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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, and provides students with a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

Current Liberal Arts News

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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Campus News | March 29, 2021

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 26 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100.

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Arts and Culture | March 16, 2021

The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at UNLV brings back its arts-and-culture radio offerings.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Research | March 8, 2021

UNLV neuroscientists Dustin and Rochelle Hines join rising number of researchers studying possible medical benefits of psychedelics; their work on brain activity recently published by Nature: Scientific Reports.

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Campus News | February 24, 2021

Andrew Ho named 2020 Student Veteran of the Year, becomes second UNLV student to receive national recognition from Student Veterans of America.

Liberal Arts In The News

Associated Press
April 14, 2021

The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners.
April 14, 2021

As the nation faces ongoing threats of white supremacist violence and voter suppression legislation, the Zinn Education Project released an open letter signed by more than 180 prominent scholars of U.S. history urging school districts to devote more time and resources to teaching the Reconstruction era in upper elementary, middle, and high school U.S. history and civics courses.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 14, 2021

Many Nevadans are seeing loved ones and friends for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit worldwide. That face-to-face interaction is now strongly encouraged by mental health professionals.

April 6, 2021

The recent shootings in several Atlanta spas have brought violence against Asian Americans into the headlines. Again. Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 6, 2021

The Silver State ranks first in the country for stress in 2021, according to a new WalletHub study.

The Nevada Independent
April 6, 2021

We tried, at first, to shake the uncanniness of it all.

Liberal Arts Experts

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An expert on everyday racism, multicultural competence, and addictions. 
An expert in both urban sustainability and political extremism, including white supremacy
An anthropologist and expert on hunter-gatherer adaptations in American Southwest to arid environments, and the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture
An expert in memory, reading, and thinking processes.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

April 14, 2021
Marta Soligo (Sociology and International Gaming Institute) was interviewed for the sociology podcast "The Social Breakdown." Soligo explored the sociology of tourism, especially the relationship between COVID-19 and the travel industry. She discussed the role of tourism in Las Vegas as well as the creation of culture and dark tourism. She also...
April 13, 2021
Jonathan Jiménez (Sociology) has just published the chapter "When the Gayborhood Isn't Enough: How Trans Youth Utilize the Internet to Make a Digital Trans Neighborhood" in The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle, by Lexington Books. The paper details the estrangement and exclusion of trans youth from supposedly LGBT+...
April 13, 2021
Nadia Eldemerdash (Political Science) presented "The Effects of Remittances on Voter Turnout in New and Developing Democracies, 1991-2018" at the 2021 International Studies Association Conference. The paper explores how remittance inflows affect political participation in new and developing democracies. She is a doctoral student.
April 13, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science) and Peter Grema (Economics) presented their research at the 2021 Western Regional Honors Council Virtual Conference, last week. Cheche's research on "The Culture of Policing in Las Vegas" presents national and local data on disparities related to the racial, social, and fiscal aspects within the Las Vegas...
April 13, 2021
Daniel Okamura (Sociology) has just published as co-editor, The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle. This volume was assembled out of concern that the body of research had begun to essentialize and reify gay urban enclaves as frozen in time and location when such places have witnessed and experienced rapid changes in...
April 13, 2021
Darrell Carter (Political Science) presented "Built for Brokering: The Impact of IGO Institutionalization on Cooperation" at the 2021 International Studies Association Conference. The paper explores how the structure of an intergovernmental organization, through different levels of institutionalization, impacts cooperation between its members. He...