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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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Business and Community | May 16, 2019
Students and faculty lead programs to improve lives in Southern Nevada.
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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Rendering of Black Fire Innovation space
Business and Community | April 29, 2019

The 43,000 square-foot “Black Fire Innovation” space will include replicated elements of a Caesars casino and resort to provide real-life conditions for product testing and a place for students to train to enter the workforce of the future.

People | April 19, 2019

UNLV alum leads largest cocoa company in Indonesia.

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People | April 15, 2019

UNLV alums share their experiences in the working world.

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Campus News | April 12, 2019

Hospitality students show their talents on Bar Rescue. Bonus: The U.S. Surgeon General visits campus for a talk on public health.

Hospitality In The News

CleanLink
May 17, 2019

IEHA, a Division of ISSA, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William F. Harrah College of Hospitality (HCOH) have agreed to partner on research to assist hotel housekeepers. The organizations will work together to further shared goals of research-driven education for directors of housekeeping in hotels, casinos, cruise ships, and similar venues worldwide.

Market Screener
May 15, 2019

The UNLV Gaming & Hospitality Education Series is the newest concept in continuing education. Featuring six episodes centered on emerging hospitality and gaming industry trends, each one explores the most critical topics faced by hospitality professionals in all roles, and at all levels.

USGNN
May 14, 2019

The new Harrah College of Hospitality building on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus features glass on the façade and throughout the interior spaces, allowing light to brighten the learning environment. USGlass spoke with representatives of companies involved in the project from design to installation.

INCLEAN Magazine
May 14, 2019

IEHA, a division of ISSA, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hospitality (HCOH) have partnered on research to assist hotel housekeepers.

Casino.org
May 1, 2019

Caesars Entertainment and UNLV are teaming up to develop an academic program geared towards students who hope to create the casino floor of the future.

Gaming Today
May 1, 2019

UNLV and Caesars Entertainment have partnered to create a gaming and hospitality technology innovation space in southwest Las Vegas.

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
April 19, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality), Philip Rushe (English), Dale Melgaard (Film), Tyler Maatallah (Urban Studies), and Ashamii Henderson (Psychology) served as panelists at the 2019 Office of Online Education's Lessons Learned Lunch last month. The panelists shared their experiences as online teachers and learners with faculty who will be developing and...
April 19, 2019
Simone Beasley (Hospitality Management), Kajuana Hollis (Psychology), and Kennady Wright (Hospitality Management) hosted a panel discussion to explore the impact of stereotypes on people within the African Diaspora.  The panelists were Tatiyana Gilbert (Kinesiology), Aaliyah Galwey (Education), Deshawn Johnson (Sociology), Mary Whitehead (Student...
April 10, 2019
Ray Cho (Hospitality) and Glenn Nowak (Architecture) were recently awarded a mini grant for their proposed cross-disciplinary project, Hospitality Design - Professional Project w/ Professionals' Assessments. The grant was awarded by the office of the vice provost for academic programs. 
March 29, 2019
The Harrah College of Hospitality and Lee Business School participated in the 10th anniversary Dean's Cup bowling challenge earlier this month. Winning by only two points, the Hospitality College took home the cup for the third year in a row. More than 100 students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in the challenge. To commemorate the 10th...
March 7, 2019
Christopher Cain and Sarah Tanford (both Hospitality), along with Lisa Cain, '15 PhD Hospitality Administration, received the Best Paper Award at the Southeast, Central & South American Federation 2019 Conference in early March. Their paper, "Man Versus Machine: Optimal Teaching Techniques," was published in the Journal of Hospitality and...