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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

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.

WAMC
November 1, 2018

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll travel to Las Vegas, Nevada…and talk to someone who has created an office of diversity at universities on both sides of the country.

Recent Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Accomplishments

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.
March 28, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) delivered a talk, "Where Is Las Vegas Going in the 2020s?" for the Economic Club of Las Vegas. Drawing on his work in gaming history and his analysis of past statistical patterns, he discussed several trends he believes will steer the casino and tourism industries in Southern Nevada over the coming decade.
February 8, 2019
Karen G. Harry (Anthropology) and Barbara J. Roth (Faculty Affairs) have an edited book, Interaction and Connectivity in the Greater Southwest, published through the University Press of Colorado.