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UNLV History

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Apr 24, 2018
UNLV History

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


Jerry Vallen
Nov 27, 2017
UNLV History

Founding dean of the Hospitality College — then Hotel College — Jerry Vallen looks back at the early days of the school.


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Nov 19, 2017
UNLV History

Faculty/staff donations to the annual holiday card tree fund have been providing scholarships for 50 years.


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Nov 7, 2017
UNLV History

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.


Illustration of Nevada Southern Telethon
Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

The drive to form a campus started with vision — but what it needed was money.


Illustration of students stealing a cannon
Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

It took deft work at the legislative level — and some rebellious students — to earn UNLV the ability to stand apart from Reno.


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Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

An early look at the benefits of gaming put UNLV on the national research map.


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Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

Campus life in the '70s was more freewheeling, and it led to an iconic pairing decades later on television.


Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

UNLV's storied basketball coach didn't let his hair down often, so when he did, it always caught the team by surprise.


illustration of Maude Frazier Hall and Hospitality Hall
Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

It wasn't a popular decision to tear down Maude Frazier Hall, but the demolition had a silver lining for preservationists.