UNLV was officially founded by the Nevada Board of Regents as the Southern Division of the University of Nevada on September 10, 1957.
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In 2004, UNLV opened its first regional campus on Shadow Lane, near the University Medical Center.
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In 2016, UNLV hosted the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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In 2019, UNLV renamed the School of Community Health Sciences as the School of Public Health.
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UNLV offers more than 350 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in varying fields, which are taught by 850 faculty members.
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Much of the student life at UNLV revolves around its Student Union, which houses the offices for its student government and student organizations on its third floor.
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Together with UNLV, CSUN founded an on-campus preschool in 1974 as part of the College of Education.
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Graduate student government at UNLV, called The Graduate and Professional Student Association, is separate from the undergraduate student government.
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Main campus of UNLV is on 332-acres in centrally located Paradise, Nevada.
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UNLV was recognized for managing the xeric demonstration garden and for its recycling efforts.
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School's official colors of scarlet and gray can be traced to 1958, when UNLV adopted as mascot a wolf wearing a Confederate uniform.
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UNLV received his first makeover in 1997 and second in 2009.
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UNLV's mascot is based on the university's split from their literal Northern rival, University of Nevada and not on any direct reference to the actual Confederacy.
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UNLV had been seen as the little brother to UNR for quite some time even though Las Vegas has always been the more densely populated city of the two.
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In that same game, UNLV became the first team to break 100 points in a championship game.
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UNLV has seen many of its former students go on to local and national prominence.
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