"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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Geoscience Faculty Member awarded 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award
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Geologic History of Nevada
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2014 Geosymposium: Student research at UNLV
In April of 2014, the UNLV Geoscience department will hosted the 9th Annual Geosymposium
meeting in the new Science and Engineering building (SEB).
2013 Geoscience Newsletter highlights research and accomplishments.
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