Topic: UNLV History

a mace on a stand
UNLV History | May 18, 2019
The processional marshal at commencement will be wielding the mace — a 12-pound symbolic weapon for defending the university and its people.
A woman in a white dress and white boots rides an elephant festooned with a tiara and UNLV-emblazoned blanket.
UNLV History | April 9, 2019
In 1971, Homecoming met the circus.
couple laying on lawn
UNLV History | February 14, 2019
The old UNLV yearbooks in Special Collections offer a look at campus love in decades past.
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.
Boyd Law School
UNLV History | November 29, 2018
An oral history on the creation of Nevada's first state-supported, fully accredited law school, and its humble beginnings inside a renovated elementary school.
The demolition of the Dunes casino
UNLV History | October 25, 2018
Some of the major milestones of a driving force behind developments on the Las Vegas Strip and beyond.
A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.
UNLV History | October 17, 2018
A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.
students dancing
UNLV History | August 22, 2018
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.
man shaking hands
UNLV History | June 14, 2018
Learn more about the namesake of UNLV’s basketball practice center and engineering programs for undergraduates.
two men holding old photos
UNLV History | April 24, 2018
The 25-year-old triumph of two UNLV engineering professors and their quest to build the world’s largest flying disc.
Jerry Vallen
UNLV History | November 27, 2017
Founding dean of the Hospitality College — then Hotel College — Jerry Vallen looks back at the early days of the school.
couple at desk filled with holiday cards
UNLV History | November 19, 2017
Faculty/staff donations to the annual holiday card tree fund have been providing scholarships for 50 years.