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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

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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.

Lake Mead
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.

 

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

portrait of student Kelsey Matthews
People | April 14, 2022

Matthews, a social work major and a member of the Honors College, is one of just 58 students nationwide to win the highly coveted award. 

Honors In The News

New York Post
September 23, 2022

Newark Liberty International Airport will no longer be considered a New York City destination beginning next month — which may lead to passengers having to pay a penalty if they want to transfer to the Big Apple hubs.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 12, 2022

You’re no doubt familiar with Circus Circus. Amusement park. Inexplicably good steakhouse. Giant neon clown out front. It’s been a family favorite for the past 48 years.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 12, 2022

You’re no doubt familiar with Circus Circus. Amusement park. Inexplicably good steakhouse. Giant neon clown out front. It’s been a family favorite for the past 48 years.

Yahoo!
June 24, 2022

With much of the world cutting ties with Russia in the wake of its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Moscow’s commercial airline industry is feeling the pinch. For months, Russia’s aviation sector has grappled with the repossession of aircraft leased from international companies, the halting of orders from the likes of Boeing and Airbus, and now the latest headache: the lack of spare parts available for routine maintenance.

Popular Mechanics
June 24, 2022

Due to sanctions, Boeing and Airbus are unable to ship replacement parts to Russia. We spoke to an expert to find out its best options.

Real Clear History
May 20, 2022

Commercial air travel has come a long way since the “Golden Age of Travel” — an era marked by glamour, gourmet food and dapper passengers.  

Honors Experts

An expert in ethnic and national identities, geopolitics, and cross-border cooperation in Eastern Europe and the European Union. 
An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.
An economist studying microeconometrics, economics of food security, health economics, and urban economics        
An expert on commercial aviation, airport history, and travel.
A licensed clinical psychologist and noted expert on women's health and human sexuality. 

Recent Honors Accomplishments

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…