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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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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.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

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

Michael Chin with his replica wrestling championship belt.
People | February 1, 2021

Jumping out of a plane at age 30 inspired professor Mike Chin to take more risks in his career as a writer — and in his love life.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

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

Honors In The News

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.

Associated Press
April 14, 2021

The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners.

March 29, 2021

Through the years, some Las Vegas casinos have associated themselves with glamourous Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. Now, those days are gone, according to KSNV-TV Channel 3 reporter Tom Hawley.

El Tiempo
March 19, 2021

Don't expect any parades or fancy cakes on Friday, even though it's the 90th anniversary of one of Nevada's most important historical events.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 19, 2021

Don’t expect any parades or fancy cakes Friday, even though it is the 90th anniversary of one of Nevada’s most significant historic events.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 15, 2021

After the windy arrival at Las Vegas' McCarran airport for America's second couple, and a greeting from Nevada's first couple, the first stop was to a vaccine clinic at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Honors Experts

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.
An expert in environmental economics, behavioral economics, and statistics.        

Recent Honors Accomplishments

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...
March 29, 2021
Joanna Kepka (Honors) is the recipient of the 2020-21 Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award. Carrying a stipend of $2,000, the annual award recognizes an outstanding UNLV faculty member for their excellence and innovation in teaching and mentorship. To be eligible, faculty members must have previously won a college teaching award....
March 8, 2021
Saha Salahi (Communication Studies, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute), along with Santiago Gudino-Rosales, '20 BS Biology (Honors College), and Yanneli Llamas, '20 BA English and Criminal Justice (Honors College),, contributed their personal and family stories to the Bookings Institution podcast "Our Nation of Immigrants," launched...
March 1, 2021
Dan Bubb (Honors) and other former and current professionals in the commercial aviation industry were interviewed by the New York Times on the safety record of the Boeing 777 and commercial passenger planes in general, after a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 suffered a catastrophic engine failure following takeoff from Denver International Airport...
February 26, 2021
Bryan Blankfield (Honors College) published the essay "Tracking A Digital Dog(ma)" in Digital Doxa, a peer-reviewed academic blog. The piece offers insight into how presidential candidates rhetorically use (and misuse) their dogs to mobilize digital publics during political campaigns.
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...