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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.

historic image of downtown street in early 1900s Reno, NV
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.

portrait of woman
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.

NEW Leadership cohort posing for group image on stairway
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.

Woman framed by books
People | October 23, 2018

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

MIssy Young
Campus News | May 22, 2018

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

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

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...