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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

Maria Jerinic sits at a desk with stacks of books.
People | September 3, 2019

The longtime Honors College professor on Jane Austen, the tyranny of the GPA, and peanut butter cups.

woman in red dress in crowd
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.

Honors In The News
August 29, 2019

On Thursday, SLS officially reverted to The Sahara Las Vegas, the iconic brand that evokes Rat Pack-era hipness. The north Strip property is in the midst of a $150 million rebranding that will allow it to reconnect with its past — as well as with a Las Vegas audience for whom the name “SLS” didn’t really evoke anything at all.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 29, 2019

The SLS Las Vegas is returning to the hotel-casino’s roots. After operating under the name SLS for five years, the property is circling back to the iconic Sahara name, starting Thursday.

August 26, 2019

Americans owe more than $1.53 trillion in student loan debt. Research shows that 1 in 4 Americans have student loan debt, that is nearly 45 million people.

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.

Honors Experts

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Recent Honors Accomplishments

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...
August 7, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently wrote a report with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves titled "Elite or Elitist? Lessons for Colleges from Selective High Schools." In the report, the pair present data that show how selective high schools are racially unrepresentative of the districts they are located in, and discuss...
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...