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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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Campus News | August 4, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting research, health, and community at UNLV.

UNLV physicist Ashkan Salamat poses for a photo in his lab with green lasers in front of him and a computer screen behind him
Research | August 2, 2021

New discovery details how metals at room temperature can move from one state to another with a relatively small change in pressure.

A woman stands in front of Machu Picchu
People | July 16, 2021

Artist Danielle Eames turns to medical school at age 32.

People | July 13, 2021

UNLV Alumni Association affinity club helps develop networks between students and alumni and build bridges for career development.

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

A woman stands in the forest
People | June 18, 2021

Family COVID diagnoses didn't slow Genesis Krisel Leon's determination to help those underserved in medicine.

Sciences In The News

Popular Science
August 3, 2021

CRISPR reached a big milestone this year by treating a disease inside the body—here's what's next for the technology.

California News Times
August 2, 2021

Enthusiastic example Gamma ray burstThe most powerful types of explosions known in space suggest that these explosions do not always work as scientists thought, and versions of these flares can be surprisingly short.

Science News
August 2, 2021

A surprisingly short gamma-ray burst has astronomers rethinking what triggers these celestial cataclysms.

Futurity
August 2, 2021

Remarkable things happen when a “squishy” compound of manganese and sulfide (MnS2) is compressed in a diamond anvil, researchers report.

Jacy Rosen U.S. Senator for Nevada
August 2, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement applauding the National Science Foundation (NSF) for awarding a grant totaling $349,710 to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to increase STEM education opportunities for underrepresented students in geoscience – the study of Earth.

The ToysMatrix
August 2, 2021

A surprisingly short gamma-ray burst has astronomers rethinking what triggers these celestial cataclysms.

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Recent Sciences Accomplishments

July 20, 2021
Allyson Hindle (Life Sciences) recently received a National Science Foundation Polar Programs grant, titled "Role of Endothelial Cell Activation in Hypoxia Tolerance of an Elite Diver, the Weddell Seal." In collaboration with Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina from the Universit of California, Berkeley, the project will evaluate the underlying processes in...
July 2, 2021
Dr. Jingchun Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) has published an article, "Artificial Image Objects for Classification of Schizophrenia with GWAS-selected SNVs and Convolutional Neural Network," in Patterns, a Cell Press journal. Additional contributing authors are Xiangning Chen, Daniel G. Chen, Zhongming Zhao, Justin Zhan, and...
July 1, 2021
Eduardo A. Robleto (Life Sciences) and Josh Baker of the pharmacology department at UNR have been awarded an INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) grant from the National Institutes of Health (Institute of General Medical Sciences). This award is for five years and $19.8 million. This is a programmatic and collaborative award....
June 30, 2021
Tim Waters (Physics & Astronomy) and his latest work are the subject of a NASA press release, "Black Holes May Generate ‘Tsunamis’ in Escaping Gas." Based on a paper published in The Astrophysical Journal and co-authored with Daniel Proga and Randall Dannen (both Physics and Astronomy) this article describes how oceanic disturbances akin to...
May 28, 2021
Qiang Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) has been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy's office of science with an Early Career Research Program Award for his proposal "Data-driven Discovery of Inorganic Electrides for Energy Applications." He is one of 83 scientists recognized nationwide. This award, now in its 12th year, is designed to bolster the...
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police...