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May 30, 2018
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author's paper "How Changes in the House Advantages of Reel Slots Affect Game Performance" was recently published in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. The study aims to empirically examine how changes in pars affect game performance.

May 22, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) recently delivered two keynote addresses in Macau, China. The first keynote was for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit and focused on the impacts of the integrated resort on society and the economy. The second, for the Asia Lottery Forum, presented a global analysis of problem gambling impacts, implications, and treatments.

May 11, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members whose work significantly advances the recipient’s academic field, addresses real-world needs and concerns, and contributes to Nevada’s economic growth and development. Bernhard's research focuses on the sociological and psychological impacts of gambling on the individual and the community. Over the years, Bernhard has done extensive research on the impacts of gambling in global communities and is frequently called upon to consult with national and international governments that are interested in bringing the gaming industry to their respective jurisdictions.

Apr 20, 2018
Cass Shum (Hospitality) and her coauthors' paper "Breaking the cycle: The effects of role model performance and ideal leadership self-concepts on abusive supervision spillover" was published in Journal of Applied Psychology. The paper investigates factors that can break the trickle-down effect of abusive supervision. We propose and test that new leaders will model abusive supervisory behaviors when abusive superiors are perceived to be competent, based on the performance of their teams; and new leaders’ ideal leadership self-concepts are high on tyranny or low on sensitivity. 

Mar 16, 2018
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, and Stowe Shoemaker (all Hospitality) are the authors of "A Model of Hospitality Leadership Competency for Frontline and Director-level Managers: Which Competencies Matter More?" The article, which was published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, summarizes the competencies needed in hospitality leaders and managers in the 2020s and examines the different requirements for frontline and director-level managers.

Feb 27, 2018
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality student chapter (Hospitality) was named Best Chapter of the Year at the society's annual conference earlier this month in Chicago. This year, the student organization raised enough funds to send 35 representatives to the conference.

Feb 13, 2018
Kim Nyoni, Carrie Ahlborn, Russel Kost (all Foundation), Chad Warren (Alumni), Alexandra Liebman, and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been invited to make presentations at the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) western region’s premier conference in San Francisco in March.  Kim Nyoni (Foundation) will lead a session called, “Building a Productive Career in University Advancement” in the leadership and talent development track. Chad Warren (Alumni) will lead a session called, “More Than Just Friends: Marrying Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement for a Lifelong Relationship” in the alumni relations track. Carrie Ahlborn and Russel Kost (both Foundation) will lead a session called "'Plannual' Giving Revisited” in the philanthropy track. Alexandra Liebman and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been asked to lead a session called “Building the Future: The Campaign for Hospitality Hall” in the campaigns track. All six of these presenters are part of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

Feb 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 Innovation are editor-in-chief Raegen Pietrucha; consulting editor Cate Weeks; art director S. A. Lien; photographers Josh Hawkins, R. Marsh Starks, and Aaron Mayes; editorial interns Alexandra Karosas and Rachel Glaze; contributing writers Tony Allen, Marian Alper, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell, Vaneh Darakjian, Kevin Dunegan, Caroline Funk, Sara Gorgon, Matt Keleman, Sean Kennedy, Kelly McDonough, Kristen Peterson, Angela Ramsey, Jason Scavone, Chelsea Sendgraff, Stan Smith, and Pashtana Usufzy; and proofreaders Liam Frink, David Hatchett, Zach Miles, Lori Olafson, Robin Toles, and Jill Zimbelman. CASE District VII annually recognizes award winners online and at the annual District VII conference, which will take place in San Francisco in March. UNLV award winners are listed online.

Sep 19, 2017
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute), Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), and Jennifer Roberts (International Center for Gaming Regulation) recently presented their research to Japanese leadership at the U.S.-Japan Business Council in Tokyo on the potential social and economic contributions of integrated resorts to Japan. Bernhard gave “The Economic Contribution of Integrated Resorts” keynote, Abarbanel gave “The Promotion of Responsible Gaming” keynote, and Roberts gave the “Meeting the Challenge of Anti-Social Forces” keynote.

Mar 1, 2017
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, Laura Book, and Billy Bai (all Hotel) are the authors of "The Moderating Roles of Follower Conscientiousness and Agreeableness on the Relationship Between Peer Transparency and Follower Transparency," which explains how peer relational transparency impacts the focal employee's relational transparency through a self- and social- regulation process. The article was published in the Journal of Business Ethics.