Topic: UNLV History

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.
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
Las Vegas has always been hot, but here's how they cooled off in the yesteryear of triple-digit summers.
Museum exterior
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.
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.
UNLV History | April 22, 2020
UNLV Rebels raised awareness for environmental issues with a teach-in 50 years ago. Today, there are still lessons from the movement.
Low angle view of the watch tower sculpture on the UNLV campus.
UNLV History | December 10, 2019
Do you hear what we hear? UNLV's clock tower chimes with holiday spirit.