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UNLV History

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.


illustration of blackjack players
Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

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


illustration of Jimmy Kimmel and the fox
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.


an illustration of televisions around the world tuned to UNLV
Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

The 2016 Presidential Debate brought UNLV to global prominence.


man sitting
Oct 18, 2017
UNLV History

UNLV alumnus Tony Canepa turns his illustration skills toward UNLV's history.


postcard-style illustration of unlv's 60th anniversary
Oct 17, 2017
UNLV History
As UNLV celebrates its 60th anniversary, here are some of the moments that shaped the university.

Students wait to receive their diplomas
Oct 4, 2017
UNLV History
The Graduate School celebrates its 50th anniversary with a look at its first graduating class.