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Honors College News

The Honors College is a selective college within the university that offers an enhanced undergraduate core experience for highly motivated students. We partner with the "discipline" colleges at UNLV where honors students pursue their academic majors.

Current Honors News

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The longtime student advisor is the 2024 Senior Administrative Faculty of the Year.

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Young alumna Jannah Bowen creates a scholarship to help others become entrepreneurs.

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President Keith E. Whitfield honors six graduates who have shown exemplary commitment to both the community and their studies.

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News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

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A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Nevada Gold Mines internship helps UNLV students pursue research while the company uses their findings to streamline processes.

Honors In The News

Best Life

Most travelers see airports as the beginning and end points of their journey, usually only passing through on their way to their gate or to collect their bags at their destinations. But if you're facing a delay or stuck on a long layover, you might have more time to spend in the terminal than you might like. Fortunately, major revamps at many hubs have changed what downtime between flights can feel like, thanks to the addition of top-tier dining, wellness amenities, and other nice perks. Read on for the best airports in America that are worth a layover, according to travel experts.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The song’s opening line tells the story of Las Vegas — then and today. “Bright light city, gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire.” “It showed you there was more to Las Vegas than mobsters and the Rat Pack. That message had value,” Las Vegas historian Michael Greene says of the titular tune from the 1964 film “Viva Las Vegas.”

Las Vegas Review Journal

Modern downtown Las Vegas’ origin can be traced back to 119 years ago Wednesday, when a land auction made history by making the desert settlement into a town.

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All eyes will be on Nevada in November as a swing state likely to determine who will be the next president. After all, the Silver State has a long-standing reputation for picking the candidate who will head to the White House.

Las Vegas Review Journal

All eyes will be on Nevada in November as a swing state likely to determine who will be the next president. After all, the Silver State has a long-standing reputation for picking the candidate who will head to the White House.

KSNV-TV: News 3

Las Vegas is no stranger to worker walkouts. Pickets have appeared in front of our hotel casinos throughout recent gaming history. Workers at Virgin Las Vegas told News 3 they had hoped it wouldn't come to this, but the Culinary Union is not afraid to stand up for better pay and benefits.

Honors Experts

An expert on commercial aviation, airport history, and travel.
An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.
An expert in ethnic and national identities, geopolitics, and cross-border cooperation in Eastern Europe and the European Union. 
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

Gillian Gottlieb, Lisa Menegatos (Honors), Brenna Renn (Psychology), with Corrin Sullivan, Dale Netski and Kavita Batra (all Medicine) presented a poster of their study, "The Mental Health Impact Among College Students in the Post-COVID-19 Phase" at the Spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium held at UNLV.  Gottlieb is graduating this…
Michael Green (History; Honors) was elected to membership in the American Antiquarian Society, based in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is a national research library and learned society founded in 1812.
Project Wellness President Jose Llanes, faculty co-advisors to Project Wellness Ursula Kamanga (Honors; Communication Studies) and Daniel Bubb (Honors; Academic Affairs), the Project Wellness Executive Board, and the Project Wellness Planning Board published an article in The Beacon, a newsletter distributed to colleges and universities…
Members of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the American Medical Student Association, Project Wellness, and other UNLV students participated in assembling hygiene and health kits for the unhoused. In all, 20 students participated in this project, resulting in 153 kits that will be given to the unhoused. Next week, the kits will be delivered to local Las Vegas…
Lance Nelson (Health Sciences), John Starkey (Business), Marlon Urquico (Honors) and Cheryl Tillotson (Liberal Arts) are the winners of the 2023-24 UNLV Academic Advising Awards presented by the Office of the Associate Vice Provost for Student Success and the Academic Advising Council Leadership Team. These awards recognize individuals that go…
Dan Bubb (Honors College) was part of a panel that included Mark Hall Patton, retired director of the Clark County Heritage Museum, and consultant on the television show, Pawn Stars, and Rosemary Vasiliadis, director of Aviation in Clark County, celebrating 75 years of commercial aviation and Harry Reid International Airport (formerly…