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Lee Business School News

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

People | November 12, 2020

First-generation alumnus learned to navigate his way to a degree by continually asking questions.

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People | November 9, 2020

Kiara Sims is one first-gen student who is making the donors who support her education — and her mother — proud.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

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People | November 4, 2020

Gerry Sanders, dean and Bodenstedt chair of the College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will begin his tenure at UNLV Jan. 1, 2021.

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Business and Community | October 27, 2020

$1 million awarded to companies innovating solutions to challenges facing hospitality industry in UNLV-hosted competition.

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People | October 7, 2020

A turn with a bully in the seventh grade put Law School Alumna of the Year Marisa Rodriguez on the career path.

Business In The News

NCET
November 25, 2020

GOED Knowledge Fund grant will connect technology companies statewide to federal Small Business Innovation research grants.

Casino.Org
November 24, 2020

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s (D) temporary, tighter new restrictions on the state’s gaming properties and restaurants — as well as other enterprises — could lead to some businesses closing, possible layoffs, and a slower economic recovery, according to a prominent local economist.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 20, 2020

Las Vegas’ businesses, employees and economy are still reeling from the state’s first shutdown. Is the city ready for another?

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 19, 2020

Small businesses impacted by the pandemic can apply for as much as $30,000 in grant money between Dec. 1 and Dec. 22.

Casino.org
November 19, 2020

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is intimating about new health restrictions on Nevada gaming properties as COVID-19 cases continue to escalate. Las Vegas casinos have yet to fully recover from earlier closings.

Pahrump Valley Times
November 18, 2020

A promise of pure air might sound too good to be true, but an innovation from University of Nevada, Las Vegas students could make guests feel safe enough to return to hotels and entertainment venues, a challenge that the hospitality industry has faced since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Experts

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An expert in environmental economics, behavioral economics, and statistics.        
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, with expertise in economic diversification, plans for small businesses, technology management, and information technology innovation.
An accomplished economist, professor, and administrator in the fields of business and economic research.

Recent Business Accomplishments

November 24, 2020
Daniel Chi (Finance) had his recent research on how language affects R&D investment featured in  Harvard Business Review (HBR). In each issue, HBR highlights the findings of three to four notable research papers in its Idea Watch section. This paper, “Is Language an Economic Institution? Evidence from R&D Investment,” was recently...
November 24, 2020
The office of undergraduate research (OUR) recently held its Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium and the College of Sciences brought home several honors, including: The School of Life Sciences earned the Champions of Undergraduate Research Award for its commitment to excellence in research education. The school's leadership and faculty...
November 23, 2020
Angela Chen (Finance) and Justin de Leon (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) placed second out of 14 teams in the Sherwin-Williams Marketing Design Competition with the digital marketing plan they created and presented. Chen is a junior in the finance program at the Lee Business School. De Leon is a junior in civil engineering...
November 18, 2020
Peter Grema (Economics, Real Estate, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Honors College) and Kristian Thymianos (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had their OpEd, "To Our CCSD Educators, Here’s a Note of Appreciation and Support" published in the Las Vegas Sun. They applaud CCSD teachers and school...
November 16, 2020
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller both (Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research) published their paper, "Long-Memory Modeling and Forecasting: Evidence from the U.S. Historical Series of Inflation" in Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics with coauthors Heni Boubaker, Rabat Business School, and Rangan Gupta,...
November 2, 2020
Danijel Zekanovic (Accounting) and Jacob Tolbert (Graphic Design), alongside their bandmate, J.P Ocampo, self-released their debut album, Garage Band. Their band, Post Noble, has been together for their entire college career and is now featured on several streaming services. Zekanovic and Tolbert are students.