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Office of the University Ombuds News

Current University Ombuds News

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

University Ombuds In The News

KHON 2: Working for Hawaii
April 6, 2022

A night of fun turned into a moment he’ll never forget for Hilo native, Kaiwa Nahooikaika. Las Vegas Metropolitan police said Nahooikaika was stabbed in the head, torso and leg while gambling at the Circus Circus Resort and Casino.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 5, 2022

If one thing is for certain outside customs at Harry Reid Airport it's that international travelers love Las Vegas.

New York Times
February 11, 2022

The league has partnerships with several companies and casinos and a record number of bets are expected to be placed on the Super Bowl. That would have been unlikely years ago given its stance.

Nevada Independent
December 20, 2021

John Acres created the gaming industry’s first player tracking system in the 1980s, giving casinos the ability to follow a customer’s slot machine wagering activity and reward the gambler with various incentives. The problem, he said, is casinos are still using the same technology decades later.

 

Travel Weekly
December 20, 2021

A little more than a month after MGM Resorts announced the Mirage was for sale, the next chapter of the iconic, deeply influential property is ready to be written.

 

Travel Always
December 15, 2021

MGM Resorts announced in November that it was planning to sell The Mirage Hotel and Casino to reduce its inventory on the Las Vegas Strip.

Recent University Ombuds Accomplishments

August 16, 2022
David Schwartz (Ombuds) published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's Ombuds Office. The post, titled "A New Way to Grow: Feedforward," describes Schwartz's recent encounter with Marshall Goldsmith's improvement exercise, explains the concept, and discusses how it is now available to UNLV employees. For more information…
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 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…