Topic: Namesakes

Sigange in Hospitality Hall saying "Vallen Executive Suite"
UNLV History | May 19, 2022

The newly named Jerry and Flossie Vallen Executive Suite at Hospitality Hall tells the story of the tenacious spirits who helped build UNLV.

Museum exterior
UNLV History | June 30, 2021

Marjorie Barrick’s involvement in UNLV and the community went far beyond her time in the classroom. Here's the story of one of our campus' pioneers.

man in wheelchair receiving honorary jersey
People | March 15, 2019

Bruce Layne spent decades attending, teaching, and advocating for his alma mater. Now he's memorialized by Rebel baseball.

man shaking hands
UNLV History | June 14, 2018

Learn more about the namesake of UNLV’s basketball practice center and engineering programs for undergraduates.

exterior of law building
Campus News | February 26, 2018

The 2018 lecture focuses on gender and negotiations, upending some false theories and outlining effective strategies for men and women.

entrance to library
People | August 29, 2017

Ernst Lied and his namesake library continue to play an important part in the everyday lives of UNLV students.

William. S. Boyd
People | November 22, 2016

A conversation with William S. Boyd, lead benefactor of the UNLV law school.

entrance of the women's center
UNLV History | July 2, 2015

Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch inspired millions to eat healthy and then shared her success by helping thousands of Rebels through the campus women’s center and scholarships.

Carolyn and Malcolm Graham
UNLV History | March 18, 2015

UNLV’s first mathematics professor reminisces about how he ended up in Las Vegas and helped build the university from the ground up.

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UNLV History | December 10, 2012

Cheerleader's courageous battle with cancer inspired the entire campus.