Accomplishments: College of Liberal Arts

May 28, 2019
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) conducted an interview of Vida actors Mishel Prada and Ser Anzoztegui during a panel titled "Vida: Family, Love, & Identity," which now has been published on ClexaCon's YouTube channel. The interview took place during ClexaCon 2019.
May 22, 2019
Ryan A. Wirt and James M. Hyman (both Psychology) have published an article in Cell Reports. Over time, contextual memories become dependent on the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) for retrieval. Wirt and Hyman found that theta-mediated interactions between ACC and CA1 increase for remote recall. Communication from the ACC to CA1 modulates neural oscillations and unit spiking, leading to enhanced CA1 contextual information. Wirt is a graduate student.    
May 21, 2019
Michael Green (History) published the essay "Eastern and Western Empire: Thaddeus Stevens and the Greater Reconstruction," in The Worlds of James Buchanan and Thaddeus Stevens: Place, Personality, and Politics in the Civil War Era, edited by Michael J. Birkner, Randall M. Miller, and John W. Quist.
May 14, 2019
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) co-authored “The Microvariation of the Spanish Perfect in Three Varieties” with Paz Gonzalez and Carmen Kleinherenbrink (both of Leiden University), which appears in Isogloss, a journal on variation on Romance and Iberian languages. This study investigates the variability in the use of the preterit canté (‘I sang’) and the present perfect he cantado (‘I have sung’) across three Spanish dialects: Peninsular, Peruvian, and Argentinian. The results of...
May 13, 2019
Ranita Ray (Sociology) is the author of the book The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City, which recently was selected as a finalist for the prestigious 2019 C. Wright Mills Book Award from The Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her book is one of five finalists out of a pool of nearly 80 nominations.
May 13, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) appeared in a story for Earth Day, "Las Vegas Ecosexuals Married the Earth in a Nevada Wedding Ceremony." Reed's dissertation research examines the development of the ecosexual movement, including use of performance art weddings to non-human nature elements as a tactic to reframe human relationships to nature as an equal partnership. The article was published in Inverse, a media outlet that sparks curiosity about the future and aims to motivate the next...
May 13, 2019
David M. Olson (World Languages and Cultures) has been offered the position of assistant to the superintendent of the American World War I, Meuse Argonne Cemetery and Memorial. It is the largest American World War I or II cemetery in Europe with more than 14,000 graves. Located approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Verdun, France, it is one of 26 cemeteries operated by the American Battlefield Monuments Commission around the world. While Olson, a French major, will be escorting present-day...
May 10, 2019
Barb Brents (Sociology) was quoted in Marketplace from American Public Radio in an online article "Sex Workers Say Anti-Trafficking Law Fuels Inequality" by Rose Conlon. 
May 8, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science) recently published the "State of Black Entrepreneurship in America."  The report evaluates the economic and entrepreneurial outcomes for African Americans in comparison to Black African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants, in order to provide a deeper examination of the influence social capital and immigrant background have on black business establishment, survivability, and growth in the United States. This research is supported by the Congressional Black Caucus...
May 7, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was featured in a story about her dissertation research in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "At UNLV, about 15 Take Vows in Marriage to the Earth." Reed was invited by the UNLV Student Sustainability Council to officiate a symbolic wedding to the earth ceremony, part of her study on the growing ecosexual movement, at this year's Earth Day Fair. The vows represent a form of "irreverent environmentalism" which encourages hopeful action to protect the Earth as...
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
May 3, 2019
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) is the author of the award-winning book Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis. The book was linked this week in a New York Times editorial titled "The Thin Line Between Surgery and Mutilation."