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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. Students develop strong analytical and communication skills for a lifetime of learning and discovery that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.

Current Liberal Arts News

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Business and Community |

Leya Dagher knew she wanted to start a business and with the help of UNLV resources, she established Swalty Mediterranean.

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People |

The native Nevadan and triple alumna is devoted to making our community better through the Nevada Institute for Children's Research & Policy.

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Business and Community |

The College Opportunity Program provides access to online certificate and degree programs, at no cost to MGM Resorts Employees.

Members of the UNLV Runway Rebels student fashion club pose on the steps of the Carol C. Harter Classroom Building complex
Campus News |

Group offers opportunities for exploration and growth of Las Vegas fashion industry — and themselves.

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People |

He was named the 2024 Junior Administrative Faculty of the Year.

Madison Montellano
People |

Madison Montellano knows what it means to take the road less traveled, embracing each twist and turn through her academic adventure.

Liberal Arts In The News


Bridgerton is back, and Season 3 leading lady Nicola Coughlan is setting the record straight about her waist. The 37-year-old actress, who plays Penelope Featherington on the hit Netflix series, has done a lot of talking about her body since Part 1 of the latest season premiered on May 16. In response to some allegations that her waist was Photoshopped onscreen, she told People that her appearance is actually a result of wearing a corset.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) reported about a 50% jump in prostitution offenses in May, according to Las Vegas TV station KTNV. When comparing prostitution offenses between January 1 and May 31, 2023, vs. January 1 and May 31, 2024, for the Las Vegas Valley, the numbers were 675 in 2023 and 1,007 in 2024. That represents a 49.2% jump.


The primary elections are over and it looks like predictions for the U.S. Senate race, Las Vegas mayor and city council were spot on. Senator Jacky Rosen will face Republican Sam Brown in November. There were no surprises in the races for Congress. Shelley Berkeley will face Victoria Seaman for Las Vegas mayor; and two Las Vegas city council seats were likely won outright by incumbents Brian Knudsen and Olivia Diaz.

CIty Cast Las Vegas

Nevada is the only state with legal prostitution — but only in certain counties. So why doesn’t Clark County, home to Sin City, have legal brothels? With prostitution arrests in the news again, we’re bringing back a conversation co-host Dayvid Figler had with UNLV sociology professor Barb Brents. They talk about why Clark County has held out against both decriminalizing prostitution and legalizing brothels, and what it would take to change those policies.

UK Times

Donald Trump has told a rally in Las Vegas that he would not tax income from tips in a move widely regarded as a bid for support from service workers in the swing state of Nevada. "So this is the first time I’ve said this, and for those hotel workers and people that get tips you’re going to be very happy because when I get to office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips people (are) making,” Trump told the crowd.

KSNV-TV: News 3

With 13 of the 14 early voting days accounted for, about 74% of all early votes are mail-in ballots in this year’s primary. This continues the trend from 2022’s early voting primary, where mail and EASE ballots accounted for 71.55% of early voting.

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert on judges, judicial selection, and race and gender bias.
An expert in depression, mHealth, and mental health of older adults.
An expert on environmental security, economic development, and political violence.
An expert in folklore and popular culture.
A historian and curator of 20th century American culture, specializing in clothing, political fashion, and the use of fashion in the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 
An expert on first-generation students, educational psychology, the impact of technology on wellbeing.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

Kara Christensen Pacella and graduate student Maegan Nation (both Psychology) recently co-authored a publication in the Journal of Eating Disorders titled, "Engagement in binge eating and fasting associated with poorer sleep quality in an online sample of adults," with colleagues from North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota.
Nicole Koval and Kenneth Miller (both Political Science) published their article, "Gender and Attack Advertising in U.S. Senate Campaigns," in Sage Open. In this article the authors find that candidates running in for office today are attacked in campaigns based on the issues on which their parties have weaker reputations with voters. But…
Cassaundra Rodriguez (Sociology) received an honorable mention for her book, Contested Americans: Mixed-Status Families in Anti-Immigrant Times, from the American Sociological Association's (ASA) Latino/a Sociology Section's Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award.
Booklist and School Library Journal recently published nice reviews of an illustrated nonfiction book for kids written by Jarret Keene (English) called Heroes of World War II: 25 True Stories of Unsung Heroes Who Fought for Freedom (Bushel & Peck Peck). Booklist says "this engaging book briefly describes 25 individuals (or groups) who were…
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was quoted in an article titled, "7 Juneteenth Foods and Traditions," published in It provides a historical overview of the holiday and its continued importance for Americans in the 21st century.
Published: Annaliese Grant (Sociology) recently published an article about the role of socioeconomic status, shared television time, and family relationships in the Journal of Children and Media, titled, "The role of socioeconomic status in U.S. children’s co-viewing television and family member relationship quality over time."