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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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Justin Ramos' shares how his adventures in Morocco — part of Lee Business School's Global Entrepreneurship Experience — expanded his perspective on customs, culture, and food. 

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News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.

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The two-time alumnus and now doctoral student helps show prospective Rebels everything UNLV has to offer as assistant director for visitor experience and engagement.

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The program will help Alejandro Rios prepare for career in immigrant and refugee advocacy.

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

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

Liberal Arts In The News


Michael Green, a UNLV professor whose expertise lies at the intersection of U.S. history and politics, cautions against buying into social media chatter, suggesting that the weekend assassination attempt against Donald Trump will influence a victory in the 2024 presidential election. According to Green, history shows that election projections are unpredictable.

Public News Service

Plenty of political and social leaders are calling for unity and condemning political violence after this weekend's assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. However, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas sociologist said he is not too optimistic about the country's capacity to use this political moment to catalyze change.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The old stucco houses on Casino Center Boulevard and Third Street downtown don’t seem particularly distinguished at first glance. One, with a mix of dirty and boarded windows, looks forlorn. The other is a simple, one story bail bonds office. There’s no plaque to mark them and nothing to indicate that they have any historical significance.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The Mirage hotel-casino is often cited as being a trailblazer and the first true mega resort in Las Vegas. The “Oasis in the Desert” changed the way casinos approached the business of making money and how the outside world perceived Las Vegas.

KSNV-TV: News 3

Posts on social media suggest some voters believe former president Donald Trump has already won the 2024 presidential election after surviving an assassination attempt. UNLV history professor, Michael Green, says history shows that projection is unpredictable.


The Mirage, an iconic hotel and casino in Las Vegas that opened in 1989, is set to close its doors for good next week — but must first hand out around $1.6 million in cash and prizes. NBC’s Morgan Chesky reports for TODAY.

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert on gender, sexuality, media, and popular culture.
Kirk is an expert who studies the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern U.S. with a special interest in the American West.
An expert on the storytelling in video games.
An expert on child psychology, anxiety, and school absenteeism
A historian of European culture from the age of Enlightenment through the present day.
An expert in auditory perception, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and perceptual abnormalities in schizophrenia.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) was invited by the Radio Taiwan International in Taiwan to have a talk on July 2 titled, "Media Resilience and Geopolitics." In this talk, Wang discussed the definition of cognitive warfare and its conflict with the freedom of speech. Wang then shared examples of cognitive warfare in Taiwan and showed…
Jeff Schauer (History) participated in a workshop, New Histories of Childhood and Youth in Southern Africa, at the University of the Free State, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.   Schauer's paper was titled "Children, Conservation, and Zambia's Environmental Turn," and explored Chongololo, the children's conservation clubs and magazine.…
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) presented a paper titled, "Al Morir, Nos Volvemos 'Muertos'?" (When We Die, Do We Become 'Muertos'?) and three workshops on Philosophy for Children pedagogy for the international Filosofía, Literatura, Arte e Infancia (Philosophy, Literature, Art and Childhood) course held in Albarracían, Spain. The events were…
Robert Futrell (Sociology) was featured on NPR's All Things Considered in the story "A decade after armed standoff, the Bundys appear to be above the law." 
Arpine Mkrtchyan (World Languages and Cultures) was granted a scholarship to participate in the inaugural professional development training program BELC États-Unis from July 10-14 at San Diego State University (SDSU). Organized by the Embassy of France in the United States, in partnership with the Embassy of France in Canada and the…
John Curry (History) acted as an Early Table Leader for the College Board's Advanced Placement World History: Modern examination in Kansas City, Missouri. The exam was taken by over 400,000 high school students around the country. Having helped to design this year's exams, he worked with the leadership of the College Board to set the scoring…