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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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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.

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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

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The Mirage is about to vanish from the Las Vegas Strip. Gambling ends and the doors close Wednesday at the iconic tropical island-themed hotel-casino that opened in 1989 with a fire-spewing volcano outside, and Siegfried & Roy's lions and dolphins inside.

ABC News

The Mirage is about to vanish from the Las Vegas Strip. Gambling ends and the doors close Wednesday at the iconic tropical island-themed hotel-casino that opened in 1989 with a fire-spewing volcano outside, and Siegfried & Roy's lions and dolphins inside.

ABC News

The Mirage is about to vanish from the Las Vegas Strip. Gambling ends and the doors close Wednesday at the iconic tropical island-themed hotel-casino that opened in 1989 with a fire-spewing volcano outside, and Siegfried & Roy's lions and dolphins inside.

Newswise

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.

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, human remains, and skeletal biology.
A licensed clinical psychologist and expert in addiction, sexual trauma, substance use disorders, and gambling disorder.
An expert on judges, judicial selection, and race and gender bias.
An expert on child psychology, anxiety, and school absenteeism
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An expert in American history.
An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

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." 
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…