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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

UNLV professor Rebecca Gill
Business and Community | October 2, 2020

UNLV political and judicial expert Rebecca Gill explains the history of the United States’ contentious appointment process, how it differs from other nations, and the implications of a recent vacancy.

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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.

Women's Research Institute of Nevada In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 5, 2021

This year’s CES will look different than its predecessors, and not just because it’s going virtual — it’s also more diverse.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 3, 2020

Ten years ago, Nevada voters handily rejected a ballot measure proposed by state lawmakers that would have eliminated judicial elections in favor of an appointment and retention system. But after November’s balloting saw a handful of underfunded challengers unseat incumbent judges, some influential voices are again calling to revive efforts to overhaul the state’s judicial selection process.

El Tiempo
November 30, 2020

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson wants to see a change in the way judges take the bench in Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 29, 2020

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson wants to see a change in the way judges take the bench in Nevada.

The Telegraph
November 21, 2020

Nearly a year after Douglas County prosecutors dismissed false report charges against a KU law student who said she’d been raped by a classmate, a lawsuit and experts say Title IX investigators at the university doubled down on a flawed police investigation, failing her a second time.

The Kansas City Star
November 20, 2020

Nearly a year after Douglas County prosecutors dismissed false report charges against a KU law student who said she’d been raped by a classmate, a lawsuit and experts say Title IX investigators at the university doubled down on a flawed police investigation, failing her a second time.

Women's Research Institute of Nevada Experts

An expert on judges, judicial selection, and race and gender bias.
An expert in U.S. women's history, political activism, oral history, and feminism.
An expert in eating disorders, women's mental and physical health, and racial/ethnic health disparities.

Recent Women's Research Institute of Nevada Accomplishments

July 22, 2020
Caryll Batt Dziedziak (WRIN and History) has been awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA), having made outstanding levels of contributions to SOHA for many years. She was instrumental in establishing the institutional home for SOHA at UNLV in 2014, which provides SOHA with an institutional...
July 14, 2020
Laura Brennan, Sapira Cheuk (both Art) and Jean Munson (Art and WRIN) have published personal essays and images of their artwork as a part of Nevada Humanities' online program Heart to Heart. Their work considers the place of the artist amidst quarantine and pandemic.
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...