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Department of Geoscience

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.


Closeup of books
May 3, 2017
Research

From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.


senior Amber Turner and alumna Lisa Danielson
May 3, 2017
Research

UNLV undergraduate and NASA intern Amber Turner shares her remarkable research journey, which may someday lead to human civilizations on other planets.


Simon Jowitt
May 1, 2017
People

This economic geologist talks about being in a state where the mining industry thrives and about the difficulty of getting his 6-foot 4-inch frame into a running helicopter on rough ground.


Lisa Danielson overlooks the lobby of the Beam Engineering building
Apr 25, 2017
People

The career of Lisa Danielson, the Graduate College Alumnua of the Year, took off like a rocket after UNLV.


artwork from Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery
Feb 22, 2017
Arts and Culture

“Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery” shows the beauty of science and the artistic side of even the most lab-bound of scientists.