Mackay School News

desert mountains
Geology-themed 2021 calendar available from College of Science

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology compiles scenic photos, Nevada facts in annual calendar

volcanic rocks in Hot Springs Mountains
Explore Nevada’s Hot Springs Mountains in virtual Earth Science Week field trip

University of Nevada, Reno’s Bureau of Mines and Geology event Sat., Oct. 17

earthquake damage Wells, Nevada
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on

Bridget Ayling sampling water
Geothermal energy exploration to get boost from University research

College of Science awarded $10 million DOE grant to develop comprehensive ‘toolkit’ for industry

geothermal pool
Discover Science at Home Speaker Series debuts Sept. 24

College of Science public series moves online, geothermal energy first topic

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

Photo of Tommy Thompson sitting at the base of a rock face holding a map.
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

Split screen showing screen grab of a young girl (left) and a man flyfishing (right) both with Sci-On Official Selection laurels overlain on the images.
Sci-On! Film Festival to feature two College of Science films

Watch the short documentary Fertile Waters and an episode of Mineral Monday, both official selections in the festival, on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the virtual festival.

students studying earthquake trench
Carson City aftershocks continue after magnitude 4.5 earthquake

College of Science seismological lab tracks seismic activity in Silver State

Heather Winslow standing on the crater wall.
AGU Outstanding Student Presentation awarded to graduate student Heather Winslow

Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering student receives prestigious award granted to the top 5% of student participants.

Headshot of Annie Huhta.
Upholding the Mackay School's long legacy

Geologist and newly appointed Director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering plans to continue Mackay’s proud legacy with a fresh vision for the school in mind.  

Himesh Patel (left) stands with Society of Mining Engineers Young Leaders Emily Rose and Bijan Peik.
The Mackay School shows up strong at the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) Annual Meeting

Graduate Students in the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering took home 1st and 3rd in the meeting's poster competition

Joel Scheingross and his PhD adviser Michael Lamb surveying waterfall plunge pools on Dry Meadow Creek in the Southern Sierra Nevada (credit: Roman DiBiase)
Joel Scheingross receives the 2019 Luna B. Leopold Award

Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering honored as an early career scientist by the American Geophysical Union.

old photograph of a large group of miners, circa 1890.
Mineral Monday in Virginia City: The Chollar Mine

Mineral Monday heads up to Virginia City with two very special guests in this three-part season finale.

Close up shot of a white gloved hand holding a trilobite specimen
Mineral Monday: Epidote

Learn about the mineral epidote on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Close up shot of a white gloved hand holding a trilobite specimen
Mineral Monday: Trilobite

Watch this week's episode about the Keck Museum's trilobite collection.

White gloved hand holding a specimen of cerussite
Mineral Monday: Cerussite

Learn about the stunning mineral cerussite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

The collapsed San Marin Hotel
Drop, Cover and Hold On in the Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

College of Science’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

Close up shot of a hemimorphite specimen
Mineral Monday: Hemimorphite

Watch this week's episode about the mineral, hemimorphite, and check it out in the Keck Museum for yourself.

Mountains of Nevada with interesting geology coloring different sections
Public invited to annual Earth Science Week field trip

Participants will learn about the geology of the Truckee Meadows and Virginia City

White gloved hands holding a specimen of wolframite.
Mineral Monday: Wolframite

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday featuring the Keck Museum's wolframite specimens.

Doug Smith posing for a photo with a gray wolf in snowy Yellowstone National Park.
College of Science honor exceptional alumni

The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.

Granite Range near Gerlach
Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill Oct. 17

University of Nevada, Reno’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn and prepare for earthquakes

A blast outside of a mine.
Capacity building in artificially intelligent mining systems

University receives $1.25 million grant to create an interdisciplinary team of professionals, partnered with the world’s largest mining companies, in order to advance technology and automation in mines.

Garrett Barmore standing on a boulder of granite in Lake Tahoe
Mineral Monday Field Trip: Lake Tahoe Granite
Close-up of Garret Barmore holding a talc specimen
Mineral Monday: Talc

Learn about the mineral that holds the number 1 spot on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Two specimens of corundum
Mineral Monday: Corundum

Learn about the mineral, corundum, on this week's episode of Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore.

Lake Tahoe
Mineral Monday field trip to Lake Tahoe

The College of Science favorite is back for a new season

AlertTahoe camera and tower install
Final AlertTahoe fire camera installation complete near Emerald Bay

Camera goes live on University of Nevada, Reno’s AlertWildfire website

Wells Nevada earthquake damage
Seismic Nevada: Sequence of 60 earthquakes in Sun Valley, Washoe Valley earthquake

College of Science leads effort to monitor, research, assess earthquake hazards

Ken Nussear sits in a plane wearing vintage army gear and a vintage parachute pack. He sits behind another similarly dressed man.
Remembering Normandy, a commemorative jump

Professor of Geography and US Army veteran paratrooper Ken Nussear participated in the 75th anniversary reenactment of D-Day

teaching geothermal class in a trench
Machines being trained to enhance geothermal exploration in Nevada

College of Science geologists are successful with new exploration methods for renewable energy

Drilling rig on the Play Fairway project. Drill is extended vertically from the truck
Nevada in hot water: Geothermal industry gets boost with discoveries of ‘blind’ systems

College of Science team successful with new exploration methods for renewable energy

Blue Mud
Mineral Monday season finale with Vera: Ichthyosaur

Mineral Monday competition winner, Vera, co-hosts this week's episode of Mineral Monday about the Ichthyosaur.

Blue Mud
Mineral Monday: Blue Mud

Learn about the mineral Blue Mud on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

Two children outside their with faces painted at a craft table with an adult.
Day at the Museum: May 4, 2019

Take an interactive walking tour of 10 University museums on and around campus

The Lady Muckers take on the 41st Annual International Collegiate Mining Competition

The Mackay Muckers had enough female recruits for both men's and a women's teams for the first time in five years.

Margery McKnight Carr infront of Mackay Mines building
A woman among men: Margery's story

Margery McKnight Carr was the only woman and the third in history to have graduated from the Mackay School of Mines in 1951

Crocoite
Mineral Monday: crocoite

Learn about the mineral crocoite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

Wendy Calvin with Mars Rover
Wendy Calvin looks back at 15 years of working on Mars

College of Science geologist on the science team for the rover Opportunity

Adamite
Mineral Monday: adamite

Learn about the mineral adamite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday

Garrett Barmore with young co-host
Mineral Monday competition announcement

The Keck Museum is excited to announce its first-ever Mineral Monday competition!

Garrett Barmore with child
Mineral Monday Competition

Mineral Monday is back for season three with an exciting announcement

old photograph of two women in front of Mackay Statue
A place in history: the Mackay School

A look back at some remarkable images from the Mackay School's past.

Lahontan cutthroat trout
Environmental discoveries, men's hoops lead most popular stories of 2018

Lahontan cutthroat trout species re-discovery was the most clicked on Nevada Today story in 2018

Image of river basin developed through airborne lidar mapping technology
Revealing our dynamic landscape through new high-resolution topographic data

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s regional-scale lidar mapping provides novel insights into earthquake, flood and glacial history

Hand holding gold slurry
Mineral Monday: how gold is made

Learn how gold goes from in the ground to the finished product.

Dioptase
Mineral Monday: Dioptase

Learn about the beautiful green mineral, dioptase, on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Herkimer Diaomond
Mineral Monday: Herkimer Diamond

This week's specimen looks like a diamond, is called a diamond, but is not a diamond at all!

Frenchman Mountain in Clark County
Geology-themed 2019 calendar available

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology compiles scenic photos, Nevada facts in annual calendar

Opal
Mineral Monday: Opal

This week, learn about common opal, precious opal and Nevada's state mineral, black fire opal.

Smithsonite
Mineral Monday: Smithsonite

This week's mineral shares its namesake with a famous group of museums and research centers. Any guesses?

Gold
Mineral Monday field trip to Twin Creeks Gold Mine, part 1

Take a trip out to Newmont Mining Operations Twin Creeks facility on this week's episode of Mineral Monday!

Damaged two-story building in Wells, Nevada, after a 6.0 earthquake in 2008
Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill Thursday, Oct. 18

University of Nevada, Reno’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

Barite
Mineral Monday: Barite

Learn about the common mineral, barite, on this week's episode.

Soda Lake, Nevada
Visit Nevada’s youngest volcano, geothermal power plant and other geologic wonders for Earth Science Week

College of Science's Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology to lead free public tour Saturday

Kirkwood camera installation
Historic Sierra Nevada peak site for newest AlertTahoe network camera

College of Science's Nevada Seismological Lab goes to great heights to help firefighters

Mineral Monday: Topaz

Topaz, often used in jewelry, is the subject of this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Topaz
Mineral Monday: Aragonite

Learn about the tabular mineral aragonite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Two students in a garden
Geography students help Reno refugees cultivate roots through community garden

Service learning opportunities offered in the geography department at the University of Nevada, Reno has students building community ties for marginalized populations

Wells earthquake damage 2008
Register now for Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

College of Science’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

Sand Mountain
Mineral Monday: Field Trip to Sand Mountain

Garrett heads out on the road again this week for another field trip edition of Mineral Monday!

Photo of Jim Bell's book: The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos
Planetary Scientist Jim Bell will take you on a vacation through space

Discover Science Lecture Series brings solar system tour guide and astronomer to talk with community

Carbide Lamps
Mineral Monday: Carbide Lamps

This week, Garrett shows us a few exciting pieces in the Keck Museum's mining history collection.

Azurite
Mineral Monday: Azurite

This relatively common mineral is popular with collectors because of its beautiful blue hues.

Fly Geyser
Mineral Monday: Plesiosaur

Learn about this ancient marine reptile on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Fly Geyser
Mineral Monday: field trip to Fly Ranch

Explore this incredible geological site and hear the Burning Man Organization's plans for the property in this special field trip edition of Mineral Monday.

Holy Fire captured on Alert Wildfire camera
Seismo Lab's AlertWildfire mountaintop camera network slated for Sonoma County

College of Science and UC San Diego team with regional agencies to help firefighting efforts

Graham Kent speaks at Tahoe Summit about AlertTahoe fire camera system
Funding for AlertTahoe fire camera network announced at Tahoe Summit

College of Science’s Graham Kent talks about successful mountaintop fire tracking system

Cinnabar on display
Mineral Monday: Cinnabar and a special announcement

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday and learn about the mineral cinnabar.

Stibnite on display
Mineral Monday: Stibnite

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday and learn about the mineral stibnite.

Fluorite on display
Mineral Monday: Fluorite

Watch this week's episode of Mineral Monday about the many fluorite specimens on display at the Keck Museum.

Drawer of ore samples
Mineral Monday: Vivianite

This week, learn about the spectacular mineral vivianite.

Drawer of ore samples
Mineral Monday: Mackay Stanford Ore Deposit Collection

Explore one of the Keck Museum's off-site storage locations with curator Garrett Barmore.

Quartz on display
Mineral Monday: Quartz

For this week's episode of Mineral Monday, learn about this common mineral that comes in many different colors.

Mohs Hardness Scale minerals on display
Mineral Monday: Mohs Hardness Scale

The Mohs Hardness Scale is often used as a first step when classifying rocks and minerals.

Mackay Mucker hammer in handsteel event
University’s Mackay Muckers place second at 2018 International Mining Games

Students in the School of Mines traveled to Camborne, England for 40th international competition

Mine Cage
Mineral Monday: Native Silver

This week on Mineral Monday, learn about two unique formations of native silver or silver nuggets.

Mine Cage
Mineral Monday: Mine Cage

For this week's episode of Mineral Monday, Garrett takes us back in time to the early days of mining on the Comstock here in our home state of Nevada.

Helicoprion fossil on display
Mineral Monday: Helicoprion Fossil

This week's specimen illustrates a unique feature of this ancient shark species.

Mining student working on VOD
Mackay School of Mines dedicates mine ventilation lab to Newmont Mining

Recent donations from Newmont advances mining education at the University of Nevada, Reno

mt lincoln weather station
Sierra mountaintop laboratory keeps track of some of the worst weather in the country

Sugar Bowl Resort, University partner to study regional weather, climate and water impacts for California and Nevada

Tektites on display
Mineral Monday: Tektites

Learn about the mysterious tektites for this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Mackay Silver on display
Mineral Monday: Mackay Silver

The Mary Louise and John Mackay Silver Collection showcases about 58 ornately designed silver service pieces, and is one of the Keck Museum's more famous collections.

