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1204, 2017

New research reveals that college students study best later in the day

April 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

New research reveals that college students study best later in the day A new cognitive research study used two new approaches to determine ranges of start times that optimize functioning for undergraduate students. Based on a sample of first and second year university students, the University of Nevada, Reno and The Open University in the United Kingdom used a survey-based, [...]

104, 2017

University online sociology course first to receive quality certification

April 1st, 2017|Categories: Sociology|

   University online sociology course first to receive quality certification Sociology 101 is the University of Nevada, Reno's first online course that is certified by Quality Matters, a national program offering design standards for online courses. The course was certified in February, and scored 96 out of 99 possible points on the Fifth Edition, 2014 Higher Education Rubric. "I am [...]

2503, 2017

Professor Kjerstin Gruys quoted in USA Today on internalized sexism

March 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Professor Kjerstin Gruys quoted in USA Today on internalized sexism Read Full Story Here Women who internalize sexism may not call themselves sexist or condone overtly sexist behavior. Instead, they undervalue their talents, undermine other women and unwittingly bolster a boys’ club that has a long history of policing women’s bodies, curtailing women’s choices and protecting its own power. “It’s almost [...]

1403, 2017

Professor Mariah Evans interviewed on the social factors that influence happiness

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Sociology, Uncategorized|

Read Full Article Here Mariah Evans Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Nevada-Reno             To what extent is the current political climate affecting the happiness of Americans?  Which Americans? Normally, politics has little or no effect on happiness, but there may be a small boost for people who identify with the party currently in [...]

1310, 2016

Dr. Makoba awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship for 2016

October 13th, 2016|Categories: Sociology|

Professor Makoba ( Front Row Center) with UTAMU Graduate Students, DVC ( First Front Row to the Left) and VC (Second Front Row Right) Dr. Makoba awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship for 2016 Johnson W. Makoba, an associate professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno, was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African [...]

1310, 2016

Professor Evans quoted in the New York Times for her research on books in the home

October 13th, 2016|Categories: Sociology|

Professor Evans quoted in the New York Times for her research on books in the home When I was 13, in the early 1990s, I dug through my parents’ cache of vinyl records from the ’60s and ’70s. We still had a phonograph, so I played some of them, concentrating on the Beatles. Their bigger hits were [...]

1310, 2016

Sociology faculty recognized at 2016 Honor the Best Ceremony; Jim Richardson receives “Distinguished Faculty award,” Marta Elliott receives Thornton Peace Prize, and both Jim Richardson and Mary Stewart receive Emeriti status

October 13th, 2016|Categories: Sociology|

Sociology faculty recognized at 2016 Honor the Best Ceremony; Jim Richardson receives “Distinguished Faculty award,” Marta Elliott receives Thornton Peace Prize, and both Jim Richardson and Mary Stewart receive Emeriti status Provost Kevin Carman said it best during Tuesday's "Honor the Best" ceremony in the Glick Ballrooms of the Joe Crowley Student Union. "To all of [...]

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