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You Matter to UNLV

We welcome you—alumni, donors, and the community—to engage with UNLV. The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with UNLV alumni, and stewarding private investment in the university.

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What's Happening

A photo of Akaisha Cook delivering a speech at the 2019 UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner.
Nov. 22, 2019

Honors College student Akaisha Cook one of just 30 nationwide to receive 2020 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

A student pumps a fist in celebration.
Nov. 5, 2019

Online giving campaigns, like the upcoming Rebels Give campaign, play up the competition to drive participation.

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Nov. 4, 2019

A UNLV alum and current med school student says the Engelstad Scholars Program solidified his desire to help others.

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Oct. 21, 2019

Donors are honored for their continuing support of the university and its programs.

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Oct. 18, 2019

School of Dental Medicine Alumnus of the Year Dr. Dayne Jensen went from a linebacker at Weber State to a decorated dentistry student to an accomplished plastic surgeon.

Oct. 15, 2019

UNLV residence hall dedicates floor to build camaraderie and serve engineering students with a specialized computer lab.

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Oct. 9, 2019

Through a new KUNV podcast, Latinx students are at the helm of creating historical content in an accessible format.

Hanna Andrews holding books in front of the Academic Success Center
Oct. 7, 2019

She is inspired by the goals, values, and dreams of her students at the Academic Success Center.

Oct. 3, 2019

Pilot program offers students from any NSHE institution a safe place for late-night study sessions and group project meetups.

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Oct. 3, 2019

Family Day will bring hundreds to UNLV on Oct. 5 for brunch and a football game.

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Oct. 3, 2019

Universities offering distance learning opportunities must comply with regulations across state lines.

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Sep. 25, 2019

Arlene Kageyama-Chikami hopes that the donation she made in her and her late husband's names will result in improved medical care and more physicians for Southern Nevada.

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Sep. 24, 2019

Since 2010, UNLV Jazz studies students have won 20 "DownBeat" Magazine Student Music Awards.

Evelyn Johnson by a vase of flowers.
Sep. 23, 2019

As a UNLV alum, employee, and mom, Johnson works to enhance UNLV every day.

Beverly Rogers seated in home library
Sep. 4, 2019

University Libraries will host a guest lecture, "Victorian Connections and the Evolution of a Book Collector," with Rogers from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Lied Library.

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Sep. 4, 2019

Inspired by a '00s movie and a grandfather she never met, Alexis Hilts found her path to medical school.

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Aug. 29, 2019

From podcasting to prototyping, resource center lets students craft and create for class or fun.

Aug. 11, 2019

UNLV helps students overcome their math anxiety.

A portrait of Bill Speer, director of UNLV's Math Learning Center, standing in front of a white board.
Aug. 10, 2019

Students find support through updated math courses, pilot programs.

Aug. 9, 2019

Summer Math Bridge has helped 77 percent of participating students place into credit-bearing math courses since 2012.

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Jul. 11, 2019

Bradley Boe finds empowerment in a new scholarship for students with spinal cord injuries.

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Jul. 10, 2019

Charter class at School of Medicine starts moving into clinical training.

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Jun. 28, 2019

New gender-inclusive housing among the themed communities UNLV offers students in its residence halls.

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Jun. 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

alpacas graze among Inca ruins in Cusco, Peru
Jun. 10, 2019

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience Program students learn about business and tourism at Machu Picchu during the last leg of their journey through Peru.

Jun. 4, 2019

Local Peruvian villagers teach UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience Program students the importance of community.

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May. 28, 2019

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Program students build international business skills through lessons from U.S. Embassy workers, Peruvian university students, and stories from a 17th-century nunnery.

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May. 20, 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Program students build international business skills and gain firsthand experience in creating and scaling a startup organization.

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May. 18, 2019

Check out the exhibit at Lied Library to see what messages Latinx students have conveyed at commencement in recent years.

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May. 13, 2019

In the lead up to finals, some students hid out in quiet corners while others gathered around whiteboards and tables.

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May. 10, 2019

Graduating art major Zhe Zhang turns her gaze to UNLV's campus.

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May. 8, 2019

Undergraduates Michael Schwob and Dylan Wallace among just 496 nationwide to earn the prestigious honor.

Shadden Abdalla speaks at Greenspun College of Urban Affairs as Gov. Brian Sandoval looks on
Apr. 23, 2019

Electrical engineering student Shadden Abdalla making her mark in the field as a woman and a Muslim.

Apr. 2, 2019

Participants hope to tap into pipeline leading to legal and public service careers.

Cameryne Kelley holds a flute while posing in front of a bulletin board in her office.
Apr. 1, 2019

Asking the right questions is critical in helping this "Data Diva" obtain the information she needs to assist UNLV, its alumni, and its friends.

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Mar. 28, 2019

Mariana Sarmiento Hernández, once an undergraduate Dreamer, now helps undocumented students navigate the intricacies of immigration policy.

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Mar. 15, 2019

Bruce Layne spent decades attending, teaching, and advocating for his alma mater. Now he's memorialized by Rebel baseball.

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Mar. 6, 2019

Real estate developer Mark Fine helps advance the UNLV School of Medicine.

