College of Liberal Arts News

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Political scientist dispels belief that Russian steelworkers didn’t protest in 1990s

Assistant professor Allison Evans publishes “Labour protest and industrial peace: Russian steelworkers’ encounters with economic reforms and unravelling social protections”


University anthropology team assists with recovery efforts at Camp Fire

A team of University faculty and graduate students volunteered efforts at the Camp Fire to identify human remains

Monica Maccaux

University graphic design professor begins work on new typeface

Assistant professor Monica Maccaux plans to roll out new font based off of cattle brands

A couple in a cafe has an argument

What are the effects of stress on a relationship?

Doctoral candidate Rosie Shrout discusses stress in romantic relationships and how to minimize its effects.

Emile Guzman

Communication studies major lands internship of a lifetime

Emile Guzman interned at the Tesla Gigafactory this past summer

Inge Bruggeman in front of examples of Bruce Licher work

Grammy award-nominated letterpress artist to visit campus this week

Bruce Licher of Independent Project Press will give an illustrated lecture about his graphic design and letterpress work

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee Robert Leonard Reid

Robert Leonard Reid has something to say and isn’t afraid to say it

He is the 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee

Associate Professor Gideon Caplovitz with members of The Caplovitz Vision Lab

Decoding the mind of an octopus

University’s Gideon Caplovitz and a team of researchers set out to learn about the cognitive processes of the octopus with applications to humans and AI with award of new NSF funds

Map of the heart of Paris with a dot for every tweet captured during the 2017 French elections

Professor uses Twitter data to compare real-time violence with tweets

Assistant Professor Steven Wilson uses tweets to understand the motivation behind social media

A group of people in a classroom holding up small American flags

What is deportation?

Professor Deborah Boehm explains the process of deportation, including the different forms it can take in the United States.

Sarah Blithe head shot next to a picture of a book jacket of her new, co-authored book, "Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels"

Sarah Blithe studies sex and stigma in Nevada’s legal brothels

Associate professor’s research in new book gives voice to sex workers, suggests brothels in need of reform

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award Recipient Lindsay Wilson

Lindsay Wilson, 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award recipient, finds inspiration from life

"Writing helped me sort through my life," Wilson said. "It helped me think about important events and taught me to interpret and reinterpret things."