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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

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

unlv president marta meana is wrapped in a blanket by audrey martinez and lynn valbuena
Business and Community | February 24, 2020

Thanks to a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, UNLV’s College of Hospitality and Boyd School of Law will develop multiple education initiatives related to tribal gaming and hospitality.

Group Portrait of Leaders from UNLV and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Business and Community | February 21, 2020

Historic agreement with San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will support teaching, education, and training opportunities for students, professionals, community members, and Native American tribes.

woman studying with laptop
Campus News | February 11, 2020

A progressive new curriculum promises more choices for students and more talent for a continually adapting and expanding industry.

People | January 10, 2020

From busboy to COO of one of the world's largest resort brands, Bill Hornbuckle has never forgotten those who helped him get to the top. Now, he’s determined to help others get there too.

Students in red shirts walking outside on campus
Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

Hospitality In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 27, 2020

It used to be that casino CEOs might do a promotional video or appear on camera to promote a resort.

March 17, 2020

The hospitality industry has a serious pipeline issue: Less than 7% of U.S. restaurants are led or owned by women, even though 51% of students attending the Culinary Institute of America are female.

March 16, 2020

But disinfecting chips or even using disposable chips can only go so far since so many people touch them daily or even hourly.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 13, 2020

Clay Dubois, the owner of Elite Chip Care, used to get one, maybe two inquiries from casino companies in a week.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 10, 2020

Some of Las Vegas’ top chefs have been added to the lineup for the Evolution Las Vegas Food and Wine Experience, scheduled for April 18 at the new Caesars Forum conference center. Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy, Buddy Valastro and Steve Martorano will join Bobby Flay for the festival’s inaugural edition. Actor John O’Hurley has also signed on to serve as the evening’s host.

Vegas Inc
March 9, 2020

Staying on top of the ever-evolving gaming world can be tricky, even for industry experts. And with technological advances—think facial recognition applications or learning-based robot card dealers—comes an entire set of challenges in adapting.

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of...
March 11, 2020
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) delivered a keynote address on "Casino Operations: Profits, Potential, and Pratfalls" at the 2020 Research Council on Mathematics Learning conference in Las Vegas. Approximately 170 math educators were in attendance.
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute...
March 6, 2020
Todd Uglow (Hospitality) recently was honored with the 2020 CSUN Faculty Achievement Award, which recognizes a faculty member’s outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, and special events. Also a past recipient of the award, Uglow was honored in 2015, too.
February 12, 2020
Sarah Tanford, Laura Book, Tim Self, Cass Shum, and Jaimi Garlington (all Hospitality) received multiple awards at the 2020 West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (WF CHRIE) conference this month. Tanford, Book, and Self received the Best Research Proposal Award. Shum was honored with the Best Proposal Reviewer...
February 7, 2020
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and his co-author's paper, "Examining Expanded Differences in Slot Machine Pars: An Analysis of Revenue Impacts and Player Sensitivity to 'Price'," was recently published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study found significant and substantial increases in revenue for high-par games, with no...