Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

August 6, 2020
Colleen Hall-Patton (Sociology) was featured in the latest issue of Quiltfolk magazine which focuses on both influential and unknown people, organizations, and businesses in the quilt world. Each issue covers a different state, and this is the Nevada edition. The article covers her work as a researcher, quilter, and antique quilt collector. 
August 6, 2020
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) has received the 2020 Jean Lau Chin Early Career Professional Award for Academic Scholarship for her work on microaggressions. This award comes from the American Psychological Association's Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), Section 5: Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women. 
August 5, 2020
Erin Zimmerman (Writing Center) published an article, "Locating Visual Communication across Disciplines: How Visual Instruction in Composition Textbooks differs from that in Science-writing Textbooks" in Across the Disciplines. This study compares how a corpus of 60 science writing textbooks and composition textbooks address visual communication topics and suggests ways composition instructors and science instructors teaching students about their discipline's writing conventions can work to...
August 3, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared on KTNV Channel 13 Action News' "Bridging the Divide" series to discuss desegregation and the murder of Emmett Till. He also was one of five panelists who discussed issues of protest, racism, violence, and education in "Every Voice: Race, Protest, and Power in Las Vegas." The transcript was published in the August issue of Desert Companion. He also was interviewed recently by journalist David Crary of the Associated Press....
August 3, 2020
Jeremy Bowling (Political Science), Megan Becker, Elsa Dias, Donald Gooch, and John Ishiyama co-wrote and edited the track summary for the “Rethinking the Undergraduate Political Science Major” track at the 2020 American Political Science Association (APSA) Teaching and Learning Conference. The track brought together students, administrators, and faculty from all ranks, representing a variety of institutional contexts, in order to define a vision for the future of the political science major....
August 3, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) had a collection of poetry "La commedia dell'arte" published in the latest issue of the literary magazine Kreshchatik, Kiev, Ukraine.
July 31, 2020
Marta Soligo (Sociology and International Gaming Institute) and Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) co-authored a paper on the Venetian Hotel and Casino for the International Hospitality Review. The paper analyzes the concepts of experience economy and promotion of authenticity by exploring the resort’s tangible and intangible Italian heritage use in design and marketing strategies.
July 31, 2020
Gary Totten (English) wrote "Mobility, Skepticism, and Counter-storytelling in African American Travel Writing: Carl Rowan's South of Freedom," which has been published in the Journal of American Studies. In the article, he discusses Rowan's narrative of his travels through the U.S. South in the 1950s, showing how Rowan's resistance to systemic racism through individual action serves as a model for understanding African American travel writing and mobility more generally.
July 30, 2020
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published an open-access, peer-reviewed article, "Catholic Family Ties: Sustaining and Supporting HIV-Positive Canadian Gay Men’s Faith, Mental Health, and Wellbeing," in the journal Religions. The aim of the community-based, participatory research study presented in this article was to explore and examine the perspectives of HIV-positive gay men on how and why their Catholic family ties have sustained and supported their faith, mental health,...
July 30, 2020
Michael Borer (Sociology) recently was elected to serve as president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI). He will start as president-elect in 2020-21, serve as president in 2021-22, and past president in 2022-23. UNLV sociology alumni Chris Conner, '15 PhD Sociology, now of the University of Missouri, and Nick Baxter, '19 PhD Sociology, now of the University of Indiana-Kokomo, also were elected to SSSI committees. 
July 29, 2020
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West), and David Damore (Political Science) had a guest column published in the Las Vegas Sun titled, "Whom Do You Trust? Not NSHE or the Regents." The three discuss the recent special session of the Nevada Legislature, and examine the relationship between the members of the Board of Regents and Nevada Legislature.
July 29, 2020
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article, "Health Lifestyles and the Transition to Adulthood," in Socius.