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School Message from Performing President Marta Meana

Dear UNLV Community:

As we begin the new and continue to power UNLV forward, I wanted to reach out to you in my brand-new capacity as acting president. I likewise wish to recognize Executive Vice President and Provost Diane Chase for her leadership and efforts during this shift. Thank you, Diane!

While I have actually had the pleasure of working with many unbelievable people throughout campus over the last 20 years, there are a few of you who may not know me. For those of you who do not, you’ll find my focus is always on exactly what’s finest for our university, our dedicated faculty and personnel, and our incredible students, many of whom pursue college objectives versus considerable chances. What we achieve together is truly motivating! I succumbed to this institution more than Twenty Years back when I joined UNLV as an assistant teacher of psychology in 1997. I have had the opportunity to serve in several functions, consisting of dean of the Honors College, senior advisor to the president, and associate director of scientific training for the Psychology Department.

In every function, I have found that our shared commitment to UNLV is rooted in a passion to produce significant and transformative experiences for our trainees. Together, we strive to prepare them for highly successful and socially impactful lives which, in turn, changes our neighborhood, our nation, and our world. Exactly what is more life affirming work than that!

We have much to be proud of, and much work ahead as we aim ever higher. In the coming weeks and months, I anticipate engaging with different stakeholders on school and in the neighborhood to discuss our needs, ongoing initiatives, and fresh new ideas.

We understand our neighborhood seeks to us as its instructional, cultural, and research center, and to excel in that function we must remain focused and continuously push forward and aim high. UNLV is a successful, urban research study university in the most enterprising city worldwide, and there’s nothing we cannot achieve when we interact. Thank you for all you do every day to support our trainees and propel this university to ever greater heights.

Warm concerns,
Marta Meana, Ph.D.Acting President

Overtaking comic Eddie Griffin, now performing at SLS


Hernando Rodriguez Eddie Griffin in your home in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018|2 a.m.

Eddie Griffin is formally a Vegas guy. He just recently covered a seven-year perform at the Rio and he’s resided in Las Vegas for almost a years, and now the entertainer named among the “100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time” by Funny Central and star of films including “Undercover Sibling” and “John Q” is releasing a new residency at the Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas this week. I spoke with Griffin just recently about making Vegas his house and discovering a brand-new funny home on the Strip.

Other than the opportunity to perform here and the convenience of living here, what is it that has kept you in Las Vegas for so long? When I first got here, Vegas still felt like a destination. Now it’s become a genuine city. As soon as you bring in the NFL, hockey, the WNBA group– and an NBA team is best around the corner– and you develop out Summerlin and Henderson, that’s what happens. There’s a lot more for my kids to do out here so yeah, we’ve set roots here. And I value exactly what I can do like a residency like this one at Sayers Club. Daddy goes to operate at night for a couple hours then I’m house with my babies.

Do you have some preferred household areas around town? The kids prefer to go ice skating or hiking at Red Rock. We enjoy this sports renaissance, the majority of definitely, and it’s about time. They kept it from Vegas for a long period of time.

The city has actually changed a lot since you moved here. How has the regional comedy scene altered? It’s bubbling. Not just do you have developed imitate myself and Brad Garrett here all the time, there are brand-new and upcoming comedians doing their thing at local spots, getting their chops broken in.

Exactly what do you like about the Sayers Club and SLS? It’s very classy and it makes love, which is the way comedy ought to exist. SLS is just a sexy area, and to be ideal on the Strip is a huge move. That property contributes to funny in its natural type.

And you’re keeping your weekends open up to tour and work on other tasks. You’ve got a brand-new special “Indisputable” on Showtime. Exactly what else are you working on? I have actually been visiting with George Lopez, DL Hughley, Cedric The Performer and the late Charlie Murphy on the Funny Come down for the last 4 years and we’re still on it. I’ve got some movie and TELEVISION jobs in the works, too, however you understand … In Hollywood, you serve no wine before it’s time, provide the haters no time at all to hate up until it’s far too late.

You’re in the upcoming remake of “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Exactly what was that experience like, and what was it like dealing with novice director Cooper? Yeah, Dave Chappelle [is in the motion picture] and he called me up for that one and we had a real great time. [Cooper] did a hell of a task. A great deal of individuals are going to be amazed by Gaga in that one. I’m in one scene with her where’s she’s dropping tears on hint.

Is it true you’re working on a follow up to the funny cult timeless “Undercover Brother?” It holds true. On social media, all the fans keep asking, when do we get a sequel? I want them to understand I have actually been listening and putting pen to paper and it’s coming.

