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Department of Geoscience

camera operator with reporters
Nov 30, 2018
Campus News

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.


Nov 28, 2018
Research

Climate change researcher Matt Lachniet explains the impacts of hotter temperatures.


Nov 8, 2018
Research

UNLV geologist investigating 310 million-year-old fossil trackway from ancient reptilian creature.


Oct 17, 2018
People

Scholarship fuels research that could save communities from floods.


Shaimaa Abdelhaleem
Oct 4, 2018
Research

Most kids want to be doctors, vets, police officers, or teachers when they grow up. Shaimaa Abdelhaleem had different ideas.


two women with boxes
Jul 3, 2018
People

As geologist Peg Rees heads to retirement, the 4,000 pounds of rocks she collected go to the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.


UNLV esports champions trophy
Apr 6, 2018
Campus News

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.


UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith
Mar 13, 2018
Research

How a vacation in South Africa, a one-of-its-kind UNLV lab, and pieces of volcanic glass smaller than a grain of salt changed a long-held view of human history.


rough diamond crystal
Mar 9, 2018
Research

Scientific analysis of diamond impurities - known as inclusions - reveal naturally forming ice crystals and point to water-rich regions deep below the Earth's crust.


Libby Hausrath and student Seth Grainey working by microscope in lab.
Feb 13, 2018
Campus News

UNLV research could help assess landing locations and excavation sites for NASA’s 2020 rover mission to Mars.


UNLV engineering students
Dec 27, 2017
Campus News

News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.


Alyssa Crittenden
Dec 26, 2017
Research

UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.


senior Amber Turner and alumna Lisa Danielson
Sep 1, 2017
Research

UNLV geoscientists and students like undergraduate Amber Turner (left, with alumna Lisa Danielson) are studying our planet and others to understand the impacts humans are having on Earth and the possibilities of life beyond it.


Jonathan Baker and colleagues examine stalagmite in a cave
May 22, 2017
Campus News

UNLV Ph.D. candidate’s research in Russia challenges widely held understanding of past climate history; study appears in latest issue of top journal Nature Geoscience.