Kerry Sallee, director of development for the Honors College, with a group of the college's students.
Feb. 25, 2019

Seeing her dean get a pie in his face was part of her greatest day on campus.

Aron Kock demonstrates his blackjack variant to two onlookers at a gaming convention.
Feb. 20, 2019

Native Aruban Aron Kock found inspiration to come to the UNLV Center for Gaming Innovation in a pile of mango leaves.

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Jan. 23, 2019

The themed residence hall floor, named for the county's first black landholder, offers students a place to explore African American identity.

Jan. 17, 2019

The UNLV anthropology student Trevor Pollom's research in nutrition took him to Africa as a tribe transitions to cultivated crops.

Jan. 17, 2019

Master's student Henry Castillo turns personal experiences into research to help others feel empowered through public speaking.

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Jan. 17, 2019

Doctoral student Bhagya De Silva traveled more than nine thousand miles to mine for better Alzheimer's Treatments.

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Jan. 11, 2019

Inaugural hackathon offered UNLV students unique opportunity to generate innovative commercial products; winner announced during CES 2019 in Las Vegas.

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Dec. 27, 2018

Student achievements including competition wins, a world record, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2018.

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Dec. 21, 2018

The university's supporters created some fabulous memories by giving gifts that allow the university to grow, help students to succeed, and set an example of community collaboration. Here are just a few highlights.

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Dec. 19, 2018

University joins the ranks of just 130 institutions nationwide classified by Carnegie as “very high research activity” – or R1 – the gold standard for university research metrics.

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Nov. 20, 2018

Sometimes they find that by helping others, they also help themselves.

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Nov. 15, 2018

Susan Lee Johnson will serve as first endowed chair in Liberal Arts; position will elevate history program to leader in the study of the Intermountain West.

Nov. 15, 2018

With a focus on recruiting students with strong Nevada ties, the School of Medicine is cultivating a commitment to the community in future doctors, says John Moran III.

Blaise Cohen
Nov. 14, 2018

Faculty-Staff Holiday Card Scholarship recipient has lifelong dream of being an Air Force pilot on the runway and picking up speed.

Oct. 17, 2018

Scholarship fuels research that could save communities from floods.

A collage of images. One image shows a student wearing a pink helmet with nails in it under a pink neon sign that says "Pink." Another image shows five students in the grass waving red foam fingers.
Oct. 15, 2018

Inaugural giving event wrapped up as hundreds of people joined the Arts Walk. Bonus: See who got a pie in the face during #RebelsGive.

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Oct. 12, 2018

Eight new Palladium donors honored for giving $1 million or more.

Oct. 10, 2018

Kris Engelstad McGarry and the Engelstad Family Foundation are helping make the dreams of dozens of UNLV School of Medicine students come true.

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Oct. 8, 2018

Rebels Give is a 1,957-minute fundraising challenge (in honor of the date of UNLV’s founding) that encourages the community to get involved and support high-impact campus programs.

Eric Fries
Oct. 4, 2018

Archaeologist Eric Fries digs deep into the Maya civilization.

Shaimaa Abdelhaleem
Oct. 4, 2018

Most kids want to be doctors, vets, police officers, or teachers when they grow up. Shaimaa Abdelhaleem had different ideas.

Trevor Dotson
Oct. 4, 2018

Master’s student Trevor Dotson found a left-brain, right-brain balance and brought functional creativity to the theater world.

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Oct. 1, 2018

UNLV Academic Success Center staff use their research to improve their student services.

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Sep. 27, 2018

Karessa Royce, a UNLV hospitality major and Oct. 1 survivor, speaks out on her own terms.

Jennifer Martinez standing in office.
Sep. 17, 2018

How the Mother of Dragons helps this mother of three teens.

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Sep. 14, 2018

In her first address to the UNLV campus, Meana stressed the importance of connectivity between research, community, and student success, and the critical role everyone on campus plays in helping the university reach its potential.

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Sep. 12, 2018
Here's how alumni of UNLV's unique program are marrying the creative pursuits of fine arts with the technical know-how of engineering.
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Sep. 7, 2018
With support from McNair Scholars program, undergraduate students spent their summer leading research with the mentorship of faculty.
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Sep. 7, 2018

Do children raised by male caregivers have different perceptions of gender as a result of who raised them? This psychology major spent her summer exploring the question.

Sep. 7, 2018

Some students spent their summer lounging peacefully at the pool. Zantana Ephrem spent hers studying just war theory.  

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Sep. 5, 2018

This student’s summer research on microaggressions against queer black males was no small task.

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Sep. 4, 2018

Solar power is the future of energy, and this undergraduate engineering student is working on the future of solar cells.

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Sep. 1, 2018

Jeremy Aguero, the 2018 Alumnus of the Year, on how to pay kindness forward.

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Aug. 21, 2018

Digital Learning Innovation Showcase highlights how traditional universities navigate the digital age.

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Aug. 1, 2018

A member of the UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class reflects on past adversities that led to success.

Shintaro Ban
Jul. 30, 2018

Shintaro Ban gets a taste of the U.S. Open as an amateur as he starts making plans to play as a pro.

Allesandro Retis leaning on dental examine chair at UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
Jul. 24, 2018

UNLV dental students travel to South America to help those in need

Jul. 17, 2018

UNLV researcher making strides in brain research.

