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Honors College News

The Honors College is a selective college within the university that offers an exceptional undergraduate core experience for highly motivated students. Honors College is an educational partner with the "discipline" colleges of the university in which Honors students pursue their academic majors.

Current Honors News

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

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Research | October 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

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Campus News | October 2, 2020

Junior Kyle Catarata looks to create new opportunities for aspiring law students.

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People | September 30, 2020

Honors College Alumnus of the Year follows in his grandfather's footsteps to a legal career.

Lexie Ignacio
Campus News | September 17, 2020

First-generation entertainment engineering and design major embraces the Las Vegas experience.

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People | August 12, 2020

Lessons learned from her brother, Michael, prompted Dr. Kate Martin to develop an Honors College course that will urge students to consider the needs of those with differences.

Honors In The News

VIXIC Gaming Compliance
October 20, 2020

It died with barely a whimper two years ago, but a Senate bill calling for federal regulation of sports betting could rise from the grave if Democrats win control of the White House and the Senate in the November 3 elections.

Las Vegas Sun
October 15, 2020

Las Vegas will host an NCAA Tournament men's basketball regional for the first time after the NCAA changed a policy that prevented states with sports wagering from hosting championships.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
October 13, 2020

UNLV history professor Michael Green explains the history of the mail-in ballot, which dates back to the 17th century.

October 12, 2020

Abraham Lincoln. The country’s 16th president is known for many things: Signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Appearing on the $5 bill. Helping to usher in the modern-day practice of mail-in voting.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 8, 2020

Mr. Vice President, welcome to Nevada.

El Tiempo
October 6, 2020

Thanks to its good food, clubs and luxury hotels, Las Vegas is known for attracting celebrities.

Honors Experts

A licensed clinical psychologist and noted expert on women's health and human sexuality. 
An expert in environmental economics, behavioral economics, and statistics.        
An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.
An expert in commercial aviation and airport history.

Recent Honors Accomplishments

October 13, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors) reviewed Super Courses: The Future of Teaching and Learning (Princeton University Press, 2020), the most recent book soon to be released by globally acclaimed teaching and learning scholar and author Ken Bain. Super Courses explores a variety of innovative ideas and teaching pedagogies that college professors use to provide an...
September 24, 2020
Sebastian Cardenas (Honors College) recently had his opinion piece, "Waking up in fear every day" published in The Nevada Independent. Cardenas advocates for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in his powerful piece which discusses his story of being a DACA recipient and the challenges he has overcome. Cardenas is an Honors College...
September 17, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and Honors College) and Joshua Padilla (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently co-authored, "Students Shortchanged by Lack of Oversight, Transparency at NSHE." Their Las Vegas Sun OpEd discusses the need to fix the culture within NSHE, citing current and past...
August 17, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors) did an interview with Ira Sternberg, host of The Ira Sternberg Show, on the impact COVID-19 globally, nationally, and locally is having on the airline industry. Half of the interview specifically focuses on the impact COVID-19 is having on the airline and tourism industries in Las Vegas.    
July 15, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors College) managed and edited an issue of Journal of the West (peer-reviewed). He wrote the introduction and contributed an article titled, "The West Grows Wings: Airshows, Airmail, and Airfields, 1909-1926." Students Maeve Dow, Deanna Chea, and Devin Lees (all Honors) each also contributed and published articles.
July 14, 2020
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership and Honors), along with Yanneli Llamas, '20 BA Criminal Justice and English, are recipients of the highly competitive and prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship...