News: School of Life Sciences

Lake Mead
Research | April 2, 2010
While drought conditions in the West continue to produce record drops in water levels at Lake Mead, a rising tide of research at UNLV seeks to address some of the region's most pressing water issues.
Student hiking through a forest
People | February 4, 2010
Students put down books and pick up passports for unique learning experiences.
Photo of boat on Lake Mead
Research | November 1, 2009
While drought conditions in the West continue to produce record drops in water levels at Lake Mead, a rising tide of research at UNLV seeks to address some of the region’s most pressing water issues.
Research | July 22, 2009
Researchers find that artificial turf temperatures may be too hot for summer fun.
Research | July 22, 2009
A life sciences doctoral student is exploring the habitat choices of speckled rattlesnakes in the Mojave Desert. This research will help hikers avoid them during hiking season and improve conservation efforts for the desert serpents.
solar array
Research | July 22, 2009
UNLV is going big and thinking small as it moves to the forefront of solar energy research. The UNLV Center for Energy Research has installed the world’s most powerful solar energy generator while a UNLV chemist is working to expand solar cell technology.
picture of scientists looking through microscopes
Research | November 1, 2008
UNLV life sciences researchers brought in more than $7 million last year to study topics ranging from the life span of honeybees to global climate change.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Research | November 1, 2008
UNLV introduces initiatives supporting research and outreach designed to help the community, state, and region address issues most critical to sustaining and enhancing quality of life.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Research | November 1, 2008
Designed to encourage faculty collaboration and acquisition of external grant funding, the President’s Research Award has also sparked intriguing research projects on subjects ranging from nanotechnology to volcanoes.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
People | April 1, 2007
Stan Smith
Research | November 1, 2005
The 2003 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award winner studies the unique processes of desert ecosystems to examine how climate change may affect other regions of the world.