Portrait of Classified Rookie of the Year Susan Gearling
Jul. 12, 2018

The president's Classified Rookie of the Year made a deliberate choice 20 years ago to make education her career.

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Jul. 10, 2018

Project transcends academic disciplines and engages students and colleagues across continents in the process of creating an instrument with wood that sings.

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Jul. 5, 2018

UNLV’s first class of surgical residents move forward into their careers.

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Jun. 27, 2018

Donors step up to support UNLV programs that serve the community in the aftermath of October 1 shooting.

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Jun. 14, 2018

Learn more about the namesake of UNLV’s basketball practice center and engineering programs for undergraduates.

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Jun. 14, 2018

From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.

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Jun. 13, 2018

Anthropology Ph.D. student Cristina Tica receives prestigious Fulbright Award to fund research in Hungary during the upcoming academic year.

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Jun. 13, 2018

This aspiring "world-improvement strategist" hopes that studying in Israel will help her gain a more in-depth perspective on Middle East conflicts and allow her to improve her Arabic.

A collage of five photos. From top left: A master's student in a black cap and gown a master's student cheering during the processional; an undergrad student in a red cap and gown waving his arms in the air after crossing the stage; an undergrad student with confetti in the background; an aerial view of red cap and gowns walking down the center ailse; a Ph.D. student being hooded on the stage.
May. 14, 2018

More than 3,000 students crossed the stage at Saturday's Commencement ceremonies. Meet the diverse Class of 2018.

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May. 9, 2018

The research he’s done at UNLV has set Eggleston on a path to addressing movement-related impairments in children with developmental disorders or disabilities.

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May. 9, 2018

At UNLV, the Las Vegas native found a welcoming community. Now she hopes to recreate the positive learning environment she experienced.

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May. 9, 2018

Pechous got involved in several student organizations, was Lee Business School Ambassador, joined the Honors College, and became a new student orientation leader. Next up: Law school.

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May. 9, 2018

After graduation, the Reno native is heading to Portland, Oregon, for a year to complete her general practice residency at Oregon Health & Science University.

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May. 9, 2018

The president of the grad student association and UNLV employee added another Rebel degree to her credentials.

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May. 9, 2018

Berry transferred to UNLV so he could mash up communication studies with business to prepare for a career in the music industry.

May. 9, 2018

The nontraditional student worked as a flight attendant and juggled motherhood as she discovered her path to becoming a storyteller.

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May. 9, 2018

The first-generation student became president of Student Technologists Association in Radiological Science and plans to return this fall for another degree in MRI pathology.

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May. 9, 2018

DiBenedetto came from New York to study with leading professors and live in a different part of the country. “And Las Vegas is that,” she said.

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May. 9, 2018

The Las Vegas native completed her undergrad at Reno and returned home for law school. After graduation, she’ll head north again for a clerkship in Carson City.

Breanna Boppre
May. 8, 2018

Boppre channeled her childhood experience into a lifelong goal of bringing changes to the incarceration system in order to help people rebuild their lives.

Michelle Quizon
May. 8, 2018

Commencement speaker Michelle Quizon is searching for the right materials to help build artificial organs that could help make diabetes a thing of the past.

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May. 7, 2018
Favorite memories, biggest challenges, and what it means to be a Rebel.
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May. 1, 2018

We conducted the first comprehensive survey of alumni opinions of UNLV in 10 years. Here’s what we learned.

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Apr. 24, 2018

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

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Apr. 10, 2018

The student-led Scientista Foundation chapter is working to close the gender gap in professional STEM fields.

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Mar. 28, 2018

Alumni asked for more opportunities to mentor students and suggested enhancements to career service programs.

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Mar. 26, 2018

Novice gamer Nicole Schultz shares her thoughts on this burgeoning part of the entertainment industry in this photo essay on UNLV's team.

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Mar. 7, 2018

8-bit Esports member Yzzi Ocampo on the challenges female gamers face and the community she found on UNLV's campus.

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Mar. 7, 2018

The computer science major on taking a nonconventional career path and coaching UNLV's Overwatch team to esports success.

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Mar. 7, 2018
UNLV's best in competitive gaming will meet on campus March 8-10 when the Mountain West Conference hosts its first-ever Esports Showdown. Here, leaders of UNLV's 8-bit Esports team share their experiences building the team and how it's shaping their future careers.
Portrait of Milo Ocampo
Mar. 7, 2018

The co-founder of UNLV’s first esports organization on building community among gamers and UNLV’s chances of winning its first Mountain West Showdown.

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Mar. 6, 2018

UNLV president recognized for work to promote a public understanding and support of education.

Portrait of Tyler Tsunezumi
Mar. 6, 2018

The team captain for 8-bit Esports club on choosing UNLV and his plans to parlay his pastime into a career.

Portrait of Amanda Gordon, Alumni Board and Volunteer Relations Coordinator
Feb. 26, 2018

So married to UNLV that she had her wedding reception on campus, this alum says working at her alma mater is a natural progression.

Allison Slaughter seated at a desk.
Feb. 8, 2018

UNLV practicum helps social work students find the right fit and connect to future jobs.

