Topic: UNLV History

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.

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 | August 25, 2021

One of our favorite traditions is this annual event to kick off the fall semester in style with music, fireworks, and the lighting up of the UNLV letters.

Four men sit in the water up to their necks
UNLV History | August 3, 2021

A look at how Las Vegans cooled off in the yesteryear of triple-digit summers.

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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.

A wide shot of the Aladdin Theatre
UNLV History | May 12, 2021

As we prepare Sam Boyd Stadium this week for commencement, here's a look back at the various venues that have hosted this capstone moment in a student's academic journey.

A group of medical students walk down a sunlit hall
UNLV History | April 27, 2021

From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.

Two women in white coats talk.
UNLV History | April 27, 2021

Scholarships for the charter class relieve financial burden for future health care providers.

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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.

A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.
UNLV History | October 15, 2020

A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.

Jerry Vallen
UNLV History | August 3, 2020

In a 2017 interview, Jerry Vallen, founding dean of the Hospitality College, looked back at the early days of the school.