Jha invited to be professor in residence


Jha invited to be professor in residence

14 Jun 2013    

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management has been invited to be professor in residence at the Venetian-Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas this summer. With more than 7,000 suites, the Venetian-Palazzo is the largest five diamond resort in the world. It also has the second largest convention facility in the world offering 2.25 million square feet of meeting space.

As professor in residence, Jha will be researching operational aspects of this complex organization including sustainability practices. He will have the opportunity to engage with key executives and gain first-hand knowledge of processes that are used to manage very large scale operations in the hospitality industry.

Jha plans to incorporate knowledge gleaned through this program into courses he teaches at UNL.  He is the first faculty member invited to participate in this prestigious program designed to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice in the hospitality industry. Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management is one of the fastest growing majors at UNL and resides in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Tourism is Nebraska’s third largest earner of revenue from outside the state after agriculture and manufacturing; bringing in excess of $4 billion annually and supporting 45,600 jobs.
The Venetian-Palazzo is owned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation (2012 revenues: $11.13 billion). Headquartered in Las Vegas, the company also operates gaming destinations in Bethlehem, PA, Macau, China, and Singapore.


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