Accomplishments: Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

December 3, 2021
An-Pyng Sun (Social Work) and Hilarie Cash (reSTART Life) recently gave a presentation, "Internet Addiction and Identity Distress among Male Adolescents and Young Adults" at the NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, 2021 annual conference (virtual).
December 2, 2021
William W. Sullivan (CAEO) and Esther Langston (Social Work and CAEO) will be inducted in Historical Westside Legacy Park on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Langston and Sullivan are educational and community pioneers. The park will include plaques with historic information on those people honored there. The park is located at 1600 Mount Mariah Drive in Las…
November 30, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) presented his work "Kū KiaʻI Kahuku: Indigenizing Social Media and Sociospatial Symmetry" with Tēvita O. Kaʻili at the "Vā Moana: Space And Relationality In Pacific Thought And Identity" conference held Nov. 23-24.
November 23, 2021
Vanessa Booth (Political Science) and Aaron Cheng (Life Sciences and Psychology), both undergraduate researchers, are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award in the arts and health and natural sciences, respectively. Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)…
November 23, 2021
Tara McManus (Communication Studies) published the peer-reviewed study "Conditional effects received parental support on emerging adults’ relational satisfaction" in the Journal of Marriage and Family Review. The cross-section survey of emerging adult children suggests parents can be reassured that the support they provide cannot decrease the…
November 19, 2021
Natalie Pennington (Communication Studies) published a peer-reviewed journal article, "The Toll of Technology While Working from Home during COVID-19" alongside Amanda J. Holmstrom (Michigan State) and Jeffrey A. Hall (University of Kansas) in the academic journal Communication Reports.   The study draws from a representative sample of American…
November 16, 2021
Emma Frances Bloomfield (Communication Studies) and Chris Manktelow of the University of Exeter published a paper, "Climate communication and storytelling" in a special issue on "Climate Change Communication and the IPCC" in Climatic Change. The paper encourages the IPCC to adopt storytelling elements to better adapt climate science conclusions to…
November 16, 2021
Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) won the David E. Boyce Award from the North America Regional Science Council. This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long-term success. The award acknowledges the service…
November 15, 2021
Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) presented "Light and Shadow, Trauma and the Arts, Or: Art-Informed Higher Education of the Future" on Nov. 3 at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities' 2021 Annual Conference.  The audience Q &A and presentation, a recording of their live visual…
November 9, 2021
Afsha Bawany (Urban Affairs), Su Kim Chung, Sean Kennedy,Brittani Sterling, and Claytee White (all Libraries), and Jennifer Ream (Journalism and Media Studies), were honored by the Public Relations Society of America's Las Vegas Chapter with a 2021 Pinnacle Award in public service for the “We Need to Talk” educational series.  The series examines…
November 8, 2021
UNLV's Team Las Vegas will be honored Nov. 9 by the Nevada Conservation League with the Green Guardian Award for their strides in renewable energy during the U.S. Department of Energy's international Solar Decathlon sustainable homebuilding competition. The award recognizes those dedicated to increasing access to a healthier and cleaner…
November 3, 2021
Rebecca Rice (Communication Studies) is the author of the book Communicating Authority in Interorganizational Collaboration (Routledge). The book argues that authority is negotiated in interactions among organizational members as they collaborate and uses a case study of an emergency management collaboration to consider sources of authority during…