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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

Mia Bell coaching players before game.
People | January 6, 2020

Mia Bell on her greatest moments as a player, and now assistant coach, for the Lady Rebels.

Students in red shirts walking outside on campus
Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

unlv professor arya udry looks at a meteorite that she's holding up to the light
Research | December 26, 2019

A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

John Bowers poses in front of a bookshelf.
People | December 2, 2019

The longtime English professor says teaching Tolkien at UNLV helped him make his greatest literary discovery.

Liberal Arts In The News

The China Post
January 13, 2020

Taiwan People’s Party (TPP), the brainchild of Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), was the highest-scoring small party in the party-list election, securing five seats in the parliament.

DW News
January 12, 2020

While Taiwan remains in a celebratory mood following a historic victory for the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen, Beijing issued a solemn warning on Sunday, reiterating that Taiwan remains a part of China.

DW News
January 11, 2020

Taiwanese are voting on Saturday as the island's future and its relationship with mainland China reach a critical juncture.

January 10, 2020

When the 2020 presidential nomination season kicks off in February, it won’t start with a primary — where voters go to their polling place and cast a secret ballot — but with caucuses. While the vast majority of states hold primary elections, a few use these more complicated events to show their preferences for candidates.

East Asia Forum
January 10, 2020

The repercussions of protest and unrest can stretch across borders. Events during 2019 have reshaped Taiwanese perceptions towards China and the so-called ‘one-country, two systems’ in Hong Kong.

Smart Parenting
January 6, 2020

You know your toddler is ready for school when he shows any of the following: social skills, independence, and emotional maturity.

Liberal Arts Experts

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Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
January 16, 2020
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) has published a book, Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice, with Oxford University Press.
January 16, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) received a 2019 Ernest Hemingway Award in the poetry category. The award is issued by The New World literary magazine based in Toronto, Canada.
January 15, 2020
C.E. Abbate (Philosophy) published a paper, "On Moral Ignorance and Mistakes of Fact: a Response to Harman," in Philosophia. In this paper, she explains why we ought to always blame the morally ignorant, yet we shouldn't always blame those who make mistakes of fact (in moral contexts). 
January 13, 2020
Marina Garber-Colacicchi (World Languages and Cultures) had a selection of poems titled "The Dead Hour" published in The New Review Quarterly in December.
January 13, 2020
Shane Kraus and Repairer Etuk (both Psychology) recently published a paper, Current Pharmacotherapy for Gambling Disorder: a Systematic Review, in Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. Etuk is a graduate student.