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Current Women's Research Institute of Nevada News

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Business and Community | February 14, 2020

The marker, one of five to be installed in Nevada, will be unveiled March 5 in Las Vegas' Centennial Park.

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People | November 25, 2019

Jean Munson of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada credits professor Joanne Goodwin, the institute's director emerita, as having been an important mentor.

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Business and Community | May 15, 2019

Lauralyn Sandoval, vice president of new markets at Aristocrat Technologies, to address aspiring women leaders at June 6 event.

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People | October 23, 2018

Rebecca Gill’s experience is informing gender inequality research and inspiring other women to share their stories.

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Campus News | May 22, 2018

Technologist Missy Young will address aspiring women leaders at June 7 event.

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Campus News | June 6, 2017

Jenna Morton will address next generation of Nevada leaders June 8 at UNLV.

Women's Research Institute of Nevada In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 6, 2020

International Women’s Day honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women every year on March 8.

LSE USCentre
August 22, 2019

Are women really at a disadvantage compared to men when they run for elected office? In new research, Rebecca D. Gill and Kate Eugenis look at how women fare when they run for state supreme court judgeships. Using over 15 years’ worth of election data across the states, they find that women are seven percentage points more likely than men to win elections against incumbents, and that they do no better or worse than men when they are incumbents themselves or run in open seat races.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 12, 2019

Clark County lawyers now have until Aug. 30 to rate judges in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Judicial Performance Evaluation.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 24, 2019

It was a common sight during the 2019 legislative session: Sen. Julia Ratti of Sparks, leaving the suite of Democratic leadership offices as the clock wound toward midnight.

Inside Higher Ed
June 7, 2019

New study finds discrimination against women and racial minorities in hiring in the sciences. The study's about postdocs, but it has important implications for all of academe.

diginomica
April 12, 2019

Allegations of sexual harassment in the male-dominated tech industry are nothing new. For example, thousands of Google staff around the world staged a series of ‘Walkouts for Real Change’ in November last year because of the issue as well as claims of gender inequality and systemic racism.

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Recent Women's Research Institute of Nevada Accomplishments

August 14, 2019
Jean Munson (WRIN) returned home this month from attending the Girls Leadership Power Collaborative on scholarship as a program manager of the National Education for Women's Leadership. She was able to participate and learn about the latest research on the world of learning for women and girls, explore what it means to be a culturally responsive...
May 29, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada) and Kate Eugenis ,'17 PhD Political Science, have published their article "Do Voters Prefer Women Judges? Deconstructing the Competitive Advantage in State Supreme Court Elections" in State Politics & Policy Quarterly. In this article, the authors find that women...
April 2, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) delivered the luncheon address at the 2019 Grassroots Lobby Days event hosted by the Nevada Women's Lobby in Carson City. Her talk centered on the ways in which the #MeToo movement has changed the way our institutions conceptualize and address sexual harassment in the...
March 25, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and WRIN) and co-author Valerie Sulfaro (James Madison University) published the article "Title IX: Help or Hindrance?" in the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy in its special issue on the #MeTooPoliSci movement. In the article, the authors provide practical guidance for those who have experienced sexual...
August 31, 2018
Rebecca Gill (Political Science, WRIN), along with Valerie Sulfaro of James Madison University, recently was honored by the Women's Caucus for Political Science (WCPS) with the 2018 Jane Mansbridge Award. This award is given on special occasions to extraordinary individuals who perform service above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the...
July 20, 2018
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) and a team of political scientists from around the country, Nadia Brown (Purdue), Jennifer Merolla (University of California, Riverside), Melissa Michelson (Menlo College), Elizabeth Sharrow (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Patricia Stapleton (Worcester Polytechnic...