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The Mace

The Mace

A closer look at our the symbolic club carried by the grand marshal of the commencement procession.

UNLV History | May 17, 2013
  • Close up view of the face of the university mace showing the university seal.

    The university seal appear on two faces of the mace. (Geri Kodey/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Close up view of mace showing the image of Renaissance scholar Leonardo da Vinci.

    An image of Renaissance scholar Leonardo da Vinci represents the search for answers and knowledge. (Geri Kodey/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Close up view of books and artists' brushes on a mace.

    Books and artists' brushes appear on two faces of the mace. (Geri Kodey/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Close up view of an image of the Statue of Liberty as a seal on a mace.

    An image of the Statue of Liberty symbolizes a university's role in fostering liberty. (Geri Kodey/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Close up view of the end of a mace. It's a cast from the hand of one of the artists.

    The hand at the end of the mace was cast from the hand of one of the artists. (Geri Kodey/UNLV Photo Services)

  • Tom Wright, History professor, walking through the aisle carrying a mace, during UNLV's winter commencement.

    History professor Tom Wright carries the mace while serving as grand marshal during winter commencement 2011.

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