UNLV history: did you know?

Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas takes a swing down Maryland Parkway, past the UNLV campus.


•Bob Hope, Diana Ross and Frank Sinatra have all received honorary degrees from UNLV.

•UNLV made a cameo in Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 book Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, when the main characters drive down Maryland Parkway, checking out coeds.

Frank Sinatra Photo: Wolf Wergin / Courtesy

•UNLV had a satellite campus in Singapore from 2006 through 2015, offering bachelor’s degrees in hospitality management.

•UNLV’s men’s golf program won the NCAA championship in 1998 and has produced PGA pros including Adam Scott, Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore.

•On October 19, 2016, UNLV hosted the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the Thomas & Mack Center, viewed by more than 70 million on TV.

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