In The News: Office of Community Engagement

June 16, 2017

Commissions, with their long lists of client requirements, don't always let architects experiment. Competitions, on the other hand, allow them to throw away the client briefs and create something game-changing. Now in its 11th year, Radical Innovation is a competition giving architecture firms -- and students -- the opportunity to put their own original twist on hospitality design.

Business Insider
June 15, 2017

When you go out of town, you usually need to buy a few nights at a hotel in addition to a plane, train, or bus ticket.

Brandan Siebrecht, a graduate architecture student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wants to combine these components into one experience. He designed what he calls the "Hyperloop Hotel," a system that would feature a transit system and 13 hotels in different cities throughout the United States.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2017

If momentum in baseball is the next day’s starting pitcher, in golf it’s the next course. Even so, a team would rather be playing well than not heading into the NCAA Championship, and few teams are hitting it straighter or more accurate than UNLV.

May 26, 2017

Jon Tucker has always been fascinated by game shows, but he never thought he'd become a contestant. He heard that "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" was taping in Las Vegas, and on a whim he decided to audition. After taking a test and conducting interviews, they called him in the middle of a work meeting to tell him he got the spot.

Las Vegas Business Press
May 23, 2017

The Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competition is the showcase event for undergraduates from the Howard R. Hughes School of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The biannual competition began in 1992 and encompasses all engineering disciplines, including electrical, mechanical and civil engineering.

May 22, 2017

UNLV’s medical school welcomes its first students in July with high hopes but much remaining to be done. The inaugural class of 60 is made up mostly of Nevada students or those connected to the state, said Dr. Barbara Atkinson, the medical school’s founding dean.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 18, 2017

Last week, five students completed their freshman year at UNLV. This might seem unremarkable, but these kids faced a particular challenge: They’re homeless and don’t have parents or guardians to offer the usual support.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 15, 2017

Demand in the cyber security field is relentless, but no one seems to want to do it the job. In fact, in Las Vegas, the lack of cyber security specialists has been a problem for a long time.

May 12, 2017

Law enforcement is one of the least glamorous jobs, made even less so in recent years by high-profile scandals of police brutality, especially toward unarmed minorities. But to serve and protect remains a necessary, and often thankless, public service. It’s a calling that more than 900,000 Americans have answered, knowing full well the hazards associated with their occupation. In the past 10 years, for instance, more than 1,500 police officers, including 143 in 2016 alone, died in the line of duty. Tens of thousands more were assaulted and injured.

Vegas Seven
May 12, 2017

International Game Technology recently announced that it is selling its social gaming division, Double Down Interactive, for $825 million. The sale could offer a glimpse into how casinos will be working with social games in the future.

May 12, 2017

Watch, read or listen to the news every day and you hear a lot about conflict. But you don’t hear much about conflict resolution. How do we get past the divides in our country, in our state and city so that people are working together on the advancement of society?

Las Vegas Sun
May 11, 2017

A trio of UNLV student teams took home big prizes in a statewide entrepreneur competition recently.

Student ideas on joint-pain relief, e-sports business and the hospitality industry netted a total of $55,000 in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan competition in Reno.