In The News: Office of Community Engagement

World Casino Directory
June 22, 2017

Online gambling is limited in its availability within the United States, with only Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey having legalized and regulated the industry within their state borders. New Jersey provides both online casino and poker gaming, with a recent study showing that jobs and revenues have increased for the state thanks to online gaming.

June 20, 2017

In Nevada's elementary schools, an average of only 15 percent of classroom time is dedicated to science instruction, according to an article by UNLV College of Education instructors David Vallett, Ph.D., and P.G. Schrader, Ph.D.

USA Today
June 20, 2017

If there were a handbook for new athletics directors in college sports, talking about how they want to become part of the campus community would be cover sheet material. But for UNLV’s Desiree Reed-Francois, it isn’t just a cliché. She’s literally been doing it every day since starting the job on June 1, living in Tonopah North dormitory on campus rather than a hotel or apartment before she moves into a permanent residence with her husband and teenage son in mid-July.

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.