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William F. Harrah College of Hospitality News

The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality provides students with one of the world’s best programs in the preparation of students for the global hospitality and leisure services profession.

Current Hospitality News

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

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People | October 1, 2020

William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Alumnus of the Year still drawing on lessons learned as an intern at Bellagio.

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People | September 29, 2020

Alumnus Oliver Wu now recruits UNLV students for their career ambition, can-do attitude, and ability to communicate with diverse people.

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Campus News | September 10, 2020

College receives $5 million gift from Panda Express co-founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng to support new program in rapidly growing field.

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Campus News | August 20, 2020

Theatre and hospitality major Darian Fluker shares the value of getting an education in our iconic city.

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

Hospitality In The News

October 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the global travel industry, but hospitality schools aren’t rushing to overhaul their curriculums around how to operate a travel business — yet.

Travel Pulse
September 30, 2020

With three properties in Las Vegas now committed to reducing smoking, a question looms: could all of Sin City’s hotels and casinos go smoke-free?

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 29, 2020

The Las Vegas strip has always been a place of innovation; from CES to casino floors. We’ve been showing you what the future might hold for years. It’s always been a “what if” or “what could be”, and then coronavirus happened.

El Tiempo
September 18, 2020

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Hospitality (Harrah Hotel College) received a historic $ 5 million donation from Panda Express restaurant chain co-founders Peggy and Andrew Cherng. The resources will be used to establish the first national academic program in fast-casual restaurant management.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 17, 2020

In the history of Las Vegas few things have had the impact on our famous Strip quite like the coronavirus.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 15, 2020

Six months ago, the Strip was just a plane ride away for people seeking top-notch shows, sports, concerts and expos.

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

October 20, 2020
Mehmet Erdem, Chih-Chien Chen (both Hospitality) and Tevfik Demirciftci (Hospitality Administration) recently published their article, "A Tabulation of Information Technology and Consumer Behavior in Hospitality Revenue Management Research," in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology. The paper presents an overview of revenue management...
October 12, 2020
Ozgur Ozdemir (Hospitality) published an article, "Board Diversity and Firm Performance in the U.S. Tourism Sector: The Effect of Institutional Ownership," in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study examines the relationship between board diversity and firm performance in the U.S. tourism sector by using institutional...
October 5, 2020
Seyhmus Baloglu (Hospitality) has published the eighth edition of Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism textbook, co-authored with Phillip Kotler and John Bowen.  Filled with industry examples, the book explores each marketing area for hospitality and travel and applies theoretical concepts to real-world examples and cases. The digital eightth...
October 1, 2020
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) recently had an article published in Current Issues in Tourism. Her study surveyed hosts who had first listed their homes for rent during mega-events, like the Olympics. The study found that those who were satisfied with the money they earned, their interactions with the guests, providing sustainable accommodations,...
September 24, 2020
Toni Repetti and doctorate student Liheng Zhang (both Hospitality) article "Food and Beverage Staffing Changes in Nevada Resorts After the Great Recession" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management. This paper evaluated how restaurants within casino resorts adjusted staffing after the economic downturn...
September 22, 2020
Christopher Cain (PGA Management Program) successfully completed the Professional Golfers' Association's (PGA) highest level of education — the PGA master professional in executive management. The PGA master professional program was established in 1969 to recognize PGA professionals who make a significant effort to improve themselves as golf...