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Department of Geoscience
UNLV research could help assess landing locations and excavation sites for NASA’s 2020 rover mission to Mars.
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.
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
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.
UNLV undergraduate and NASA intern Amber Turner shares her remarkable research journey, which may someday lead to human civilizations on other planets.
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.
The career of Lisa Danielson, the Graduate College Alumnua of the Year, took off like a rocket after UNLV.
From professional reasons to personal connections, faculty across campus share why they’re fond of certain works they penned.
“Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery” shows the beauty of science and the artistic side of even the most lab-bound of scientists.
"Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery" brings College of Sciences together with UNLV Galleries for an exhibit of images and objects related to UNLV research.
The improved facility will open to the public Oct. 8.
Advice from Amy L. Brock-Hon, College of Sciences Alumna of the Year
Geoscience professor Elisabeth (Libby) Hausrath honored for early career accomplishments; research focuses on geochemistry, chemical interactions and soil-forming processes on Mars.
UNLV paleontologists recover mammoth fossils northwest of Las Vegas.
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Geoscience In The News
Motorists will be able to cruise a brand-new section of Interstate 11 next Tuesday. It's the Railroad Pass interchange and it will be open for business Feb. 20.
The ice age treasures of Tule Springs are back home in Las Vegas after a decades-long detour to Southern California.
Coming out of the last glacial period, there was a sudden climate reversal observed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Earth. The cause of these changes during this interval so enigmatic, so much so, the interval was informally referred to as the “Mystery Interval.” Many large shifts in climates in the past seem to be synchronized with climate in the poles as expressed in ice core records.
“Is this something we’ve seen before?” We asked Dr. Josh Bonde. He grinned. “No, this is going to be something new.”
Sabertooth cats once roamed Las Vegas, mammoths towered over the valley, and now, you can see them.
Professor of Geology
An expert in geology, palecocology, paleontology, and the history of geology.
Lachniet is an expert in paleoclimatology, quaternary geology, climate change and stable isotope geochemistry.
Professor, Life Sciences
Brian Hedlund in an expert in microbial ecology at high temperatures, biofuels and genomics.