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Nov. 10, 2022

Vice President for Research David Hatchett's first goal is hiring more staff to make it easier for faculty to get grant funding.

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Nov. 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

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Oct. 18, 2022

A team of UNLV scientists is researching how we can support extended space travel with oxygen and food needs for people.

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Oct. 13, 2022

UNLV economic geologists estimate global supply of tellurium — a metal used for solar panels — and the potential for extracting critical metals from existing mining operations. 

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Oct. 10, 2022

This former Alumni Association president continues to build relationships by connecting Rebels to each other for career development.

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Oct. 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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In the News

By studying these literal chunks of Mars, scientists are learning more about the Red Planet’s deep interior and impact history.
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Humans discovered the curvature and rotation of the Earth thousands of years ago, dating back to ancient Greece. Since then, scientists have only discovered more evidence to prove this is true – including seeing Earth itself from space.
During the early hours of Wednesday morning, James Rice waited anxiously at Kennedy Space Center’s Banana Creek viewing platform in Florida as NASA’s Moon rocket geared up for its inaugural liftoff. “Today I saw a piece of history,” Rice, associate director at Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, told Gizmodo in an email.

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Nov. 17, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Chemistry) was invited and participated in a workshop hosted by the US-EU Trade and Technology Council to discuss Russian disinformation in Africa and Latin America. Blankenship has appeared in the media numerous times discussing…
Nov. 16, 2022
Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee (Nursing) presented a paper at the 2022 International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) World Congress on Nov. 12, 2022. Her paper is titled, "Cognitive-Psychological Functioning and Saliva MicroRNA Expression after Home-based Dual-Task Exercise in Asians and Pacific…

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Professor of Geoscience

An expert in Mars geochemistry, astrobiology, water-rock interactions, and snow dynamics.

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Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

An internationally recognized expert in astrophysics.

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Associate Vice President of Research

An expert in research infrastructure, electrochemistry, chemistry, and radiochemistry. 


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