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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

Lake Mead
Campus News | July 11, 2022

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

portrait of man in his office
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.

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
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. 

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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

Honors In The News

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.  

Fodorś Travel
May 13, 2022

The mainstream stereotypes about Ukraine and Ukrainians are heavily influenced by its past as one of the countries that made up the USSR. Assumptions about Ukraine being solely influenced by Russia, despite having its own language, culture, and identity, have been hard to shake. Even now, in a war of Russian aggression, these stuck-in-time stereotypes prevail internationally, with reports of the surprising prevalence of unique Ukrainian hipster culture as represented by cool eateries, modern businesses, and stylish districts.

KNPR News
May 13, 2022

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship may be the most prestigious honor a college student can get for public service.

Travel Weekly
May 10, 2022

After erupting regularly on the Las Vegas Strip for more than three decades, the Mirage's fiery volcano will soon no longer be active.

Honors Experts

An expert in Nevada, Civil War, and gaming history.
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. 
An economist studying microeconometrics, economics of food security, health economics, and urban economics        
An expert on commercial aviation, airport history, and travel.

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…