Topic: UNLV History

replica cannon with signage above saying "Rebels"
UNLV History | January 27, 2023

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

man clearing away palm tree branches
UNLV History | January 13, 2023

A living reminder of the late arborist and UNLV Grounds supervisor of 35 years is rising up along the Academic Mall.

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UNLV History | December 19, 2022

Dig deep into UNLV history to see how the moment every student is waiting for has evolved throughout the years, from the first class of 1964 to our most recent grads.

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UNLV History | November 4, 2022

The 25-year-old triumph of two UNLV engineering professors and their quest to build the world’s largest flying disc.

Advertisements for The Outlaw on display as part of the "Script to Screen" exhibit in Lied Library.
UNLV History | September 8, 2022

The "Script to Screen: The Howard Hughes Film Production Records" exhibit on display in the Flo Mlynarczyk Gallery on the third floor of Lied Library.

man in dental doctor coat
UNLV History | August 16, 2022

As the UNLV School of Dental Medicine celebrates its 20th anniversary, it recognizes one of its earliest proponents.

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.