Nevada, University of, at Reno and Las Vegas; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1864, opened 1874 at Elko, moved to Reno 1886. The Reno campus includes the Mackay School of Mines and a mining museum as well an an institute for the study of gambling. The Las Vegas campus (1957) has an excellent hotel administration program. The Desert Research Institute is affiliated.
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