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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 | September 21, 2021

Honors College Alumna of the Year Casey Barber helped thousands of Nevadans navigate COVID-19 by leading UNLV's contact tracing team.

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People | September 20, 2021

The Honors College professor energizes students to consider life’s big questions from diverse perspectives. 

Mary Blankenship peers into Scienta
People | September 16, 2021

UNLV undergrad Mary Blankenship blends public policy, science, and economics into a cocktail for successful global change.

Lexie Ignacio
Campus News | July 15, 2021

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

Kyle Catarata holding a folder
Campus News | July 15, 2021

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

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People | May 12, 2021

Graduate Michael Schwob, recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, began racking up accomplishments by connecting with his instructors.

Honors In The News

The Irish Echo
August 25, 2021

In a recent essay in the Irish Echo, Cian T. McMahon wrote, “Troubled by the sight of asylum seekers taking their chances in unsafe boats upon the Mediterranean Sea in recent years, John Roche of the Irish Red Cross has said that until European governments find ways to address the crises plaguing many countries in North Africa, ‘desperate people will continue to risk their lives on these coffin ships.’

Yahoo! Sports
June 18, 2021

As Americans begin to re-emerge from their year inside, the first new U.S. airlines in 14 years — Breeze Airways and Avelo Airlines — are hoping their low-cost services and unconventional flight routes will lure travel-hungry adults away from the behemoth air carriers they know and love.

Washington Post
June 18, 2021

The first new U.S. air carriers in 14 years are vying for a slice of air travel’s rebound as the industry emerges from its worst downturn in history.

Las Vegas Sun
May 18, 2021

Last week, readers of the Sun got a treat in being introduced to Adugna “Adu” Siweya, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s outstanding college graduates this spring. Inspirational stories Siweya's make college graduation season a special time in Las Vegas, an annual reminder of the remarkable minds in our community, and the commitment of students to academic achievement.

casino review
May 4, 2021

With online gaming and further expansion in Asia on the cards, Edward Lowton ponders the various possibilities for Sands as the company moves on to greener pastures following the $6.25bn sale of its Las Vegas properties.

El Tiempo
April 15, 2021

This home in the historic Rancho Circle Las Vegas neighborhood has something that few homes of any price in southern Nevada have: a basement.

Honors Experts

An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.
An expert in commercial aviation and airport history.
An economist studying microeconometrics, economics of food security, health economics, and urban economics        
A licensed clinical psychologist and noted expert on women's health and human sexuality. 

Recent Honors Accomplishments

September 14, 2021
Michael Chin (Honors College) published a novel titled My Grandfather's an Immigrant, and So is Yours with Cowboy Jamboree Press. The novel is presented in a fragmented, collage-style format and combines a coming of age story with a meditation on larger discussions in American culture leading up to and in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential...
June 22, 2021
Peter Grema (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Honors College) was recently featured in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives Researcher Profile series discussing his research of the Clark County Economic Opportunity Board (EOB) for a History of Las Vegas class. Grema is an undergraduate.
June 21, 2021
Dan Bubb (Honors), along with other former and current airline industry professionals, did an interview with the Washington Post on the emergence of new, upstart airlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.    
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police...
May 11, 2021
Dan Bubb (Honors) recently did a television interview with Telemundo CNBC-Universal on how air travel helped Las Vegas become a global tourist destination. 
April 30, 2021
Nathalie Martinez (Anthropology, World Languages and Cultures, Honors College) presented her paper "'Our language do not die, they are killed': Indigenismo and its Effects on Indigenous Language Revitalization" at the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. This...