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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

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Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

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Campus News | October 31, 2022

Federal funds will help UNLV PRACTICE create youth treatment programs for early bipolar disorders and psychosis.

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People | October 20, 2022

Psychological and brain sciences grad student Aldo Barrita's fellowship helps expand research in Latino humanities.

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Research | October 19, 2022

UNLV-led research seeks ways to fold virtual class-inspired feature into post-pandemic return to in-person STEM instruction.

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Research | October 17, 2022

The Walking Box Ranch is a direct link to the world of 1930s Hollywood glamor and a vital resource for UNLV's students of historic preservation.

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People | October 17, 2022

Transfer students explain how they found ways to thrive at a new school.

Liberal Arts In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 23, 2022

Despite efforts by Republicans to make inroads with Nevada’s Latino voters, early CNN exit polls show that outreach was largely unsuccessful.

November 23, 2022

Actor Chris Hemsworth announced that the results of a genetic test he took have revealed that he is at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease because he has two copies of the APOE4 gene.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 21, 2022

It didn’t take long for Nevada Democrats’ redistricting maneuvering to pay off. A year after the Democrat-controlled Legislature redrew the state’s political boundaries, Democrats defended all three of the competitive congressional districts in Southern Nevada while also expanding their majorities in both chambers, including regaining a supermajority in the state Assembly.

November 21, 2022

All of Nevada's Democratic congressional delegation, in a joint statement, called on the Democratic National Committee to put Nevada's Primary Election first on the calendar in coming years.

Black Perspectives
November 21, 2022

Finding that the evidence for jumping the broom’s “origins” pointed to western Europe, I wanted to better understand how groups adopted and adapted rituals for their own communal needs, and what this suggested about its popularity in African American history. If the broomstick wedding was “forced” into enslaved communities, as some have claimed, how then is it remolded into something that many embraced over time? If it was accepted willingly in some circumstances, what does this suggest about agency and the evolution of Black culture in the antebellum era?

November 21, 2022

Alzheimer's disease—the most common type of dementia—affects roughly one in nine people age 65 and older in the U.S., the Alzheimer's Association reports. And many people experience mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as they age, which can be "a midway point between normal cognitive aging and dementia," Brenna Renn, PhD and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, tells Best Life.

Liberal Arts Experts

An expert in political philosophy, philosophy for children, and Latinx philosophies.
An expert in the evolution of human nutrition, hunter-gatherer societies, and the division of labor between the sexes. 
An expert in the cause, prevention, and treatment of trauma and anxiety-related disorders.
An expert in political philosophy, and the intersection of politics and religion.
An expert in child development. 
An expert in the literature of the United States.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

November 22, 2022
Jennifer Rennels and Rachael Robnett (both Psychology) co-chaired a symposium and panel discussion about Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting Underrepresented students in STEM at the American Chemical Society's Western Regional Meeting in Las Vegas during October 2022. Seval Yildirim (Diversity Initiatives) and Eliza Wiggins (Community Programs)…
November 22, 2022
Alodia Martin-Martinez (World Languages and Cultures) presented at PAMLA 2022 in a session called Pandora's Xbox: Classical Imagery and Story in Traditional and Emerging Media. The title of the presentation was "Aletheia and the Social Media." 
November 22, 2022
Assistant professor Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) co-authored a chapter titled, “Vijay Prashad: A Biographical and Theoretical Sketch” with Moushumi Roy (Hampton University) and Moushumi Biswas (Langston University) in the volume, Neglected Social Theorists of Color, edited by David Dickens, Korey Tillman, and C. C. Herbison.
November 21, 2022
As part of the knowledge mobilization efforts of his community-engaged and stakeholder-involved research work, Renato “Rainier” M. Liboro (Psychology) recently presented at the research sessions of three Southern Nevada summits. On Oct. 7, 2022, he conducted the workshop, “Expanding the Understanding of Stakeholders in Higher Education on…
November 20, 2022
Nicholas Barron (Anthropology) published "Assembling ‘Enduring Peoples,' Mediating Recognition: Anthropology, the Pascua Yaqui Indians, and the Co-Construction of Ideas and Politics" in the journal History and Anthropology. The article compares the concurrent development of Edward Spicer’s theory of "enduring peoples" and his political support for…
November 17, 2022
The UNLV department of philosophy recently hosted the 84th annual meeting of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. This event, which brought over 50 philosophers onto the UNLV campus, was also supported by the College of Liberal Arts. C. E. Abbate, K. Ladstaetter, and J. Woodbridge presented commentaries, while D. Beisecker (all Philosophy)…