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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 24, 2023

Online master’s programs in nursing continue U.S. News & World Report rankings rise with two Top 10 placements; bachelor’s program in psychology also cracks Top 20. 

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Campus News | January 5, 2023

Following the release of a UNLV film department documentary, the Boyd School of Law helps lead discussions on the future of Windsor Park.

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Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

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Research | December 27, 2022

Groundbreaking discovery was the norm for Rebel researchers in 2022. Here's a selection of our favorite news-making UNLV research highlights from the year. 

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People | December 14, 2022

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Keith E. Whitfield during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.

Liberal Arts In The News

January 25, 2023

Our need to seize “more, more and more” of everything life offers is a global mentality that’s grown into a culture of living our best lives at an exponentially faster pace. And for the world of fashion, this endless demand has normalized instantaneous gratification over protecting our environment, our planet — and really, ourselves.

January 25, 2023

School choice has been a debate in Nevada for many years. Now it's at the forefront once again. On Monday, Governor Joe Lombardo expressed support for the issue in his State of the State address.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 24, 2023

It was a great migration and a time when the Basic Magnesium plant in Henderson became one of the earliest working hubs for African American workers. Claytee White, director of oral research history at UNLV said when America entered World War II, the United States was trying to catch up on new technology.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 23, 2023

There’s been an uptick in casino robberies since November, and police are searching for a suspect linked to multiple of them.

Nevada Independent
January 22, 2023

It’s known as the State of the State — a biennial address the governor delivers to the Legislature to highlight policy priorities and discuss the condition of Nevada. On Monday evening, Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo will make his first such address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chamber at the Legislative Building in Carson City. The speech will provide Lombardo with an opportunity to lay out his administration's legislative agenda and proposed budget, though he already set some broad policy priorities during his gubernatorial campaign, including an expansion of school choice, economic diversification and repeal of “soft-on-crime” legislation.

Associated Press
January 20, 2023

Police have gone public with pleas to identify a man believed to be responsible for several recent robberies of cashiers at casinos in neighborhoods off the Las Vegas Strip.

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert in adolescent development and gender development, particularly as it relates to career choice.
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.
An expert in the evolution of human nutrition, hunter-gatherer societies, and the division of labor between the sexes. 
An expert in health and social inequality.
An expert on gender, sexuality, media, and popular culture.
An expert in auditory perception, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and perceptual abnormalities in schizophrenia.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

January 26, 2023
Renato (Rainier) M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Queer and Trans Music Therapy (Psychology series) titled, "Epistemic Privilege and Epistemic Responsibility: Responding to an Inherent Call to Address the Needs of Queer and Trans Folx in Music Therapy." From the perspective of standpoint theory,…
January 18, 2023
Torisha Khonach (Sociology) published an article titled, "Feminine negotiations and patriarchal bargains: Contradictory resistance in women’s flat track roller derby," in the journal International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
January 18, 2023
Rakshitha Mohankumar and Brenna Renn (both Psychology) published an op-ed piece, "Boosting the Mental/Behavioral Health Infrastructure to Prevent Elder Suicide," for Generations Today, a bimonthly digital publication of the American Society on Aging. They highlight pervasive ageism and lack of training as barriers to better suicide prevention in…
January 17, 2023
Paul W. Werth (History) has been designated a Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in Uppsala for the spring semester of 2024. 
January 13, 2023
Amanda Mraz and Brenna Renn (both Psychology) published an article titled, "Perspectives of Nonspecialists Delivering a Brief Depression Treatment in the United States: A Qualitative Investigation," in the journal BMC Psychiatry. Their coauthor Grace Woodard is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Miami. Renn''s effort on…
January 12, 2023
Brenna Renn (Psychology) has been elected to the executive board of the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Geropsychology. The society's mission is to advance the field of professional clinical geropsychology through the scientific study of mental health of older adults, delivery of culturally sensitive psychological services…