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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 | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

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Arts and Culture | July 26, 2021

UNLV sports history expert Kendra Gage’s class on Olympics explores historical, modern collisions between sport and social issues of the time.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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People | June 28, 2021

This M.D.-Ph.D. finds his career sweet spot collaborating with diverse stakeholders to address community mental health issues of multi-identity minorities.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | May 25, 2021

Associate professor Mark Padoongpatt will tackle the history of and rise in anti-Asian sentiment and violence in a special episode of 'We Need to Talk.'

Liberal Arts In The News

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August 5, 2021

Handball athletes such as German gymnasts have asked for the freedom to use competition clothing in which to feel more comfortable. But something is really changing.

Elko Daily Free Press
August 3, 2021

With just weeks left before the start of the fall semester — and the near-full scale return of college students, faculty and staff to in-person activity on campuses across the country — more than 600 colleges and universities have sought to implement requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine as cases and hospitalizations have surged.

August 3, 2021

For more than 100 years, the U.S. government forcibly relocated tens of thousands of Native American children to boarding schools under a federal assimilation program meant to suppress their languages, beliefs and identities.

Washington Post
August 3, 2021

Our country’s path to political influence involves defecting from your hometown and congregating in one of a handful of wealthy neighborhoods. It’s undermining trust in government — and corroding our democracy.

Living Philosophy
August 3, 2021

Might an education for children featuring philosophy be one of the keys to developing a more civil society? Prof. Amy Reed-Sandoval (UNLV) discusses how wonder is integral to philosophy and how this complements a child’s natural inclination to know more about the world and others.

Sunday Times Daily
August 2, 2021

This year’s Olympic Games have brought a number of non-sporting issues to the fore. May it continue.

Liberal Arts Experts

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Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

August 5, 2021
Stephen D. Benning (Psychology) has been elected director of clinical training.     
August 3, 2021
William Bauer (History) appeared on KQED's "Grappling with the History of Native American Boarding Schools." Bauer discussed the history and consequences of the United States' off-reservation boarding school system for American Indian children.
August 3, 2021
Kenneth Miller (Political Science) and co-author Brandice Canes-Wrone of Princeton University were featured in the Washington Post Magazine article "America's Hidden Crisis of Power and Place." The article by David Fontana describes how the political elite in both parties are disproportionately connected to a few neighborhoods in a few...
August 3, 2021
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) was interviewed for the Living Philosophy podcast about her research, teaching, and community outreach in philosophy for children.
August 2, 2021
Renato M. Liboro, Sherry Bell, Brandon Ranuschio, and Lianne Barnes (Psychology),  along with other members of the CHAMPION Mental Health research lab of UNLV, recently published their article, "Barriers and Facilitators to Promoting Resilience to HIV/AIDS: A Qualitative Study on the Lived Experiences of HIV-Positive, Racial and...
July 30, 2021
Monica Hernández-Johnson (Educational Psychology and Higher Education); Valerie Taylor and Ravijot Singh (both Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies); and Norma A. Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark (all Teaching and Learning) coauthored an article, “Like Where Are Those Teachers?”: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of...