Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

October 23, 2019
In celebration of International Open Access Week, the University Libraries has announced five winners of the 2019 UNLV Open Access Awards. This year winners include: Brookings Mountain West in the category Non-Academic Departments With The Most Materials in the Institutional Repository William F. Harrah College of Hospitality in the category College With The Most Downloads From the Institutional Repository Michelle Tusan (History) in the category of Faculty Publication With Most Downloads for...
October 22, 2019
Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and his colleagues recently published a paper, "It All Adds Up: Addressing the Roles of Cumulative Traumatic Experiences on Military Veterans," in the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect.
October 22, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) presented a paper titled "Poetry in Prose: de buenas a bellas letras" during the conference El poder de la palabra poética en España y el Nuevo Mundo, the 14th Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry held at the University of California, Irvine, earlier this month. The conference brought 80 scholars from around the world to California to celebrate Spanish and Latin American verse works from the 16th and 17th...
October 22, 2019
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) recently presented a keynote address at the inaugural conference of the International Network for School Attendance in Oslo, Norway.  The address, "A Bird's-Eye View of School Attendance and Absenteeism: Moving from Fragmentation to Reconstruction," involved a comprehensive overview of school attendance and its problems based on a multidimensional pyramid model of multi-tiered system of supports. He also chaired a symposium and round table discussions at the...
October 21, 2019
John M. Bowers (English) had his book Tolkien's Lost Chaucer published by Oxford University Press. It is his seventh single-author book. He is now working on the follow-up volume Tolkien on Chaucer, 1913-1959 and has been awarded a four-week visiting scholar position at Merton College, Oxford, during summer 2020 to pursue research on Tolkien's papers in the Bodleian Library. 
October 21, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Marya Shegog (Environmetal and Occupational Helath and Lincy Institute), and co-authors Mikayle Lowery and Dea'Jiane' McNair, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation interns and graduates of UC San Diego and UC Berkley, respectively, have published a health policy report on the connection between health outcomes, income measures, and wealth indicators. Black Health and Black Wealth: Understanding the Intricate Linkages between Income, Health and Wealth...
October 21, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) has published the single-author article "Do Social Movements Encourage Young People to Run for Office? Evidence from the 2014 Sunflower Movement in Taiwan" in the Journal of Asian and African Studies. This article shows that a student-led movement did not enhance the attractiveness of young candidates in the following local election. However, the running of young candidates indirectly narrowed the relative strength between incumbents and challengers.
October 18, 2019
Nathan Higgins, Breanne Yerkes, Karli Nave, and Joel Snyder (all Psychology), along with former post-doctoral psychology fellows David Little and Abin Kuruvilla-Mathew, as well as Mounya Elhilali, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, have published a paper on the neural basis of auditory consciousness titled "Neural Correlates of Perceptual Switching while Listening to Bistable Auditory Streaming Stimuli" in the journal Neuroimage. Higgins is a post-doctoral psychology fellow, while Yerkes...
October 17, 2019
John Curry (History) has just published an invited chapter surveying a collection of scholarship published on recently scholarly debates in Ottoman social and religious history. "Some Reflections on the Fluidity of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in an Ottoman Sunni Context,” appears in the edited volume Beyond Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: New Perspectives on Ottoman Sunnism, edited by Vefa Erginbas (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019).
October 16, 2019
The Department of Political Science and Pi Sigma Alpha (both Political Science) have published the 2019 volume of Governance: The Political Science Journal at UNLV. The publication showcases the latest undergraduate research in the various subfields of political science. Pi Sigma Alpha is the political science honor society. Nerses Kopalyan serves as faculty advisor.
October 15, 2019
Colleen Hall-Patton (Sociology) made a poster presentation called "Wait! What? Modern Quilting in the 1950s?" at the American Quilt Study Group conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.
October 14, 2019
P. Jane Hafen (English) presented and participated on a panel, Native American Women Activists: Resistance, Resilience, and Passing the Torch, at the National Portrait Gallery, sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian.