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The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering enjoys a long and proud history at the University of Nevada, Reno which continues to shape the School's success today.

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Recent news from the Mackay School

Professor Geoff Blewitt sits alongside a GPS station on a mountain that overlooks the valley of Reno and Sparks, Nev.

Using worldwide GPS data to study changes in Earth’s crust, from the Ice Age to today

The University’s 2020 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes the amazing discoveries, scientific contributions and career of Geoff Blewitt

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Tommy Thompson, Professor Emeritus and former director of the Center for Research in Economic Geology, graduates his 100th graduate student

Monte Cristo faultline

Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks

University geoscience teams monitoring, finding, mapping damage and surface ruptures

Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore

Join Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore each week for the video web series Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore! Played regularly in K-12 classrooms and enjoyed by geologists, rock hounds and history buffs from around the country, Mineral Monday brings the earth sciences to life!

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