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University of Nevada, Las Vegas


  • [The University of Nevada (previously Nevada State University) was established in 1864. The University of Nevada's Southern Regional Division at Las Vegas was established in 1955. In 1965 the name was changed to Nevada Southern University. In 1968 the University of Nevada System was established as a central body with administrative control over four divisions. Under the System the University of Nevada became the University of Nevada, Reno. Nevada Southern University became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Desert Research Institute of the University of Nevada (established in 1959) became the third division of the System. The fourth division is the Community College Division.]
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    • us: University of Nevada at Las Vegas
    • us: University of Nevada System. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • us: UNLV
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      • found: Direct/delayed response project, quality assurance report ... 1990: t.p. verso (University of Nevada at Las Vegas)
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      • [The University of Nevada (previously Nevada State University) was established in 1864. The University of Nevada's Southern Regional Division at Las Vegas was established in 1955. In 1965 the name was changed to Nevada Southern University. In 1968 the University of Nevada System was established as a central body with administrative control over four divisions. Under the System the University of Nevada became the University of Nevada, Reno. Nevada Southern University became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Desert Research Institute of the University of Nevada (established in 1959) became the third division of the System. The fourth division is the Community College Division.]
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      • [Under the System the University of Nevada became the University of Nevada, Reno. Nevada Southern University became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Desert Research Institute of the University of Nevada (est. 1959) became the third division. The fourth division is the Community College Division.] IEN
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      • 1980-01-14: new
      • 2014-11-26: revised
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