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Current Business News

two people working on an engine
Campus News | September 16, 2020

Team climbs to new heights in standings at Baja SAE competition in a year where the rubber never met the road.

A woman stands with her hands resting on a chair.
People | September 15, 2020

As the owner of a marketing business, Lee Business School Alumna of the Year Gina Bongiovi couldn't find a lawyer who could give affordable advice for her business. So she stepped in to fill the void.

Summer Mudd riding a mountain bike in the desert
People | August 31, 2020

When the pandemic forces her to work remotely, she misses seeing the students whom she considers friendly, in-your-face reminders of the real purpose of her finance job in Student Affairs.

A doctor stands next to a piece of medical equipment
People | August 18, 2020

Doctor tracks down the UNLV administrator who helped him succeed years ago.

A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020

As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.

Portrait of Ian McDonough economics professor at Lee Business School
People | June 22, 2020

Ian McDonough was a skateboarding, hockey-loving aspiring veterinarian until one international economics class changed his path and his life forever.

Business In The News

Corp! Magazine
September 18, 2020

Great Lakes cruise lines, much like their international industry peers, are feeling the challenges of operating in a pandemic but have high hopes that their ships can be back in the water for 2021 and bringing new cruising options for eager travelers.

CBS News
September 12, 2020

President Trump claimed at a Saturday campaign rally that Democrats are "trying to rig" the upcoming presidential election, warning supporters that 80 million "unsolicited" ballots would be sent to voters across the country. Mr. Trump did not provide any evidence to support that claim.

September 12, 2020

President Trump claimed at a Saturday campaign rally that Democrats are "trying to rig" the upcoming presidential election, warning supporters that 80 million "unsolicited" ballots would be sent to voters across the country. Mr. Trump did not provide any evidence to support that claim.

September 10, 2020

In 2020, there were 39,829 forest fires across the United States. Combined, they damaged 4 million acres in total. Ninety percent of fires are caused by people. This means that whether they’re caused by power lines, arson, or cigarettes, a majority of what you hear on the news could have been prevented. Of course, this means the remaining 10 percent of wildfires caused by nature are unavoidable.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 8, 2020

As unemployment benefits and savings run dry, food banks are scrambling to help a growing number of people struggling to put meals on the table.

WRVA Radio
September 2, 2020

Executive Director at the Troesch Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNLV Leith Martin explains that the University is set to hold its competition for the Lee School Prize for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, which hopes to speed up development of innovations necessary to address problems the Hospitality, Entertainment, and Travel industries are facing during this pandemic.

Business Experts

An expert in health economics.
Director of university's Lied Center for Real Estate and noted expert on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and housing. 
An expert in leadership and organization management.
An expert in environmental economics, behavioral economics, and statistics.        
An expert in marketing and consumer choice with extensive professional experience.
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, with expertise in economic diversification, plans for small businesses, technology management, and information technology innovation.

Recent Business Accomplishments

August 27, 2020
Payal Sharma (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) recently was elected as a representative at large for the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.
August 27, 2020
Han-Fen Hu and Kirk Silvernail (both Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) co-authored a publication with former UNLV professor Robert Randolph titled "Better the Devil You Know: Inter-organizational Information Technology and Network Social Capital in Competition Networks." The paper will appear in the September issue of Information...
August 13, 2020
Robyn Raschke (Accounting) has been appointed the Kenneth and Tracy Knauss Endowed Chair in Accounting. The endowment was established to provide financial support for the department of accounting’s premier faculty member. The position was previously held by Lee Business School accounting professor Bill Messier and is awarded for a three-year...
August 13, 2020
Rajiv Kishore (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) recently had his co-authored paper, “Effects of Structural and Trait Competitiveness Stimulated by Leaderboard and Points on User Engagement and Performance Growth: A Natural Experiment with Gamification in an Informal Learning Environment,”  accepted by the European Journal of...
August 13, 2020
Dominic Ronca, Stephanie Pohl, and Claire Stanley (Accounting) of the Beta Alpha Psi Theta Omicron Chapter received the Gold Chapter Award for the fifth year in a row at the international organization's  2020 virtual annual meeting. In addition, for the first time in Beta Alpha Psi history, the Theta Omicron chapter received first...
August 5, 2020
Ian McDonough (Economics) has been awarded the S.J. Hall Faculty Fellowship. Awarded to tenured professors in the department of economics, the fellowship provides incentive for continuing research productivity and teaching performance. The fellowship is funded in the memory of Sherwood James Hall, a successful lumber entrepreneur who sought to...