Santiago Michel
Feb. 6, 2018

Success was in the cards for this Mexican-born illusionist-turned-hospitality student-turned Strip headliner.

Portrait of Celinda Miranda-LaBella
Feb. 5, 2018

This new-to-the-Graduate-College staffer keeps students on track for graduation.

Rendering of the Fertitta Football Complex
Jan. 22, 2018

Campus complex will be day-to-day home for Rebel Football and offer student-athletes place to prepare for success on the field and in the classroom.

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Jan. 19, 2018

Each Founder invests in the future of their industry through $2.5 million contributions to the construction of Hospitality Hall.

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Dec. 27, 2017

News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.

Hailey Dawson and Maria Gerardi
Dec. 19, 2017

Here's a few tales from 2017 sure to make you smile.

Tanya Alvarez and Ilya Rosales
Dec. 19, 2017

For students who participate in the Engelstad Scholars Program, service goes hand-in-hand with academics.

Isack Tenorio
Dec. 14, 2017

Commencement speaker Izack Tenorio found his niche in working on public initiatives. Now he sees them as a key tool in helping to ease divisions in the country.

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Dec. 11, 2017

Some inspirational words from Rebels who've made it through another fall semester.

Lied Library
Nov. 30, 2017

UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship offers a wide-ranging repository of research coming out of the university, accessible to all.

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Nov. 22, 2017

Med student and community leader share a vision for a healthier Las Vegas.

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Nov. 22, 2017

Mentors help themselves by helping others.

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Nov. 22, 2017

Student-athletes reach out to local schoolchildren.

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Nov. 22, 2017

First Generation Scholarship program adds community service element to scholarship program.

Nov. 21, 2017

Emergency grant and support system helps determined student overcome setbacks.

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Nov. 21, 2017

Attorney Ed Bernstein was inspired to support UNLV law program to help immigrants.

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Nov. 21, 2017

Seed money creates stability for program that helps people with intellectual disabilities.

Nov. 21, 2017

Game designer honors artist friend with scholarship.

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Nov. 19, 2017

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

Three people in office
Nov. 17, 2017

Led by a passionate team of student attorneys and staff, the UNLV Immigration Clinic shines rays of hope on young clients in dire need of legal — and emotional — support.

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Nov. 16, 2017

Las Vegas attorney makes $250,000 donation to support UNLV Immigration Clinic program that benefits immigrant children.

Len Jessup, Harry Reid and Jon Huntsman Sr.
Nov. 15, 2017

Faculty hire, expected as early as Fall 2018, will further position UNLV history department as leader in the study of the Intermountain West.

Nov. 14, 2017

As the new leader of alumni engagement amps up the power of 115,000 alumni, Chad Warren wants feedback from Rebels around the world.

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Nov. 14, 2017

Against all odds, doctoral student Dafne Guevara created Panama’s first flute festival to inspire others to achieve.

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Nov. 9, 2017

For veteran Randy Dexter, man's best friend —and a campus organization — made all the difference.

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Nov. 8, 2017

Meet three UNLV graduate students pursuing their passions through research and making a big impact in their fields.

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Nov. 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.

Oct. 31, 2017

UNLV class brings student-developed ideas to the market at the Global Gaming Expo trade show.

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Oct. 31, 2017

Addy Guida’s battle with cancer as a student-athlete inspired a new career path in medicine.

snapshots of three families
Oct. 30, 2017
The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is celebrating its 50th anniversary with stories of graduates from all walks of life. Here, we celebrate the Rebel families among its college grads.
Female soccer players
Oct. 24, 2017

The women's soccer standout may forget her cleats when she goes on the road, but she wouldn't be caught without Netflix access to watch "Peaky Blinders."

Oct. 19, 2017

New alumni club offers growing body of current, former student veterans an opportunity to network.

Illustration of Nevada Southern Telethon
Oct. 18, 2017

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

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Oct. 18, 2017

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. 17, 2017
As UNLV celebrates its 60th anniversary, here are some of the moments that shaped the university.
Oct. 14, 2017

International competition wraps up today; Team Las Vegas places second in engineering contest, following earlier wins of first in innovation and second for architecture.

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Oct. 12, 2017

Future-themed annual event recognizes the contributions of UNLV's donors.

A self-sufficient home sits in the desert.
Oct. 9, 2017

Voting for the Solar Decathlon People's Choice Award is open, and UNLV's team needs your support.

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Oct. 6, 2017

A UNLV development leader explains the role that transparency plays in building university support.

Students examine flasks of fluid.
Sep. 21, 2017

UNLV welcomes inaugural SEA-Phages class, a two-semester, discovery-based undergraduate research course.

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Sep. 19, 2017

UNLV College of Engineering teams up with a baseball-loving 7-year-old to raise awareness for a rare condition. Here's how you can be part of the team for other kids who need "Robohands."

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Sep. 11, 2017

New name reflects changes in the industry, but continues to honor namesake William F. Harrah.

Kendra Patterson is studying abroad in China this semester with support from a scholarship.
Sep. 6, 2017

Learn from UNLV students who just landed prestigious scholarships to study in Asia, Central America, and Europe.

