Research

The mouse is light brown fur, a long tail and cute round ears holds a bunch of leaves in its mouth while scurrying across dead leaves on the ground.

Rediscovery of the ‘extinct’ Pinatubo volcano mouse

In 1991, a volcano in the Philippines had the second-most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Its effects were devastating—but a mouse feared to have gone extinct survived.


How do U…participate in crowdsourced science?

Join in research projects from the comfort of your own home.


$1.1M to research STEM-positive identities of and with refugee teens

The NSF grant will fund “Investigating the development of STEM-positive identities of refugee teens in a physics out-of-school time experience,” a first-of-its-kind project.


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

Name honors Ritterbush’s research in the rock formation where the fossil shell was found.


The overlooked casualties of COVID-19

A new study suggests more than half of health care professionals on the front lines of the pandemic could be at risk for one or more mental health problems.


U studying services for homeless populations during COVID-19

Study examines how interagency services for people experiencing homelessness have changed during the pandemic.


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

Name honors Ritterbush’s research in the rock formation where the fossil shell was found.


Pioneering the future: From basic discovery to bedside

Read about how basic science discoveries have led to clinical trials of treatments for ALS and AIDS.


U to train adapted physical education and speech-language pathology professionals with $1M grant

U.S. Department of Education grant funds interdisciplinary training for professionals who support children experiencing disability.


Carsten Rott appointed to Jack W. Keuffel Memorial Chair

Rott, who looks for signatures of dark matter with high-energy neutrinos, joins the Department of Physics & Astronomy through December 2025.