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Researchers investigate the environmental footprint of solar facilities to guide future design.
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.
A dry wash cuts through rolling hills dotted by desert plants at Lindsay Chiquoine’s research site near Lake Mead, but the only scenery that seems to interest her is right at her feet.
A week full of exploration and discovery is underway with more than 40 educational events throughout the Las Vegas Valley as part of the Science & Technology Festival. Hands-on exhibits, debates and tours of various facilities are scheduled, even an appearance by a creator of infamous “Star Wars” vehicles on May the Fourth.
Las Vegas is known for demolishing most of its past, at least above ground.
The earth remains chock full of prehistoric relics. Now, for the first time in years, a key find is in public hands.
UNLV researchers are excavating a remote undisclosed site in Nye County after remains of a Columbian Mammoth were discovered. For the past five months, a team of faculty and students at UNLV have made the two-hour trip to learn more about the discovery of intact mammoth tusks dating back more than 20,000 years.
UNLV has named Eric Chronister, professor and former chair of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, as the new dean for the College of Sciences, effective July 1. Chronister replaces sciences professor Stan Smith, who served as acting dean for the past year.
Lachniet is an expert in paleoclimatology, quaternary geology, climate change and stable isotope geochemistry.
Senior Vice Provost
A top UNLV administrator and life sciences researcher.
Acting Dean, College of Sciences
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.