Accomplishments: Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

April 25, 2019
Claudia Chiang-Lopez, Amber Stephens, and Nicholas Lepp (all Communication Studies) received awards at the department's end-of-year ceremony celebrating student accomplishments. Chiang-Lopez was awarded the Graduate Outstanding Teaching Award for her research, service ,and teaching work in COM 101 and 102. Stephens and Lepp received Outstanding Graduate Research Awards for their publications, presentations, and thesis work. 
April 19, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality), Philip Rushe (English), Dale Melgaard (Film), Tyler Maatallah (Urban Studies), and Ashamii Henderson (Psychology) served as panelists at the 2019 Office of Online Education's Lessons Learned Lunch last month. The panelists shared their experiences as online teachers and learners with faculty who will be developing and teaching online courses for the first time in fall 2019. Video highlights of the panel discussion will be available to the UNLV teaching community...
April 17, 2019
Naoka Foreman (Journalism and Media Studies) moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association.  Monica Brown (Education), Sebern Coleman (Graduate College), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice) served as panelists for this discussion.  The topic was "The Color of Academia: A Panel on Navigating Higher Education in Black Skin."
March 29, 2019
Xavier Williams (Communication Studies) competed and won the national championship this past weekend at the United State Intercollegiate Boxing Association Championships in Syracuse, New York. He competed in the 141-pound novice division and won each of his two bouts by unanimous decision. Williams, a senior, has been an integral part of the UNLV Boxing Club during his time at the university. As the current vice president of the club, he has strived to enhance the club and its connection to the...
March 26, 2019
Caitlin J. Saladino (Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. The piece, "Public R1 Universities Undervalued as Elitists Clamber for Acceptance," highlights the value of schools like UNLV, in the wake of the college admissions scandal. The piece was originally published on March 22. 
March 25, 2019
Robert E. Lang (Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) and David R. Damore (Political Science) are the authors of a new, recently published policy brief, "The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas." Founded in 1957, UNLV is now classified as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is a major accomplishment. The Lincy Institute’s analysis of all 130 “Carnegie Doctoral Universities” (2018) with “very high research...
March 5, 2019
Dallas Leong (Accounting), Emi Leong (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Matthew Dobbs (Journalism and Media Studies) will be traveling to Dallas this week with the UNLV Bowling Club for the sectional bowling competition. Dallas Leong, a senior, now is ranked #2 in the nation by the United States Bowling Congress. Emi Leong, a junior, is ranked #30 with a 182 average in the Women's Division of the United States Bowling Congress. Matthew Dobbs, a junior, is ranked  #37 in the Men's...
March 1, 2019
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published article, "Black Mirror, Mediated Affect and the Political," for a special issue of Culture, Theory, and Critique devoted to the theme, "Intensities: Affect, Encounter, and Social Change." This publication comes out of a small conference at the University of Utah in the fall of 2017 on "Affect, Activism, and New Media." 
February 27, 2019
Emily J. Salisbury (Criminal Justice) provided expert witness testimony this month to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during its public briefing to evaluate civil rights of women in prison, including deprivations of women’s medical needs that may violate the constitutional requirement to provide adequate medical care for all prisoners; disparate custody and needs classification compared to incarcerated men; implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act; and the sufficiency of programs...
February 27, 2019
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Elizabeth Macdowell (Law), Emily Troshynski (Criminal Justice), and marriage and family therapist Jane Heenan facilitated a Social Justice Conversation on the topic "Gender Diversity and the Law."
February 26, 2019
Erika Engstrom (Communication Studies) presented "Television's 'New Man' Persona: Nostalgia and Masculinity in ABC's 'The Goldbergs'" at the annual conference of the Far West Popular and American Culture Associations in Las Vegas. Engstrom examined how hegemonic masculinity and masculine communication styles are portrayed in the popular network sitcom of family life in suburban Philadelphia during the 1980s.
February 26, 2019
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) published "A Cultural Lineage of Streaming" in the journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society, which is published by Taylor & Francis.