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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

Nicole Schultz with ice cream cone.
People | January 22, 2020

This alumna-turned-employee savors the small moments in life and work at UNLV's International Gaming Institute.

Students in red shirts walking outside on campus
Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

Photo of Martha Amaya standing in a crowded group of people.
Campus News | December 12, 2019

Honors College student Martha Amaya one of just 30 nationwide to receive Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship.

A photo of Akaisha Cook delivering a speech at the 2019 UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner.
Campus News | November 22, 2019

Honors College student Akaisha Cook one of just 30 nationwide to receive 2020 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

A woman in a flower print shirt stands in front of a row of computers
People | November 8, 2019

Honors College Alumna of the Year and faculty member Noelle Lefforge is a four-time alumna of the university.

Honors In The News

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
December 16, 2019

If the 2020 presidential election is going to have a ‘Jim Murren moment’, as the gaming industry saw nearly four years ago, it won’t be from Jim Murren.

Times Standard
December 13, 2019

The Oakland Raiders’ yearlong march into oblivion will end Sunday at the aging Coliseum.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 13, 2019

It will be the Democrat's ninth of their presidential primary cycle, coming on February 19.

KNPR News
December 10, 2019

It was 150 years ago that construction began on the Sutro Tunnel. It had quite an impact … and didn’t amount to much. If that sounds contradictory, well, bear with us.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 27, 2019

If you’re expecting the floodgates to open on caucus endorsements by our Democratic D.C. delegation, don’t.

KNPR News
November 22, 2019

Imagine traveling down the Colorado River from Wyoming all the way down to where the Colorado and Virgin Rivers meet. Now imagine doing it 150 years ago, without today’s transportation, technology, and settlements. That’s what John Wesley Powell and his geographic expedition did.

Honors Experts

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

Recent Honors Accomplishments

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...
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," ...