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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.


$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.


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Leading anti-racism in higher education

How the U is helping disrupt complicit racism across the nation.


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

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


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

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


Top stories of 2020: History made at the University of Utah

The U welcomes its largest, most diverse freshman class and sets a record-high enrollment.


female graduate. text reads, "This class will never back down"

Top stories of 2020: U to celebrate 8,628 graduates at 2020 virtual commencement

A campus-wide virtual commencement will take place on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.


Correlating air quality, land use and socioeconomic status

High-resolution analysis reveals connections between economic and environmental disparities.


No-cost contraceptives for U students

A student-lead initiative has led to the opening of the new Campus Contraceptive Care Clinic.


SARS-CoV-2-like particles very sensitive to temperature

A new study suggests that as temperatures get cooler, particles on surfaces will remain infectious longer.