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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

November 17, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. The post, "Is the Grass Really Greener?" explores how UNLV is different from — and similar to institutions around the country. For more information about the ombuds office, please visit its website.
October 31, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office, announcing the release of the ombuds office's 2022 Third Quarter Report. For more information about the ombuds office, please visit its website.
October 24, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. The post, "Why Not Visit the Ombuds?," explores a few reasons that potential visitors hesitate when considering a visit to the office, addressing each of them. For more information about the ombuds office, please visit its website.
October 19, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published an article in Gaming Law Review. Titled, “Some Measure of Control: The Evolution of Las Vegas Casino Air Junkets and Nevada Regulation, 1960-1980,” it traces the regulatory response to problems created by the lucrative but risky casino junket business, as well as examining the internal tensions that…
October 14, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently delivered a plenary address at the Coalition of Federal Ombuds annual conference. The talk, titled "Many Open Doors: Serving Multiple Populations as an Ombuds," highlighted the additional complications and responsibilities that come with serving many different groups simultaneously.
October 14, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently presented a keynote lecture at the Themed Entertainment Association's Storytelling Architecture Technology Experience conference. The lecture, "Busting the Myths That Made Las Vegas," briefly discussed several key turning points in Las Vegas casino history that have often been misunderstood.