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Sep. 5, 2017

President Jessup reaffirms UNLV's core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Margo Wolanin and Chad Warren
Sep. 5, 2017

Duo leads the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement in new era of fundraising

entrance to library
Aug. 29, 2017

Ernst Lied and his namesake library continue to play an important part in the everyday lives of UNLV students.

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Aug. 28, 2017

Len Jessup offers three quick tips for your success this fall.

Bigelow Physics Building and Bigelow Health Sciences Building
Aug. 28, 2017

Don't know how to pronounce Pida Plaza? Or where Doc Rando Hall is? Here's your guide to confusing campus places.

construction site
Aug. 24, 2017

UNLV team readying its aging-in-place home for the prestigious Solar Decathlon competition.

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Aug. 9, 2017

Taking the easy route isn’t in this former Marine’s nature.

Shakeria Hawkins
Aug. 3, 2017

Student-produced show Rebel Report wins an Emmy Award while its student reporters go on to land jobs.

Flor Cardona
Aug. 2, 2017

President’s 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Flor Cardona says she is living the American dream

Scott Roberts speaks at a podium
Aug. 1, 2017

UNLV's vice president for philanthropy on the reasons behind our record-breaking $93 million fundraising year.

Jul. 31, 2017

This new Rebel was hired as a retention, progression, completion specialist to help ensure student success in the College of Fine Arts.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Jul. 27, 2017

Highlights include $25 million gift for UNLV medical school and record year for athletics fundraising; UNLV has raised $243 million in past three years.

Len Dessup shakes hands with Jon Huntsman, Sr. with Sen. Harry Reid watching on
Jun. 26, 2017

Jon Huntsman Sr. gift honors Sen. Harry Reid and will help position UNLV history department as leader in study of the Intermountain West.

Ka-Voka Jackson is working to restore native plants in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (Courtesy Photo)
Jun. 13, 2017

Native American master's student Ka-Voka Jackson is working to protect the environment and preserve her Hualapai culture.

Mecca Walker holds up UNLV license plate
Jun. 2, 2017

UNLV plates drive scholarship increases for Rebels.

May. 30, 2017

Ranking, published in May issue of College and Research Libraries, based on total peer-reviewed academic research articles published by library faculty between 2003 and 2012.

Oriana Galasso
May. 24, 2017

Student worker Oriana Galasso advises HOPE scholars on making the adjustment to UNLV.

Eshani Lee
May. 19, 2017

Doctoral candidate Eshani Lee’s research ensures college chemistry knowledge doesn’t get lost in translation.

Students turn their tassles at commencement
May. 15, 2017

Celebrate #UNLVGrad moments with this recap of Saturday's festivities.

Vladislav Zhitny looks at a test tube
May. 12, 2017

Vladislav Zhitny, who came to Las Vegas from Ukraine in 2006, ends undergrad studies ready to become a member of UNLV School of Medicine's inaugural class.

Marissa Nichols in cap and gown
May. 11, 2017

Commencement speaker Marissa Nichols embraces the anxiety of public speaking as she accepts her doctoral degree.

Fireworks ignite during commencement
May. 11, 2017

UNLV has a commencement tradition for the president to select and highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Manuela Bowles sits at a table and reads
May. 10, 2017

New graduate and author Manuela Bowles on rejection letters, Margaret Atwood, and building a career long before commencement.

Two female students walking during commencement
May. 10, 2017

More than 2,800 students from 33 states and 50 countries to participate in 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies; expected grads up 11 percent from 2016.

Tre Norman performs during Winter Commencement
May. 9, 2017

Tre Norman will perform UNLV-related music while he collects his own degree, and prepares to make his mark in the public eye after school.

student Alexis Hilts and assistant professor Matt Bernacki
May. 5, 2017

Undergrad Alexis Hilts will present her honors thesis at the American Psychological Association's national conference.

RAD team members hold up giant check
May. 4, 2017

Prizes totaling $55K in seed money go to three UNLV teams who bested over three dozen Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competitors with health care, hospitality, and esports business ideas.

Oscar Goodman presents award to student Merissa Viviano
May. 3, 2017

Merissa Viviano captures prestigious award from LVCVA, and a toast from the Happiest Mayor on Earth

senior Amber Turner and alumna Lisa Danielson
May. 3, 2017

UNLV undergraduate and NASA intern Amber Turner shares her remarkable research journey, which may someday lead to human civilizations on other planets.

Tony Terrell
May. 3, 2017

Tony Terrell was once a steadying force on the Rebels offensive line. Now he helps students stay the course to graduation. Catch his new Facebook Live series.

A high school student explores a project
May. 2, 2017

UNLV mines its own grade books to ensure students aren’t weeded out of STEM classes.

Closeup of a saxophone
Apr. 26, 2017

UNLV Jazz Ensemble I took first place in the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, one of the most prestigious international collegiate jazz competitions.

Lindy Schumacher
Apr. 25, 2017

Lindy Schumacher receives the UNLV Alumni Association's Silver State Award for her ongoing support of the university.

Sheetal Survase
Apr. 24, 2017

This academic advisor says a key to success is to realize that success is something you can't achieve by yourself.

Student checks out the Intersection office
Apr. 19, 2017

Executive director Harriet Barlow on the development of UNLV's new academic multicultural center.

