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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

Professor Alyssa Crittenden
People | May 20, 2022

Crittenden, a professor and graduate coordinator for UNLV's department of anthropology, will begin her new position on July 1.

portrait of man in his office
People | May 19, 2022

The Honors College’s new assistant director of advising and retention initiatives has a long record of helping UNLV students find their way.


artist rendering of scientists working on data related to gut flora
Research | May 16, 2022

In May 16 issue of Nature Microbiology, researchers and Indigenous activists call for more ethical approach to collecting biological data. 

"bathtub ring" around Lake Mead
Research | May 13, 2022

How UNLV anthropologist Jennifer Byrnes is helping improve training for forensic scientists.

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Liberal Arts In The News

May 26, 2022

Nerses Kopalyan, Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, talks to CivilNet about his recent article entitled The False Promise of Security: Why the Opposition Protests in Armenia Are Struggling to Gain Traction. Professor Kopaylan discusses police brutality in Armenia, the “democracy versus security” narrative, and where the protests may be heading towards.

May 23, 2022

When the Las Vegas Mafia wanted to dispose of a body, then the deep waters of Lake Mead were a perfect spot – with the body often stuffed in a steel drum.

AV Network
May 23, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas added another flavor of classrooms to its classroom ecosystem.

Las Vegas Sun
May 22, 2022

Perry Woodward was gathering his belongings after officiating a recreational basketball game between teenagers on Tuesday night when he peeked onto the adjacent court at Doolittle Community Center to see the status of another game.

Las Vegas Sun
May 22, 2022

Perry Woodward was gathering his belongings after officiating a recreational basketball game between teenagers on Tuesday night when he peeked onto the adjacent court at Doolittle Community Center to see the status of another game.

The Wall Street Journal‎
May 20, 2022

The alleged gunman has ties to Taiwan, as his victims do, but he routinely presented himself as allied with Beijing

Liberal Arts Experts

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Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

May 26, 2022
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) was awarded the 2022-23 Crossing Latinidades Melon Humanities Fellowship funded by the Mellon Foundation. This fellowship provides an annual stipend, along with resources and training to enhance research focused on Latinx communities exploring and reimagining comparative frameworks that move beyond the single-…
May 25, 2022
Andy Kirk (History) received the Preservation Commission Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the city of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. The award recognized Kirk in the Career Achievement Category for "decade's worth of service ensuring the preservation of the history of Las Vegas."
May 22, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) recently was appointed to the editorial board of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, where she will serve as a section editor for Latin American and Iberian philosophy. 
May 19, 2022
Iesha Jackson (Teaching and Learning), Doris L. Watson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Claytee D. White (Oral History Research Center), and Marcie Gallo (History) published the article, "Research as (Re)vision: Laying Claim to Oral History as a Just-us Research Methodology," in the special issue of the International Journal of…
May 18, 2022
Lauren Schmidt, Kavita Batra, Allison G. McNickle, Douglas R. Fraser, Deborah A. Kuhls, Paul J. Chestovich (all Medicine), and Rachael Robnett (Psychology), along with Lynde Lutzow of Temple University Hospital, presented their research, “Implicit Bias Affects Surgical Technical Skill Evaluations” at the Association for Surgical Education annual…
May 15, 2022
Carlos S. Dimas (History) gave a talk on his recently published book, Poisoned Eden: Cholera Epidemics, State-Building, and the Problem of Public Health in Tucumán , Argentina, 1865-1908, at the University of California Riverside (UCR). The talk centered on the the notions of medical governance and uncertainty in the 1886-87 epidemic. Dimas spoke…