Accomplishments: Honors College

March 26, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Brookings Mountain West, Economics, and Political Science), a student of the Brookings public policy minor program, wrote an opinion editorial, "Single-payer Health Care is a Worthy Goal for the US — Eventually," which was published in the Las Vegas Sun. The piece offers a response to the March 7 campus event, "The Great Debate," which featured members of the UNLV debate team and visiting scholars from the Brookings Institution in a debate on the topic, "Should the U.S....
September 11, 2018
Jay Shen, Sungyoun Chun (both Community Health Sciences); Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “Relationship Between Acute Hepatitis C and the Opioid Epidemic” in the American Journal of Medicine. This paper was a collaboration between UNLV and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. In response to the opioid epidemic across the country, this article suggests the...
July 23, 2018
Daniel Bubb (Honors) earlier this month joined a panel of experts at National Park Service's (NPS) offices in Boulder City to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" that crashed in Lake Mead during a missile avoidance system high- and low-altitude test. All five crew members miraculously survived the crash. The two panel sessions included Bubb's presentation on the history of aviation in 1948, photos of the plane by National Park Service divers, narration of the...
June 4, 2018
Heather Lusty (Honors) just published The Border Line: Soldier Stories by D.H. Lawrence  (edited with Introduction) with Palamedes Classic. The short-story collection is the first to focus solely on Lawrence's representations of the soldier figure. The author's own tumultuous experience with the Military Service Act (1916) left a profound mark on his representations of masculinity and national service; Lawrence was called to report for inspection multiple times, and rejected consistently for...
May 9, 2018
Clarice Tara Cuda and Winnie Wu (both Art) received the 2018 Lance and Elena Calvert Award for Excellence in Creative Works and Advanced Undergraduate Research. Cuda, who will graduate Saturday with a BFA, created the 2018 sculpture "Power Suit," which examines traditions of mourning and materiality from the 19th century to the present. The sculpture will be on display at the Donna Beam Art Gallery through June 1 as part of the 2018 BFA Exhibition. Wu, a member of the Honors College who is...
February 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events, and outstanding communications from districts across North America. The team members who produced the award-winning 2017 issue of...
November 15, 2017
Heather Lusty (Honors) presented at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference in Honolulu. Her paper, "'Hold Your Heathen Hammer High': Nordic Culture and Identity in Contemporary Music," explores how contemporary Scandinavian musicians have crafted subgenres (Viking and folk metal) that draw from Nordic mythologies and languages, both by adapting the Eddas into narrative and lyrical themes, and by singing in Old Norse, Icelandic, and Faroese (among other languages). 
June 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by the following 11 colleges/programs: Allied Health Sciences Community Health Sciences CSUN Engineering Fine Arts Honors Liberal Arts Nursing OUR-UNLV...
May 1, 2017
Nemanja Novakovic (Sciences and Honors) is the 2017 UNLV undergraduate recipient of the Regents' Scholar Award. The award is bestowed upon one undergraduate student from each NSHE institution for their academic achievements, leadership ability, and service contributions. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend. Novakovic is pursuing a double major in biochemistry and biological sciences, with an emphasis in cell and molecular biology. He’s conducted applied bioinformatics and HIV research in the...
October 31, 2016
Maria Jerenic-Pravica (Honors), Kate Wintrol (Libraries) , and Daniel Bubb (Honors) hosted a roundtable discussion at the National Collegiate Honors Council national conference on reasons why students should or should not go to college. The conversation resulted in fruitful dialog about the challenges students face not only deciding which college to attend, but whether they should attend college. While honors students participating in the roundtable discussion raised good points about the...
October 26, 2016
Maria Jerenic-Pravica, Lisa Menegatos, Joanna Kepka, and Daniel Bubb (all Honors College) presented on ways to address and discuss difficult topics related to diversity in the classroom at the National Collegiate Honors Council national conference in Seattle. Given today's environment where addressing issues related to diversity can be challenging, they shared the teaching methods they use to facilitate useful and meaningful discussion about diversity while maintaining a non-threatening...
October 28, 2015
Joseph Rhodes (Honors) is co-author of an article, “Imagining Moral Presidential Speech: Barack Obama’s Niebuhrian Nobel,” that appears in the fall issue of Rhetoric & Public Affairs. His co-author was professor Mark Hlavacik of the University of North Texas. The article joins an ongoing conversation about Barack Obama’s 2009 Nobel lecture, “A Just and Lasting Peace.” Obama’s address is rare, in that the president wrote it himself and we know exactly what he was reading for inspiration when...