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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 | August 10, 2020

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

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Campus News | August 6, 2020

As shutdowns threatened internships, various programs and employers have found creative workarounds for students to gain crucial workplace experience.

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UNLV History | August 3, 2020

In a 2017 interview, Jerry Vallen, founding dean of the Hospitality College, looked back at the early days of the school.

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Research | July 13, 2020

UNLV researchers share lessons learned from Casino Cosmopol CEO Per Jaldung.

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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Research | June 25, 2020

A long history of discriminatory practices and a UNLV study that shows how it impacts both workers and businesses points to a need for industry-wide change.

Hospitality In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 5, 2020

It’s unclear when, or if, Station Casinos’ remaining closed properties will reopen.

El Tiempo
August 5, 2020

It's unclear when, or if, the closed Station Casinos properties will reopen.

July 31, 2020

When COVID-19 brought travel to a stand-still, hoteliers were left wondering how to get their industry back on track. Travelers wondered if and when it would be safe to venture out again. And everyone wondered what travel would look like going forward.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 24, 2020

The robots are coming.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 21, 2020

Las Vegas has its first ghost kitchens, and while their inception was unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic, they fit neatly with the current zeitgeist.

Macau Business
July 20, 2020

Does Macau need better tourists or does it need to bet more on the high rollers? Is the future of tourism in China or abroad?

Hospitality Experts

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

August 10, 2020
Marla Royne Stafford (Hospitality) recently coauthored an article that appeared in the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising. It highlights the importance of linguistics in examining the effectiveness of celebrities’ social media content, particularly that of Olympic athletes. The authors collected and assessed tweets from...
July 30, 2020
Toni Repetti (Hospitality) published an article titled "How Hospitality Firm Executive Diversity Affects Firm Performance" in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.   
June 4, 2020
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author recently published the article "Examining Expanded Differences in Slot Machine Pars: An Analysis of Revenue Impacts and Player Sensitivity to 'Price'" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study indicated increases in revenue for high-par games with no clear signs of play...
June 2, 2020
Hyun "Grace" Chatfield, Seyhmus Baloglu (both Hospitality), Robert E. Chatfield, and Percy Poon (both Finance) recently published their article "Preferred Stock Issuance in the Restaurant Industry and Financial Distress" in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research.   The purpose of this study is to offer insights into why restaurant firms...
June 1, 2020
Hyelin Kim (Hospitality) and her co-authors recently published "Examining the Impacts of Touristification on Quality of Life (QOL): The Application of the Bottom-up Spillover Theory" in The Service Industries Journal. The study aims to understand touristification and the influence of this phenomenon on residents’ quality of life.
May 29, 2020
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author recently published their article "Pushing the Limits of Increased Casino Advantage on Slots: An Examination of Performance Effects and Customer Reactions" in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly journal. The study examined performance data from reel slot games located in two casinos and revealed...