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William F. Harrah College of Hospitality News

The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is one of the highest ranked hospitality management programs in the world, blending classroom and real-world experience to give students a real pathway to a successful career.

Current Hospitality News

Sigange in Hospitality Hall saying "Vallen Executive Suite"
UNLV History | May 19, 2022

The newly named Jerry and Flossie Vallen Executive Suite at Hospitality Hall tells the story of the tenacious spirits who helped build UNLV.

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Campus News | May 19, 2022

Hospitality grads Dave and Wyndee Forrest and Cameron Fisher are building CraftHaus into a staple of the Southern Nevada craft brewing scene.

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People | May 9, 2022

The PGA Golf Management program coordinator carves out a unique path in academia.


UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | April 6, 2022

UNLV student-athletes refuel with healthy food and tailored nutrition, thanks to a partnership with the Harrah College of Hospitality.

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Hospitality In The News

Tribal College Journal
May 12, 2022

The Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is connecting with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) this summer to help complete the framework for its new education initiative in tribal gaming. Funded by a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Tribal Education Initiative at UNLV is designed to give tribal members the educational tools and competencies to excel into top-level management and executive roles in the Indian gaming industry. Partnering with TCUs will help define the scope and format of courses that will be offered as part of this unique educational program.

Food & Beverage Magazine
May 3, 2022

UNLVino returns, bringing together the best chefs, winemakers, brewmasters, and distillers for the Grand Tasting event.

New York Times
April 28, 2022

After a long-held stiff arm to Las Vegas, the N.F.L. has in short order selected the city to host a Pro Bowl, a Super Bowl and a draft.

New York Times
April 28, 2022

After a long-held stiff arm to Las Vegas, the N.F.L. has in short order selected the city to host a Pro Bowl, a Super Bowl and a draft.

State House News Service
April 28, 2022

Gaming regulators made clear to Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield on Thursday that they are not satisfied with the scant availability of live poker nearly a year after the two casinos were given the go-ahead to fully reopen.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 23, 2022

No one knows how many people will be in town this week when NFL draft festivities begin Thursday.

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

May 17, 2022
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and co-author Tevfik Demirciftci, '20 PhD Hotel Administration, recently had their article "A Cross-cultural Study of Competitive Intelligence in Revenue Management" published in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. This article examines what types of competitive intelligence revenue managers…
April 26, 2022
Kasra Ghaharian (Hospitality and International Gaming Institute) spoke on an expert panel at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. The panel, Responsible Gaming in the Digital Age, addressed how advances in technology are impacting consumer protection policy and practices in the gambling industry.
April 20, 2022
Cass Shum and Ankita Ghosh (both Hospitality) recently published their paper "Safety or Service? Effects of Employee Prosocial Safety-Rule-Breaking on Consumer Satisfaction" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The paper showed that employees' prosocial safety-rule breaking hurts consumer satisfaction because it decreases…
April 4, 2022
Huiying "Sophie" Zhang (Hospitality) was awarded a Graduate & Professional Student Association award for her work "Expanding the Knowledge Frontier." UNLV recognizes a variety of individuals from across disciplines each year for their contributions to the development and continued growth of the university. Awards were distributed at the UNLV…
April 4, 2022
Cass Shum (Hospitality) is a co-author of the article "Robots Can’t Take my Job: Antecedents and Outcomes of Gen Z Employees’ Service Robot Risk Awareness," which was published in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. This paper examines employees' perceived job insecurity threatened by the adoption of service robots. The…
March 18, 2022
Jungsun "Sunny" Kim and Mehmet Erdem (both Hospitality) were two of 10 restaurant technology experts featured in HT Magazine's "2022 Restaurant Industry Outlook." The article explores hospitality technology trends — identifying what's working, what's not working, and the most promising trends for the future.