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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

A man sits smiling at a restaurant table.
Arts and Culture | September 19, 2019

A new book explores what Thai food in America can tell us about the people cooking it and the people consuming it.

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Campus News | September 6, 2019

UNLV's Alternative Breaks Program bolsters traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences, immersing students in the issues facing communities throughout the region.

A woman in a karate gi kicks.
People | September 5, 2019

Amber Williams, a martial artist set to earn her doctorate in psychology at 23, studies stereotypes and breaks them. Here's how she got to UNLV.

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People | September 4, 2019

Inspired by a '00s movie and a grandfather she never met, Alexis Hilts found her path to medical school.

A historical photo shows the original Nevada Capitol
Business and Community | August 20, 2019

"The Sagebrush State" is an essential tome to appreciating the history, and vagaries, of governance in the state.

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Business and Community | August 15, 2019

Readings and events will explore the human experience through topics including race, class, inequality, and resilience.

Liberal Arts In The News

Romper
September 20, 2019

Because moms in cis hetero relationships are often painted as "default" parents, who are inherently more important and therefore stuck shouldering the majority of the parenting responsibilities, the question, "Do babies miss their dad?" exists. As a culture that has laid the majority of the burden on child-rearing on women, the vital role dads other non-birth parents can and do play in the care of children is often overlooked.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 20, 2019

Las Vegas has clubs, music events, even people coming together to "see them, aliens." However, is Las Vegas the right place to find your perfect person? Why is dating such a struggle here?

Voice of America
September 20, 2019

Café owner Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, the only Latino on the six-member city council in Reading, Pennsylvania, says it has been a struggle to educate her community about its bulked-up voting muscle.

Evening Standard
September 20, 2019

UFO enthusiasts from around the world have descended on a remote Nevada town near the once-secret Area 51 military base.

Fortune
September 20, 2019

Alien-hunters are arriving near Area 51 after a viral craze that saw them commit to storm the mysterious US military base as a variety of events are taking place to mark the weekend, including music festivals in a variety of locations.

CBS News
September 20, 2019

The "Storm Area 51" invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site, and a more than two-hour drive from Las Vegas.

Liberal Arts Experts

An English professor with expertise in American Indian Studies.
An expert in cross-cultural psychotherapeutic practice and assessment, with a specialty in eating disorders and obesity.
An expert on the storytelling in video games.
An expert in the literature of the United States.
An expert in child development. 
An expert in health and social inequality.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

September 18, 2019
Lynn Comella (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was invited to write a piece for the Social Science Research Council's "Sexuality and Gender Studies Now" series. The piece reflects on her experience with the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program and how it shaped her research, including her 2017 book Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-...
September 17, 2019
David Fott (Political Science) wrote the article "Celebrating Constitution Day," which was published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sept. 15.
September 17, 2019
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) co-authored an article "Debunking Myths about US-Taiwan Arms Sales" on Pacific Forum. This article collects and debunks recent rumors regarding the U.S.-Taiwan Arms sales and its potential impact on the China-Taiwan-US relationship.
September 16, 2019
Joe Milan, Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute) won the prestigious David K. Wong Fellowship, "a unique and generous annual award to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about East and Southeast Asia to spend a year in the UK at the University of East Anglia in Norwich." The fellowship commences in October. Milan is among...
September 10, 2019
Javon Johnson (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) is the 2019 recipient of the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies awarded by the National Communication Association (NCA). The award is given annually for outstanding published research and creative scholarship in interpretation and...
September 6, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science) has been elected to the American Political Science Association (APSA) Council. APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries. The council serves as the APSA governing body, setting the strategic direction and vision of...