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My Nevada 5

Happy birthday, Nevada! To celebrate, we've asked UNLV faculty, students, and alumni to share the bits of state history and culture that intrigue them.

Business and Community  |  Oct 23, 2014  |  UNLV News Center
Mar 6, 2014
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Long before airline travel became ordinary, Nevada visionaries foresaw the critical role it would play in the state's economic health.

Sep 3, 2014
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Here's how McCarran went from a dusty stop on the Transcontinental Airmail Route to a major international airport.

Sep 11, 2014
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Professor Lynn Comella hits on the highlights of the city's brothel history — from the rise of Block 16 to the raid on Roxie's.

Oct 23, 2014
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Historian Michael Green on some of our greatest (depending on how you look at it) political leaders.

Oct 15, 2014
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Wayne Newton, Dana Gentry, and Christopher Columbus Powning have all had a role in the state's landmark free speech cases. Here's a look at the choice words and exposés that brought Nevada news outlets before the state Supreme Court.

Sep 18, 2014
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This section of the city was integrated and flourished in days of overt segregation along the Las Vegas Strip. Oral historian Claytee White takes a look at the businesses that formed the backbone for this community.

Feb 6, 2014

The state’s seemingly barren land is filled with bizarre mammals — at least for now. Mammalogist Brett Riddle lists off his favorites.

Jan 30, 2014
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As the state celebrates its 150th year, special collections librarian Su Kim Chung shares her picks for the most important records on early Las Vegas history.

Apr 25, 2014
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Journalism professor Julian Kilker has been documenting the historic ranch, which was once home to Clara Bow and Rex Bell. It's part of a project to preserve ecological, cultural, and educational resources.

Feb 27, 2014
Meteor smack downs, volcanic calderas, and mountain pulses — Geologist Steve Rowland explains some of the catastrophic events the created the geology and biology of our beautiful state.

Apr 9, 2014
UNLV History

How did Nevada become a world leader in gaming? Expert David Schwartz picks out the key dates that changed our state's biggest industry.

Jun 18, 2014

UNLV paleontologist Josh Bonde shares his favorite vertebrate discoveries in Nevada and where you can go see them today.

Feb 19, 2014
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Early African American settlers built their fortunes and pushed for equality in the surprisingly integrated Nevada community.

Jun 3, 2014
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Women have been forces to reckon with in the often rough-and-tumble history of Nevada gaming. Here are five you should know about.

Feb 12, 2014
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UNLV professors weigh in on some of the state’s big battles and quiet victories in community health.

Mar 21, 2014
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UNLV nursing professors share their list of milestones that have affected nurses and improved health care in our state.

May 1, 2014
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Peter Michel, head of exhibits for Special Collections, on the history of Nevada through historic maps.

Apr 2, 2014
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From Mark Twain to Hank Greenspun, Nevada journalists both recorded history and changed it. Alumnus and historian Michael Green lists his favorites.

Mar 26, 2014
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Some of UNLV's most distinctive programs have had a helping hand from local philanthropists.

Mar 12, 2014
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From ending discriminatory practices to shedding light on education and social issues, Nevada women have challenged the status quo and made Nevada a better place.