Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

January 22, 2021
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), and William Brown (Brookings Mountain West) collaborated with SRI International and RGC Economics on "Nevada's Plan for Recovery & Resliance," which was released by the Nevada governor's office of economic development as part of Gov. Steve Sisolak's recent State of the State address. The report updates the state economic development priorities.
January 22, 2021
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published "COVID-19 in El Paso: A Spectacle of Injustice" in the Latin American Perspectives blog.
January 19, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) collaborated on a cross-national psychological project, "COVIDiSTRESS Global Survey Dataset on Psychological and Behavioural Consequences of the COVID-19 Outbreak," which recently published in Scientific Data. This N = 173,426 project conducts a series of surveys in 39 countries and in 47 languages and includes standard psychological scales and behavioral economic games to investigate how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the well-being of human beings...
January 19, 2021
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) was interviewed for the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute's video series Lost Legacy. In Chapter 6 of the series, Byrne speaks about the importance of the novel Don Quijote, by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, for the U.S. Founding Fathers.
January 19, 2021
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) was a keynote speaker for an online conference on pandemic pedagogy organized by the Escuela Normal Primaria "Rosario María Gutiérrez Eskildsen" in Tabasco, Mexico. Her presentation was "Filosofía Infantil en Tiempos de Pandemia: Reconsiderando, Con Urgencia, La Naturaleza de Una Comunidad de Indagación" ("Philosophy for Children for Pandemic Times: Urgently Reconsidering the Nature of a Community of Inquiry"). 
January 19, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared in another installment of the "Bridging the Divide" series organized by Alicia Pattillo of KTNV Channel 13 in Las Vegas. This episode, "Remembering the Dream," commemorated the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parry is a professor of African American and Africa Diaspora Studies.
January 14, 2021
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) published a paper, "Re-defending Feline Liberty: a Response to Fischer," in Acta Analytica. This paper is Abbate's second defense of the claim that cat guardians, under certain conditions, ought to provide outdoor access to their cats, and it responds to recent objections presented to her first defense of free-roaming cats.
January 14, 2021
Javon Johnson (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) recently was appointed to the Board of the Nevada Arts Council (NAC) by Gov. Steve Sisolak. Per nvartscouncil.org, "Board members serve terms of four years and are selected for their knowledge of and experience in the arts, and to ensure geographic and ethnic representation of all areas of the state. The NAC Board advocates on behalf of the arts and arts education in Nevada and promotes policies and viewpoints to benefit members of...
January 13, 2021
Carlos S. Dimas (History) was elected by his peers as secretary for the Teaching and Teaching Materials Committee of The Conference on Latin American History, the major organization of Latin American historians in the United States. He will serve as secretary for 2021-22, then serve as chair for 2022-23. 
January 13, 2021
Arpine Mkrtchyan (World Languages and Cultures) has successfully completed the online training, Le Français pour université/French for University, organized by University of Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France. She attended eight weeks of training and was awarded a certificate of success on Jan. 11.   
January 13, 2021
Maurice A. Finocchiaro (Philosophy) published the article “Vincenzo Galilei’s Musicology and Galileo’s Science: Methodological Comparison and Contrast” in the latest issue of the journal Isis. Founded in 1912, and named after an ancient Egyptian goddess, this is the official journal of the History of Science Society. The article discusses the intellectual relationship between Galileo and his father Vincenzo, who was a musician, composer, performer, historian, and musicologist; 2020 was the...
January 12, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed about the Capitol siege last week by channel 8 reporter Orko Manna, providing historical and comparative context for how police approach social protest. He is a professor of African American and Africa diaspora studies.