Wakabayashilite on display
Mineral Monday: Wakabayashilite

Wakabayashilite is one of the rarest minerals in the Keck Museum's collection.

Fleischmann Planetarium among the trees
Tour nine interactive museums at ‘Day at the Museum’ May 5

Community welcome to attend family-fun event at the University of Nevada, Reno

Wulfenite on display
Mineral Monday: Wulfenite

Learn about this yellow tabular mineral called wulfenite on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Mastodon foot
Mineral Monday: Mastodon

Learn about this prehistoric species of elephant on this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

Fire camera installation
Innovation award presented to AlertTahoe mountaintop fire camera team

College of Science leads efforts to bring internet to the wilderness for hazard monitoring

Pyrite on display
Mineral Monday: Pyrite

This stunning mineral is very common and is better known by it's nickname.

Halite on display
Mineral Monday: Halite

Learn about the fast-moving mineral halite in this week's episode of Mineral Monday.

carrying equipment to AlertTahoe fire camera site
AlertWildfire mountaintop camera network tracked 240 western wildfires in 2017

College of Science leveraging technology for public safety

Garrett stands in front of the Nevada relief Map
Mineral Monday: Nevada Relief Map

Learn something new about Nevada on this week's episode of Mineral Monday!

Two men on a boat smiling at each other and holding a core
The messy history of pristine landscapes

Researchers reconstruct the relationship between changing sociopolitical conditions and their effect on the landscape.

Four variations of hematite
Mineral Monday: Hematite

The mineral hematite is considered the most important iron ore because it is mined and then refined into iron.

Two staurolite crystals
Mineral Monday: Staurolite

This week, learn about the mineral staurolite and its unique twinned formation.

Giant sloth track fossils on display
Mineral Monday: Giant Sloth Tracks

The Keck Museum houses the only public collection of fossils found at the Carson City trackway.

Volcano viewing in Kamchatka
Active volcanoes lure College of Science geologist to remote Kamchatka

Philipp Ruprecht and team get treated to several eruptions in trek on northern peninsula

Native copper
Mineral Monday: Native Copper

This week, explore the Keck Museum's extensive native copper collection.

Professor Wendy Calvin with two students using a portable field spectrometer.
College of Science program helps launch the first multi-university graduate course

The University of Nevada, Reno partners with five other universities nationwide to offer new topics in hydrology research.

Fulgurite on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum.
Mineral Monday: Fulgurite

Each Monday, explore the many amazing minerals, fossils and historical objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore.

Campus aerial image from north campus looking toward south Reno
Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of 90 earthquakes in south Reno

University reports several magnitude 2 and lower quakes, no damage reported

Students pose for a photo on top of a large dirt hill
Game of drones: College of Science students test the use of unmanned aircraft systems for research

The University of Nevada, Reno partners with five universities nationwide to teach new topics in hydrological research.

Student Brian Huynh speaks to a crowd of guests at the College of Science Scholarship Luncheon
College of Science students speak at the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship recipients met with donors at the annual College of Science Scholarship Luncheon

A destroyed building in Wells, Nevada following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.
Practicing for pizza: The Great Nevada ShakeOut is 10:19 on 10-19

Students can win a pizza or donut party for their class if they take and post a picture with #ShakeOutPizza

A photo showing the mountain range and fault line in Pleasant Valley following the 1915 earthquake.
Get Ready for Shaking during Annual Earthquake Drill

The Great Nevada ShakeOut is Oct. 19

Photographer in wet suit takes photos under water in Lake Tahoe
InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization

Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program

drilling blind geothermal systems
Drilling to begin in University’s Great Basin geothermal exploration project

College of Science receives $1.5 million from DOE for Phase III of project to find “blind” systems

slide mountain fire camera
AlertTahoe fire camera network readies for robust fire season, adds cameras

