50th Anniversary Events

The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2108-19. In 1958, UNLV’s College of Science and Mathematics was formed. The following year, Robert Smith began serving as the founding dean with nearly 500 undergraduate and 41 graduate students enrolled. Fifty years later, the college has grown to approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students.

  • Oct. 18, 2019 - Dec. 13, 2019

    Inquiry II: The Art of Scientific Discovery Exhibition

    "Inquiry II: The Art of Scientific Discovery" brings College of Sciences together with UNLV Galleries for an exhibit of images and objects related to UNLV research.  There is tremendous beauty in the natural world, from witnessing the birth of the most distant galaxies, to seeing the smallest details of life on Earth, to examining the striking complexity generated by simple mathematical...

Past Events

  • October 18, 2019

    Art Mixer - Inquiry II: The Art of Scientific Discovery

    Join the College of Sciences for the opening of "Inquiry II: The Art of Scientific Discovery." Researchers from the college have gathered their most captivating research images, celebrating the artistic side of science. Come discover the beauty of scientific research. Light hors d'oeuvres and soft beverages hosted by the College of Sciences.
  • October 18, 2019

    Inquiry II: The Art of Scientific Discovery Exhibition

    "Inquiry II: The Art of Scientific Discovery" brings College of Sciences together with UNLV Galleries for an exhibit of images and objects related to UNLV research.  There is tremendous beauty in the natural world, from witnessing the birth of the most distant galaxies, to seeing the smallest details of life on Earth, to examining the striking complexity generated by simple mathematical...
  • October 3, 2019

    Sciences 50th Anniversary Lecture: Elisabeth Hausrath

    The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Elisabeth Hausrath from the Department of Geoscience will present a public lecture. Her talk is titled, "Rock, Soil, and Water on Mars: Understanding Mars' Past and Planning for the Future." Recent discoveries from Mars have shown the presence of past liquid water, important for climate...
  • September 12, 2019

    Sciences 50th Anniversary Public Lecture: Brian Hedlund

    The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Brian Hedlund from the School of Life Sciences will present a public lecture. His talk is titled, "Expanding the Tree of Life: Biodiversity Exploration in Geothermal Springs." Dr. Hedlund will discuss how major advancements in biotechnology and computing have enabled the exploration of...
  • May 16, 2019

    Sciences 50th Anniversary Public Lecture: Steve Rowland

    The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Steve Rowland from the Department of Geoscience will present a public lecture. His talk is titled, "Ice Age Mammoths of Southern Nevada." Southern Nevada has a rich fossil record of Ice Age animals. Dr. Rowland will discuss the latest research he is conducting with his graduate students on...
  • April 25, 2019

    Sciences 50th Anniversary Lecture: Arthur Baragar

    The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Arthur Baragar from the Department of Mathematical Sciences will present a public lecture. His talk is titled, "Circle Packings and the Markoff Equation." The Apollonian circle packing and the Markoff equation are two popular topics in mathematics that, on the surface, appear to be...
  • March 28, 2019

    Sciences 50th Anniversary Public Lecture: Nora Caberoy

    The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Nora Caberoy from the School of Life Sciences will present a public lecture. Her talk is titled, "Eyes Wide Open: The Race to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease." Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It affects nearly 44 million people worldwide and has no cure. Dr....
  • February 28, 2019

    Sciences 50th Anniversary Public Lecture: Clemens Heske

    The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Clemens Heske from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present a public lecture. His talk is titled, "How a Particle Accelerator Can Help to Make Solar Cells Better." Dr. Heske will give insights into synchrotrons, solar devices, cooperating (and non-cooperating) interfaces,...
  • January 31, 2019

    Sciences 50th Anniversary Public Lecture: Jason Steffen

    The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Jason Steffen from the Department of Physics and Astronomy will present a public lecture. His talk is titled, "The Search for Distant Worlds." Thousands of planets have been seen orbiting distant stars—each more strange than the last. Dr. Steffen will discuss how we discovered these...