Topic: the back story

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.
premier u.n.l.v.
UNLV History | January 20, 2016
A look back on the events this patch of grass has hosted over the years.
Generic holiday graphic card containing Hey Reb's mustache.
UNLV History | November 12, 2014
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.
UNLV History | August 28, 2014
Fall events gathered UNLV's first students for fun on the shores of Lake Mead and formal dances in the old gymnasium.
UNLV History | June 11, 2014
The Lee Pascal Rose Garden is ready to bloom. Here's how this beautiful campus spot came to be.
UNLV History | May 13, 2014
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.
UNLV History | December 23, 2013
Our students once looked forward to this annual formal dance that featured a queen and her court.