology. This work, "Identification and Selection of Jobs in Clinical Geropsychology: A Survey to Inform Career Mentoring, Job Search, and Helpful Resources," was recently published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Currently, the pipeline for mental health...
October 12, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) recently participated in a "Psychology 360" podcast, More on Sex and Porn Addiction with Dr. Shane Kraus, to discuss his work on trying to resolve current diagnostic issues surrounding the assessment and treatment of compulsive sexual behavior in help-seeking clients.