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entrance to library
Aug 29, 2017
People

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


u.n.l.v. license plates
Mar 17, 2016
UNLV History

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


The Cube
Jan 30, 2016
UNLV History

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.


Aug 28, 2014
UNLV History
Fall events gathered UNLV's first students for fun on the shores of Lake Mead and formal dances in the old gymnasium.

Jun 11, 2014
UNLV History

The Lee Pascal Rose Garden is ready to bloom. Here's how this beautiful campus spot came to be.


May 13, 2014
UNLV History

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.


Dec 23, 2013
UNLV History

Our students once looked forward to this annual formal dance that featured a queen and her court.


Oct 22, 2013
UNLV History

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


Oct 9, 2013
UNLV History

Read about the history of this unique part of campus culture.


Pioneer Wall
Sep 27, 2013
UNLV History

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.