UNLV's Division of Research creates a campus environment that supports and promotes superior research, creative, and scholarly pursuits, ensuring our students and faculty can recognize their full intellectual potential.
Confronted in our desert backyard by the inescapable effects of a deteriorating environment, these UNLV researchers, professors, and activists are fighting to mitigate the effects of climate change on scientific, legal, and sociological fronts.
No Kidding: More families brought children on Las Vegas vacations
The Entertainment Capital of the World has been a draw for families with children during the pandemic, and hospitality insiders have differing opinions on whether tourists with little ones will keep flocking to Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Entertainment Engineer Art Vivas to Speak at 2022 Casino Esport Conference
Art Vivas, the Low Voltage Project Manager at Henderson-based FEA Consulting Engineers, will be a top speaker at the upcoming Casino Esport Conference. Vivas is scheduled to discuss how the esport industry can leverage immersive audio technology to improve sportsbook visual elements.
UW VP for Research, Economic Development Takes New Position
Vice President for Research and Economic Development Edmund “Ed” Synakowski is leaving the University of Wyoming to become vice president for research at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), effective Aug. 30.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Presentation: Tiange Xu, Brett Abarbanel, and Shane Kraus
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.
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…