Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

June 21, 2019
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and her co-author's paper "A Critical Review of Research Regarding Peer-to-Peer Accommodations" recently was published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The analysis reviewed 107 articles researching peer-to-peer accommodations published in various journals between 2010 and 2017 and identified themes, gaps in literature, and future research topics.
June 12, 2019
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and Jasmine Nemati, '19 BS Hospitality Management, recently published their paper "Free-play Impact by Customer Segment" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study conducted an analysis of 365 days of performance data at a Las Vegas Strip casino to see how effective free-play incentives for players of electronic gaming devices (e.g., slots) are in driving how much players spend per visit. The results indicated a failure to...
June 6, 2019
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) recently published his paper "Impacts of increased house advantages on reel slots" in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. This study examines how differences in the casino advantage (i.e. price) of otherwise identical slot machines affect their revenue production when the price is hidden from players. The research also aims to identify the ability of players to recognize differences in the concealed prices of paired machines over time.
May 29, 2019
Cass Shum, Ankita Ghosh, and Anthony Gatling (all Hospitality) recently published their manuscript "Prosocial Rule-breaking to Help Coworker: Nature, Causes, and Effect on Service Performance" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. In the manuscript they showed that prosocial rule-breaking behavior with a motive to help coworkers (PSBC) can hurt employee service performance. Ghosh is a doctoral student
May 24, 2019
Joseph McKay (Law and Hospitality) and Gail Sammons (Hospitality), along with Kimberly Addair, '18 MA Urban Leadership, received the Best Proposal Award Teaching Track from the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Regional Conference for their work developing a human trafficking awareness training module for hospitality educators. Their training module was designed to provide hospitality educators and students with the proper knowledge, skills, and resources...
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 graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
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 teaching online courses for the first time in fall 2019. Video highlights of the panel discussion will be available to the UNLV teaching community...
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 Diversity and Social Justice), Micahela Mobley (Housing and Residence Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice).
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 anniversary, Dean's Cup founders John Peiser, '78 BS Hotel Administration and '07 Master of Hospitality Administration, and Jim Ratigan, '78 BSBA,...
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 Tourism Technology and investigates the most beneficial technique(s) for optimal performance among student-athletes.
March 7, 2019
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality student chapter (Hospitality) was named Best Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row at the society's 30th annual conference in Atlanta in February. The student organization provides networking opportunities with industry professionals while also developing leadership skills for its members.