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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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People | June 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 8, 2019

Undergraduates Michael Schwob and Dylan Wallace among just 496 nationwide to earn the prestigious honor.

Dominic A. Armendariz working at his computer.
Research | May 1, 2019

This Research & Creative Honors Program participant looked at learning theories to build a better school design.

Patrick Messimertesting a the strength of a 3d printed piece of material.
Research | May 1, 2019

This Research & Creative Honors Program participant is as curious as he was in the third grade — only now he's an undergraduate researcher.

Sophia Quinton working at her computer.
Research | May 1, 2019

This Research & Creative Honors Program participant found her research mission early in life and has been pursuing it ever since.

Honors In The News

March 1, 2019

Record numbers of 19-century immigrants arrived in American port cities from the UK and Western Europe following the War of 1812—but that’s only if they managed to survive the journey. Many of the new arrivals were desperately poor, paid very little for their passage and were treated as nothing more than cargo by shipping companies.

February 20, 2019

In the year 2044, our cities might be energized by fusion power plants, our sleek cars may all run on electricity, and our doctors might regularly employ gene-editing to cure blindness.

The Nevada Independent
February 14, 2019

A program that started in Las Vegas a little more than three decades ago continues to pursue its goal: Ensure the valley’s highest achieving high schoolers attend college in Nevada, get a top-flight education and don’t take their talents elsewhere.

It’s called the UNLV Honors College, and new enrollment has tripled in the past six years.

The Nevada Independent
February 1, 2019

A little more than two decades after it was created, a program in Las Vegas continues with its objectives: Attract senior students with high academic performance, equip them better for entering the workforce, and graduate with honors from the university. In this episode, Luz Gray talks with the school's teacher, Joanna Kepka, and the student Ingrid Zárate about everything offered by the Honors College of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Also, the weekly report from the state capital with Michelle Rindels.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 9, 2018

On her final day as dean of the Honors College, Dr. Marta Meana received a thank-you card from her students.
June 11, 2018

This week's show is with Jaclyn Costello. Nothing is more satisfying to Jaclyn than helping people make breakthroughs to understand themselves more deeply.

Honors Experts

An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.
A licensed clinical psychologist and noted expert on women's health and human sexuality. 

Recent Honors Accomplishments

March 26, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Brookings Mountain West, Economics, and Political Science), a student of the Brookings public policy minor program, wrote an opinion editorial, "Single-payer Health Care is a Worthy Goal for the US — Eventually," which was published in the Las Vegas Sun. The piece offers a response to the March 7 campus event, "The Great Debate," ...
September 11, 2018
Jay Shen, Sungyoun Chun (both Community Health Sciences); Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “Relationship Between Acute Hepatitis C and the Opioid Epidemic” in the American Journal of Medicine. This paper was a collaboration...
July 23, 2018
Daniel Bubb (Honors) earlier this month joined a panel of experts at National Park Service's (NPS) offices in Boulder City to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" that crashed in Lake Mead during a missile avoidance system high- and low-altitude test. All five crew members miraculously survived the crash. The two...
June 4, 2018
Heather Lusty (Honors) just published The Border Line: Soldier Stories by D.H. Lawrence  (edited with Introduction) with Palamedes Classic. The short-story collection is the first to focus solely on Lawrence's representations of the soldier figure. The author's own tumultuous experience with the Military Service Act (1916) left a profound mark on...
May 9, 2018
Clarice Tara Cuda and Winnie Wu (both Art) received the 2018 Lance and Elena Calvert Award for Excellence in Creative Works and Advanced Undergraduate Research. Cuda, who will graduate Saturday with a BFA, created the 2018 sculpture "Power Suit," which examines traditions of mourning and materiality from the 19th century to the present. The...
February 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services...