In The News: Office of Community Engagement
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.
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?
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.
Slot players are simply wrong.
Talk to people who study, market and design slot machines, and you quickly realize that many of the ideas players have about their inner workings and how jackpots are paid are myths.
Seems like just yesterday we were all underwater. Memories of cascading home foreclosures and abandoned, half-built subdivisions still feel raw. Something about the dustiness of the desert and its lack of natural vegetation made the housing crash feel catastrophic—like we were previewing a future where climate change inevitably starts the zombie apocalypse.
As summer nears, many Americans may be getting ready to change their closets for the new season, making room for the more colorful clothing that goes with the warm weather. Amid all that excitement, it's easy to forget that middle-class Americans have really only been wearing colorful clothes regularly for less than a century.
Neon signs lighting up the night as bright as day. The heat. Dust accumulating in the corners of half-finished swimming pools in abandoned developments at the edge of the city.
Imagine a road trip in 2030 on a super interstate highway that stretches from Arizona's border with Mexico to the U.S.-Canada border in Montana. And it won't be just a road on which you drive your car, but an economic investment to the communities through which it passes.
Once again, Nevada lands at the bottom of a list, this time ranking the best and worst states for children’s health care. The state finished No. 51 (the study included the District of Columbia) in research by WalletHub, a credit services website. The findings continue a long, depressing tradition for Nevada, which is no stranger to performing poorly in measures of health. However, valley health care professionals say they’re optimistic that medical services for kids are improving in the state, even if it’s happening more slowly than anybody would like.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 is only eight months away, but the competing teams have been hard at work for more than a year. Competition organizers recently reviewed team design development drawings, which reflect about 90% completion of the design details.
The U.S. Department of Transportation in December announced $300 million for grants to be associated with Tier-1 University Transportation Centers. Virginia Tech is a key member of the Rail Research University Transportation Center, along with the University of Delaware and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Elissa Lafranconi might be done with undergraduate work at UNLV, but she’s still putting down roots on campus.