Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

October 14, 2019
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) published the following edited volume, Contributions of Romance Languages to Current Linguistic Theory (Springer Press), to which she also contributed the chapter "Obviation and Old French Subjunctive Clauses."
October 7, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) was invited to give a plenary talk at the 14th Coloquio Internacional de la Asociación de Cervantistas, held at the Università Ca' Foscari in Venice, Italy, earlier this month. Her talk was titled "Cervantes y el Derecho: Préstamos Recíprocos." 
October 2, 2019
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology), along with Robb Travers and Ketan Shankardass both from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, recently published an open-access, peer-reviewed journal article, "Stakeholder Perspectives on Ontario's Bill 13: A Macrosystem-level Intervention Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances and Other Initiatives Affirming LGBT Youth," in the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.  Their research article highlights the findings and lessons...
October 1, 2019
Anabel Chavva (Service Learning and Leadership), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Cecil Yeckes (Sociology) Theresa Butler (Urban Studies), and Zarria Benniefield (Engineering) were part of a panel hosted by the HOPE Scholars Program and Faculty Center last month. Panel members discussed ways to support students who are experiencing food and/or housing insecurity. Benniefield, Butler, and Yeckes are students.  
October 1, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and Yale colleagues recently published a paper, “Is Emotion Dysregulation Associated with Suicidal Ideation in Post 9/11 Veterans?” in Archives of Suicide Research.
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the Historic Preservation Commission during the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards. They were selected for their work collecting oral histories for the Latinx...
September 26, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) was invited to present a paper during an international conference held in Münster, Germany, earlier this month in celebration of "La autoridad de los saberes: El letrado" [Authorities of Knowledge: The Jurist]. Her paper, titled "Letras creativas y jurídicas por el jurista Antonio de la Peña," looked at the mix of creative and legal content in a late 16th-century Spanish manuscript dedicated to criminal punishments for erotic crimes. In addition to...
September 25, 2019
​Jeff Schauer (History) delivered a public lecture at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. The lecture, titled "Operation Noah: Conservation, Development, and Colonialism on the Zambezi," explored the long-term consequences on regional, national, and global scales of constructing the Kariba Dam in southern Africa for wildlife populations and human settlement. While at Gonzaga, Schauer also discussed his recent book, Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa, with...
September 24, 2019
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was interviewed by a number of news outlets about the "Storming Area 51" event and the continued mass interest in aliens. He appeared on television with ABC, CBS, FOX, and Australia's Today Show and in print in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and Huffington Post, among others spanning every continent but Antarctica. 
September 18, 2019
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was invited to write a piece for the Social Science Research Council's "Sexuality and Gender Studies Now" series. The piece reflects on her experience with the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program and how it shaped her research, including her 2017 book Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure.
September 17, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) co-authored an article "Debunking Myths about US-Taiwan Arms Sales" on Pacific Forum. This article collects and debunks recent rumors regarding the U.S.-Taiwan Arms sales and its potential impact on the China-Taiwan-US relationship.
September 17, 2019
David Fott (Political Science) wrote the article "Celebrating Constitution Day," which was published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sept. 15.