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Current Business News

A man in a suit stands on a balcony overlooking the desert
People | November 13, 2019

A trip back to UNLV to earn an MBA led Lee School of Business Alumnus of the Year Kevin Orrock to the heights of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

A UNLV-branded banner falls to reveal University Center Drive, formerly Swenson Street.
Campus News | November 12, 2019

Alumni, students, and community members lead effort to rename Swenson Street as University Center Drive.

exterior of Beam Hall at night
People | October 30, 2019

Tandy, a longtime Lee Business School professor and administrator, will begin as interim dean on Jan. 1, 2020.

A woman sits at a desk, in front of a row of medals
People | October 8, 2019

Outstanding Faculty Award winner Anjala Krishen keeps students moving, acting as a mentor before and after graduation.

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus News | September 25, 2019

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.

Janine Barrett poses with her 10-month-old daughter, Makenzie on campus.
People | September 16, 2019

Triple-alum Janine Barrett has worked her way up from student worker to executive director of graduate systems & operations at the Graduate College, but says her most cherished role is that of mother.

Business In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 12, 2019

UNLV kicked off homecoming week Tuesday by unveiling a new street name intended to better tie in the university to the community surrounding it.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 7, 2019

UNLV Homecoming week starts next week and a variety of festivities are planned one of them is the renaming of Swenson Street.

The Nevada Independent
October 27, 2019

Years after the Great Recession ravaged the Nevada economy, could several cities across the state really find themselves among the most “dynamic” metro areas in the country?

October 18, 2019

Growth in the global economy is stalling. Trade tension with China is at an all-time high. So is a recession near? Many economists say yes.

September 24, 2019

The impostor syndrome, a phenomenon that manifests when people feel like frauds even if they are actually capable and well-qualified, affects people both in the workplace and in the classroom. A new study reveals that perceptions of impostorism are quite common and uncovers one of the best -- and worst -- ways to cope with such feelings.

Journalist's Resource
September 19, 2019

The gap between economic theory and practice is sometimes cavernous. According to one theory, developed financial markets and access to lenders should make it easier for people to borrow money, become entrepreneurs and move to higher income brackets. But new research in the Journal of Policy Modeling finds that, in practice in the U.S., income inequality increases as financial markets develop.

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Recent Business Accomplishments

November 8, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Blankenship discusses what Nevada can do to incentivize renewable energy. The piece was originally published Oct. 26. She is an undergraduate student pursuing two majors, chemistry and economics. She also is a Brookings public...
November 6, 2019
Nicholas B. Irwin (Economics) has co-authored two chapters that appeared in a new book, Science for the Sustainable City: Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology which synthesizes 20 years of research in the greater Baltimore region as part of long-running National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research network that...
November 5, 2019
Richard Darnold (Business) awas issued Patent No. 10,039,240: "Device for Monitoring and Controlling Water Flow." The patent provides for a system of monitoring water flow in irrigation systems by learning through volume, frequency and pressure and can determine deviations from norms when there is break in the system.         
October 30, 2019
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) recently published a paper "Output Decomposition in the Presence of Input Quality Effects: A Stochastic Frontier Approach" in the German Economic Review with Yasmins Rim Limam, Universite de Carthage & IPEG, and Giampaolo Garzarelli, Sapienza – Universita di Roma & IPEG and ...
October 29, 2019
Pearl Kim, Betty Burston, Jay Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Wenlian Zhou, Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental School), Shawn McCoy, and Ian McDonough (both Economics) recently published a paper, "Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S." in the International Journal...
October 28, 2019
Won-Yong Oh and Darrold Cordes (both Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) wrote a business case study that has been published by Ivey Publishing, a leading publisher distributing business case studies globally. The title of the case is "Ghana Investment Fund Limited: Ethical Issues." It describes ethical issues related to conducting...