Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

December 13, 2019
Gary Totten (English) has published two book chapters. The first is "Women, Art, and the Natural World in Edith Wharton's Works" in the book The New Edith Wharton Studies, published by Cambridge University Press and edited by Jennifer Haytock and Laura Rattray. The second is "Spaces of Consumption in American Literary Realism" in the book The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism, published by Oxford University Press and edited by Keith Newlin.
December 10, 2019
C.E. Abbate (Philosophy) published a chapter titled "Veganism, (Almost) Harm-Free Animal Flesh, and Nonmaleficence: Navigating Dietary Ethics in an Unjust World" in the Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics. In this chapter, she provides an overview of the harms that animals, the environment, and humans endure as a result of industrial animal agriculture, and she concludes with a defense of ostroveganism and a tentative defense of cultured meat.
December 9, 2019
William Bauer (History and the American Indian Alliance) made a presentation, "Generational Trauma and Round Valley’s History: Slavery and Boarding Schools," at the Decolonizing Your Approach to Justice for Child Abuse symposium, which was held on the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Northern California. He discussed the history of slavery and boarding school education as it affected children from the Round Valley Reservation as well as the concepts of sovereignty and colonialism. 
December 9, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues published a paper, Compulsive Sexual Behavior and Dysregulation of Emotion, in Sexual Medicine Reviews. 
December 9, 2019
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) and Kathryn Raffety (Life Sciences) recently received fall 2019 Academic Assessment Mini-Grants through the office of academic assessment. Health and the College of Liberal Arts received the award for “College of Liberal Arts Student Success Through Service Learning Pilot Project,” an ambitious, faculty-driven service-learning project that builds on an existing service-learning program fostering academic and professional development through community engagement, and...
December 6, 2019
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies) published an article in the Washington Post, "Why Right-Wing Commentators Distort the History of Slavery and Emancipation." Parry is an assistant professor of African American and African diaspora studies.  
December 5, 2019
Marina Colacicchi-Garber's (World Languages and Culture) fourth and final part of selection Poems of 2016 was published in Russian-German editorial The Text.   
December 4, 2019
C.E. Abbate (Philosophy) gave an invited presentation at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder. In this talk, titled "It’s Not Just a Personal Preference: Racialized Discrimination in the Tinder Context," she argued that drawing race-based distinctions in the dating context constitutes deeply wrongful discrimination because it violates basic norms of equality. This talk was co-sponsored by CU's Center for Values and Social Policy and CU's Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter. 
November 27, 2019
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) presented the paper “Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity of Diminutives in –it in Peruvian Amazonian Spanish” at the Hispanic Linguistics Conference 2019, held by the University of Texas at El Paso last month.
November 27, 2019
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has written a paper that has been a longitudinal study with Tulane University. The paper, "The Grace of Coincoin: The Role of an African Woman's Spirituality and Its Impact on Creole Culture,” has been selected for presentation at the Dr. Felicia F.  Campbell, Far West Popular and American Culture Association's 32nd  annual conference in February. She also has been selected as an educator member of the Television Academy...
November 26, 2019
Marina Colacicchi-Garber (World Languages and Cultures) wrote "The Death of Comedy: Joker," an essay film review that appeared in the Russian-German editorial The Text. She also wrote an essay on “10 Important Books.” The books were selected out of those read over a lifetime.   Both articles are in Russian.  
November 26, 2019
Vanessa Núñez, Esmeralda C. Cruz Lopez (both Sociology), and Mariana Sarmiento Hernández (Social Work), along with former sociology faculty-in-residence Anna C. Smedley, published an article in the Association of Mexican American Educators Journal titled, “La Lucha Sigue: Making the Case for Institutional Support of Undocumented and DACAmented Students in Higher Education.” Núñez, Lopez, and Hernández are graduate students.