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What’s Happening

An image of rocks snapped by NASA's Mars Perseverance rover
Sep. 26, 2022

UNLV geoscientists Libby Hausrath and Arya Udry dish on latest Perseverance rover data, and provide peek at upcoming research.

Lake Mead
Sep. 26, 2022

Record of past volcanic eruptions — and potential hazards to health — revealed by low water levels at dwindling local tap source.

microscopic images of bacteria
Sep. 19, 2022

The SeqCode is a universal system, created through collaboration of hundreds of scientists, to formally register and name single-celled microorganisms known as prokaryotes. 

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Sep. 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Dr. Simon Jowitt, an associate professor in UNLV's College of Geoscience.
Aug. 22, 2022

UNLV economic geologist Simon Jowitt tells us about the future of lithium battery production, green energy, and how American self-sustainability hinges on Nevada.

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Aug. 12, 2022

UNLV’s College of Sciences introduces a new degree program aimed at ensuring students complete their degree. 

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In the News

Las Vegas Review Journal
Tourists aren’t the only ones attracted to the bright lights of the Strip. Grasshoppers have flown into the Las Vegas Valley — not to gamble, but to nosh on vegetation brought by the summer’s late monsoon season.
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Researchers at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas say they have discovered rocks with volcanic ash that could be as old as 12 million years.
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Not only have Lake Mead’s dwindling water levels exposed human remains and old relics but now decades-old sedimentary rocks containing volcanic ash are being seen at the lake, according to a recent UNLV study.

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Accomplishments

Sep. 14, 2022
Seungman Park (Mechanical Engineering) received the prestigious NIH Career Award (NIA K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award). This five-year grant supports Park’s ongoing research to investigate the relation between tissue viscoelasticity and tumor progression in aging tissues…
Sep. 7, 2022
Edward Huynh and Keoni Castellano (both Mathematical Sciences) recently published their work, "Remarks on the Preservation and Breaking of Translational Symmetry for a Class of ODEs," to the journal, Examples and Counterexamples. They studied a particular class of boundary value problems with…

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Experts

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Associate Professor in Residence, School of Life Sciences

An expert in conservation biology, phylogeography, and ecology.

 

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Professor, Life Sciences

Brian Hedlund in an expert in microbial ecology at high temperatures, biofuels and genomics. 

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Research Professor, Office of the Vice President for Research

An expert in climate resilience and sustainability.

 

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