News: Department of Geoscience

Close-up of Lisa Danielson with her head thrown back, laughing.
People | March 31, 2021
UNLV alumna shoots for the stars and lands at NASA and Los Alamos.
Campus News | March 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
illustration of rover landing
Research | February 18, 2021
Before you tune into today's Mars landing, read up on UNLV's role in the search for life on the Red Planet.
UNLV geoscientist Arya Udry sits in front of her microscope in her office
Research | December 21, 2020
Udry is one of just 13 scientists added to NASA’s Participating Scientist Program and will help the Perseverance Rover to recognize magmatic rocks; becomes second UNLV professor on Mars 2020 science team.
Campus News | December 10, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
Campus News | September 15, 2020
UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.
Research | August 25, 2020
UNLV geologist investigating 310 million-year-old fossil trackway from ancient reptilian creature.
A portrait of UNLV's new president Keith Whitfield on campus.
Campus News | August 10, 2020
As summer heats up, so do the accomplishments on UNLV’s campus.
An image of Lake Mead and mountains in the background
Research | July 22, 2020
New study from UNLV climate scientist Matthew Lachniet links Arctic and tropical Pacific warming to ancient climate records, providing parallels to today.
This artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying rocks with its robotic arm.
Research | July 6, 2020
Geoscientist Libby Hausrath gives an insider glimpse at her role as one of 15 scientists selected by NASA to work on Mars sample return on the 2020 Rover Mission.
A UNLV banner on campus.
Campus News | July 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
Two women stand in front of an image of a Martian rover
Research | May 19, 2020
Pair of geoscience professors at the forefront of UNLV’s contributions to Mars exploration, but plenty more academics are involved in the Red Planet.