Nevada Seismological Lab system helps firefighters respond to wildfires with mountaintop monitoring

W.M. Keck Museum
The University invites you to a 'Day at the Museum'

11 museums covering a range of interests will participate in the campus-wide event

Tom Albright
Climate change increases lethal dehydration risk in desert songbirds

College of Science-led multi-institution study focuses on southwest United States

Geothermal Plant
Meet the Geothermal Energy Center’s new director

Bridget Ayling took over the director position at the GBCGE last spring

Seismo Communication Installation
Hawthorne, Nev. hit by three magnitude 5.5 to 5.7 earthquakes

University of Nevada, Reno seismologists work with other agencies to monitor, respond to events

Northshore Summit Trail
Nevada geology calendar puts state’s natural wonders front and center

Nevada comes to life in Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s 2017 calendar

Wesnousky studies Nepal earthquake trench
Seismically active Kathmandu region in store for larger earthquake

College of Science geophysics team identifies new dangers

AlertTahoe fire camera
AlertTahoe fire camera system helps firefighters respond to catastrophic wildfires

University’s partnership with Tahoe Prosperity Center expands mountaintop monitoring

Annie Kell near new fault
New fault discovered in earthquake-prone Southern California region

Scripps-led study offers new insights for hazard assessment models

Register now for the Oct. 20 Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

University’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

President Obama at the Tahoe Summit
20th anniversary of Tahoe Summit a time to celebrate and look ahead

President Barack Obama praises Nevada Sen. Reid for saving Lake Tahoe

multi-hazard monitoring
USGS awards $3.7 million for ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System

Nevada Seismological Lab to initially integrate eastern California within the Tahoe-Truckee corridor

Hot Pot fire July 3, 2016
Mountaintop cameras part of BLM firefighting arsenal as 10,000 acres an hour burned

Fire camera system built and maintained by University of Nevada, Reno Seismological Lab

Granite Range near Gerlach Nevada
Magnitude 3.9 one of 300 earthquakes near Gerlach, Nevada

Nevada Seismological Lab in College of Science continues to monitor seismic activity

Mining Competition Team
University places First overall at Intercollegiate Mining Competition

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering students compete in a variety of events

Inside the Nevada Historical Society
A 'Day at the Museum' to open campus' treasures to public

Annual 'Day at the Museum' event to open 11 Museum District locations to the community

Fire Camera at Lake Tahoe
Earthquake scientists convene in Reno for premiere annual convention

Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting to address latest earthquake research

Earthquake damage in 2015 Nepal earthquake
Students to talk about experiencing 7.3 Nepal aftershock, field studies

Two grad students and professor studied seismic effects of devastating, deadly earthquake

2008 Wells, Nevada earthquake
Global experts to inform region on economic recovery after devastating earthquakes

Earthquake Economic Resiliency Forum for public, economic leaders and disaster officials

Mackay Club Mine Design Team
University takes 2nd place at National Mine Team Competition

Students compete against other top schools by engaging in real world engineering problems

1915 Great Nevada Earthquake spurs reminder for 2015 Great Nevada Shakeout

Register now for Drop, Cover, Hold On public earthquake drill

Foundation Professor Scott Tyler named Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Recognized for advancements in environmental processes through novel measurement, theory and international collaboration

sheldon earthquake swarm
Earthquake activity in far northwest Nevada continues

College of Science's Nevada Seismological Laboratory monitors the year-long earthquake swarms

New science-based roadmap to protect Lake Tahoe from aquatic invaders

University of Nevada, Reno teams with agencies in private-public partnership to preserve ecosystem

Forging new geothermal resources through research

U.S. Department of Energy project calls on University expertise in geologic modeling and geothermal exploration

Midas Peak Fire Camera
Fire-spotting camera system installed on Great Basin mountain peaks

Bureau of Land Management and University of Nevada, Reno team up to protect rangeland and forests

AlertTahoe scans Washington Fire
AlertTahoe fire camera network tracks Washington Fire, seeks crowd sourcing and monitoring

University of Nevada, Reno's Seismo Lab building comprehensive system to cover region with fire-spotting technology

sandoval in earthquake engineering lab
Separating five facts from earthquake fiction in “San Andreas,” the movie

