Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

March 18, 2020
Lyndsey Craig and Peter Gray (both Anthropology) published a paper in PLoS ONE based on Craig's master's research. The study, "Women's Use of Intimate Apparel as Subtle Sexual Signals in Committed, Heterosexual Relationships," takes an evolutionary-oriented approach to women's sexuality within relationships. The research is relevant to understanding the large market for women's intimate apparel, and extends work that focuses on women's appearance enhancements during the initiation of...
March 17, 2020
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article, "Family Structure and Early Life Mortality in the United States," in Journal of Marriage and Family.
March 13, 2020
Rafael Oganesyan (Undergraduate Research) and Christian Jensen (Political Science) had an article, "Compelled Voters and Accountability in Australia," published in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. The authors found that compelled voters are less likely to rely on pocketbook perceptions of the economy when voting for the incumbent.  
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of Liberal Arts Lung-Wen Antony Chen, School of Public Health Chih-Chien Chen, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Kate Hamilton, College of Fine...
March 11, 2020
Dr. Renato "Rainier" Liboro (Psychology) has joined the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada as its academic research involvement and engagement liaison. In this new role, he will collaborate with the center and its community partners to conduct community-based research relevant to the mental health and well-being of the agency's stakeholders. Also, he will work to promote the center’s interests in future research with UNLV and other research institutions. Liboro is the research lead of the...
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West Brett Levner, College of Fine Arts, department of film Shubhra Bansal, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, department...
March 10, 2020
Dave Beisecker (Philosophy) recently published an article, "The Consequences of Denial: Peirce's Bilateral Semantics," in Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society. This work also was recently featured in a workshop devoted to semantic bilateralism in logic at an international workshop at the University of Amsterdam sponsored by the European Research Council.
March 5, 2020
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and Rory Reid of UCLA are conducting clinical workshops in Reno and Las Vegas this week. Titled “Helping Clients with Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder,"  the workshops are supported by the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, UNR.
March 4, 2020
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) has received a $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for her project Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands: A Field School.
February 28, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had an op-ed that was featured in the Las Vegas Sun. Their article, "Winners and Losers from the Nevada Caucuses," examines the outcomes of the 2020 Nevada caucus and how "Nevada shaped this year’s presidential race more than at any time in the past." The authors also were featured in a number of news outlets during the caucus week.
February 27, 2020
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) has been awarded an Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds received to assist with attending the 2020 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education in Baltimore. She serves as the director of student & community engagement for the College of...
February 27, 2020
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and colleagues published an article "The Persistent Southern Disadvantage in US Early Life Mortality, 1965-2014" in Demographic Research.