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Current Accounting News

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Business and Community | April 11, 2019

Only 5 percent of business schools globally have earned prestigious dual accreditation by Association to Advance Collegiate Business Schools.

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Campus News | December 27, 2018

Student achievements including competition wins, a world record, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2018.

Cyndi Backstrom, a manager of IT Support Services Poses in front of UNLV sign.
People | December 3, 2018

After spending her workday at her computer, this manager of IT support services for the UNLV School of Medicine is only too happy to “unplug” once she gets home.

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People | September 4, 2018

From UNLV Magazine fall 2018 issue

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Campus News | September 3, 2018

A round up of news briefs from the fall 2018 issue of UNLV Magazine.

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Campus News | December 27, 2017

News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.

Accounting In The News

Accounting Today
July 2, 2018

Two teams representing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Lee Business School and its department of accounting competed in the final round of the Institute of Management Accountants' annual National Student Case Competition in Indianapolis on June 17, and one of them ultimately won the competition.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 28, 2017

Students in UNLV’s accounting program have big shoes to fill in the new school year after five graduates took home the grand prize in a national competition.

Internal Auditor
November 30, 2016

This year’s crop of Emerging Leaders is ripe with talent and ready for the challenges of today’s organizational demands.​

August 13, 2015

The American Institute of CPAs today announced the opening of its 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition. The sixth annual competition, which will award a total of $40,000 to the winning teams, challenges undergraduate students to work together as management accountants to help a business hone their strategic plan. This means analyzing complex financial issues and recommending strategies for growth and continued success.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 19, 2015
Higher education officials, health care professionals, business leaders and lawmakers made a lot of promises in creating a brand-new medical school at UNLV. Economic development. Improved health care. New physicians who’ll stay in the valley to alleviate critical doctor shortages. Significant community and philanthropic support to accompany the state funding required to get the school up and running. The rapid development of not merely a good medical school, but a great one that can attract excellent applicants and be highly selective in admissions.
January 12, 2015

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Recent Accounting Accomplishments

April 5, 2019
Danny Siciliano (Accounting) recently received the Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award. The Spanos Award is a prestigious annual teaching award established in 1981 to recognize excellence and innovation in teaching and mentorship. The award is accompanied by a $2,000 stipend.  
March 5, 2019
Robyn Raschke (Accounting) presented "Using Analytics to Evaluate Teaching Effectiveness" at the 18th annual Accounting Educators' Seminar hosted by University of Missouri-Kansas City and McGraw-Hill/Irwin earlier this month.
March 5, 2019
Dallas Leong (Accounting), Emi Leong (Entertainment Engineering and Design), and Matthew Dobbs (Journalism and Media Studies) will be traveling to Dallas this week with the UNLV Bowling Club for the sectional bowling competition. Dallas Leong, a senior, now is ranked #2 in the nation by the United States Bowling Congress. Emi Leong, a junior, is...
February 15, 2019
Danny Siciliano (Accounting) recently was named a Deloitte Faculty Fellow. Also an alum, Siciliano, '90 BS Business Administration - Accounting and '92 MBA, started his career at Deloitte in Las Vegas and moved on to several prominent positions before joining the accounting faculty at the Lee Business School. He is an award-winning instructor and...
February 11, 2019
Hans Rawhouser (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and Erin Hamilton (Accounting), along with Michael Cummings (University of Arkansas) and Silvio Vismara (University of Bergamo) recently had a paper, "An Equity Crowdfunding Research Agenda: Evidence from Stakeholder Participation in the Rulemaking Process" accepted at a top...
July 2, 2018
Danny Siciliano, Ashley Brinkmeyer, Savannah Schmidt, Esther Lee, Jesika Herrera, Simon Zhu, Naomi Tekabe, Katrina Scheuermann, Jacob Lennard, and Charmaine Pancho (all Accounting) recently participated in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) annual National Student Case Competition in Indianapolis. In the final round, UNLV students...