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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 | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

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Arts and Culture | November 5, 2019

From table manners to table settings, UNLV etiquette expert Murray Mackenzie has the scoop.

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Arts and Culture | November 5, 2019

Lamb and turkey and brisket, oh my! UNLV wine expert Murray Mackenzie dishes on the best beverage blends for meat, vegetarian, dessert, and cheese offerings.

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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People | October 30, 2019

These faculty members aren't just accomplished in their academic fields. They all have one thing in common: success in the hobbies they're passionate about.

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Campus News | October 30, 2019

Business Affairs Division taps into Hospitality College's expertise to improve its service.

Hospitality In The News

KESQ News
November 14, 2019

People around the Coachella Valley depend on tourism to drive our local economy. Experts say approximately half of our jobs are in some way connected to tourism or hospitality. Protecting them is vitally important.

Las Vegas Newswire
November 14, 2019

A sage knows that age isn’t just a state of mind. It’s a state of play.

CDC Gaming Reports
November 13, 2019

Artificial intelligence has weighed in on the ongoing debate over whether regular slot players can tell the difference in house edge from one game to another.

Whittier Daily News
November 1, 2019

ICYMI, we published the annual Southern California Casino Guide Monday (you may have seen our special email to you loyal Casino Insider subscribers), but since everyone likes to eat we wanted to highlight our list of all of the restaurants at the area’s casinos.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 28, 2019

How do casino companies get more millennials into their properties?

Rockford Register Star
October 21, 2019

Bad news for lovers of Texas Hold ’em, seven-card stud and Omaha Hi-Lo: Hard Rock Casino Rockford is not planning to offer live poker.

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

November 14, 2019
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, and Jaimi Garlington (all Hospitality) recently published a research paper, "All People are Created Equal? Racial Discrimination and its Impact on Hospitality Career Satisfaction" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. In the paper, they showed that compared to white people, people of color suffer a...
October 24, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality) recently received the Women in Lodging Member of the Year award from the Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association (NHLA). The award recognizes a member of the NHLA Women in Lodging (WIL) division who has contributed substantially to the growth, productivity, and visibility of WIL. 
October 23, 2019
Christopher Cain (Hospitality), Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Lisa Cain, '15 PhD Hospitality Administration, recently published their paper "Exploring Strategies to Improve Gender Equity in a Masculinized Field of Study" in the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. The study sought to...
October 15, 2019
Tevfik Demirciftci and Amanda Belarmino (both Hospitality) presented “Competitive Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry. Perspectives of Turkish Revenue Managers, A Pilot Study“at the 2019 Global Conference on Business and Economics (GLOBE) in Istanbul.  Additionally, Demirciftci, a Ph.D. student, has successfully defended his dissertation at...
October 11, 2019
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and her co-authors' paper "Share and Share Alike?" was recently published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights. The paper evaluated how the set-up of online beer marketplaces impacts the perceptions of source attractiveness as moderated by the perceived risks to encourage exchange behaviors.
October 8, 2019
Toni Repetti, Mehmet Erdem, and Tony Henthorne (all Hospitality), along with Jinhua Hong, '18 MS Hotel Administration, recently co-authored the paper "Effect of Guest Demographics on Perception of Hotel Room Price." Accepted by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, the study analyzed whether guests' demographic profiles influenced...