Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

April 22, 2019
Ranita Ray (sociology) was awarded a National Academy of Education's 2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Spencer Foundation funds this fellowship through academy to "encourage outstanding researchers at the postdoctoral level ... to pursue critical education research projects." Ray's award was one of only 30 given from a pool of more than 200 applicants, demonstrating the academy's "confidence in her potential contribution to the knowledge, understanding...
April 19, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality), Philip Rushe (English), Dale Melgaard (Film), Tyler Maatallah (Urban Studies), and Ashamii Henderson (Psychology) served as panelists at the 2019 Office of Online Education's Lessons Learned Lunch last month. The panelists shared their experiences as online teachers and learners with faculty who will be developing and teaching online courses for the first time in fall 2019. Video highlights of the panel discussion will be available to the UNLV teaching community...
April 19, 2019
Steven Landis (Political Science) presented “Food Price Volatility, Rebel Groups, and Civilian Victimization in Sub-Saharan Africa" as a part of the SMA General Speaker Series.  He addressed  concerns for the U.S. military due to the second-order effects of climate change, How food insecurity impacts rebel group capabilities and patterns of violence in conflict zones, and what happens in conflict zones if food insecurity becomes further exacerbated by climate change Landis presented two of his...
April 19, 2019
Simone Beasley (Hospitality Management), Kajuana Hollis (Psychology), and Kennady Wright (Hospitality Management) hosted a panel discussion to explore the impact of stereotypes on people within the African Diaspora.  The panelists were Tatiyana Gilbert (Kinesiology), Aaliyah Galwey (Education), Deshawn Johnson (Sociology), Mary Whitehead (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Micahela Mobley (Housing and Residence Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice).
April 15, 2019
Alyssa Crittenden (Anthropology) recently did a podcast interview with Future Tech Podcast, titled "Eating through the Ages," chronicling some of her work on the evolution of the human diet. The interview can be streamed. 
April 15, 2019
Carlos S. Dimas (History) has been awarded a Residential Fellowship at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology While there, he will research his new project A Nation of Climates: Agriculture, Climatology, and Nation-Building in the Argentine Patagonia, 1865-1950. The project examines the development of meteorology and its role in the formation of the Argentine nation-state.
April 11, 2019
Korey Tillman (Sociology) was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious and highly competitive national recognition comes with three years of research support. A graduate student, he is conducting his research under the advisement of professor Ranita Ray (Sociology).
April 8, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented, "Strongmen in the Northern Borderlands: Reconsidering Landholding New Mexicans in the Mexican State and American Territorial Periods, 1836-63" at the 66th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies in Oaxaca, Mexico, last month.
April 8, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) co-authored the article "Self-Defense in Taiwan: New Findings from Surveys" in the Pacific Forum. In this article, the authors conducted and analyzed a series of survey experiments to explore the psychological mechanism behind Taiwanese people's willingness to fight against invasion under different scenarios. The study is sponsored by Global Taiwan Institute. 
April 4, 2019
David Morris (English) published an op-ed on the history of suicide on in the wake of two Parkland mass shooting-related suicides.
April 3, 2019
Michael J. Alarid (History) published a book review of Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. The book is part of The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Alarid's review appears in the spring 2019 edition of the Western Historical Quarterly.
April 2, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) delivered the luncheon address at the 2019 Grassroots Lobby Days event hosted by the Nevada Women's Lobby in Carson City. Her talk centered on the ways in which the #MeToo movement has changed the way our institutions conceptualize and address sexual harassment in the workplace. The audience included current and former state government officials, lobbyists, community organizers, and students from across the state.