Barbara St. Pierre Schneider and Alison Deng
Apr. 13, 2017

A faculty-and-student research team is shining a light on white blood cells to better understand what their location implies about their role in muscle repair.

Nursing students practice on a manikin
Mar. 21, 2017

Step into the custom-designed training center for UNLV nursing students where manikins talk, blood is made by the gallon, and life-saving skills are mastered.

Leave your mark on Hospitality Hall.
Mar. 16, 2017

A few fun facts and a way for you to leave your mark on Hospitality Hall.

UNLV athelites pose next children from the Boys and Girls Club
Mar. 10, 2017

In one year, UNLV athletes dedicated more than 13,000 hours to volunteerism — over 5,000 more than their nearest competitors — earning the Mountain West Community Service Award.

Greenspun Hall
Mar. 1, 2017

Senator Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner to co-chair institute within UNLV’s School of Public Policy and Leadership.

Team Wingin' It stands in front of U.N.L.V. sign
Feb. 15, 2017

Team Wingin’ It, a group led by UNLV students, hatched a plan to help Las Vegas become more energy efficient and plucked the $10K grand prize during the Consumer Electronics Show.

Signage with the UNLV logo on campus
Feb. 9, 2017

Four faculty researchers have been turning heads in their fields and well beyond.

UNLV’s Team Las Vegas design of a full-size solar-powered house
Feb. 3, 2017

Fundraising for universitywide collaboration surpasses $750,000 with support from Switch and NV Energy Foundation.

Students planting with shovel
Jan. 26, 2017

Students pitch in on a project to restore native vegetation around the drought-stricken Lake Mead. View the photo essay by UNLV photographer Josh Hawkins.

Students sit and talk outside on campus
Jan. 20, 2017

How can you get involved in building a strong campus and community? President Len Jessup and others offer three easy ways in this video for February's campaign.

UNLV Hockey team during a game
Dec. 27, 2016

A sampling of UNLV media coverage regarding high-achieving students and young alumni.

compsite of all five people from these stories
Dec. 21, 2016

From a home for homeless students to inspiring the next generation of health crusaders — these worthy causes will warm your heart during the holidays.

Dec. 20, 2016

The UNLV Foundation's unmasks the alumni and donors who donned their capes for its annual thank-you video. Watch it now.

researchers test drone
Dec. 6, 2016

UNLV engineering faculty and students turned to the entertainment arena to carve out their unique research niche.

Screenshot of new website
Dec. 1, 2016

Hosting the final presidential debate helped put UNLV on the map for prospective students.

Yen Lu
Nov. 18, 2016

One of UNLV's oldest traditions — the Holiday Card Tree Scholarship — is spreading good wishes while raising funds for students like Yen Lu.

military student
Nov. 14, 2016

The Military Times considered 125 4-year universities in its rankings.

Mark Guadagnoli speaks to students
Nov. 8, 2016

UNLV School of Medicine’s approach counters fear to stimulate growth in both students and faculty.

Lied Library building at night
Nov. 1, 2016

10 ways connecting with University Libraries will make your academic career easier.

Nadia Basich conducts an interview
Oct. 19, 2016

As cable networks set up shop on UNLV's campus for the debate, their outreach teams invited students to become part of their operations.

Genevieve Grippo records podcast
Oct. 14, 2016

New UNLV podcast aims to cover campus one earbud at a time. Subscribe today.

Micah Powel
Oct. 14, 2016

This junior journalism student gets social, covering the debate using Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat.

Debate Illustration
Oct. 12, 2016

UNLV is hosting the final presidential debate of 2016. Here’s how we landed the big event and what that says about the rise of our university and our city.

Five images of wonks
Oct. 10, 2016
A few self-described political geeks tells us why they're getting caught up in the Presidential Debate as volunteers.
Connor Fields bites his gold medal
Oct. 10, 2016

Lee Business School student Connor Fields on winning an Olympic Gold and applying his studies to building his brand.

Student operating a tv camera
Oct. 6, 2016

Journalism students to broadcast live from the presidential debate media center for UNLV-TV and KUNV radio.

Gary Ackerman
Oct. 5, 2016

With the Ackerman Center, families in Las Vegas Valley finally now have one place to turn to for comprehensive autism care.

Basin and Range Posters
Oct. 4, 2016

Bureau of Land Management turns student photography into poster for Nevada’s newest national monument.

Joel Jimenez holds up his phone
Sep. 29, 2016

UNLV’s delegate to the national College Debate program hopes to influence the conversation that will happen among the presidential candidates on UNLV’s stage.

Lara Turello
Sep. 28, 2016

Join the discussion at Research Week 2016, Oct. 3-7.

Scott Roberts
Sep. 21, 2016

Roberts, UNLV’s associate vice president for development since 2010, will lead the university's fundraising and alumni relations programs.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Sep. 19, 2016

More than 10,000 donors contributed to UNLV in fiscal year 2016; two-year total of $150 million is most since conclusion of last capital campaign in 2009.

Ryan Francis presents his group's project
Aug. 9, 2016

The office of undergraduate research helps UNLV students learn, grow, and shine.

Mario Verduzco
Jul. 27, 2016

Engineering student turns study abroad experience into internship that taught him the value of improvising.

Naomi Lewis
Jul. 22, 2016

Environmental studies major Naomi Lewis finds a practical application for her passion at a nonprofit.

