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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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People | January 14, 2021

With a gaming-centered master’s degree newly in hand, UNLV Hospitality grad Margaret Simpson is bringing powerful leadership to her tribe’s Oregon casino.

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People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

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Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

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Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

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Research | December 29, 2020

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Hospitality In The News

Edge
December 31, 2020

In previous parts of this series, we looked at the primary criticisms of higher education hospitality programs and the socioeconomic theories that attempt to define the value of those programs, to career success in general and to hospitality industry applications specifically.

Hospitality Technology
December 23, 2020

In their entirety, the most-read hotel stories are a how-to guide of sorts for hoteliers looking to make the right investments for the current times. Operational efficiency, guest relations, contactless and future-proof technologies were among the common themes of 2020’s most read stories.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 23, 2020

The Mirage will open the new year by shutting down totally from Mondays through Thursdays, MGM Resorts International announced Monday.

Edge
December 18, 2020

In the previous part, we explored the Human Capital Theory and the Credentialist Theory as potential explanations for the value of higher education in the hospitality industry. In this part, we’ll look at a third socioeconomic theory, the Job Market Signaling Theory.

Ameritrade
December 16, 2020

Dishcraft Robotics, an innovator in food and beverage operations for hotels, announced today its sponsorship of a white paper to present research and opinion by some of the hotel industry's leading lights. "Hospitality F&B Reimagined: A New Look at the Hotel Kitchen" suggests that increased operational efficiency, cost savings and the promotion of a more balanced, sustainable, human ecosystem on property may begin in an unexpected place: the hotel dishroom.

PR Newswire
December 16, 2020

Dishcraft Robotics, an innovator in food and beverage operations for hotels, announced today its sponsorship of a white paper to present research and opinion by some of the hotel industry's leading lights. "Hospitality F&B Reimagined: A New Look at the Hotel Kitchen" suggests that increased operational efficiency, cost savings and the promotion of a more balanced, sustainable, human ecosystem on property may begin in an unexpected place: the hotel dishroom.

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

January 20, 2021
Joseph Lema (Hospitality), along with Jihye Min, '06 BS Hospitality Management and '12 MS Hotel Administration, and Harold Lee, '05 BS Hospitality Management,'12 MS Hotel Administration, and their co-author recently published their paper, "The Tourism Sector and U.S. Regional Macroeconomic Stability: A Network Approach," in Sustainability. The...
January 20, 2021
Amanda Belarmino and Chih-Chien Chen (both Hospitality), along with Tevfik Demirciftci, '20 PhD Hospitality Administration, and their co-author recently published their paper, "Understanding the Gap between University Revenue Management Courses and the Job Market," in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education. The article examines the gap...
January 15, 2021
Mehmet Erdem (Hospitality) and his co-authors recently published a paper, "Reading Between the Lines: Analyzing Online Reviews by Using a Multi-method Web-analytics Approach" in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. The purpose of this study is to propose a novel Web analytics methodology to examine online reviews...
January 13, 2021
Nasim Binesh, Amanda Belarmino and Carola Raab (all Hospitality) are the authors of a paper recently published online in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. This paper analyzes revenue management literature between 2013 and 2019 to examine the trajectory of hospitality research and identify gaps in the literature. Binesh is a doctoral...
December 3, 2020
Ashok K. Singh (Hospitality), along with Noah Loewy a student at Schreiber High School in Port Washington, New York; and Tina Marie Gallagher, co-coordinator of math research at that same high school wrote a paper, "Developing an Empirical Model to Forecast United States Presidential Elections: A Machine Learning Approach," which has been...
November 23, 2020
Ashok Singh (Hospitality) and Rohan J. Dalpatadu (Math) are the authors of an article, "Using HAC Estimators for Intervention Analysis." The purpose of this article is to present an alternative method for intervention analysis of time series data that is simpler to use than the traditional method of fitting an explanatory Autoregressive Integrated...