In The News: Office of Community Engagement
As a new academic year begins, a renowned college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is set to celebrate its 50th year. For half a century, the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration has served as a living laboratory for its students, producing thousands of educated workers for the hotel and hospitality industries while setting itself apart as one of the best in the world. The college was founded in 1967 to help supply an educated workforce for the fast-growing Strip.
Monday is the start of the fall semester at UNLV, and this year it has special meaning.
This isn’t your average microscope.
Carrying a price tag of nearly $1 million, a high-speed, laser-scanning microscope — the first of its kind in the state — will be coming to UNLV next spring.
Emmy Awards are often the shining point of a career for those in broadcast media. A group of UNLV journalism students netted the prestigious award for work they conducted before graduating college.
Every year, the Valley roadways see preventable fatalities involving young people. The UNLV campus had displayed a crash caused by impaired driving. The visualization is meant to bring awareness to the consequences of teens driving impaired.
Twelve high school students stood inside a classroom at UNLV, each facing a laptop and timer on a chair. Matt Gomez, the debate lab leader, instructed the students to set the timer for five minutes and pull up the lengthy evidence files on their screens.
A diverse group of accomplished and renowned experts in various industries were recently announced as keynote speakers for the third-annual Nevada Economic Development Conference (NVEDC), taking place on Sept. 11-13 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Presented by the UNLV Center for Business & Economic Research, the University of Nevada at Reno College of Business and Western Nevada Development District, the conference aims to "build a stronger Nevada in a global economy" by bringing together attendees from economic developers to elected and appointed officials, business owners, utilities, banks, educators, manufacturers, mining industry professionals, transportation representatives, agribusiness and all of those interested in connecting with Nevada's economic development network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.