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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 | May 12, 2021

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

students dance outdoors on UNLV's campus
Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

Graduates seated in red caps and gown during a previous UNLV commencement
People | May 10, 2021

An enduring commencement tradition continues this spring as UNLV president honors seven outstanding students who exemplify the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

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Campus News | February 11, 2021

Instructor’s creative teaching practices demonstrate the plausibility of the modern approach.

Honors In The News

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 15, 2021

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

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 economist studying microeconometrics, economics of food security, health economics, and urban economics        
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 Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.

Recent Honors Accomplishments

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...
April 22, 2021
Nathalie Martinez (Anthropology, World Languages and Cultures, Honors College) is the recipient of the Vista Group Outstanding Senior Award. Carrying a $1,000 scholarship, this is a distinguished award given to a UNLV College of Liberal Arts senior displaying exceptional achievement, leadership, and service. A member of the Honors College, she is...