Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

February 1, 2013
Sue Fawn Chung (History) received the Bancroft Honor Award from the Western history department of the Denver Public Library for her book In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West (University of Illinois, 2011).
February 1, 2013
John Bowers (English) has had his book An Introduction to the "Gawain" Poet (University Press of Florida, 2012) nominated for the Warren-Brooks Award honoring the authors and former Rhodes Scholars Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks. Bowers is himself a former Rhodes Scholar at Merton College, Oxford -- the same college as J. R. R. Tolkien.
February 1, 2013
Fatma Marouf and Michael Kagan (Law School) have been named Bellow Scholars for 2013 by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in honor of empirical research projects that promise to improve access to justice for underserved communities. The awards were announced at the AALS annual conference in New Orleans in January. They were honored for a joint study they are conducting with Rebecca Gill (Political Science) on gaps in the way the federal appellate courts adjudicate immigration...
December 1, 2012
Sue Fawn Chung (History) presented a program, "Preservation 101," about the basic steps in historic preservation at the Asian Pacific Islander Historic Preservation Conference, which she helped establish, in Los Angeles in June. She also helped create the preservation program. At the end of June she participated in the National Park Serice Diversity Conference in San Francisco. She also served on the Stanford University Planning Committee on the Study of Chinese Railroad Workers in September.
December 1, 2012
Joanne Goodwin (History) has written a chapter for a book, Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West, which will be published next year. The chapter, "Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1980," examines the ways in which the history of the Las Vegas tourism industry and its female workers could not be fully understood without the firsthand accounts offered through the oral history method.
December 1, 2012
Todd Jones (Philosophy) recently was announced as a winner of the American Philosophical Association's "Best Op-Eds by Philosophers" contest. He won for his article, "Budgetary Hemlock," which appeared in the Boston Review. The article was about the importance of public funding for education in general and for philosophy in particular.
December 1, 2012
Timothy Erwin (English) was named the Donald and Mary Hyde fellow at Harvard's Houghton library for 2012-13. He is conducting research on an 88-page manuscript drama by Richard Savage for a new book. He also was appointed to the editorial boards of Eighteenth-Century Life, a Duke Press journal, and the Huntington Library Quarterly, from the University of California Press. In March he was named editor of the book series Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press), a...
December 1, 2012
Michelle Tusan (History) has a new book, Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide and the Birth of the Middle East that just has been published by the University of California Press.
December 1, 2012
P. Jane Hafen (English) edited a collection of scholarly essays, Critical Insights: Louise Erdrich. Among the contributors are Patrice Hollrah (Writing Center), Margaret Huettl (History), and William Huggins (English). Erdrich just won the National Book Award for her novel The Round House.
November 1, 2012
Rebecca Gill (Political Science) and her co-authors, Reginald Sheehan and Kirk Randazzo, have just published their new book, Judicialization of Politics: The Interplay of Institutional Structure, Legal Doctrine, and Politics on the High Court of Australia.Their findings suggest that high court judges can be constrained by institutional structures and the acceptance of restrictive legal doctrines. Changes in those conditions are necessary for judicialization of politics to occur in a court.
November 1, 2012
Shannon Monnat (Sociology) recently co-authored a paper with a colleague at Georgetown University Medical Center that will be published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the fourth highest ranked journal in the field of public health. The paper, "Is There an Association between Maternal Pap Test Use and Adolescent Human Papillomavirus?" explores whether there are associations between the mother's recent receipt of a Pap test and daughter's uptake and completion of the three-shot human...
October 1, 2012
Rachel Anderson (Law) was one of the recipients of the Medal of Justice awarded by the State Bar of Nevada for the Black History Month issue of Nevada Lawyer, which was published in February. This historic issue was a joint venture between the Las Vegas chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) and the State Bar of Nevada and celebrates the contributions of African-American lawyers in Nevada against the backdrop of the civil rights movement on a state level and a national level. The...