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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

Nicole Santero at home, surrounded by BTS memorabilia, including a poster.
People | August 3, 2020

Nicole Santero balances her job communicating about the School of Public Health with her doctoral research on the BTS phenomenon.

smiling black woman hangs "open" sign on the window of her business
Research | July 24, 2020

UNLV political science expert Tiffiany Howard examines the lag in U.S. Black business ownership and opportunities for closing the racial wealth gap.

A UNLV banner on campus.
Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Hands of white and black people being raised in the air at a protest.
Research | June 22, 2020

UNLV African American and African Diaspora Studies professor Tyler D. Parry on the effectiveness of protesting to enact social change.

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Business and Community | June 16, 2020

MGM College Opportunity program helps workers like Henry Melton complete their degrees and expand the skills they bring to their jobs.

Eight UNLV graduates pose for a photo in their graduation attire.
Campus News | June 11, 2020

A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.

Liberal Arts In The News

Las Vegas Sun
August 6, 2020

Seventy-five years ago today, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on an unsuspecting city. Within a matter of seconds, steel girders evaporated and a city disappeared, with more than 140,000 killed.

Yahoo!
August 4, 2020

What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success?

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
August 4, 2020

What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success?

msn
August 4, 2020

What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success?

ABC News
August 4, 2020

What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success?

New York Post
August 4, 2020

What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success?

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert on mental health counseling and counselor education. 
An expert on the storytelling in video games.
An English professor with expertise in American Indian Studies.
An expert in African American culture and the history of slavery in the U.S.
An expert in political philosophy, and the intersection of politics and religion.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

August 6, 2020
Colleen Hall-Patton (Sociology) was featured in the latest issue of Quiltfolk magazine which focuses on both influential and unknown people, organizations, and businesses in the quilt world. Each issue covers a different state, and this is the Nevada edition. The article covers her work as a researcher, quilter, and antique quilt collector. 
August 6, 2020
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) has received the 2020 Jean Lau Chin Early Career Professional Award for Academic Scholarship for her work on microaggressions. This award comes from the American Psychological Association's Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), Section 5: Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women. 
August 5, 2020
Erin Zimmerman (Writing Center) published an article, "Locating Visual Communication across Disciplines: How Visual Instruction in Composition Textbooks differs from that in Science-writing Textbooks" in Across the Disciplines. This study compares how a corpus of 60 science writing textbooks and composition textbooks address visual communication...
August 3, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) appeared on KTNV Channel 13 Action News' "Bridging the Divide" series to discuss desegregation and the murder of Emmett Till. He also was one of five panelists who discussed issues of protest, racism, violence, and education in "Every Voice: Race, Protest, and Power in Las Vegas." The...
August 3, 2020
Jeremy Bowling (Political Science), Megan Becker, Elsa Dias, Donald Gooch, and John Ishiyama co-wrote and edited the track summary for the “Rethinking the Undergraduate Political Science Major” track at the 2020 American Political Science Association (APSA) Teaching and Learning Conference. The track brought together students, administrators, and...
August 3, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) had a collection of poetry "La commedia dell'arte" published in the latest issue of the literary magazine Kreshchatik, Kiev, Ukraine.