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  • Experiencing an Earthquake

    Shaylene Scarlett, left, and Carli Smith, both junior biology majors, feel what it is like to be in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake inside the Big Shaker. The mobile earthquake simulator was on campus teaching faculty, staff, and students about earthquake preparedness and safety.

  • Low Profile No More

    President's Classified Employee of the Year Liz Smith says she was shocked that she was selected for the honor because she considers herself to be a low-profile person.

  • Earth's Most Abundant Mineral Finally Has a Name

    UNLV geoscientist Oliver Tschauner pairs with California professor to nail down the chemical composition of the mineral and give it formal name.

  • Quasars and Black Holes

    Astrophysicist Daniel Proga recently received a $500,000 grant from NASA to use supercomputers to provide insights into the problem of quasars and how other supermassive black hole systems work and how they affect their environments. Learn more about Proga and his research.

  • A Tiny Discovery

    UNLV paleontologists discover rare Precambrian fossils in remote region of Nevada. In a recently published paper in the Journal of Paleontology, they describe a new species of alga, the first from these newly discovered fossils to be formally described and named.