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Current Business News

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Research | March 26, 2020

UNLV management professor Payal Sharma and mindset expert James Silvas explore ways trauma can provide opportunities and shape us.

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Campus News | March 16, 2020

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 22 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100 in their field.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Campus News | March 10, 2020

As coronavirus concerns grow, UNLV researchers available to provide expertise.

People | March 10, 2020

Cam Johnson says working as director of IT operations for the medical school is a fitting culmination of his career.

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Arts and Culture | March 6, 2020

UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Business In The News

Bitterroot
March 27, 2020

It’s hard to imagine a place that stands to lose more during the coronavirus outbreak than Las Vegas. Its economy is built on big gatherings: casinos and concerts, conferences and clubs. According to the Nevada Resort Association, a quarter of all Nevada workers are in the hospitality industry.

Big Think
March 25, 2020

Stephen M. Miller, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, gives insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts American economies.

Casino.org
March 25, 2020

On the low end, Penn National Gaming is burning through $6.4 million daily having just 5.2 months before running out of cash, the report said.

Bloomberg
March 20, 2020

The U.S. convention industry is expected to lose billions of dollars in revenue, as businesses restrict employee travel and governments ban large gatherings in the face of the coronavirus, an industry group said.

Reno Gazette-Journal
March 19, 2020

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said she is “painfully” aware of the many residents living paycheck to paycheck in the city and is asking Gov. Steve Sisolak to shorten the 30-day shutdown of nonessential businesses.

Wall Street Journal
March 19, 2020

Demand for electricity is beginning to weaken in parts of the U.S. hardest hit by the coronavirus and could fall further in coming days as shelter-in-place orders spread, following a path taken by Italy’s industrial region.

Business Experts

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Riddel researches the economics of risky activities.

Recent Business Accomplishments

March 24, 2020
Stephen Brown (Economics) has been promoted from senior editor to editor-in-chief of the academic journal Energy Policy, effective April 1.
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of...
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute...
March 10, 2020
Erin Hamilton and Jason Smith (both Accounting) recently had their paper, "Error or Fraud? The Effect of Omissions on Management's Fraud Strategies and Auditors' Evaluations of Identified Misstatements," accepted for publication in The Accounting Review. The Accounting Review is a top-three journal in accounting and an A+ on the LEE journal list.
March 6, 2020
Rick Darnold (Business) recently received a continuation of a previous patent issued (#10,039,240), a "Device for monitoring and controlling water flow," which includes a staged triggering protocol when water flow and or water pressure deviates from "learned" norms in one or more watering stations. With the drought conditions experienced due to...
March 4, 2020
Kim Nehls (Marketing and International Business) recently presented the keynote presentation at the National Orientation Directors Association conference at UNLV.