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Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs News

The Office of Faculty Affairs supports faculty at every stage of their academic careers. It offers resources and services to facilitate faculty excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. 

Current Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs News

Closeup of Doris Blackwell
People | June 13, 2019

This program officer I advocates for open communication.

Portrait of Elaine Anderson, executive assistant in the Faculty Affairs office, is the Classified Employee of the Year.
People | August 2, 2018

This year’s top Classified Employee of the Year says the most daring thing she’s ever done ended with a thud.

Angela Amar
Campus News | November 1, 2017

Amar brings program leadership and innovation from previous roles at Emory University and Boston College; she will begin Jan. 1.

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 28, 2019

The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas name may be new, but the property is hoping to keep some familiar faces around after it undergoes renovation.

Travel Weekly
August 12, 2019

Legal sports wagering is spreading; online and mobile betting is increasing, and the NFL's RedZone channel is almost addictive. But there's nothing quite like wagering and watching games in Las Vegas. Its sports books lead the way in technology, comfort, and camaraderie. With multiple games broadcast on multiple screens, with bets riding on nearly every play, there can be anticipatory hushes, lusty cheers and despairing boos simultaneously.

Press of Atlantic City
April 30, 2019

New Jersey still ranks among national leaders in terms of casino gaming's economic impact but other states, including nearby competitors, are gaining ground, according to a recent report.

The Press of Atlantic City
April 22, 2019

Las Vegas and Atlantic City have been compared for decades as the nation’s two premier casino destinations, including when it comes to public safety.

Casino Connection AC
April 2, 2019

Four of the largest gaming companies in Nevada are undergoing often traumatic transitions, according to CDC Gaming Reports.

Successful Meetings
March 22, 2019

There was a time when people went to casinos expressly to gamble. But about 30 years ago, meetings and events at gaming destinations began to gain some serious traction.

Recent Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Accomplishments

September 23, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had an article published in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. “Torchbearers Eastward of the Pacific, into the Darkness of This Wasted Land: Themes of Western History in the Postatomic Mojave of Fallout: New Vegas,” examines how elements of real-world Western history are reflected in the video...
September 9, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) presented a talk, "Jay Sarno's Wild Ride" as part of the Clark County Library's Las Vegas Stories series. The event attracted a number of notable figures, including associates and relatives of Mr. Sarno, who was the subject of Schwartz's 2013 biography Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas.
June 6, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) published an article called "Futures of Gaming: How Casinos and Gambling Might Evolve in the Near Future" in the June edition of Gaming Law Review. The article explores the historical forces that caused gambling to flourish within the American casino resort, and examines how gambling and casinos will continue to...
May 29, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) presented, via video, a keynote address at the Eighth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies: Language, Literature, Play, and Games, in Belgrad Serbia. Sponsored by the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University, the conference included international scholars presenting on topics ranging...
May 6, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had an essay called "The Consumer Age Turned Americans into Gamblers: When the Economy Shifted from Production to Consumption, How You Spent Your Money Mattered More Than How You Earned It." This essay, commissioned by Zocalo Public Square for "What It Means to Be American," a national conversation...
April 1, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) gave a presentation, "Disruptive Convenience: A Brief History of Technology in Las Vegas Gaming," to the Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals Las Vegas chapter. The audience included UNLV faculty, students, and alumni.