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Engineering labs welcome more than 300 area students
April 25, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
From dancing robots to simulated earthquakes, engineering was on display for area students last week across the University's campus.
University celebrates years of tradition and excellence
March 13, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University, including Mackay Day, KUNR and the Fleischmann Planetarium.
University creates leadership development series for Barrick employees
January 30, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
The Barrick Gold Leadership Development Program provides business-related skills to mining supervisors and managers.
EarthScope selects Graham Kent to participate in national lecture series
January 17, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Graham Kent to lecture at several universities this year as part of EarthScope annual speaker series.
Nevada Seismological Lab used quake-monitoring network to track Sutter’s Mill meteorite
December 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada Seismological Lab tracks low-flying meteorite across Nevada sky
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology produces 2013 Nevada landscape calendar
November 14, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
A calendar highlighting the geology of Nevada is now on sale at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Nevada State Geologist wins geothermal award
October 25, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
The University's James Faulds wins Peer Review Excellence award for geothermal technology project.
Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18
October 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18
Alpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes
July 27, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Glenn Biasi of the Nevada Seismological Lab co-authors Science journal article showing regular magnitude 8 earthquakes in New Zealand.
Geography Department's Douglas Boyle appointed new Nevada State Climatologist
July 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Douglas Boyle is Nevada's new state climatologist. He will oversee operations of the Nevada State Climate Office, a public-service department in the College of Science.
Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno
May 3, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno shows the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range is rising at the relatively fast rate of 1 to 2 millimeters every year.
Seismic Characterization and Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre
May 3, 2012
Nevada Seismological Lab Director Graham Kent is part of team with Scripps Institution of Oceanography to gather seismic data off the coast of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
University of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque
May 1, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Researchers G. Richard Scott and Simon R. Poulson discovered that very small particles of plaque removed from the teeth of ancient populations may provide good clues about their diets.
GPS technology developed at Nevada used for NASA quake monitoring test
April 25, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
GPS technology developed and implemented at the University will be the centerpiece of a major test this year by NASA.
Tohoku grim reminder of potential for Pacific Northwest megaquake
February 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
College of Science geophysicist John Anderson presents Tohoku /Pacific Northwest earthquake comparison study at science conference in Vancouver, B.C.
University using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps
December 23, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scott Tyler takes temperature of McMurdo Ice Shelf and ocean below in Antarctica
Taranik memorial set for Sept. 12
September 9, 2011 • By John Trent
James Taranik, former dean and director of Mackay School, president of DRI, was transformative figure in history of higher ed in Nevada.
University saddened by death of former Mackay School dean
June 22, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Jim Taranik, former president of DRI, dean of the Mackay School of Mines and director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.
A vision of Nevada: National energy exporter
June 21, 2011 • By Jason Ching
Graduate student and student ambassador for the University’s first-of-its-kind National Geothermal Academy, Paul Schwering, describes the exciting potential of geothermal energy in Nevada.
'Clean energy media tour’ to highlight University research
May 9, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University faculty members will demonstrate their contributions to research in the field of geothermal energy on May 10.
University steps-up monitoring after Hawthorne quake swarm
April 20, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
With more than 20 earthquakes in several hours Saturday evening, and 400 in a week's time, Nevada Seismological Laboratory members have mobilized from the University to the Hawthorne area to step-up monitoring efforts for the region.
International student mining competition hits campus March 17
March 16, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Setting tracks for ore cars, hauling muck and hand-drilling rock is part of the old-time mining contest that brings students from around the world to the University of Nevada, Reno March 17-19 for the 33rd International Intercollegiate Mining Competition, hosted by the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, one of the premier mining engineering and geologic science schools in the world.
New Wells earthquake report has lessons for all Nevadans
March 15, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Several researchers contributed to the just-published comprehensive Wells Earthquake Report compiled by Craig dePolo and D.D. La Point of the University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Newmont Mining Corporation gives $250,000 to Mackay School
March 7, 2011 • Staff Report
Newmont Mining Corporation continued its support of the College of Science’s Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering with a gift of $250,000 that John Mudge, Newmont’s Vice President of Environmental & Social Responsibility, presented to University of Nevada, Reno administrators on Feb. 25. The donation will support students, faculty, research and educational outreach within the Mackay School.
University faculty member wins AGU award
February 17, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno’s Corné Kreemer received the 2010 Geodesy Section Award from the American Geophysical Union for his work on modeling how the Earth’s crust changes and moves.
Russ Fields named director of Mackay School
December 7, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Russ Fields has been appointed the new director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Price receives award from Geological Society of America
July 26, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Jonathan Price will be presented with the 2010 Geological Society of America Public Service Award recognizing outstanding service in accordance with the mission and values of the GSA.
Tour book highlights Highway 93 adventures
June 7, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Joshua trees, roadrunners and Hualapai Mountain Park are just a few sights that Highway 93 tourists can find using the new guidebook published by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Laying a Solid Foundation
May 19, 2010 • By Jane Tors
2010 Foundation Professors intertwine excellence in teaching and research
Hydrologist Scott Tyler named to national science panel
February 24, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scott Tyler has been appointed to a select National Academy of Sciences panel.
Seismo director to give Tahoe earthquake talk
February 1, 2010 • By John Trent
Graham Kent, the director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory, will give a talk about Tahoe Basin geological hazards.
Online map shows faults; report shows impacts on Nevada
November 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada residents, emergency planners and others will now be able to easily locate homes, schools or businesses in relation to mapped earthquake fault lines.
Price to receive prestigious medal
October 12, 2009 • Staff Report
Jon Price was named the 28th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences.
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Backs Bootstraps Program
August 7, 2009 • By Robert Mills
Bootstraps, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) program that provides full-time employment to high-risk youths, received a $10,000 contribution from Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) in August.
Physicist’s findings attract notice in scientific community
May 20, 2009 • By Patrick McDonnell
University physicist Friedwardt Winterberg recently had some of his 39-year-old work on thermonuclear explosions declassified recently by the U.S. government.
Regent Gallagher awarded prestigious national medal
May 5, 2009 • By John Trent
Dorothy Gallagher’s career has been characterized by dedication and involvement in furthering the higher education ideals of the state.
Mint condition: Mackay School commissions more coins
April 6, 2009 • By John Trent
Dies for the coins were unveiled on historic Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum on Friday, March 27.
Donation from Barrick keeps Mackay well-wheeled
February 6, 2009 • By John Trent
The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering recently received two vehicles donated by Barrick Gold Corporation.
Student World Water Forum highlights important issues
October 1, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The Fifth Student World Water Forum will also be hosting their first poster session in addition to the presentations. Organizers hope the poster session will give a visual aid on the students’ presentations.
University seismologists host public information session
August 11, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Community members have volunteered time, property to help record Mogul activity.
Mackay School receives $1.25 million pledge from Goldcorp
April 24, 2008 • By John Trent
Pledge from the second largest producer in the world to establish endowed chair in minerals engineering.
Engineers have their day
April 14, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
Professors and students from the College of Engineering and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering presented 17 different demonstrations for the students
Mackay Muckers muck it out at mining competition
April 11, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The University’s mining team, Mackay Muckers, goes head to head with top mining schools to defend their title this weekend. The teams share similar expectation of high standards, challenges, and of course, fun.
Mackay School celebrates centennial
March 25, 2008 • By John Trent
One of the state’s most enduring entities to mark 100th year anniversary with series of public events, including trip to Virginia City and Mackay Gala.
2007 third-lowest year on record for earthquake activity
February 19, 2008 • By John Trent
New report from Nevada Seismological Laboratory shows only three earthquakes in region had magnitude greater than 4.0.