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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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Research |

It’s not how many minutes, but how much fun, says new neuroscience research.

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People |

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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Campus News |

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

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People |

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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People |

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

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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.

Liberal Arts In The News

Sanita Informazione

Time flies when you're having fun. A new study from the University of Nevada (UNLV), Las Vegas, published in the journal Current Biology, explains what happens to our brains in these cases . Many people think that their  brains  are intrinsically synchronized with the artificial clocks we have on electronic devices , which mark the passage of time minute by minute.

KSNV-TV: News 3

The political fallout continues Thursday following Joe Biden's COVID diagnosis which has led to more calls for him to step aside as the Democratic nominee for president.

News-Medical.Net

Ever hear the old adage that time flies when you're having fun? A new study by a team of UNLV researchers suggests that there's a lot of truth to the trope. Many people think of their brains as being intrinsically synced to the man-made clocks on their electronic devices, counting time in very specific, minute-by-minute increments. But the study, published this month in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed Cell Press journal Current Biology, showed that our brains don't work that way.

SFGate

The Shag Room, with its Moroccan theme, is a throwback to another era in Las Vegas when intimate casino lounge venues kick-started a night of entertainment. On Wednesday nights, the lounge’s open mic supports four hours of singers from country to rock to pop rap and R&B, with no cover charge or drink minimum.

Science Daily

Ever hear the old adage that time flies when you're having fun? A new study by a team of UNLV researchers suggests that there's a lot of truth to the trope. Many people think of their brains as being intrinsically synced to the human-made clocks on their electronic devices, counting time in very specific, minute-by-minute increments. But the study, published this month in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed Cell Press journal Current Biology, showed that our brains don't work that way.

Newswise

Ever hear the old adage that time flies when you’re having fun? A new study by a team of UNLV researchers suggests that there’s a lot of truth to the trope. Many people think of their brains as being intrinsically synced to the man-made clocks on their electronic devices, counting time in very specific, minute-by-minute increments. But the study, published this month in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed Cell Press journal Current Biology, showed that our brains don’t work that way.

Liberal Arts Experts

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An expert on Latin American politics, with a focus on NAFTA and the Mexican and North American automobile industry.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (Psychology) was awarded the Charles and Shirley Thomas Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, a division of the American Psychological Association. This award was created in honor of the significant contributions made by Charles and Shirley Thomas in the area of student…
Katherine Walker (English) presented at the Marlowe Society of America Conference in London on the upcoming publication of The Handbook of Christopher Marlowe.
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."