Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts
November 23, 2016
Gary Pullman (English) is the author of the urban fantasy novel A Whole World Full of Hurt, which was published by The Wild Rose Press earlier this month in both a digital format and in paperback. Listverse also published Pullman's tenth article, “10 Early Special Effects That Made Movie Magic.”
November 21, 2016
Lori Fazzino (Sociology) authored a blog at Huffington Post titled "No Privilege? No Problem. Why You Can Be An Interfaith Ally."
November 18, 2016
Maddie Evans (Sociology) was quoted in a blog of the National Eating Disorders Association titled "Dear KJ: My Mother is Urging Me to Lose Weight for My Wedding. Help!"
November 16, 2016
Rhonda Smith (Sociology) wrote an item, "Unequal Aging in America," that appeared in the Everyday Sociology blog.
November 15, 2016
Jennifer Reed (Sociology) was quoted in an article, "Ecosexuals Believe Having Sex with the Earth Could Save It," which appeared in Vice.
November 15, 2016
Felicia Campbell (English) earlier this month was profiled in an article in the Review-Journal titled "UNLV's Longest-serving Faculty Member Talks about Her Life In, Out of Classroom."
November 10, 2016
Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts) and John Starkey (Business) presented at the 2016 NSHE Southern Diversity Summit. The presentation focused on how non-traditional students or adult learners on our campuses are ever increasing in numbers. Lifelong learning, career re-tooling, and re-entry into higher education calls for an integrated approach that is persistent, creative, and consistent. At UNLV, non-traditional students represent about 25 percent of the undergraduate student population. This...
November 2, 2016
Ranita Ray (Sociology) recently was elected to serve as co-chair of the Sociologist for Women in Society's Sister to Sister Committee.
October 27, 2016
Timothy Erwin (English) recently was named a traveling lecturer for the Jane Austen Society of North America and will represent the organization at gatherings in Boise, Idaho; Tucson, Arizona; and Vancouver, British Columbia, this year. His Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture (Bucknell, 2015), also was recently reissued in paperback. Additionally, he has seen two new publications into print, “Discourse and Period Style” in Eighteenth-Century...
October 24, 2016
Dmitri Shalin (Sociology) has been critically involved in the public sociology efforts through which American, British, and Canadian sociological associations have issued a statement in support of the Levada Center, a premier sociological research organization in Putin’s Russia that has been battling ideological headwinds.
October 20, 2016
Cassandra Boyer, Jorge Adrian Castrejon, Jessica Nave-Blodgett, Andrew Ortiz, and Karl Wennerlind have been chosen to receive the fall 2016 Southwest Travel Awards. They were selected from among 150 student applicants. Recipients of the awards receive a round-trip travel voucher from Southwest Airlines to allow them to travel to a conference or workshop related to their studies. Boyer, who is pursuing a master of arts degree in criminal justice, will be attending the annual conference of the...
October 11, 2016
Andy Kirk (History) is the author of the new graphic history, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic History, which was released last week by Oxford University Press. The book grew out of Kirk's work over the past 10 years on the award-winning Department of History & Sociology, Nevada Test Site Oral History Project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Education. The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, science, and...