Mike Vardakis
Jul. 21, 2016

Undergraduate Mike Vardakis couldn’t settle on his academic path until an internship showed him the possibilities.

Devron Brown
Jul. 20, 2016

Criminal Justice graduate Devron Brown's lesson in "adulting."

Dr. Mark Guadagnoli speaks in a meeting
Jul. 12, 2016

A unique aspect of UNLV School of Medicine’s curriculum gets students to focus on personal growth and professional enrichment.

Diana Pena and Ai-Sun (Kelly) Tseng
Jul. 7, 2016

A fascination with tissue restoration inspires a UNLV professor and undergraduate student to team up to understand how frogs might impact the fate of humankind.

Dr. Stephen Dahlem draws on white board
May. 25, 2016

Forget the big lecture halls — UNLV's future doctors will begin their studies by working in groups to treat (paper) patients.

Monica Moradkhan and Daniel Waqar
May. 12, 2016

Daniel Waqar and Monica Moradkhan were selected as this commencement's featured speakers. Here's what they hope all Rebels will take away from their UNLV experiences.

Margie Toves
May. 11, 2016

Margie Toves is among the first graduates from a program to produce social workers specializing in children’s mental health.

Matthew Perry and Theresa Butler
Apr. 22, 2016

Crowdsourced scholarship program offers a way for Clark County's homeless students to live on campus and get academic support to succeed at UNLV.

Casey Barber
Apr. 19, 2016

UNLV undergraduate Casey Barber excels in academics, research, volunteerism, and leadership.

Georgiann Davis
Mar. 31, 2016

UNLV program that embeds a professor in the residence halls aims at boosting student engagement.

John Lukasik
Mar. 30, 2016

UNLV supercomputer helps gaming innovation students do the math and make the pitch for a new fantasy sports game.

Nemanja Novokovic
Mar. 2, 2016

A nearly native Las Vegan, Nemanja Novakovic had planned to leave Nevada when it came time for college. But that was before he discovered his academic dreams could be fulfilled at UNLV.

Bernajane Palisoc works in UNLV's neuropsychology lab with professor Daniel Allen
Feb. 23, 2016

The new Office of Undergraduate Research helps students engage in and celebrate their research and creative activity.

Mary-Ann Winkelmes
Jan. 21, 2016

UNLV leads the country with program that proves even small changes to assignments can yield big results in classroom success — especially among first-generation students.

rendering of Hospitality Hall
Jan. 14, 2016

UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is poised to reach $30 million fundraising goal for new academic building as groundbreaking nears.

Kiran Mathew in cap and gown
Jan. 8, 2016

A sampling of UNLV media coverage regarding high-achieving students and young alumni.

crowd of students
Jan. 6, 2016

Media headlines highlighting UNLV's success in reaching milestones surrounding academics and recruitment.

Aeriel Halstead speaks at a podium
Dec. 21, 2015

Standout student Aeriel Halstead's message to her fellow new graduates is simple: Take a minute to appreciate all that you've accomplished.

Gary Fowler
Dec. 10, 2015

This must-see video tapped into the talents of jazz studies student Gary Fowler. Watch it and then share your own UNLV story with us.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV holds its annual open house
Nov. 18, 2015

Grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation supports UNLV program that offers courses to more than 1,500 retired and semi-retired Southern Nevadans each year.

Emma Glaze
Nov. 12, 2015

Emma Glaze is combining her artist's heart with a newfound love of business administration, thanks to support from the Holiday Card Scholarship drive.

Beverly Rogers
Nov. 10, 2015

Ardent collector and UNLV alumna Beverly Rogers on the value of books as historic artifacts.

Anderson Cooper
Oct. 21, 2015

Journalist Anderson Cooper's keynote and Q&A caps off an evening of appreciation for community support.

Robin Mendoza
Oct. 14, 2015

At age 20, Robin Mendoza has already helped develop a Clark County parks map. Now, the graduate student in public administration is using her research skills in GIS to help nonprofits.

Honors College facilities
Aug. 24, 2015

Renovation of the Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building draws together students and faculty from the Black Mountain Institute, the English department, and the Honors College.

Kristie Berthelotte helps a student
Aug. 10, 2015

Changes to advising, an overhaul of the freshman experience, and an emphasis on taking a full course load are getting today's Rebels off to the right start. It's all part of helping students stick with their studies and graduate on time.

rendering of Hospitality Hall
Jun. 23, 2015

Momentum continues on fundraising for Harrah Hotel College building with $2.5 million gifts from MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos.

Erica Marti fills tube with liquid while wearing protective goggles
Jun. 19, 2015

Erica Marti, environmental engineering student, will travel to Germany this month to meet the world’s greatest minds in medicine, physics and chemistry.

Bill Boldt, Mark Doubrava, Barbara Atkinson, Kris Engelstad McGarry, Len Jessup, and Kevin Page hold up giant check
Jun. 17, 2015

In less than 60 days, “60 by 16” scholarship drive raises $13.5 million to fund 135 four-year School of Medicine scholarships.

Infographic showing 2013 scholarship recipients
Jun. 30, 2014

Nearly 6,900 UNLV students receive scholarships through the UNLV Foundation. Meet five recipients, whose college careers were made easier thanks to donors.

