Accomplishments: Honors College

June 15, 2022
Zachary Billot (Political Science; Honors College, The Lincy Institute; Brookings Mountain West) recently had his Op-Ed, "CCSD and the Potential of Mental Health Services," published in the Nevada Current. Billot's piece discusses the rise of violence in Clark County School District (CCSD) schools and suggests that "rather than relying solely upon…
March 23, 2022
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) has been selected to receive the 2022 Sam Lieberman Regents’ Scholar Award, announced this month by NSHE. Administered by the NSHE Board of Regents, the scholarship is awarded to only nine students — one undergraduate and graduate student from each Nevada…
September 14, 2021
Michael Chin (Honors College) published a novel titled My Grandfather's an Immigrant, and So is Yours with Cowboy Jamboree Press. The novel is presented in a fragmented, collage-style format and combines a coming of age story with a meditation on larger discussions in American culture leading up to and in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential…
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…
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…