Democrats won under new maps, but will they in the future?
It didn’t take long for Nevada Democrats’ redistricting maneuvering to pay off. A year after the Democrat-controlled Legislature redrew the state’s political boundaries, Democrats defended all three of the competitive congressional districts in Southern Nevada while also expanding their majorities in both chambers, including regaining a supermajority in the state Assembly.
Black Americans and Wedding Rituals: An Interview with Tyler D. Parry
Finding that the evidence for jumping the broom’s “origins” pointed to western Europe, I wanted to better understand how groups adopted and adapted rituals for their own communal needs, and what this suggested about its popularity in African American history. If the broomstick wedding was “forced” into enslaved communities, as some have claimed, how then is it remolded into something that many embraced over time? If it was accepted willingly in some circumstances, what does this suggest about agency and the evolution of Black culture in the antebellum era?
This Popular Activity Helps Slow Cognitive Decline, New Study Confirms
Alzheimer's disease—the most common type of dementia—affects roughly one in nine people age 65 and older in the U.S., the Alzheimer's Association reports. And many people experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as they age, which can be "a midway point between normal cognitive aging and dementia," Brenna Renn, PhD and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, tells Best Life.
Presentation: Jennifer Rennels, Rachael Robnett, Seval Yildirim, Eliza Wiggins
Jennifer Rennels and Rachael Robnett (both Psychology) co-chaired a symposium and panel discussion about Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting Underrepresented students in STEM at the American Chemical Society's Western Regional Meeting in Las Vegas during October 2022. Seval Yildirim (Diversity Initiatives) and Eliza Wiggins (Community Programs)…
Alodia Martin-Martinez (World Languages and Cultures) presented at PAMLA 2022 in a session called Pandora's Xbox: Classical Imagery and Story in Traditional and Emerging Media. The title of the presentation was "Aletheia and the Social Media."
Assistant professor Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) co-authored a chapter titled, “Vijay Prashad: A Biographical and Theoretical Sketch” with Moushumi Roy (Hampton University) and Moushumi Biswas (Langston University) in the volume, Neglected Social Theorists of Color, edited by David Dickens, Korey Tillman, and C. C. Herbison.
As part of the knowledge mobilization efforts of his community-engaged and stakeholder-involved research work, Renato “Rainier” M. Liboro (Psychology) recently presented at the research sessions of three Southern Nevada summits.
On Oct. 7, 2022, he conducted the workshop, “Expanding the Understanding of Stakeholders in Higher Education on…
Nicholas Barron (Anthropology) published "Assembling ‘Enduring Peoples,' Mediating Recognition: Anthropology, the Pascua Yaqui Indians, and the Co-Construction of Ideas and Politics" in the journal History and Anthropology. The article compares the concurrent development of Edward Spicer’s theory of "enduring peoples" and his political support for…
The UNLV department of philosophy recently hosted the 84th annual meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. This event, which brought over 50 philosophers onto the UNLV campus, was also supported by the College of Liberal Arts. C. E. Abbate, K. Ladstaetter, and J. Woodbridge presented commentaries, while D. Beisecker (all Philosophy)…