Topic: UNLV History

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.
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.
Generic holiday graphic card containing Hey Reb's mustache.
UNLV History | November 19, 2017
A look back at the greetings we've sent over this 50-year tradition.
Museum exterior
UNLV History | November 7, 2017
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
UNLV History | October 18, 2017
The drive to form a campus started with vision — but what it needed was money.
Illustration of students stealing a cannon
UNLV History | October 18, 2017
It took deft work at the legislative level — and some rebellious students — to earn UNLV the ability to stand apart from Reno.
illustration of blackjack players
UNLV History | October 18, 2017
An early look at the benefits of gaming put UNLV on the national research map.
illustration of Jimmy Kimmel and the fox
UNLV History | October 18, 2017
Campus life in the '70s was more freewheeling, and it led to an iconic pairing decades later on television.
UNLV History | October 18, 2017
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
UNLV History | October 18, 2017
It wasn't a popular decision to tear down Maude Frazier Hall, but the demolition had a silver lining for preservationists.