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Enjoy the beauty of the state with the 2014 Nevada Geology Calendar
December 6, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s new calendar features geological themes from throughout Nevada.
University hosts Earth Science Week Field Trip October 12 and 13
October 2, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Participants can take part in earth science discovery hike to collect rocks and map local geology.
University of Nevada, Reno geologist receives national mining award
March 4, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Jonathan Price, former director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno and state geologist emeritus, received a Gold Medal.
John Muntean new director of Center for Research in Economic Geology
January 18, 2013 • Staff Report
John Muntean has been named director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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.
2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip
October 8, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip, part of a national celebration of earth sciences.
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.
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.
2011 Earth Science Week: “Life’s a Beach,” free field trip Oct. 15 or 16
October 7, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
The Nevada Bureau of Mine and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno plans its 14th annual Earth Science Week free field trip for the public on Oct. 15 and again on Oct. 16.
Geothermal industry to get boost from University research
July 8, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
An ambitious project to understand and characterize geothermal potential at nearly 500 sites throughout the Great Basin is yielding a bounty of information.
Seismo lab director co-authors report on cause of San Andreas earthquakes
June 29, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Seismo lab director Kent co-authors report on Salton Sea flooding as cause of San Andreas earthquakes
TV program inspires University researcher’s work with gold
February 4, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
A team of University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas researchers have devised a new model for how Nevada’s gold deposits formed, which may help in exploration efforts for new gold deposits.
Geology doctoral student receives top honor
June 2, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
Rich Koehler, a doctoral student in geology, recently received outstanding student paper and outstanding student presenter awards at two prestigious national conferences.
Muckers have strong showings at international competition
April 27, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
The University of Nevada, Reno Mackay Muckers mining team faced off against other collegiate mining teams in the annual 31st International Intercollegiate Mining Competition in Butte, Mont.
Great Basin Science Sample & Records Library to open April 27
April 24, 2009 • By Patrick McDonnell
A green Rhyolite tuff in the shape of Nevada is the first rock sample displayed at the far left side of the new Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library’s reception counter.
Are we ready for a 7.1-magnitude earthquake?
June 13, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
Eight days of exercises engage 2,000 participants in a simulated 7.1-magnitude earthquake
Three faculty named as 2008 Foundation Professors
May 12, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Wesnousky, Barone, Follette to be recognized for research, teaching excellence May 14 at Honor the Best ceremony.
Experts help Nevadans understand/prepare for quakes
May 1, 2008 • By Jane Tors
"The earthquake sequence in west Reno is not a scientific surprise, and a large earthquake there would not be a scientific surprise. People need to be prepared,” said John Anderson, director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University, at a b
Seismologists, geologists brief media on recent earthquakes
March 27, 2008 • By John Trent
In an informational meeting that also included representatives from the State of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety and Washoe County emergency management, the University’s scientists briefed local media on recent earthquakes.
Mines and Geology study maps strategies for carbon sequestration
February 29, 2008 • By John Trent
According to director, carbon sequestration for Nevada is possible, but highly expensive.