"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
News & Events
Faculty Positions Available
The Department of Geoscience is seeking applicants for four new faculty positions to start in Fall, 2013.
These positions are in the fields of Economic Geology/Geochemistry, Petrology, Sedimentary Geology and a teaching-track Faculty-in-Residence.
Registration for Spring Term is open and available for registration on myUNLV.
In addition to our on-campus classes, online introductory course offerings include GEOL 101: Physical Geology, GEOL 100: Natural Disasters and GEOG 103: Physical Geography. More information is available about all our Geoscience Courses.
2013 Geosymposium: Highlighting student research at UNLV
In April of 2013, the UNLV Geoscience department will host the 8th Annual Geosymposium meeting. Research topics ranging from climate change to dinosaur tracks to experimental petrology will presented in the new Science and Engineering building (SEB).
Read about the latest ground-breaking research, student achievements and faculty accomplishments in the most recent Geoscience Newsletter.Download Newletter Now
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