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UNLV Names New Dean of Business School

UNLV Names New Dean of Business School

UNLV will welcome a new dean of its business school this fall.

Brent Hathaway will begin running the Lee Business School on October 1. He comes to UNLV from the University of Wyoming. According to information from UNLV, Hathaway has served as dean of the Wyoming College of Business since 2004 and previously served as chair of the college’s department of management and marketing.

“We are delighted to have Brent Hathaway as dean of the Lee Business School,” said John White, UNLV executive vice president and provost.  “Brent is a proven leader with a successful record at Wyoming. He also brings to the position significant experience in the corporate world and a strong academic record.”

Hathaway earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Utah State University.

Oscar Goodman Flips Burgers and Signs Books

Oscar Goodman Flips Burgers and Signs Books

The man formerly known as the happiest mayor in the world took on a new job: cooking burgers at a local burger restaurant.

Oscar Goodman worked the grill at the Smashburger on Maryland Parkway and Tropicana Avenue Tuesday. He also signed copies of his new book “Being Oscar.”

"It is a real good read. It is like talking to me, sitting down in a bar having a martini. As you can see on the cover, it is the brand of Las Vegas, me with two showgirls and my Bombay Sapphire," Goodman said. "It is a love story, basically. The love of my family and my wife, the love of the law, which is a jealous mistress. And a lot of the city of Las Vegas where I served for 12 years." 

The restaurant also gave away free burgers to anyone who came into the restaurant with the last name burger or a variation of it.

The whole event was in honor of National Burger Day. 

UNLV Instructor Nominated for Tony Award

UNLV Instructor Nominated for Tony Award


An instructor at UNLV recently earned the highest recognition in the Broadway world for his work on a production of Pippin.

Jonathan Deans earned a Tony Award nomination for his sound design for Pippin on Broadway. Deans teaches sound design for the UNLV Department of Theatre and for the entertainment engineering & design program.

The award winners will be announced Sunday, June 9, in a show airing on CBS.

Metro Officer Nominated for National Award

Metro Officer Nominated for National Award


A Metro Police officer is nominated for “Officer of the Year” on a law enforcement website and needs votes from the community to win the honor.

Sgt. Chris Curtis of the LVMPD Downtown Area Command is one of nine national nominees. Curtis’ nomination is available to view here. A video about Curtis' efforts can be seen at the site.

His candidacy is being supported by UNLV’s Safe Community Partnership.

Airport Director Walker to Retire in June

Airport Director Walker to Retire in June


McCarran Airport Director Randy Walker will retire from his position in June after 16 years heading the county’s aviation department.

Walker, 59, oversaw the airport as its traffic more than doubled and peaked at 47 million passenger in two decades, including supervision of the recently completed, $2.4-billion Terminal 3, the D Concourse expansion and the Airport Connector tunnel.

Walker also served as deputy director of aviation, assistant county manager and finance director during his more than 22 years as a County employee.  

“I am proud of what the airport team has accomplished in my tenure as Director of Aviation for Clark County,” Walker wrote in a prepared statement. “Our vision is to ‘Be a Global Leader,’ and we have certainly accomplished this in several areas. I know the team will continue to work toward that vision for all areas of the operation going forward.”

Book Groups Provide 'Instantaneous Opportunity' for Passionate Discussion

Groups at two libraries get into the thick of it.

Forget whatever it is that Democrats and Republicans are arguing about these days, and toss this one around for a while ...

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Gold Medal-Winning Gymnasts Visit Thomas & Mack

Still looking for an Olympic fix?

The Fierce Five won't be out in full force - McKayla Maroney is recovering from a fractured tibia - but there will still be plenty to be impressed by when The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions tumbles into the Thomas & Mack Center at 7:30 p.m. today.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal