In The News: Office of Executive Vice President and Provost

Reno Gazette-Journal
December 7, 2020

A clean truck program that would require commercial trucks in Nevada run on electricity or hydrogen fuel cells.

KNPR News
December 7, 2020

Earlier this week, Nevada released its State Climate Strategy plan.

The Nevada Independent
December 3, 2020

On Tuesday evening, the state released a comprehensive strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. It’s a big deal, marking a year-long effort among state agencies to develop a coordinated pathway for moving toward defined emission-reduction benchmarks.

The Nevada Independent
December 3, 2020

On Tuesday evening, the state released a comprehensive strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. It’s a big deal, marking a year-long effort among state agencies to develop a coordinated pathway for moving toward defined emission-reduction benchmarks.

Gaming Today
December 2, 2020

Oliver Lovat sees parallels between the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Hotel fire that was just memorialized with its 40-year anniversary.

Gaming Today
December 2, 2020

Oliver Lovat sees parallels between the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Hotel fire that was just memorialized with its 40-year anniversary.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
November 25, 2020

Businesses in the valley are trying to navigate through the governor’s latest restrictions with the toughest one being the customer cap at 25%.

Casino.Org
November 23, 2020

Anti-smoking coalitions are using the COVID-19 pandemic as a weapon in their crusade to convince lawmakers to permanently stop the indoor consumption of tobacco on casino floors.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 23, 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact the national and local economy, forcing the Las Vegas hotel industry to make some major adjustments.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 20, 2020

On Nov. 21, 1980, a devastating fire raced through the MGM Grand hotel (now Bally’s Las Vegas) killing 87 people and injuring more than 600. That tragedy led to sweeping safety changes that now stretch far beyond the Las Vegas Strip.

CDC Gaming Reports, Inc.
November 20, 2020

There are several good authors currently working the casino/gaming genre, but in my view, David Schwartz is at the top of the list. He came to my attention almost 15 years ago upon publication of his Roll the Bones in 2006. It was, and is, a definitive history of gaming, beginning in Pompeii and ending at the opening of Wynn Las Vegas in late 2005. Schwartz is an academic with a Ph.D. in History from UCLA and was serving at the time as the director of the Center for Gaming Studies at UNLV. I have to confess that I initially bought that book to have it sit on my shelf and, ideally, impress my bosses.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 16, 2020

Not long after the fire burst out of the deli, sending columns of thick black smoke shooting up inside the MGM Grand hotel tower, then-Nevada Gov. Robert List arrived at the flooded casino floor to survey the damage.