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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

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

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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.

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Campus News | July 15, 2021

Junior Kyle Catarata looks to create new opportunities for aspiring law students.

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.

Liberal Arts In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 20, 2021

When the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts opened in July 1976 with a music legend, Neil Diamond, it was a $10 million, state-of-the-art entertainment center meant to lure new sophisticated tourists to the city during the beginnings of a tourism boom.

GGB News
September 20, 2021

Stan Mallin, the Las Vegas casino pioneer who joined with Jay Sarno to create two of the industry’s most iconic casinos, has died at 98.

Las Vegas Sun
September 20, 2021

Climate change is knocking at our door, from deadly wildfires near Lake Tahoe to extreme storms like Hurricane Ida.

Herald and News
September 20, 2021

In August, the Klamath Falls Equity Task Force — formed to advise city council on the nature and scope of racism and inequity in the community — presented its final report and recommendations.

Business Insider
September 20, 2021

Three blond women dressed in black waited outside a courtroom to catch a glimpse of their hero on September 9.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 17, 2021

One thing that people across the political spectrum agree on is that powerful forces threaten our political institutions and rights.

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert in folklore and popular culture.
An expert in American history.
A licensed clinical psychologist and noted expert on women's health and human sexuality. 
An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.
An expert in both urban sustainability and political extremism, including white supremacy
An expert in memory, reading, and thinking processes.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

September 20, 2021
Renato (Rainier) M. Liboro, Brandon Ranuschio, Sherry Bell, Lianne Barnes (all Psychology) and research assistants from the CHAMPION Mental Health research lab, along with academic colleagues and community partners from Toronto, recently published their article, "Mitigating risks and building resilience to HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of HIV-negative,...
September 20, 2021
Paul W. Werth's (History) book 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution has been featured on two recent podcasts: Historically Thinking and the New Books Network. 
September 17, 2021
Kaelyn R. Griffin, Bailey M. Way, and Shane W. Kraus (all Psychology) recently published a paper "Controversies and Clinical Recommendations for the Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder" as part of a special issues in Current Addictions Report. 
September 17, 2021
Repairer Etuk, Jessica Habashy, Kimberly Stevens, and Shane W. Kraus (all Psychology), and Kristen M. Culbert of Wayne State University, presented their poster "Body Dissatisfaction Mediates the Relationship Between Problematic Pornography Use and Disordered Eating Behavior in Men and Women" on Sept. 17 at the annual meeting of the Eating...
September 16, 2021
Marina Garber (Colacicchi) (World Languages and Cultures) was nominated for The Poetry Award (Premiya Poezia), Russia. The Poetry Award was established by The Dignity Charitable  Foundation in 2018 and is the successor to The Poet Prize. The goal of The Poetry Award is to find and encourage outstanding works of contemporary poetry, translation and...
September 16, 2021
Iván Sandoval-Cervantes (Anthropology) recently published a book chapter (in Spanish) titled: "Ser un 'verdadero migrante:' Temporalidad y efimeridad al atravesar México" (Being a True Migrant: Temporality and Ephemerality while Crossing Mexico), in the edited open access volume Ética, Política y Migración (Ethics, Politics and Migration)...