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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

Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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Research | December 3, 2021

Program helps get undergraduates back into UNLV's labs and centers and working alongside faculty mentors.

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Research | November 29, 2021

The Walking Box Ranch is a direct link to the world of 1930s Hollywood glamor and a vital resource for UNLV's students of historic preservation.

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Research | November 23, 2021

Take a peek at the treasures and trinkets inside the historic Nevada property.

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People | November 10, 2021

Minority-Serving Institution Student Council member Natalie Gutierrez led program Back on Track, to aid students on academic probation help overcome issues, including the pandemic, that are impacting their academic success.

Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

Liberal Arts In The News

Reno News & Review
December 7, 2021

For the second year in a row, Reno’s historic — but deteriorating — Lear Theater tops a list of the state’s “11 Most Endangered Historic Places.”

December 6, 2021

The more ancient human fossils we discover, the more we become acquainted with how similar our faces and bodies may have been — but what about on the inside?

Las Vegas Sun
December 6, 2021

The Nevada lieutenant governor’s office has been vacant for more than three months, but the absence has not been felt because “not much happens in that office,” UNLV political scientist David Damore said.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 6, 2021

Despite internal audit, county reviews, statewide certification, court cases, some still believe voter fraud is major issue.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
December 3, 2021

It is, it appears, the era of the food court in Las Vegas, with new ones opening and older ones expanding or refreshing. Consider it the latest example of the city continually redefining itself.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 3, 2021

It is, it appears, the era of the food court in Las Vegas, with new ones opening and older ones expanding or refreshing. Consider it the latest example of the city continually redefining itself.

Liberal Arts Experts

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Kirk is an expert who studies the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern U.S. with a special interest in the American West.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

December 7, 2021
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) published a post in the blog Northern Notes, produced by the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds in the UK. In the post, Soligo analyzes tourism through the lens of social problems, touching on topics such as inclusivity for minorities, accessibility for...
December 3, 2021
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) recently appeared on CNN/HLN's docuseries Real Life Nightmare in the episode "Mohave Mystery: Vanished in the Desert," which explores the strange disappearance of a hiker near Area 51. 
December 3, 2021
John Curry (History) gave a virtual invited presentation to the Anglo-Turkish Society in the United Kingdom titled "The Legacy of Mezemorta Hüseyin Paşa: Corsair, Captain, Ottoman Grand Admiral." The Anglo-Turkish Society is a learned society of scholars that promotes scholarship on Turkey and strengthening Turkish-U.K. relations. The talk was...
December 3, 2021
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has had a poem, "The Migrations Period," included in Calling the Beginning, an anthology of poetry that reflects on the cultural legacy of the Middle Ages. Calling the Beginning is published by Wingless Dreamer and was released Dec. 1. 
December 2, 2021
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) has published "Cervantes y el Derecho: Préstamos Recíprocos" in Admiración del mundo: Actas selectas del XIV Coloquio Internacional de la Asociación de Cervantistas. In the article, first offered as a plenary talk in Venice, Italy, in 2019, Byrne studies the relationship between creative and juridical...
December 1, 2021
Barbara Roth (Anthropology) published a book chapter, "Changes in Household Organization and the Development of Classic Period Mimbres Pueblos," in Archaeology of Households, Kinship, and Social Change, edited by Lacey Carpenter and Anna Prentiss, Routledge Press (November 2021).