Accomplishments: Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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 evolve now that the larger political and cultural context that created the casino resort has changed.
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 from Shakespeare to fantasy sports. Schwartz's keynote, "To Stand the Test of Time: Reading Sid Meier’s Civilization V as Text,” explored the...
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 hosted by the Smithsonian and Arizona State University, examines how the shift of the U.S. economy from production to consumption enabled the on-going...
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.
December 11, 2018
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Mary-Ann Winkelmes (Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs), and Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health) are the authors of "Transparency Teaching in the Virtual Classroom: Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges of Integrating Transparency Teaching Methods with Online Learning" which will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Political Science Education.