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Department of History

aerial shot of the university in 1960
Sep 7, 2017
UNLV History

As both a graduate and a history professor, Michael Green has watched UNLV’s growth with some awe. It’s future, he says, will be all the more astonishing.


Cover of The Aztecs at Indepencence
Aug 31, 2017
Research

New book on 19th century Mexican community proves a written tradition, previously assumed to have ended around the battle for independence, continued beyond.


two women looking at art exhibit
Aug 30, 2017
Arts & Culture

History professor finds the humanity in a Barrick Museum exhibit meditating on the minutiae of atomic testing history.


A speaker on stage
Aug 22, 2017
Campus News

The featured speakers from UNLV Creates share their wishes for this fall's incoming students.


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

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


Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center at the Historic Westside School
Jun 14, 2017
People

Oral historian Claytee White has spent a career recording Las Vegans’ personal histories. Now she speaks about her own remarkable roots.


President Len Jessup speaks next to Hannah Kelley
Jun 1, 2017
Campus News

Three UNLV students win coveted nationally competitive grants to study, research, and teach abroad.


Doom Towns cover
Nov 16, 2016
Research

UNLV professor Andy Kirk's "Doom Towns" takes a ground-level view of ground zero, and presents it in the form of graphic novel about Las Vegas' position in the atomic firmament.


Alice Joyce
Nov 7, 2016
Arts & Culture

Five flapper myths to bust your notion of Roaring Twenties fashion as the UNLV Public History Project prepares to invade the Mob Museum.


Nevada
Oct 18, 2016
Campus News

Professor Michael Green offers a history lesson in how to say the state's name.


Roosevelt en route to the dedication of Boulder Dam
Oct 5, 2016
Campus News

Historian Michael Green explores the moments that Nevadans have had the greatest influence on national elections.


Sarah Winnemucca and Rutherford B. Hayes
Sep 29, 2016
Campus News

Historian William Bauer chronicles the expeditions of American Indian leaders to Washington D.C. in a free public talk Oct. 5.


John F. Kennedy
Sep 27, 2016
Arts & Culture

History professor Deirdre Clemente chronicles the increasingly casual nature of presidential fashion.


Constitution
Sep 9, 2016
Campus News

Boyd School of Law professors discuss presidential powers and UNLV's upcoming Constitution Day event.