View of the rose garden with Flashlight in the background
Jun. 11, 2014

The Lee Pascal Rose Garden is ready to bloom. Here's how this beautiful campus spot came to be.

Mar. 26, 2014

Some of UNLV's most distinctive programs have had a helping hand from local philanthropists.

Student holds up a thank you sign
Mar. 13, 2014

The UNLV community gives thanks to the donors who've helped students and faculty thrive.

Dec. 12, 2013

The Braunstein Symposium sheds light on the Barrick Museum's extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. Join the conversation Jan 18-19.

Nov. 21, 2013

This fall’s freshman class is the biggest, smartest class to date. Here’s how new strategies kept Nevada’s brightest in state and opened the eyes of first-gen college students to the opportunity at their doorstep.

Oct. 9, 2013

Read about the history of this unique part of campus culture.

Two students writing notes on paper.
May. 15, 2013

Graduating seniors give a shout-out to the donors who supported their programs.

Mar. 7, 2013

Recent political science grad Steven Washington on how Agassi Prep has rounded out his college experience, and why we should all chip in to help others.

Feb. 28, 2013

Business major Aldrich Sinampaga explains what it means to "rescue" food and how working with a nonprofit opened his eyes to new career opportunities.

Feb. 21, 2013

Education student Krystal LePriol explains how the Boys & Girls Club shifted her career plans, and why service learning brought new meaning to her college experience.

Feb. 13, 2013

Engineering undergrad Mae Javier on the importance of volunteering with Opportunity Village and shattering the stigma associated with people with intellectual disabilities.

Jan. 10, 2013

On the court, UNLV alum Coach Dave Rice is rooting for the Runnin’ Rebels. Off the court, he’s championing another cause – autism awareness.

Solar panels installed on the UNLV Campus
Jan. 7, 2013

Those solar panels along Flamingo Boulevard actually produce energy for UNLV while helping companies improve their technologies.

Donor Russell Frank and astrophysics professor Bing Zhang standing in front of a whiteboard.
Oct. 23, 2012

Local retiree audits class and is so impressed by stellar professor that he donates money for lecture series.

Aug. 6, 2012
Media coverage highlights ways UNLV is helping Nevada students succeed in 2012.
Colorful heart sculpture.
Jun. 5, 2012

UNLV becomes permanent home for sculptures from the St. Jude Hearts of Las Vegas project.

Close up side view of a graduate with a graduate hat on.
May. 30, 2012

The Class of 2012 remembers those who helped them get that degree.

Mar. 23, 2012

Public invited to attend scholarship celebration and dedication of Philip J. Cohen Theatre at the Student Union March 29.

Dec. 12, 2011
Foundation responsible for building support for many campus landmarks and programs.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Nov. 15, 2011
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Oct. 13, 2011
Ted and Doris Lee Family Donation Formally Names Business School, Supports Effort to Recruit Top Faculty and Fund Student Scholarships
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Sep. 9, 2011
Fundraising Event at UNLV to Support Operation and Outreach Efforts of UNLV Police Department’s Mounted Patrol
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Aug. 30, 2011

Gift from NV Energy Will Fund Graduate Research Assistantships and Support New Graduate Certificate in Solar and Renewable Energy

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Jun. 3, 2011
Apr. 13, 2011

UNLV honors the late governor responsible for helping thousands of Rebels get their degrees.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Jan. 27, 2011
Oct. 15, 2010

At-risk kids will be attending the UNLV homecoming game thanks to the Adopt-A-School program, which rewards elementary school children for excelling in the classroom.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Sep. 28, 2010
Apr. 19, 2010

The new Engelstad Scholars program makes community service integral to the college experience.

Apr. 19, 2010
A tough economy doesn't stop UNLV from reaching its extraordinary goal of raising a half billion dollars.
Apr. 12, 2010
Jon Cobain, the first Rebel to cross the stage at commencement, went on to head his own mergers and acquisitions firm. He's shared his success with his alma mater and now challenges all the grads who followed him to reinvest in education.
 The 35,000-square-foot Mendenhall Center is located next to the Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center.
Mar. 3, 2010

UNLV has announced a plan by a group of donors to construct a new, state-of-the-art basketball practice facility on its campus.

Feb. 3, 2010

UNLV, The Lincy Institute, and Brookings Mountain West are teaming up to address the human capital, economic diversification, and hard infrastructure challenges of our region.

Nov. 30, 2009
Research explores the natural attraction that kids with autism have for computers.
Jul. 22, 2009
A life sciences doctoral student is exploring the habitat choices of speckled rattlesnakes in the Mojave Desert. This research will help hikers avoid them during hiking season and improve conservation efforts for the desert serpents.


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Neysa Davis Tonks Mentor Endowment Supports Peer Coaching Program

The University Libraries is proud to host the Neysa Davis Tonks Mentor Endowment to support a Flora and Stuart Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach. The endowment was established by the family of Neysa Tonks, who was tragically killed in the Oct 1, 2017 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, as a way to help her light to continue to shine and carry forward her passion for mentoring and helping others. Eduardo Martinez-Flores, a junior criminal justice major, was selected as the first student to be supported by the endowment.