Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

March 26, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Brookings Mountain West, Economics, and Political Science), a student of the Brookings public policy minor program, wrote an opinion editorial, "Single-payer Health Care is a Worthy Goal for the US — Eventually," which was published in the Las Vegas Sun. The piece offers a response to the March 7 campus event, "The Great Debate," which featured members of the UNLV debate team and visiting scholars from the Brookings Institution in a debate on the topic, "Should the U.S....
March 26, 2019
Michelle Tusan (History) won the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies' biannual article prize for "Genocide, Famine and Refugees on Film: Humanitarianism and the First World War," which was published in the academic journal Past and Present.
March 25, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and WRIN) and co-author Valerie Sulfaro (James Madison University) published the article "Title IX: Help or Hindrance?" in the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy in its special issue on the #MeTooPoliSci movement. In the article, the authors provide practical guidance for those who have experienced sexual harassment or assault through the lens of their own experiences of harassment. The authors argue that the Title IX process is risky and insufficient for...
March 25, 2019
Robert E. Lang (Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) and David R. Damore (Political Science) are the authors of a new, recently published policy brief, "The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas." Founded in 1957, UNLV is now classified as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is a major accomplishment. The Lincy Institute’s analysis of all 130 “Carnegie Doctoral Universities” (2018) with “very high research...
March 20, 2019
Sam Gilpin, Carly Hunter, Jenessa Kenway, and Alexander Valle (all English) each presented a paper at the 2nd annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the UNLV department of world languages and cultures and sponsored by the Organization of Vistas of Hispanic Studies with support from UNLV English's world literature program. The conference theme was "Games, Sins & Mafia."
March 20, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) gave the keynote talk at the annual business meeting of the Cervantes Society of America, held during the Renaissance Society of America conference in Toronto, Canada, earlier this month. Her talk was titled "Cervantes' Narrative Rhetoric: Hearing and Verisimilitude."   
March 18, 2019
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Psychology and Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) is the author of “ Mixedness” and “Ancestral Race Trauma”: The Monster Has No Name, which is a selected publication in the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines and in the Journal of Science and Exploratory Studies. Both journals publish scholarly contributions that facilitate understanding of the experience and behavior of populations of color, both in the United States of America and other countries. The...
March 15, 2019
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was interviewed about his forthcoming book, Vegas Brews: Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene, (NYU Press) and quoted in the article "Nevada Is the Most Underrated State for Craft Beer" published by Thrillist.
March 15, 2019
Jennifer Rennels (Psychology) gave a presentation for the Southern Nevada Society for Human Resource Management earlier this month on implicit and explicit biases, how those impact individuals in the workplace, and what can be done to decrease negative outcomes of bias.
March 15, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science) is the author of the refereed policy report "Crowdfunding, Cryptocurrency, and Capital: Alternative Sources of Business Capital for Black Entrepreneurs." She is the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Policy Analysis and Research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. This research is funded by the Bank of America.  
March 13, 2019
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) and Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) co-authored an article with others titled “Racial Differences in Future Care Planning in Late Life." Their article was published in the journal Ethnicity & Health. 
March 12, 2019
Rafael Oganesyan (Political Science) published a manucript analyzing the politicization of regional development funds in the European Union. The peer-reviewed article, which appears in the Journal of Common Market Studies, was co-authored by Nathan Henceroth, a visiting assistant professor at Allegheny College.