In The News: Office of Community Engagement
For years, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open field has included PGA Tour golfers who played for UNLV coach Dwaine Knight. They have had a lot of success in the tournament, including in 2012 when Ryan Moore became the first former Rebel to win the hometown trophy. This year, a partnership between UNLV and Shriners tournament management has expanded dramatically and is much more than solely a showcase for the program’s talent.
Las Vegas’ top hospitality and business executives, chefs and community leaders two-stepped the night away at “Square Dancing on the Strip,” the fifth annual fundraiser for Las Vegas Business Academy (LVBA), founded in 2011 by Rino Armeni. More than 400 guests joined the LVBA under the starry sky on T-Mobile Arena’s Toshiba Plaza to raise scholarship funds for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) students pursuing a law degree (JD) or Masters degree in hospitality administration (MHA), engineering (MEng) or business administration (MBA).
The UNLV Rebels and Las Vegas will have a presence Saturday night at Wrigley Field in Game 4 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Greg Maddux, a native Las Vegan, current UNLV volunteer assistant coach and Baseball Hall of Famer, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game, UNLV announced Friday.
It’s official: UNLV’s burgeoning medical school has been granted preliminary accreditation, allowing the institution to begin recruiting and accepting students for its first class in 2017.
In 2012, Brookings Mountain West at UNLV and the Brookings Institution collaborated on a book project, “America’s New Swing Region: Changing Politics and Demographics in the Mountain West.” It examined how the politics of Mountain West states — Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Utah — are being reshaped by the region’s changing demography and increased urbanization.
For the two presidential candidates and their supporters, the hope for the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) will be to make the most favorable impression upon the millions of people who watch the political spectacle.
It’s been speculated that payday loan stores have a specific business target: low-income, minority neighborhoods and other at-risk groups.
It’s a game resembling Bejeweled and Candy Crush and its inventors, two 20-year-old students from UNLV, think it could be the first skill-based game to enter casinos.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and large group of supporters of Ainsworth Game Technology celebrated the opening of the company’s 291,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Las Vegas on Friday.
A unique “interactive watch party” of the first televised presidential debate in the United States was held at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
The Mount Charleston blue butterfly is still incredibly rare, but researchers are seeing more of them in more places than they have in decades.
A man with Alzheimer’s disease makes breakfast but forgets a pan on the stove, causing a small fire.