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.

In This Series

Business and Community | January 30, 2014
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.
Research | February 6, 2014
The state’s seemingly barren land is filled with bizarre mammals — at least for now. Mammalogist Brett Riddle lists off his favorites.
Business and Community | February 12, 2014
UNLV professors weigh in on some of the state’s big battles and quiet victories in community health.
Business and Community | February 19, 2014
Early African American settlers built their fortunes and pushed for equality in the surprisingly integrated Nevada community.
Research | February 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.
Business and Community | March 6, 2014
Long before airline travel became ordinary, Nevada visionaries foresaw the critical role it would play in the state's economic health.
Business and Community | March 12, 2014
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.
Business and Community | March 21, 2014
UNLV nursing professors share their list of milestones that have affected nurses and improved health care in our state.
Business and Community | March 26, 2014
Some of UNLV's most distinctive programs have had a helping hand from local philanthropists.
Business and Community | April 2, 2014
From Mark Twain to Hank Greenspun, Nevada journalists both recorded history and changed it. Alumnus and historian Michael Green lists his favorites.
UNLV History | April 9, 2014
How did Nevada become a world leader in gaming? Expert David Schwartz picks out the key dates that changed our state's biggest industry.
Business and Community | April 25, 2014
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.
Business and Community | May 1, 2014
Peter Michel, head of exhibits for Special Collections, on the history of Nevada through historic maps.
Business and Community | June 3, 2014
Women have been forces to reckon with in the often rough-and-tumble history of Nevada gaming. Here are five you should know about.
Research | June 18, 2014
UNLV paleontologist Josh Bonde shares his favorite vertebrate discoveries in Nevada and where you can go see them today.
Business and Community | September 3, 2014
Here's how McCarran went from a dusty stop on the Transcontinental Airmail Route to a major international airport.
Business and Community | September 11, 2014
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.
Business and Community | September 18, 2014
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.
Business and Community | October 15, 2014
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.
Business and Community | October 23, 2014
Historian Michael Green on some of our greatest (depending on how you look at it) political leaders.

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