Accomplishments: Division of Research

June 3, 2022
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) gave a presentation last month at the Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit 2022. Her speech centered around sustainable tourism, popular culture, and the post-pandemic recovery.
April 26, 2022
Kasra Ghaharian (Hospitality and International Gaming Institute) spoke on an expert panel at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. The panel, Responsible Gaming in the Digital Age, addressed how advances in technology are impacting consumer protection policy and practices in the gambling industry.
March 24, 2022
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues from the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School recently published a paper, "Examining Responsible Gambling Program Awareness and Engagement Trends and Relationships with Gambling Beliefs and Behaviors: A Three-Wave Study of Customers from a…
March 23, 2022
Joel Snyder (Psychology) was named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). "Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application," according to a statement from the APS.
March 16, 2022
Tiange Xu (Hospitality), Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), and Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented a poster, "Problem Gambling and Mental Health Disorders among Undergraduate Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic", at the 2022 New Horizons In Responsible Gambling Conference.
December 7, 2021
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) published a post in the blog Northern Notes, produced by the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds in the UK. In the post, Soligo analyzes tourism through the lens of social problems, touching on topics such as inclusivity for minorities, accessibility for…
December 3, 2021
Sojeong Lee, ,Toni Repetti, Ashok Singh (all Hospitality), and Bo Bernhard (Economic Development and International Gaming Institute) have published an article, "The Impacts of a Smoking Ban on Gaming Volume in a South Korea Casino" in The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics. The number of countries and cities implementing smoking bans has…
July 29, 2021
Dr. Jeff Cummings (Brain Health) published "Trial of Pimavanserin in Dementia-Related Psychosis" in the New England Journal of Medicine.       
July 2, 2021
Dr. Jingchun Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) has published an article, "Artificial Image Objects for Classification of Schizophrenia with GWAS-selected SNVs and Convolutional Neural Network," in Patterns, a Cell Press journal. Additional contributing authors are Xiangning Chen, Daniel G. Chen, Zhongming Zhao, Justin Zhan, and…
June 2, 2021
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) gave the opening keynote at the Australian Gaming and Leadership Conference at The Star Hotel Casino in Sydney, Australia, last month. This was the first in-person national industry gathering post-COVID, and Bernhard's presentation was the only one presented remotely — prerecorded and produced in the…
May 11, 2021
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) spoke with Mark Johnson (University of Sydney) on the subject of gamblification in video game streaming platforms as part of the University of Sydney's Gather Series. The session is available to view on demand. 
April 16, 2021
Marta Soligo (Sociology and International Gaming Institute) and Josiah Kidwell (Sociology) published two chapters in the academic eBook COVID-19: Sociological Scenarios. Soligo’s chapter (in Italian), “The Sociology of Tourism and COVID-19: The Case of Las Vegas,” is a sociological analysis of the effects of the pandemic on tourism, especially in…