The Eddie Griffin Experience hits the Sayers Club at SLS (2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-761-7000) at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and more details can be discovered at slslasvegas.com.

Jackson: I'' m not performing at Super Bowl with Timberlake


David Phillip/ AP Entertainer Janet Jackson covers her breast after her outfit came undone during her half time performance with Justine Timberlake at the Super Bowl XXXVIII video game in Houston, Sunday Feb. 1, 2004.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018|3:33 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)– Together again? Not a lot.

Janet Jackson has actually closed down any reports that she will be joining Justin Timberlake during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

” To lay to rest any speculation or reports as to whether I will be carrying out at the Super Bowl tomorrow; I will not,” Jackson stated in a statement released Saturday. “Thank you for your assistance and I do anticipate seeing you all soon.”

Timberlake is returning to the halftime show 14 years after a wardrobe breakdown with Jackson triggered a nationwide debate. Timberlake was Jackson’s unique visitor during her performance at that year’s game and swindled a piece of her clothing, revealing her nipple. Timberlake later explained it as an unintended “wardrobe malfunction.”

CBS, which aired that Super Bowl, was fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission, however the fine later was overturned.

The hashtags #JusticeforJanet and #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay became trending topics on Twitter days prior to Timberlake’s record 3rd trip to the phase at the Super Bowl, at which the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots at the United States Bank Arena on Sunday.

At a press conference on Thursday, Timberlake pointed out Jackson’s name, together with Jay-Z and ‘NSync, when talking about reported guests to join him onstage. He was not asked any direct questions about Jackson or the notorious wardrobe malfunction.

When the NFL announced late in 2015 that Timberlake would be going back to the Super Bowl, the choice triggered a reaction from ladies, minorities and others who felt Jackson was unjustly required to pay a far higher rate than Timberlake faced. Some argued that Jackson, as a black woman, fell victim to a racist and sexist double basic and got harsher treatment than Timberlake, as a white man, did, and they stated he gained from “white male privilege.”

When asked during an interview last month if he and Jackson have since made peace, Timberlake stated, “Absolutely.”

He stated he and Jackson have actually talked independently about exactly what happened.

” I do not know that a lot of individuals understand that,” Timberlake stated. “I mean, I don’t think it’s my task to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people.”

6 CEOs of Real Estate Firms Listed Among World'' s Best-Performing by HBR

Debra Cafaro CEO of Ventas was just one of two ladies noted on the entire list. Credit: Harvard Service Review

6 CEOs of North American realty companies were included in the most recent Harvard Service Review yearly list of the 100 best-performing CEOs.

The list, which appears in HBR’s November-December issue, varies from other magnate rankings because it determines performance for the whole length of a president’s period rather than a specifc period of time.

“We believe it is very important to recognize leaders who are providing strong monetary performance and developing sustainable businesses over the long term – not simply quarter to quarter,” said Adi Ignatius, HBR editorial director.

To compile the list, HBR took a look at CEOs of the S&P Global 1200 as of April 30, 2017, and determined overall investor return and increase in market capitalization over their whole tenure.

The realty CEOs recognized by the HBR are:

No. 43: Hamid Moghadam, Prologis

# 50: Debra Cafaro, Ventas

# 51: David Simon, Simon Home Group

# 73: Bruce Flatt, Brookfield Asset Management

# 79: James Taiclet Jr., American Tower

# 92: Stephen Smith, Equinix

The top-rated CEO was Pablo Isla, head of Spanish merchant Inditex, best known for its flagship fashion brand Zara. Isla has led Inditex on a global expansion given that becoming CEO in 2005, increasing its market value sevenfold and making it Spain’s a lot of important company. Today the business’s eight brands have 7,300 shops in 93 nations.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is ranked # 71, still leads all other CEOs based on purely financial metrics.

On average, the world’s 100 finest CEOs have created a 2,507% total return on their stock (changed for exchange-rate effects), for a 21% annual return.

rue21 Files Chapter 11; To Focus on Finest Performing Stores

Another teen specialty apparel merchant, rue21 Inc., has actually applied for chapter 11 personal bankruptcy reorganization.

Last month, rue21 began the process of closing approximately 400 underperforming stores in its 1,179 shop fleet in order to improve operations. The locations were identified as unprofitable, underperforming, or not a tactical fit going forward.

rue21 employed Gordon Brothers Retail Partners to start liquidating the stock and close the stores by July 2017.

rue21’s occupancy cost in 2015 216 was approximately $118 million and in fiscal year 2017 it is expected to be around $119 million (prior to the shop closings).

