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Dancers with the UNLV Ewalu Club
Oct. 4, 2022

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

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. 

a female student sits in the grass by a tree reading a book
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.

In The News

One of the most important studies on the subject of superconductivity at room temperature - considered by many to be the holy grail of physics, the one that would allow us to optimize the production and distribution of energy - has just been withdrawn from Nature , the journal in which it was published in 2020.
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.
KSL News Radio
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.


Oct. 4, 2022
Craig Schwartz and colleagues (Nevada Extreme Conditions Lab) were recently awarded two grants from the Department of Energy: 1.) Next generation solar cells probed at the interface with exceptional precision (PIE): Towards new device design – Summary: Generating solar energy via photovoltaic (PV…
Oct. 3, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science) was the corresponding author for the paper, "3-Multi Ranked Searchable Encryption with Enhanced Security in Cloud Computing," which has been published in the Digital Communications and Networks journal (IF=6.348). 


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Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences

An expert in ecology, fire management, and U.S. National Parks.

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Professor of Geology

An expert in earthquakes, structural geology, tectonics, and neotectonics.

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Professor of Geoscience

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

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