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The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business, develops business leaders, and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.

Current Business News

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People | August 4, 2022

This admin assistant has been running around campus since she was a kid. Now she's the 2022 President's Classified Employee of the Year.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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People | July 28, 2022

Lee School of Business employee is first runner-up for the 2022 President's Classified Employee of the Year.

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People | July 15, 2022

NurseMuse, an online program, helps nursing students learn how to develop patient care plans.

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People | July 14, 2022

The administrative assistant in decision support stands out for her unflappable charm and ability to tackle challenges.

Lake Mead
Campus News | July 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

Business In The News

Vegas Forward
August 4, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has become a prominent element within the Valley and in the latest VegasForward Podcast we were able to talk to UNLV Senior Advisor, John Starkey. He has seen Las Vegas grow since the early 2000s and tells us insights on how to find a future within the city

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 22, 2022

According to Nevada’s June job numbers, our state now has more than 1.4 million jobs, which is 3,000 higher than our previous peak in 2020.

Money Geek
July 7, 2022

If employer-sponsored health insurance isn’t an option, there are other places to find affordable health insurance, like Marketplace exchange plans, short-term health insurance policies or Medicaid. MoneyGeek analyzed publicly available data for various backgrounds and locations to help you figure out where to buy affordable health insurance.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 30, 2022

Nevada’s lowest-paid workers will receive a raise Friday, as the state’s minimum wage reaches about $10.50 an hour and comes against a backdrop of thousands of job openings offering much more to entice workers.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 30, 2022

Nevada’s lowest-paid workers will receive a raise Friday, as the state’s minimum wage reaches about $10.50 an hour and comes against a backdrop of thousands of job openings offering much more to entice workers.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 30, 2022

On July 1st, Nevada minimum wage workers will see a slight pay raise in their paychecks.

Business Experts

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Recent Business Accomplishments

August 8, 2022
John Starkey (Business) was featured in episode 15 of Adlava's VegasForward Podcast, discussing his past, UNLV's impact on him, and how he hopes to help Las Vegas move forward in years to come. You can watch the video on YouTube or listen on Spotify, Apple, or Google podcasts. 
July 20, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had her research on Twitter posts featured in a Las Vegas Review-Journal story and on a City Cast Las Vegas podcast episode. She collects and studies varying public responses on Twitter that occur after a mass shooting. After reviewing tweets responding…
July 14, 2022
Maria Aladjova (Health Sciences), Elizabeth Johnson, Sheetal Survase (both Academic Success Center), Kevin McVay (College of Sciences), Janelle Yasukochi (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education), John Starkey, Stephen Sumnner, Tashauna Stewart, Jason Kantrowitz, and Beth Gersten (all Lee Business) all are part of the UNLV academic…
July 7, 2022
Kim Nehls (Business) and Doris Watson (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education), along with Brandy Smith of Nevada State College, published an article, "Perceptions of Student Affairs Administrators at an Emerging Minority Serving Institution," in the special issue of About Campus on Hispanic Serving Institutions.
July 4, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had part one of a two-part report published in the Brookings Institution blog, Africa in Focus. The piece, "Russia’s Narratives about its Invasion of Ukraine are Lingering in Africa," analyzes Twitter data to examine the broader Russian narratives that…
June 16, 2022
Jesse Barnes (Public Policy and Leadership), Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business), and Alexander Chan (both Business) recently published their article, "Passive and Active Peer Effects in the Spatial Diffusion of Residential Solar Panels: A Case Study of the Las Vegas Valley," in the Journal of Cleaner Production. In this…