"It could forcefully be argued that geology and the broader fields of the earth sciences are the most important sciences for the 21st century, because humanity has only this one planet as a home, and if we render it unsuitable for human habitation, we are all in serious trouble"

In Alvarez and Leitao (2010), Geology 38, 231-234

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UNLV Geoscience Professors and Students in the News

Oliver Tschauner names Earth's most abundant mineral

Geoscience Faculty Member awarded 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award

Field Adventures in Paleontology

Geologic History of Nevada

Asbestos in Southern Nevada

2015 Geosymposium: Student research at UNLV

In April of 2015, the UNLV Geoscience department will hosted the 10th Annual Geosymposium meeting in the Science and Engineering building (SEB)


NEW: UNLV College of Science Scholarships

The application for College of Sciences scholarships is now online at: https://unlv.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4VmBdZz1mzY5qeN

For an overview of the scholarship application process, go to:

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M.S. student Amber Ciravolo conducting the "Soda Bottle Volcano" experiment during the 427 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology lab. This experiment allows to examine how gases provide the energy to create explosive volcanic eruptions.


Alternate Spring Break for Students

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for their 5th annual Alternative Spring Break! Spend 4 days camping in some of Nevada's best kept secrets - healing the land and restoring crucial habitat for wildlife. Take this VIP tour with the experts, from university professors to land managers and archaeologists. Be a part of this meaningful experience and reap the benefits of hard work, camaraderie, and hands on learning and experience. The best part is - it's free! Just bring warm clothes and we got the rest covered - from camping equipment and transportation to gourmet camp meals. First time campers are more than welcome - no prior experience is required.

RSVP at http://www.nevadawilderness.org/2015asb

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