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September 2016



UNLV Appoints Gardner Company as Master Developer for Harry Reid Research and Technology

Today, UNLV announced that the UNLV Research Foundation and Gardner Company entered into an agreement that taps Gardner as the master developer for the Research Foundation’s Harry Reid Research and Technology Park.

“This research park will play an important role in building on UNLV’s status as a worldclass research institution, and I look forward to seeing this strong partnership bring the project to life,” said Sen. Harry Reid. “I thank the UNLV Research Foundation and Gardner Company for working so hard to make this project—and academic and economic benefits that come with it—a reality.”



U.S. News & World Report Names Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena Campus Among Best in Southern Nevada

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena campus has been recognized as one of the best regional hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The Siena Campus received the Best Regional Hospitals ranking for 2016-17 for southern Nevada, the only hospital in the Las Vegas valley to receive the award. This is the first time Siena has received the award. The award was based on receiving high-performing hospital designations for four indicators: COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.

Other high-performing designations received by Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican facilities are:

• Rose de Lima Campus – COPD;

• San Martín Campus – COPD and heart failure.


Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hosting Screening of End-of-Life Film, Being Mortal

Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena campus is holding a free, community screening of the documentary Being Mortal on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.

Being Mortal delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how best to care for the dying becomes a personal quest. The film sheds light on how a medical system focused on a cure often leaves out the sensitive conversations that need to happen so a patient’s true wishes can be known and honored at the end.



Teach For America–Las Vegas Valley Begins New School Year With $50,000 Donation From Barrick Gold

Teach For America–Las Vegas Valley is proud to celebrate the start of a new school year working closely with students, families, fellow educators and local organizations in Southern Nevada. The start of the year is also marked by a $50,000 donation from Barrick Gold. Teach For America recruits a diverse group of our nation’s most promising leaders to make an enduring commitment to educational equity, beginning with teaching for at least two years in high-need urban and rural schools including Clark County. 

“The support of local organizations such as Barrick Gold is instrumental to our ability to bring diverse and talented people from all over the country, as well as from right here in the Valley, to strengthen education from inside and outside of the classroom,” said Sean Parker, executive director of Teach For America–Las Vegas Valley. “We’re able to help make a positive impact on 30,000 Clark County students to ensure they’re prepared for college, their careers, and beyond. 


Barrick and Cisco Partner for the Digital Reinvention of Mining

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX)(TSX: ABX) (Barrick or the "company") and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced they will partner for the digital reinvention of Barrick's business, bringing together cutting-edge technology and expertise to unleash the full potential of mining.

"We are proud to partner with Cisco to drive our digital reinvention," said John L. Thornton, Barrick's Executive Chairman. "Harnessing the potential of digital technology will unlock value across our business, helping us grow our free cash flow per share. In so doing, we will make ourselves into a leading twenty-first century company—enhancing productivity and efficiency at our mines, and improving decision-making and performance across every area of our business. We mean to create value and push the boundaries of our industry in entirely new ways. Just as importantly, digital technology will allow us to reduce our environmental impact and be even more transparent with our local partners—especially indigenous communities, local governments, and NGOs."