The retailer will initially ask the personal bankruptcy court to cancel the remaining term on 22 of those leases, while attempting to market other of the leases.

Warrendale, PA-based rue21 likewise added it may examine additional store closings as it continues to manage its real estate lease portfolio.

“These actions are being carried out with the objective of strengthening the business’s balance sheet, attaining a more effective cost structure, and concentrating resources on a tighter retail footprint in order to pave the best course forward for rue21,” stated Melanie Cox, CEO of rue21

Historically, rue21 experienced strong development, with sales growing from $296.9 million in 2007 to $1.137 billion in 2015, Todd M. Lenhart, acting CFO of rue21, mentioned in an insolvency court filing.

However, after years of success and growth, business has actually come under substantial pressure in the last few years, stemming in large part from an evolution of client tastes. For example, the girls’ division represented 54% of the business’s overall gross sales in 2015, while in 2016, it represented just 50.2% (with divisional gross sales of $608 million and $568 million, respectively), a material year-over-year drop.

In addition, the company has experienced a decline in in-store deals due to online shopping. While its online existence is broadening and improving, its historic online platform was not as robust as its competitors, Lenhart mentioned.

In current months, the company has also been concentrated on revamping its ecommerce strategy and increasing the number of clients who engage with rue21 on its digital platform.

UNLV Performing Arts Center Reveals 2015-16 Season

The Performing Arts Center at UNLV, Southern Nevada’s longstanding performing arts place for 40 years, recently announced its 2015-16 season, including the well-known Charles Vanda Master Series, The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV, and the UNLV Chamber Music Series.

The UNLV Carrying out Arts Center also continues its Design Your Own Series program, providing patrons an early opportunity to pick a range of programs at a reduced rate. Consisted of are the numerous advantages of subscribing, such as early notification about UNLV Carrying out Arts Center offerings, and discounts to bring pals or family. Excellent seats are offered, as these purchases are processed before individual tickets go on sale.

The season opens on Sept. 16 with La Belle Epoque, provided by the UNLV Chamber Music Series and provided in combination with the UNLV Department of Music. The show features baritone Tod Fitzpatrick, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Weiss, flutist Anastasia Petanova, violinist Weiwei Le, cellist Andrew Smith, and pianists Timothy Hoft, Christina Wright-Ivanova, and Katie Leung, performing works by French authors Fauré, Duparc, Ravel, and Poulenc.

Added efficiencies within the UNLV Chamber Music Series consist of the Pacifica Quartet Oct. 22; and the Amernet Quartet Jan. 28.

The Charles Vanda Master Series opens Oct. 24 with Well-Strung, a New York City-based string quartet who obtains their special mix of vocals and strings by merging symphonic music with popular song of today.

Extra performances within the Vanda Master Series are violinist Sarah Chang with pianist Julio Elizalde Feb. 6; and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, showcasing pianist Marcin Koziak, with artistic director Ernst Van Tiel and primary guest conductor Boguslaw Davidow March 17.

The Allegro Guitar Series at UNLV includes Larry Del Casale & & Carlos Barbosa Lima in “Classical Gas” Nov. 21; Andrew York on Feb. 20; and Duo Deloro, guitarists Adam del Monte and Mak Grgic, April 13.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center also is delighted to present the National Circus and Acrobats of individuals’s Republic of China on Oct. 2; Rockapella, the kings of modern a capella music, in a holiday show Dec. 5; and the David Orlowsky Trio in “The Soul of Klezmer” April 2.

For details on purchasing a season membership, please call 895-ARTS (2787) or go to pac.unlv.edu.

Arts organizations, like the Desert Chorale, Las Vegas Master Singers, and Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, have longstanding customs here.
With productions by the College of Fine Arts, including productions presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre and the dance and music departments, Southern Nevadans can enjoy the arts almost every day of the year.
The PAC remains to be good community residents hosting more than 50,000 Clark County School District students yearly for productions, performances, and celebrations; donating over $100,000 in production costs to the CCSD Fine Arts division to provide students a quality efficiency experience at restricted expenditure; and giving fellow not-for-profit companies major discount rates on facility rental charges.

Established in 1976, the Carrying out Arts Center at UNLV is Southern Nevada’s original carrying out arts venue. Found on the north end of the UNLV campus, the PAC hosts a range of efficiencies and is the home of the Charles Vanda Master Series.