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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

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

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Campus News | December 9, 2020

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield to honor four Winter 2020 graduates for their academic, research, and community impact.

Research | November 13, 2020

UNLV students share their stories in a thought-provoking Brookings podcast series exploring immigration in the U.S.

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People | November 9, 2020

Kiara Sims is one first-gen student who is making the donors who support her education — and her mother — proud.

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

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Research | October 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

Honors In The News

Washington Post
January 12, 2021

Sheldon G. Adelson, a billionaire casino tycoon and free-spending political donor who helped bankroll conservative candidates in the United States and Israel, and who pushed the governments of both countries to reject the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, died Jan. 11 in Malibu, Calif. He was 87.

January 8, 2021

They called him the Westside Slugger. The nickname fit Joe Neal. He could throw a punch, but he also could take one.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
January 7, 2021

UNLV associate professor of history Michael Green describes the last time the U.S. Capitol building was under attack.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 7, 2021

Wednesday's violent protests in the nation's capitol marked a historic moment in our country.

Las Vegas Sun
January 7, 2021

The riotous protest Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump that sent lawmakers scrambling for safety and left a woman dead are unlike anything seen before in the nation’s history, said Michael Green, an associate professor of history at UNLV.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 16, 2020

UNLV recognized more than 5,000 spring and winter graduates Tuesday during two virtual ceremonies — a format dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Honors Experts

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

Recent Honors Accomplishments

December 18, 2020
Michelle Follette Turk (History and Honors) has published a revised and expanded book, Gambling with Lives: A History of Occupational Health in Greater Las Vegas, a long-term study of health and safety in Southern Nevada, and the region's most catastrophic workplace disasters. Her research began as a dissertation at UNLV (Ph.D. History, 2011), and...
December 7, 2020
Mary Blankenship (Economics, Chemistry, Brookings Mountain West, The Liny Institute, Honors), was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award during the fall 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the office of undergraduate research (OUR). This award recognizes one outstanding UNLV undergraduate student for...
December 3, 2020
Mary Blankenship (Economics, Chemistry, Brookings Mountain West, Honors) recently was featured in the Global News article "‘Playing with Fire’: How Politicians Can Perpetuate Baseless Conspiracy Theories" where she discusses steps individuals can take to stop the spread of misinformation on Twitter.
December 1, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors) interviewed for an article written by Monica Pitrelli for NBC Universal, CNBC, on the history of commercial aviation with specific emphasis on aircraft design and development, flight crews, and passengers. 
November 24, 2020
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership, Criminal Justice, Honors College, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) had her OpEd, "Handling of COVID-19 in Nevada Prisons and Jails ‘Grossly Inadequate’" published in the Las Vegas Sun. Her piece discusses the rise of coronavirus cases in Nevada's correctional facilities...
November 20, 2020
Ally Beckwith (Political Science, Honors College) recently had a fact sheet on child food insecurity in Nevada counties published through the Data Hub. Her fact sheet focuses on food insecurity experienced by children, and the food budget shortfall in Nevada.