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College of Liberal Arts News

The College of Liberal Arts offers students a well-rounded education in the humanities and social sciences. Students develop strong analytical and communication skills for a lifetime of learning and discovery that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.

Current Liberal Arts News

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Research |

UNLV study finds binge drinking is disproportionately more common among sports bettors than non-gamblers or those who don't wager on sports.

Spring Flowers (Becca Schwartz)
Campus News |

A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

Tyler Parry points to a white board that reads "know your history"
Campus News |

… And the many moments of racial tension amid segregation in Southern Nevada that came before it. 

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Campus News |

UNLV’s annual crowdfunding drive will raise money on March 21 for scholarships, programs, research, and diverse causes campuswide.

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Arts and Culture |

March 21 reading  is part of Black Mountain Institute's Breakout Writers Series.

Students in red caps and gowns walk out of an arena in front of a red Rebels Make It Happen sign
People |

The class of 2023 offers inspiration for current Rebels on how to make the most of the journey from student to alumnus.

Liberal Arts In The News

San Bernardino Sun

In 1988, author and women’s studies professor Evelyn Torton Beck published an article entitled “The Politics of Jewish Invisibility” in which she lamented “the silence surrounding the recognition that anti-Semitism, whose shadow continues to fall on women’s lives, is, or ought to be, a feminist issue.”

National Geographic

While experts disagree on how common self-talk really is, they wholeheartedly agree that it’s a valuable tool for self-discovery.


In a town typically light on fashion and heavy on partisan friction, what one high-profile figure wore to a swanky White House affair has ignited a ferocious debate seemingly just as polarizing as politics in Washington.

Nevada Business

Vegas All In, a new, original docu-series from Vegas PBS, premiered in March and airs on Channel 10 at 10 p.m. and digital installments are now also available on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube under the handle of @VegasAllInPBS.


Las Vegas’s famous Tropicana hotel is no more. Its guests were abruptly asked to leave earlier this month and its gold-domed casino closed – signaling the end of an icon of classic Sin City life where glamor, celebrity and crime seemed to go hand in hand.

The Independent

The Tropicana has been synonymous with old-world Las Vegas glamour for nearly seven decades – but the legendary landmark has now closed its doors to make way for a $1.5 billion baseball stadium. As historians scramble to preserve the Tropicana’s colourful past, the site’s sporting future exemplifies the city’s ever-changing identity

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert on Latin American politics, with a focus on NAFTA and the Mexican and North American automobile industry.
An expert on mental health counseling and counselor education. 
An expert on judges, judicial selection, and race and gender bias.
An expert on commercial aviation, airport history, and travel.
An expert in foreign policy and international security.
An expert on Russia, religion, and U.S. and international history.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published an op-ed titled, "Claudia Sheinbaum at the Intersection of Sexism and Antisemitism" in the Orange County Register.
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) was awarded Fellow status by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53 of the American Psychological Association).  This honor is awarded to those who are already a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions to the…
Brenna Renn (Psychology) published a peer-reviewed manuscript detailing policy to expand the behavioral health workforce, "Behavioral Health Workforce Development in Washington State: Addition of a Behavioral Health Support Specialist," in Psychiatric Services alongside co-authors from the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and…
Andre Chiang (Music) has and will perform with Florida State University Opera, Opera Philadelphia, OperaDelaware, and at home with Opera Las Vegas. Chiang was a late add to sing the Forester in Janáček‘sThe Cunning Little Vixen in Czech on April 5 and 7. He then sings the Commissioner in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Opera Philadelphia on…
Kara Christensen Pacella (Psychology) has been awarded a grant (R16GM153536) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her project, "Testing a Dual-Process Mechanistic Model Linking Food Insecurity and Loss-of-Control Eating." Funding of $400,000 in direct costs will support a study examining daily associations between food…
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) was invited by the University of St. Thomas at Houston to have a talk on April 6, titled "Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential and Legislative Election: Trends from Polls and Election Results" in the conference "The 2024 Taiwanese General Elections and the Next Phase of Trilateral Relationship between Taiwan,…