Accomplishments: Honors College

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 and urges an executive order mandating the use of masks in prisons and jails throughout the state.
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.
November 18, 2020
Peter Grema (Economics, Real Estate, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Honors College) and Kristian Thymianos (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had their OpEd, "To Our CCSD Educators, Here’s a Note of Appreciation and Support" published in the Las Vegas Sun. They applaud CCSD teachers and school administrators for their commitment to student success throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Their piece also brings attention to the fact that "a one-...
October 28, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "NSHE, Regents Don’t Deserve Credit for Our Accomplishments" published in the Las Vegas Sun. Her piece discusses how opponents of Question 1 on the Nevada ballot wrongfully claim the successes of students, staff, and faculty as "NSHE" accomplishments. She clarifies that successes and achievements within higher education are the result of our colleges and universities, not NSHE.
October 13, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors) reviewed Super Courses: The Future of Teaching and Learning (Princeton University Press, 2020), the most recent book soon to be released by globally acclaimed teaching and learning scholar and author Ken Bain. Super Courses explores a variety of innovative ideas and teaching pedagogies that college professors use to provide an essential learning environment in which students deeply learn, and then apply what they learn to their lives outside of the classroom.
September 24, 2020
Sebastian Cardenas (Honors College) recently had his opinion piece, "Waking up in fear every day" published in The Nevada Independent. Cardenas advocates for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in his powerful piece which discusses his story of being a DACA recipient and the challenges he has overcome. Cardenas is an Honors College student majoring in secondary education and public policy. He is also pursuing the Brookings public policy minor.
September 17, 2020
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, and Honors College) and Joshua Padilla (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently co-authored, "Students Shortchanged by Lack of Oversight, Transparency at NSHE." Their Las Vegas Sun OpEd discusses the need to fix the culture within NSHE, citing current and past occurrences where "the system has failed to condemn the mistreatment of women in the workplaces it oversees." Cheche is pursuing a major in political...
August 17, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors) did an interview with Ira Sternberg, host of The Ira Sternberg Show, on the impact COVID-19 globally, nationally, and locally is having on the airline industry. Half of the interview specifically focuses on the impact COVID-19 is having on the airline and tourism industries in Las Vegas.    
July 15, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors College) managed and edited an issue of Journal of the West (peer-reviewed). He wrote the introduction and contributed an article titled, "The West Grows Wings: Airshows, Airmail, and Airfields, 1909-1926." Students Maeve Dow, Deanna Chea, and Devin Lees (all Honors) each also contributed and published articles.
July 14, 2020
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership and Honors), along with Yanneli Llamas, '20 BA Criminal Justice and English, are recipients of the highly competitive and prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps U.S. undergraduate students pursue their academic studies or career-oriented internships abroad. Solano-Patricio is pursuing a major in urban...
July 13, 2020
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently co-authored "From the George Floyd Moment to a Black Lives Matter Movement, in Tweets" with Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution. They analyzed protest-related tweets between May 27 and June 4 to display the development of the Black Lives Matter movement. Blankenship is pursuing a double major in chemistry and economics, and recently completed a minor in Brookings public policy.