College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Recognizing our exceptional faculty

Read about the achievements of exceptional faculty members in teaching, research, mentorship and service.


Dean of David Eccles School of Business announced

Rachel Hayes, Ph.D., has accepted an offer to serve as dean for a two-year term.


A surprisingly soft mineral may control how Earth recycles rocks

Knowing this is important for understanding what happens to slabs of rock as they sink into the Earth, which in turn teaches us about how and why earthquakes and volcanoes happen on the surface.


‘Walking in Beauty’

Arts and sciences combine in the creation of a community-based mural reflecting the hard sciences and human nature of art.


Explore UMFA’s ‘Black Refractions’ from home

This month’s exhibition-related programs are all available free online.


Mysterious magnetic fossils offer past climate clues

New method preserves these rare samples for scientific analysis


Taking greenhouse gas analysis on the road, er, rails

One train-mounted air quality sensor can cover the same area as 30 stationary sensors.


A view overlooking salt lake valley from the University of Utah campus at sunset. On the horizon, you can see faint mountains that are obscured by hazy air, showing an example of air pollution that builds up in the valley.

Air pollution spikes reduce test scores

More frequent peak air pollution exposure was associated with reduced math and English language arts test scores for third graders in all primary public schools in Salt Lake County.


Science reveals secrets of a mummy’s portrait

Scientific analysis of an ancient portrait pigment reveals long-lost artistic details.


U partners with Taiwan universities for dual degree program

The agreement allows students studying geology or atmospheric science to concurrently earn degrees.