College of Science seismological lab director offers science-grounded view of Hollywood disaster film

Foundation Professor Steve Wesnousky in Himalayas studying earthquake fault

College of Science team searching for geophysical clues south of Kathmandu

Mackay Muckers place second in the intercollegiate mining competition

University of Nevada, Reno students get the chance to compete and network at international competition

Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 23 graduate program rankings

Mackay Mine Design Team competes in international competition

College of Science team uses experience to look ahead toward next year’s event

Funding sought for Tahoe fire camera system build out

College of Science's Nevada Seismological Lab seismic network does double duty as fire lookout system

Geoff Blewitt receives top European science award in geodesy

College of Science professor studies wide range of topics based in earth science and physics

Earthquake swarm rumbles this week with 50 small quakes, largest magnitude 4.3

Nevada Seismological Laboratory continues to monitor ongoing activity in far northwest Nevada

tyler at antarctica
Climate change effects on Antarctic ice shelf monitored 24/7 with fiber optics

McMurdo ice shelf and sea water interface temperatures recorded for first time by University of Nevada, Reno researcher

Study shows tectonic plates not rigid, deform horizontally in cooling process

University of Nevada, Reno and Rice University professors challenge old assumptions of tectonics

Secretary of Energy Moniz visits University of Nevada, Reno to talk geothermal

Students, faculty, industry leaders, agency reps participate in informal forum on geothermal in Nevada

Campus joins Great Nevada ShakeOut Thursday

560,000 Nevada participants, including the University, will practice Drop, Cover and Hold-on earthquake response

Nevada geologists host inaugural event for National Earth Science Week

Public invited to University’s first Discover Nevada open house at Great Basin Science and Sample Records Library in north Reno Oct. 15 and 16

Nevada geologists host interactive field trip in northern Nevada

Public invited to join a one-day excursion in the Carson City area for Earth Science Week

tahoe fire cams
University fire cameras activated at Tahoe, newest camera tracking smoke from King Fire

College of Science seismological network does double duty as fire lookout system

Climate change puts endangered Devils Hole pupfish at risk of extinction

University and DRI research shows rare fish struggling to survive

tahoe research
Fire cameras activated, invasive species and nearshore work continues at Lake Tahoe

University and DRI continue important research work in many areas

NevCAN monitoring station
Tracking socio-environmental systems of mountain areas topic of international meeting

University of Nevada, Reno chosen for first-of-its-kind scientific gathering

mountain observatories
Mountain ecosystems scientists to convene at University July 16-19

International workshop to discuss socio-ecologic issues of mountain environments

Students get shaken up in earthquake simulator; trailer comes to University campus

University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Lab brings training and education trailer to area schools

sierra nevada uplift
Research finds human impact may cause Sierra Nevada mountains to rise, increase seismicity of San Andreas Fault

College of Science researchers go to science conference in Vienna to present findings

Tamzen Stringham
University research informs public, agencies on drought response (2014)

Rangeland, soil, forest, water and megadrought expertise helps Nevada, western U.S.

Terawatt Facility
Grad programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

Geology student wins best in Basin and Range presentation at national conference

University graduate student’s research mapped out fault lines and geothermal areas of the Black Rock Desert

Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of 100 earthquakes near Virginia City, Reno

Several magnitude-3.2 quakes, no damage reported

Nevada Bureau of Geology and Mines director awarded fellowship

Jim Faulds recognized for work in tectonics and structural geology

Alan Krause, CEO of firm that designed new Panama Canal to speak in Discover Science Lecture Series

Mackay School of Mines grad to talk on trade, technology and environment

History of Nevada’s second oldest museum to be displayed at Keck Museum

The “Earthquakes, Chukars and Millionaires: The ‘Mackay Mines’ Story” exhibit will open Feb. 1

Professor receives international accolades for geological research

University of Nevada, Reno professor Stacia Gordon to discuss her research on partial melting at awards banquet in Vienna

University’s Keck Museum to exhibit Nevada’s moon rocks

Public invited to open house/unveiling Dec. 13 in historic Mackay School of Mines building

University professor to be honored at National Groundwater Expo

Scott Tyler will receive the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in December

