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Clarence H. MackayClarence H. Mackay: The Man Behind the University of Nevada

Author: Carter Latimer

Clarence H. Mackay was born in 1874, the same year that the University of Nevada opened. Mackay dedicated his life to bettering our university. He wanted to provide the community with access to high quality higher education.

Getchell EntranceThe Evolution of UNR's Libraries

Author: Shelby Abart

For centuries libraries have been a key component in students’ search for knowledge. During its nearly 125 years of existence, a goal of the University of Nevada, Reno has been to provide a high quality library to meet the research needs of students and faculty. That goal, however, has often been challenged by inadequate space and/or funding for resources.

New GymHardwood Floors: Gyms at the University of Nevada

Author: Kelly Edmiston

For the past hundred years, the University of Nevada, Reno's gymnasiums have served not only as the home of the University's athletics but also as community centers for the University and the surrounding area. Each gym has been both a part of the University's identity and a part of the university experience.

Lincoln HallThe Jewel of the University of Nevada, Reno

Author: Douglas Boedenauer

Manzanita Lake is one of the most iconic landmarks on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. For almost a century the lake has been the site of public recreation, campus tradition and a diverse collection of wildlife. Located at the southern end of campus, Manzanita Lake serves both as a historical landmark, and as one of northwest Reno's most prominent displays of man-made beauty. Much has happened during the lake's hundred-year history, and it continues to be enjoyed by the students of the University of Nevada, Reno and the Reno community.

Another view of Lincoln HallLincoln Hall, Old Man on Campus

Author: Jessica Sims

Lincoln Hall, located in the southwest section of the University of Nevada, Reno campus, is the university’s only all-male dormitory. Its capacity is 67 to 73 students on three floors. Named after President Abraham Lincoln, it has the distinguished honor of being the oldest continuously-operating residence hall in the western United States.

Track TeamTouchdown for Mackay

Author: Megan Rohan

Prior to 1908, there was a small place where athletes practiced and participated in games called Evans field. The hollow space northeast of the original gymnasium, where the Mack Social Science, Chemistry, Physics and Lecture Hall buildings and lower quad are located today, had no relationship to the University at the time. The ground sloped sharply upward to the west, the bleachers were inadequate, and there were no training quarters before Clarence Mackay, a wealthy friend of the university, decided that the field had much more potential.

PlanetariumA University Reaching for the Stars!

Author: Joseph Jacques

Interest in astronomy at the University of Nevada dates back to the curriculum for the 1894-95 school year. Half a century later, planning for the Fleischmann Planetarium began in the late 1950s.