Topic: the back story

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Arts and Culture | November 4, 2021

The Flashlight has become a treasured part of the UNLV landscape. Here's the back story on how it came to be.

holiday illustration with UNLV letters
UNLV History | November 1, 2021

Campus tradition raises funds for scholarship while spreading holiday cheer. Here's the back story and how you can participate this year.

Red stone wall with bronze sculptures
UNLV History | September 10, 2021

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.

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UNLV History | October 29, 2020

The winner of the annual rivalry game between Nevada's two universities gets one of college football's most memorable trophies.

Low angle view of the watch tower sculpture on the UNLV campus.
UNLV History | December 10, 2019

Do you hear what we hear? UNLV's clock tower chimes with holiday spirit.

a mace on a stand
UNLV History | May 18, 2019

The processional marshal at commencement will be wielding the mace — a 12-pound symbolic weapon for defending the university and its people.

Person holding UNLV fan license plate
UNLV History | January 7, 2019

The Alumni Association is driving school spirit and fundraising through UNLV license plates. Here's how the association led the way with the state's first specialty license plate.

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.

Jerry Vallen and Larry Ruvo
UNLV History | March 23, 2017

Annual fundraising event has grown from warehouse gamble into a full-blown food festival. Former dean shares the story of how it started.

Rendering of the performing arts center
UNLV History | March 7, 2017

From one unified design, the realities of time and budget forced the Judy Bayley Theater and Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall into separate buildings.

Frank Sinatra
UNLV History | May 6, 2016

From Bob Hope to Jimmy Kimmel, top entertainers have long been honored at UNLV commencement with honorary degrees.

The Cube
UNLV History | January 30, 2016

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.