Accomplishments: Office of the President

July 22, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's Ombuds office.  The post announces the release of the office's most recent quarterly summary, covering April to June of 2022.  For more information about the Ombuds office, please visit its website. 
July 13, 2022
UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield was named to the board of directors for the Coalition of Urban-Serving Universities (USU). President Whitfield began a three-year term on the board July 1.  USU is a president-led organization committed to enhancing urban university engagement and tackling key urban challenges in our nation’s cities. With a…
July 9, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on "From the Ombuds," the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. Titled "Learn About Ombuds Interactive Workshops," the post explores the purpose and content of the workshops. More information about the ombuds office is available online.
July 1, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds Office) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. Titled "Confidentiality and the Ombuds Office," this post explains the nature of confidentiality in the practice of an organizational ombuds.
June 28, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published an entry on From the Ombuds, the ombuds office's official blog. The post includes his reflection on his first year as UNLV's ombuds.
May 23, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a chapter, “To Skill, Perchance to Win: How Chance and Skill Have Coexisted in Gambling History.”  In Mark R. Johnson, ed. The Casino, Card, and Betting Game Reader: Communities, Culture, and Play. Oxford: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.  The chapter traces how both chance and skill elements have…
May 16, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds discussing the recent release of the ombuds office's quarterly summary for January to March 2022. In brief, the office has seen increased usage, and continues to deliver effective services to the campus community. For more information, please read the report.
May 11, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a blog post about why visiting the ombuds is a good idea no matter what the stage of a conflict. The article, "When Should I See the Ombuds? (And Who Can Stop Me?)," discusses the options available to those in the midst of conflict and explains why the ombuds is a valuable resource for them. 
April 2, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) has published a new post on From the Ombuds, the UNLV ombuds office's blog. Written in response to the International Ombuds Association's recent update of their code of ethics and standards of practice, the post summarizes the changes to those foundational documents and describes how they inform practices at UNLV.
March 14, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds Office) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the office's blog. "A Matter of Perspective" begins with a personal observation that leads to some thoughts on how we present ourselves — and how what we see of others is not always the complete picture.
March 8, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on "From the Ombuds," the official blog of the ombuds office about the importance of impartiality to the practice of ombuds. Impartiality is one of the four ethical principles that guide the practice of organizational ombuds, and as such informs the operation of UNLV's ombuds office.
March 2, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of the ombuds office. The post explores the importance of independence to the office, and articulates what it means.