Goldcorp continues mining education support with $750,000 gift to University

Professor begins second year of teaching and mining ventilation research at University of Nevada, Reno

University hosts Earth Science Week Field Trip October 12 and 13

Participants can take part in earth science discovery hike to collect rocks and map local geology

Albright's research applicable to piecing together Tahoe's big picture

Geography professor brings broad scale data to Tahoe research

College of Science seismological lab tracks fires with multi-hazard camera network

New platform in works to monitor environment, multi-hazards for use by statewide emergency managers

University to join in Geothermal Summit and host National Geothermal Academy

University professor to sit on discussion panel at the National Geothermal Summit

Carson City earthquake swarm attracts attention of emergency managers

Nevada Seismological Lab and Nevada Department of Emergency Management send preparedness messages

Professor Franco Biondi awarded prestigious Fellowship to Harvard

College of Science forest researcher to study climate, environment over past centuries

Engineering labs welcome more than 300 area students

Middle and high school students tour campus labs as part of 11th annual Engineers Day.

University celebrates years of tradition and excellence

2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University of Nevada, Reno

University creates leadership development series for Barrick employees

One of several industry-specific educational programs the University has offered

EarthScope selects Graham Kent to participate in national lecture series

Seismo Lab leader to talk on novel methods for underwater paleoseismology

Nevada Seismological Lab used quake-monitoring network to track Sutter’s Mill meteorite

Ken Smith's work helped locate impact area quickly, accurately

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology produces 2013 Nevada landscape calendar

The NBMG is selling a 15-month calendar including different geological themes in the state of Nevada.

Nevada State Geologist wins geothermal award

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

Series of 145 small quakes recorded by seismological lab in past week 10 miles from campus bring awareness to drill

Alpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes

College of Science seismologist Glenn Biasi co-authors report with GNS Science in New Zealand

Doug Boyle
Geography Department's Douglas Boyle appointed new Nevada State Climatologist

Heads State Climate Office in College of Science public service department

Seismic Characterization and Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre

University of Nevada, Reno and Scripps Institution of Oceanography to collaborate

Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Geodetic Lab uses GPS and radar for most precise measurements over entire mountain range

University of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque

Interdisciplinary work yields new, easier, less destructive way to examine diets of ancient peoples by using dental calculus

GPS technology developed at Nevada used for NASA quake monitoring test

Nevada Geodetic Lab operates largest GPS network processing system in world

Tohoku grim reminder of potential for Pacific Northwest megaquake

College of Science geophysicist John Anderson presents study at science conference in Vancouver, B.C.

University using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps

Climate change effects to be monitored continuously with new fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing

Taranik memorial set for Sept. 12

James Taranik, late Mackay dean, director to be honored at celebration of life at DRI on Sept. 12

University saddened by death of former Mackay School dean
Paul Schwering takes a gravity measurement at Astor Pass (Pyramid Lake)
A vision of Nevada: National energy exporter

Student plays a central role in first-of-its-kind National Geothermal Academy

'Clean energy media tour’ to highlight University research
University steps-up monitoring after Hawthorne quake swarm
International student mining competition hits campus March 17
New Wells earthquake report has lessons for all Nevadans
Newmont Mining Corporation gives $250,000 to Mackay School
University faculty member wins AGU award
Russ Fields named director of Mackay School
Price receives award from Geological Society of America
Tour book highlights Highway 93 adventures
Laying a Solid Foundation

2010 Foundation Professors intertwine excellence in teaching and research

Hydrologist Scott Tyler named to national science panel
Seismo director to give Tahoe earthquake talk
Online map shows faults; report shows impacts on Nevada
Price to receive prestigious medal
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Backs Bootstraps Program
Physicist’s findings attract notice in scientific community
Regent Gallagher awarded prestigious national medal
Mint condition: Mackay School commissions more coins
Donation from Barrick keeps Mackay well-wheeled
Student World Water Forum highlights important issues
University seismologists host public information session
Mackay School receives $1.25 million pledge from Goldcorp
Engineers have their day
Mackay Muckers muck it out at mining competition
Mackay School celebrates centennial
2007 third-lowest year on record for earthquake activity