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Office of Information Technology News

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is the central unit responsible for supporting the academic, research, and administrative aims of the campus through the effective use of technology.

Current Information Technology News

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Campus News | March 31, 2020

A week after remote teaching begins, UNLV College of Engineering faculty find that soliciting student feedback is key.

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Campus News | March 12, 2020

Offices of information technology, online education teaming up to make remote teaching a robust and effective tool for classes being taught virtually after spring break.

Rakitha Perera sits with his hands clasped in front of him.
People | July 23, 2019

"So good" describes both the work ethic that helped earn Rakitha Perera one of the President's Classified Employee of the Year awards and his favorite karaoke song.

Isabelle and Cam Johnson
Campus News | November 9, 2016

Cam and Isabelle Johnson's hefty to-do lists for the Presidential Debate made their fall feel like "Groundhog Day."

Trish Harrison and Elvis Rowe speak
Campus News | October 20, 2016

And without OIT's Elvis Presley Rowe, the thousands of journalists who descended on campus wouldn't have had networking services.

People | July 9, 2014

The IT Help Desk supervisor's main goal: Being invisible to you.

Information Technology In The News

March 12, 2020

UNLV is preparing to transition to remote/virtual instruction no later than April 3, according to a memo that was sent to faculty and staff on Wednesday.

Jacky Rosen
February 24, 2020

Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation for awarding the University of Nevada, Las Vegas a grant totaling $399,999 to better engage female secondary education students to pursue the fields of computing and engineering.

Washington Post
February 22, 2020

The appeal to tech-savvy Democrats went out the week after technology crashed the Iowa caucuses — and days before the presidential nominating contest was set to touch down in Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 20, 2020

On Feb. 12, Forbes Travel Guide announced that two Las Vegas hotels — the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore — had been upgraded from a four-star rating to five stars.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 20, 2020

On Feb. 12, Forbes Travel Guide announced that two Las Vegas hotels — the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore — had been upgraded from a four-star rating to five stars.

Las Vegas Sun
January 18, 2020

No matter who you are, the private information you have stored online is valuable, and cybercriminals want to access it. In the first half of 2019, data breaches exposed more than 4.1 million private records, according to Risk Based Security, a cybersecurity company specializing in data breach research.

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Recent Information Technology Accomplishments

February 27, 2020
Shellie Brattain (OIT) and Dana Angioni (Business) co-chairs of the Family Advocacy Committee recently presented in the 2020 National Association of College Auxiliary Services/Association of College Unions - International-sponsored webinar "Why Lactation Suites are Important for Supporting Families." Attendees learned about lactation suites and...
January 29, 2019
Scott Menter and Frank Alaimo (both Office of Information Technology) will present at the Integrated Systems Europe conference in Amsterdam next month. They will discuss the classroom technology services team's experience building an enterprise audiovisual system for the university as part of the "What's Next ... Higher Education Integrated...
November 7, 2017
The Classroom Technology Services department within the Office of Information Technology has been featured in an AVIXA case study for their innovative use of data that has saved the university an estimated $77,000 annually. The case study, UNLV Uses Data to Highlight the Value of a Well-managed AV Operation, explores how the department used data...
December 14, 2016
Matt Bernacki (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and Cam Johnson (Office of Information Technology) headed a research team of UNLV staff and students that has won a 2016 Splunk Public Sector Innovation Award. The group received the Mission Award for Education during the Splunk GovSummit Conference in Washington, D.C., last month. The...
August 11, 2016
The Classroom Technology Services (CTS) department of the office of information technology has been featured in a higher education case study by Crestron. The case study explores how CTS has helped minimize “lost” class time due to technological issues by standardizing equipment, implementing monitoring tools, and developing a custom-made touch-...
October 8, 2015
Frank Alaimo (Office of Information Technology) coordinated the development and installation of a new video wall in the cardio area of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). The new wall implements cutting-edge technology that is beautiful to look at while offering diverse functionality and reduced maintenance costs. It would be an...