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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

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

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People | December 14, 2022

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Keith E. Whitfield during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.

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Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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People | September 22, 2022

For Emily Powers, some of her most important experiences at UNLV happened outside of the classroom — through the Honors College.

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Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

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People | May 19, 2022

The Honors College’s new assistant director of advising and retention initiatives has a long record of helping UNLV students find their way.


Honors In The News

January 19, 2023

Ever wonder where pilots sleep on planes, why people clap upon landing, and what happens when a passenger dies mid-flight?

January 12, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration suffered a major system outage this week that grounded planes from coast to coast. More than 10,000 flights were delayed, and 1,000 were canceled after the FAA stopped all domestic departures nationwide. The system was down for almost 90 minutes—it resumed operations at 9 a.m. E.T. yesterday—but the damage was done: the ripple effect continued through the day.

Travel Radar
January 11, 2023

The FAA has confirmed that US flights can now resume after an error with their NOTAM System caused significant delays on Wednesday morning.

December 29, 2022

The bad news for Southwest Airlines is that the company’s meltdown this week because of severe winter storms is not its first crisis. Earlier corporate emergencies included its cancelation of more than 1,800 flights over one weekend in 2021; a passenger who died after being partially sucked out of a window at 30,000 feet when an engine ruptured in 2018; and a technology failure that rendered the company’s computer system inoperable for several hours in 2016.

The Points Guy
December 27, 2022

This summer, as I sat on the tarmac at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and prepared to take off on JetBlue’s inaugural flight from New England to London, the pilot came over the intercom with news of a brief delay; but it was good news.

Las Vegas City Wire
December 10, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Honors College recently put together a field trip that explored the entire state.

Honors Experts

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

Recent Honors Accomplishments

January 9, 2023
Tashauna Stewart (Business), Morgan Maunakea (Sciences), Maria Aladjova (Health Sciences), Al Hastings (Honors College), and Tiffany Schmier (Academic Success Center) are the winners of the 2022-23 UNLV Academic Advising Awards presented by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Academic Advising Council Leadership Team…
November 16, 2022
Zachary Billot (Political Science, Honors College, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) recently had his Op-Ed titled, "Stuck Like Glue: Eating Meat in the Modern Era," published by the Institute for Youth in Policy. His piece discusses the contemporary societal implications of meat eating and the impacts of factory farming has across the…
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.