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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 | January 24, 2023

Online master’s programs in nursing continue U.S. News & World Report rankings rise with two Top 10 placements; bachelor’s program in psychology also cracks Top 20. 

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Campus News | January 5, 2023

Following the release of a UNLV film department documentary, the Boyd School of Law helps lead discussions on the future of Windsor Park.

Members of the Precision Medicine Lab lifting off a manhole cover to study wastewater
Business and Community | December 29, 2022

A yearlong collection of headlines featuring community resources, training programs, and partnerships to move Southern Nevada forward.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

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Research | December 27, 2022

Groundbreaking discovery was the norm for Rebel researchers in 2022. Here's a selection of our favorite news-making UNLV research highlights from the year. 

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People | December 14, 2022

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Keith E. Whitfield during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.
 

Liberal Arts In The News

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
February 3, 2023

When you look at the northeast Las Vegas Valley mountain towering over Sunrise Manor, what do you call it? The correct answer is Frenchman Mountain, which may come as a surprise to many locals who call it "Sunrise Mountain."

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 3, 2023

When you look at the mountain in the northeast Las Vegas Valley that towers over Sunrise Manor, what do you call it? The correct answer is Frenchman Mountain, which may come as a surprise to many locals who call it “Sunrise Mountain.”

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
February 2, 2023

With the Republican National Committee redoubling its efforts to pass anti-abortion laws at the state and federal level, could the future success of Republican candidates in the disputed state of Nevada be at risk?

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español
February 2, 2023

With the Republican National Committee redoubling its efforts to pass anti-abortion laws at the state and federal level, could the future success of Republican candidates in the disputed state of Nevada be at risk?

Desert Companion
February 2, 2023

Nevada ranks 51st in access to mental healthcare in the U.S. Despite this grim statistic, Rochelle Hines, who holds a PhD in neuroscience — as does her partner Dustin Hines — sees promise in the state’s burgeoning institutions, such as the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Clark County Children’s Mental Health Consortium, and UNLV. “It’s just figuring out how we can better support these institutions and connect them even more with our communities… and also remove barriers to access,” Rochelle says. “If a patient really wants to try an innovative therapy, you have to look at the barriers that might be preventing them from being able to access that.”

Desert Companion
February 2, 2023

Nevada ranks 51st in access to mental healthcare in the U.S. Despite this grim statistic, Rochelle Hines, who holds a PhD in neuroscience — as does her partner Dustin Hines — sees promise in the state’s burgeoning institutions, such as the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Clark County Children’s Mental Health Consortium, and UNLV. “It’s just figuring out how we can better support these institutions and connect them even more with our communities… and also remove barriers to access,” Rochelle says. “If a patient really wants to try an innovative therapy, you have to look at the barriers that might be preventing them from being able to access that.”

Liberal Arts Experts

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 Russia, religion, and U.S. and international history.
An expert on mental health counseling and counselor education. 
An expert in love and intimacy.
An expert in forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, human remains, and skeletal biology.
An expert in auditory, language, and musical research.

Recent Liberal Arts Accomplishments

February 1, 2023
Maurice Finocchiaro (Emeritus, Philosophy) has just given approval to The Commercial Press Ltd. in China to publish a Chinese translation of a 40-page chapter from one of his books. The chapter is titled, “Mosca’s Political Science: Democratic Elitism and Balanced Pluralism,” from the book Beyond Right and Left: Democratic Elitism in Mosca and…
February 1, 2023
Tyler D. Parry (African American and African Diaspora Studies Program; Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by a journalist from Seventeen Magazine about the origins of Black History Month and its associated colors.
January 31, 2023
Patricia A. Heisser-Metoyer, Ph.D., (Psychology; Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies; African America and African Diaspora program), was selected to participate in The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans events in 2023. The initiative was created to strengthen…
January 31, 2023
John Haberstroh (History) has published an interview titled, "Making Monsters Beautiful: An Interview with Karen Dee Carpenter," in the Council for European Studies' online journal, EuropeNow. The interview explores Carpenter's (CSU Northridge) virtual reality opera project called "Beautiful Monsters," which retells the stories of famous ancient…
January 28, 2023
Katherine Walker (English) published an article in Literature Compass titled, "State of the Field: Early Modern Magic." The article surveys recent scholarship on magic and suggests new approaches to the topic in early modern literary studies. 
January 26, 2023
Renato (Rainier) M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Queer and Trans Music Therapy (Psychology series) titled, "Epistemic Privilege and Epistemic Responsibility: Responding to an Inherent Call to Address the Needs of Queer and Trans Folx in Music Therapy." From the perspective of standpoint theory,…