Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

October 16, 2019
The Department of Political Science and Pi Sigma Alpha (both Political Science) have published the 2019 volume of Governance: The Political Science Journal at UNLV. The publication showcases the latest undergraduate research in the various subfields of political science. Pi Sigma Alpha is the political science honor society. Nerses Kopalyan serves as faculty advisor.
October 15, 2019
Colleen Hall-Patton (Sociology) made a poster presentation called "Wait! What? Modern Quilting in the 1950s?" at the American Quilt Study Group conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.
October 14, 2019
P. Jane Hafen (English) presented and participated on a panel, Native American Women Activists: Resistance, Resilience, and Passing the Torch, at the National Portrait Gallery, sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian.
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.