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College of Sciences News

The College of Sciences provides students a solid foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences for a successful career in the sciences and other professional programs.

Current Sciences News

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People | May 23, 2019

This professor was inspired by a mentor while in college and now tries to do the same for UNLV students.

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Campus News | May 20, 2019

More than 3,000 newly minted UNLV Grads cross the Thomas & Mack Center stage during Spring 2019 Commencement.

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Research | May 14, 2019

UNLV geoscientist, student among international research team behind discovery of ancient monkey species that lived in Africa 22 million years ago.

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People | May 13, 2019

The most exciting thing about chemistry? The infinite failures in even the most thoroughly thought-out experiments, the biochemist says.

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Campus News | May 8, 2019

Undergraduates Michael Schwob and Dylan Wallace among just 496 nationwide to earn the prestigious honor.

Sciences In The News

Centauri Dreams
May 16, 2019

Couple the beam from a 100 gigawatt laser with a single-layer lightsail and remarkable things can happen.

Gas and Electricity
May 16, 2019

Public health emergencies are declared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), yet only once has a human-made disaster caused a state of emergency to be declared.

News21.by
May 15, 2019

Terry Spell and Dawn Reynoso of the University of Nevada joined the group, which opened a new species of narrow-nosed primates that lived about 22 million years ago. They were called Alophia - on the found remains of the teeth of these monkeys there were no special crests distinguishing them from the fossils of the teeth belonging to the younger subspecies.

Tech Explorist
May 15, 2019

Determining the unreacted equation of state of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) is challenging because it exhibits low crystal symmetry and low X-ray scattering strength.

Science Mag
May 15, 2019

UNLV geoscientist, student among international research team behind discovery of ancient monkey species that lived in Africa 22 million years ago.

Phys.org
May 15, 2019

Researchers have used fossilized teeth found near Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya to identify a new monkey species—a discovery that helps fill a 6-million-year gap in primate evolution.

Sciences Experts

Lachniet is an expert in paleoclimatology, quaternary geology, climate change and stable isotope geochemistry.
A physics professor, whose specialties include high pressure science, explosives, and high radiation flux.
An expert on desert ecology and climate change.
An expert in geology, paleoecology, paleontology, and the history of geology.
Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina. 
An expert on bacterial gene regulation and bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Shigella, and Salmonella. 

Recent Sciences Accomplishments

May 16, 2019
Kelly Tseng, Cindy Kha, and Dylan Guerin (all Life Sciences) published a research article, "Using the Xenopus Developmental Eye Regrowth System to Distinguish the Role of Developmental Versus Regenerative Mechanisms," in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. This study addressed the role of developmental mechanisms in regenerating eye tissues after...
May 14, 2019
Elizabeth Stacy and Tomoko Sakishima (both Life Sciences) authored a paper in press for the Journal of Biogeography, "Phylogeography of the Highly Dispersible Landscape-dominant Woody Species Complex, Metrosideros, in Hawaii." They carried out a population genetic analysis of >1,500 adults of Hawaii's dominant tree from across the archipelago...
May 7, 2019
Hokwon Cho (Math) published "Two-Stage Procedure of Fixed-Width Confidence Intervals for the Risk Ratio" in the Springer journal, Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability. The article provides the two-stage sampling design and its procedure for obtaining fixed-width confidence intervals and optimal sample sizes for the risk ratio or...
May 1, 2019
William R. Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) recently presented a talk on "Successful Transition to College Readiness through Collaboration with and Cooperation of Stakeholders" at the World Future Forum held at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago last month. 
May 1, 2019
Dylan Guerin (Life Sciences), was featured as the "Visitor of the Week" by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories on Long Island, New York. A doctoral student in the research group of professor Kelly Tseng, Guerin was selected to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories' course on Cell & Developmental Biology of Xenopus and received a Howard Hughes...
April 25, 2019
Melissa Schofield and Muneeba Ahmed (both Life Sciences)  were recognized for their outstanding presentations at the 2019 AZ-NV American Society for Microbiology branch meeting. Schofield, a doctoral student in Boo Shan Tseng's lab, received the top prize for graduate student oral presentation. Ahmed, an undergraduate researcher in Brian Hedlund's...