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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 | May 19, 2020

The full effect of the crisis won't be known for some time, but right now donors are helping the university pivot to focus on emergency needs and mental health.

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People | May 15, 2020

Eight UNLV Students Honored With 2020 Lance and Elena Calvert Awards For Undergraduate Research across a wide spectrum of research topics.

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Campus News | May 14, 2020

An enduring UNLV end-of-semester tradition is to highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 12, 2020

Honors education major will be using her experiences to inspire a new generation of students.

People | May 8, 2020

In her transdisciplinary Honors College thesis project, UNLV senior Kendahl Servino investigates how our regard for our hands can reveal far more than we might expect.

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People | April 13, 2020

The Honors College’s new academic advisor dishes on remote work, flying pizza, and making strong connections on campus.

Honors In The News

Las Vegas Sun
May 19, 2020

It came as no surprise to former Sen. Harry Reid when he heard that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was considering picking Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto for his running mate.

KNPR News
April 7, 2020

For longtime Las Vegans—indeed, for longtime westerners—Bonanza Airlines is a cause for nostalgia. It was founded in 1945, and began operations in 1946.

Nevada Appeal
March 26, 2020

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order this month that all casinos in the state shut down because of the coronavirus raised the question whether casinos were all closed at any time in the past.

Fox News
March 25, 2020

People walking the Strip on a brisk Friday evening took a moment to stop and listen to an unfamiliar sound that has in recent days enveloped Las Vegas and may never come again: silence.

Daily Mail
March 19, 2020

Las Vegas has been turned into a ghost town just 24 hours after Nevada's governor Steve Sisolak shut down all of the state's casinos.

Associated Press
March 16, 2020

Nevada reported its first death from the new coronavirus Monday as businesses and schools shut down around the state, including many of the Las Vegas Strip casinos that power the local economy, and the NFL canceled public events that had been scheduled with its player draft next month in Las Vegas.

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Recent Honors Accomplishments

May 4, 2020
Natalie Johns (Biochemsistry) was recognized for an abstract that she submitted to the American Society of Radiation Oncologists (ASTRO). A senior, Johns was selected to present her work, "Comics for Pediatric Oncology Patients & Families: Education & Empowerment," at the annual meeting in October in Miami. The abstract was one of 280...
April 15, 2020
Zantana Ephrem (Honors) has been selected for the 2020 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program following a highly competitive nationwide selection process. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University, the program supports extraordinary undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in...
January 22, 2020
Anne H. Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies), along with alumna Molly C. O'Donnell, '15 PhD English, have co-edited the collection The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture with Bloomsbury, released this month. Contributors to this collection of essays about highly specific cultural genres include Megan Becker, John Hay (...
January 7, 2020
Jennifer Jaimes, Mehmet Erdem, ChihChien Chen (all Hospitality), and William Doyle (Honors) recently published their paper "An Assessment of Generation Z’s Preferences for Guest-Facing Hotel Technologies" in the Journal of Hospitality. The exploratory study found that guest-facing technologies are an important consideration for Generation Z...
September 30, 2019
Monserrath Hernández (Journalism and Media Studies), Maribel Estrada Calderón (History), Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching and Learning), Elsa Lopez (Education), Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez (Education), Rodrigo Vazquez (Economics), and Nathalie Martinez (Honors) were each recently awarded a student scholarship from the city of Las Vegas and the...
August 15, 2019
Peter Grema (Honors College and Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to present his summer internship research on "The Price of Legal Cannabis and Other Industry Policies" at the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. Grema's research explores three distinct public policy areas wherein the legal U.S. cannabis...