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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 | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Portrait of Alexis Freudenberger master's student at the Harrah College of Hospitality
People | April 7, 2021

For as long as she can remember, Alexis Freudenberger’s life has revolved around breakfast. Now, the graduate student is learning all the tricks of the hospitality trade — and figuring out just how and where she will apply them.

Campus News | March 24, 2021

Nontraditional student scholars benefit from re-entry scholarships.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

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

Black man in suit posing in lobby
People | February 19, 2021

UNLV hospitality professor journeys through pain and shame to discover his identity.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Hospitality In The News

Commercial Observer
April 19, 2021

Hotels reliant on convention center business face a larger uphill climb returning to pre-pandemic levels than other business hotels, as businesses and other organizations slowly work their way back toward embracing traveling to large gatherings.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 14, 2021

Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. is set to buy the Tropicana from Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., a transaction valued at $308 million.

April 7, 2021

As the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, older gamblers, often with more money and time than younger visitors, gradually are returning to Las Vegas, industry experts say.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 3, 2021

Traffic inside Las Vegas casinos is picking up again, but it’s not all driven by young travelers with pent-up demand.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 31, 2021

Las Vegas is no stranger to exclusive VIP lists, but there’s a new way of limiting guest access coming to town: vaccine passports.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 31, 2021

When the casino at 140 S. Water St. opens its doors Thursday night, it’ll mark the first time in six decades that the Henderson property operates without the Eldorado name or a Boyd in charge.

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

April 21, 2021
Toni Repetti (Hospitality) is the author of two chapters in a newly accepted hospitality financial management etextbook entitled Hospitality Financial Management and Contextualized Decision Making. The chapters are "Fundamentals of Financial Statements" and "Projections of Future Financial Benefits Using Industry Reports."  The other co-authors...
March 31, 2021
Mehmet Erdem (Hospitality), along with Ata Atadil and Alison Green of University of West Florida, recently co-authored "Digital Natives in the Hospitality Workforce: An Exploratory Study on Mobile Dependency" in the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management. It is one of the first studies that developed and tested a mobile dependency (MD) ...
March 23, 2021
Marla Royne Stafford (Hospitality) was honored at the annual American Academy of Advertising conference this month by being named an elected fellow of the academy. The designation of Fellow is for a lifetime of achievement in the advancement of advertising scholarship, education, and service to the discipline. Hence, it is the Academy's broadest...
March 15, 2021
Ashok K. Singh (Hospitality) and Rohan J. Dalpatadu (Math) published their study, "Prediction of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Fast Fourier Transform of Overnight Breath Recordings," in Machine Learning with Applications. The study addresses the problem of predicting the risk of obstructive sleep apnea from overnight breath recordings collected by...
March 9, 2021
Yuang-Sheng "Ken" Chiu (Hospitality) received the 2021 Undergraduate Research Competition Honorary Award at the West-Federation CHRIE Conference in February. Chiu, an undergraduate, received the honor for presenting his paper, “Blame It on the Virus: Effect of COVID-19 Message on the Relationship between Layoff and Survivors' Prosocial Rule-...
March 9, 2021
Joseph Lema (Hospitality), along with Jihye Min, '06 BS Hospitality Management, '12 MS Hotel Administration, and Harold Lee, '05 BS Hospitality Management,'12 MS Hotel Administration, and their co-authors recently published their paper, "The #MeToo Movement in Paradise: An Assessment of the Restaurant Industry," in the Journal of Foodservice...