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From one unified design, the realities of time and budget forced the Judy Bayley Theater and Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall into separate buildings.
The Alumni Association is driving spirit and fundraising through UNLV license plates. Here's how the association led the way with the state's first specialty license plate.
Professor Moses Karakouzian wanted to create a structure that captured the essence of the College of Engineering departments. Here’s how his Cube came to be.
A look back on the events this patch of grass has hosted over the years.
After UNLV's first building had long outlived its usefulness, it was torn down. But its historical significance was preserved as a memorial to the university's most influential supporters.
Fall events gathered UNLV's first students for fun on the shores of Lake Mead and formal dances in the old gymnasium.
The 1930s Houssels House is UNLV's oldest building, but it wasn't placed on campus until 1983. See photos of the historic home's move from downtown to campus.
Nestled in the center of campus is a peaceful retreat for visitors. The garden's plants are a showcase for the beauty that thrives in arid climates.
Cheerleader's courageous battle with cancer inspired the entire campus.
Our beloved mascot is memorialized in bronze, bringing luck to all those who rub his epic mustache.
Those solar panels along Flamingo Boulevard actually produce energy for UNLV while helping companies improve their technologies.
The replica plane is a sign of the lasting legacy Howard Hughes had on UNLV's College of Engineering.
Why is our famous sculpture pointed down? Hint: It's not because of air traffic.
Carefully preserved in UNLV's Wes Niles Herbarium is the history of Southern Nevada through its plants.
Students and community came together to bring Las Vegas its first veterans memorial.
Do you hear what we hear? UNLV's clock tower chimes with holiday spirit.
Read about the history of this unique part of campus culture.
The Lee Pascal Rose Garden is ready to bloom. Here's how this beautiful campus spot came to be.
The processional marshal at commencement will be wielding the mace — a 12-pound symbolic weapon for defending the university and its people. Read more about the history of the mace's unique design.
The winner of the annual rivalry game between Nevada's two universities gets one of college football's most memorable trophies.
Not all library visitors have been two-legged humans. In the "Tumbleweed Tech" days, patrons sometimes slithered their way in or slurped from the fountain.
Our students once looked forward to this annual formal dance that featured a queen and her court.
Annual campus tradition has raised funds for scholarship while spreading holiday cheer. Here's how it got started and how you can participate this year.
From Bob Hope to Jimmy Kimmel, top entertainers have long been honored at UNLV commencement with honorary degrees.
Annual fundraising event has grown from warehouse gamble into a full-blown food festival. Former dean shares the story of how it started.
Why the Bigelow Physics Building has a swooping roofline and an apple tree.
Mohseni, an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, will speak in the Barrick Museum of Art auditorium.
Researchers work with underage sex trafficking victims to identify new ways to assist exploited children and prevent others from entering the abuse cycle.
Goryachev, renowned for his musical sensitivity and virtuosity, performs in the Rando-Grillot Recital Hall.