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Current Foundation News

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People | August 24, 2021

Philanthropist and Lee Business School namesake remembered for his generosity and commitment to education.

Campus News | July 2, 2021

The Optum Dr. Tony and Renee Marlon Endowed Chair at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has been awarded to the man who created the state's first orthopaedics residency program.

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UNLV History | June 30, 2021

Marjorie Barrick’s involvement in UNLV and the community went far beyond her time in the classroom. Here's the story of one of our campus' pioneers.

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People | May 10, 2021

HOPE Scholar Theresa Butler earns her bachelor's and dives into public policy based on her experience.

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People | April 26, 2021

The alumni engagement events coordinator makes the plans to make people happy.

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Business and Community | April 15, 2021

From the Solar Decathlon to student scholarships, Commercial Roofers helps students rise to demands of challenging field.

Foundation In The News

Travel Weekly
November 17, 2020

One-time-use, recyclable bed sheets; a durable cleaning robot; and a virus-capturing HVAC system were among the winners of the competition spearheaded by the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
November 12, 2020

The results are in. UNLV announces the winners of its global contest to help bring business back to Las Vegas after taking a hard hit from the pandemic. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean has the top innovators, including a look at a local entry.

Hospitality Technology
October 29, 2020

Volan Technology has been recognized with the Lee Prize Nevada Innovation Award by the UNLV Lee Business School. Selected from 250 proposals submitted from 32 states and nine countries, Volan Technology, one of eight winners, won due to its advanced solution for enterprise-scale, precise and private contact tracing software enabling hospitality operators to make dramatic improvements in virus prevention and save millions of dollars in manual tracing. The AI-based technology also enables organizations to report and respond to emergencies with extraordinary speed and accuracy.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 28, 2020

Five teams of entrepreneurs have been awarded $900,000 combined to help the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

QSR
September 11, 2020

Fast-casual dining is dominating the restaurant industry, and its growth is expected to continue at a rapid pace in a post-pandemic economy.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 12, 2020

Department of Commerce Chief of Staff Mike Walsh spent the last two days in Las Vegas to announce a grant for UNLV and to learn more about the area’s “uniquely hard hit” economy.

Recent Foundation Accomplishments

June 14, 2021
Andrew Thomas-Reyes (Nursing) received the 2021 UNLV Research Foundation and UNLV Foundation grant to fund his work, "Testing the Feasibility of Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Smartphone App Intervention for College Student Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Randomized Controlled Trial.” He will be working with Christopher...
November 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of...
August 15, 2019
Joakim Nyoni (Foundation) was selected and participated in the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in July. IEM is a comprehensive executive education program that prepares senior leadership in higher education to address challenges and opportunities that face institutions of higher learning.
February 4, 2019
Caleen Johnson (Foundation) and Stine Odegard (Service Learning and Leadership) have been announced as members of the 2019 cohort of Jameson Fellows.  In 2013, Gard Jameson developed the program to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. This program will enrich the work currently being done by these departments and better...
August 23, 2018
UNLV has received two 2018 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honors are given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. UNLV is one of six public universities nationwide with endowments of less than $350 million to be honored for...
February 13, 2018
Kim Nyoni, Carrie Ahlborn, Russel Kost (all Foundation), Chad Warren (Alumni), Alexandra Liebman, and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been invited to make presentations at the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) western region’s premier conference in San Francisco in March.  Kim Nyoni (Foundation) will lead a session...