Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

May 12, 2020
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article, "Power, Hegemony, and World Society Theory: A Critical Evaluation," in Socius.
May 12, 2020
Colleen Hall-Patton (Sociology) had an article, "Modern Quilting in the 1950s," published in Make Modern magazine, a digital Australian magazine, which used content analysis of 1950s magazine articles to tie together current and historic quilting trends.
May 11, 2020
Marta Soligo and Josiah Kidwell (both Sociology) published insightful essays exploring the pandemic's influences on social life in Northern Notes, produced by the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds in the UK. Soligo discusses the changing character of leisure during the COVID-19 crisis. Kidwell discusses implications associated with the worldwide transition to religion online. Both Soligo and Kidwell are Ph.D. candidates.
May 11, 2020
Andrew Freeman (Psychology) published "A Clinical Program for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Neurodiverse/Autistic Adolescents Developed through Community-Based Participatory Design" in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The study was the first of its kind to identify patient-centered treatment components for youth with autism and gender diversity. 
May 8, 2020
Lauren Paljusaj (English), along with Anne Savage and Susanna Newbury (both Art) wrote an essay that was published in Nevada Humanities' inaugural Double Down post on distance — part of its COVID-response series on human connection. The essay considers how to interpret photographs as meaningful points of time-lapsed contact. Using UNLV Special Collections & Archives photographs, students explored how tangible, historical artifacts inform our sense of community in the present day. Their...
May 8, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) recently completed a podcast Addiction and Suicide Prevention with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention discussing addiction and suicide prevention strategies for U.S. military veterans.
May 8, 2020
Jericho Brown (Black Mountain Institute) has been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his poetry collection The Tradition. The collection was described as "masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence." Brown is the poetry editor of The Believer, BMI's flagship magazine.
May 8, 2020
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) published "Individual Variations in Stress Response to Racial Microaggressions Among Asian Americans" in the Asian American Journal of Psychology. The study examined gender and rejection sensitivity as moderators for microaggressions on stress. Findings revealed that white perpetrators caused more stress compared with Asian perpetrators. A three-way interaction with microaggression type, gender, and rejection sensitivity on stress showed that Asian American...
May 6, 2020
Courtney Jones (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) was a Hall of Fame inductee at the 2020 Rebel Awards. In her four years at UNLV she has been heavily involved with departments and organizations such as Student Diversity & Social Justice, Students United for Reproductive Justice, Students Organizing Diversity Activities, UNLV NAACP, & UNLV #BlackLivesMatter. As issues on campus and in the community have arisen, she, alongside her like-minded peers, has...
May 5, 2020
Lauren Paljusaj (English) and Anne Savage (Art) have been jointly awarded the University Libraries Lance & Elena Calvert prize for "Intimate Nevada," their research in photography in the UNLV Special Collections. This research reflected on concepts of the vernacular and the everyday in Southern Nevada. Mentors in Special Collections on this project were Peter Michel, Su Kim Chung, and Aaron Mayes. Both Paljusaj and Savage are undergraduates.
May 5, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce its 2019-20 award winners.  UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards Each year the Graduate College presents four awards for outstanding theses and dissertations (within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM). This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM): Rachel Rahib, M.S. Geoscience, "Petrogenesis of Enriched and Intermediate Poikilitic Shergottites: From Magmatic Source to Emplacement"...
May 4, 2020
Ivan Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) published "En Busca del Bienestar Animal en Ciudad Juárez: Dos Manifestaciones del Animalismo" in Cuadernos Fronterizos, a quarterly academic journal published by the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.