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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 | January 25, 2021

Online master’s program for School of Nursing ranks 7th overall and College of Education earns highest-ever placement at 35th; Liberal Arts’ online bachelor’s in psychology debuts at 26th. 

Erin Zimmerman, director of the UNLV Writing Center leaning on a railing.
People | January 25, 2021

Writing isn’t a talent of a select few; it’s a skill we all can improve upon, says the new director of the UNLV Writing Center.

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Campus News | January 21, 2021

Sustained recruitment efforts lead to increased diversity of students and faculty.

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Campus News | January 21, 2021

Brenden Oliva offers tips for optimizing online classes for mobile devices at Best Teaching Practices Expo.

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

Liberal Arts In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 27, 2021

Seventy years ago, an atomic blast detonated in a remote, sprawling swath of desert known as Frenchman Flat was seen and felt in Las Vegas, 65 miles to the southeast.

El Tiempo
January 27, 2021

Seventy years ago, an atomic explosion detonated in a remote and extensive strip of desert known as the Frenchman Flat was seen and felt in Las Vegas, 65 miles to the southeast.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 22, 2021

It's what one viewer knows all too well.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 22, 2021

It's been booted off Amazon's web services and kicked off app stores. Now, the Henderson-based social media platform Parler could face a federal investigation.

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2021

As lawmakers discuss how to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for his role in inciting an attack on the heart of democracy, President Joe Biden must prioritize solving the broader issues that increasingly plague our nation: right-wing terrorism and white supremacy.

Las Vegas Sun
January 21, 2021

When companies like Google, Apple and Amazon cut their business ties with the Henderson-based social media site Parler by removing its app from their platforms, many Americans undoubtedly saw it as a positive step toward curbing the violent right-wing extremism that is plaguing the nation.

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert in health and social inequality.
An expert on politics, elections, and the American party system. 
An expert in gender, sexuality, sexual politics, prostitution, sex work and sex trafficking.
An English professor with expertise in American Indian Studies.
An expert on everyday racism, multicultural competence, and addictions. 
An expert in commercial aviation and airport history.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

January 27, 2021
Debra L. Martin (Anthropology) is the author of "Violence and Masculinity in Small-Scale Societies." Archeological and ethnographic accounts of violence in small-scale societies represent a baseline for thinking about the ways that violence and masculinity originated and evolved, becoming entwined social processes. Male violence (lethal and...
January 26, 2021
Susan Lee Johnson (History) is the author of Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West (University of North Carolina Press 2020), which is featured on "The Page 99 Test," a blog of the Campaign for the American Reader that follows the maxim of Ford Madox Ford: "Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole...
January 25, 2021
Maria Aladjova (Health Sciences), Marlon Urquico (Liberal Arts), Peter Clancy (Sciences) and the College of Engineering Advising Center are the winners of the 2020-21 UNLV Academic Advising Awards presented by the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education and the Academic Advising Council leadership team. These awards recognize...
January 25, 2021
Kristian Thymianos (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) and Joe Bradly, '20 BA Interdisciplinary Studies, recently co-authored an OpEd in the Las Vegas Sun titled, "Right-wing Terrorism has Become a Defining Issue." Thymianos and Bradly discuss recent events involving right-wing terrorism and provide suggestions on how...
January 22, 2021
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), and William Brown (Brookings Mountain West) collaborated with SRI International and RGC Economics on "Nevada's Plan for Recovery & Resliance," which was released by the Nevada governor's office of economic development as part of Gov. Steve Sisolak'...
January 22, 2021
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published "COVID-19 in El Paso: A Spectacle of Injustice" in the Latin American Perspectives blog.