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From Classrooms to Crampons

Legendary explorer and human phys grad Ann Bancroft is a lifelong learner and educator.

Asking the Bigger Questions

Students in this philosophy course turned a hospital into their classroom to study medical ethics.

Overly Harsh Criticism

The European Union is faring better than the critics say, according to political science professor Craig Parsons.

A Study of Sounds

One psychology lab is listening to what infants hear with the goal of seeing how they learn.

Modern-Day Storyteller

Alyssa Rasmus (Cinema Studies, ’14) is doing video work for Amazon while running her own multimedia company.

A View of the Front

UO veterans share their unvarnished stories as part of an oral history project that has its roots in a history course.

Superpowers of His Own

Look for Ben Saunders, of the comic and cartoon studies program, in a documentary on superheroes this weekend.

Before Animal House

Cinema studies recently digitized a silent movie that provides glimpses of campus as it was in the 1920s.

Mixing Oil and Water

One geography student heads to Ecuador while another travels to Nepal to study natural resources.

Hands-On Research

Biology undergrad Aaron Nelson took a nontraditional route to the UO, where he’s already having an impact.

Rapid Reactions

Sociology professor C.J. Pascoe explores men’s quick condemnations of Donald Trump’s comments.

Looking for Insight

UO neuroscientists studying vision in mice are learning more about how we make decisions.

Working for Inclusion

Humanities dean and English professor Karen Ford is honored with an MLK Award for her work in diversity and equity.

Ape Expert

Anthropologist Frances White‘s research shows bonobo apes are more human-like than we think.

Chief Atom Smasher

Physicist Jim Brau is named to the international group developing the next generation of particle colliders.

A Seminal Moment

A $500 million gift from the Knights will fast-track innovations to improve quality of life across Oregon and beyond.

Congenial Gatherings

Historian Matthew Dennis writes about the challenges this year’s Thanksgiving may present for some people.

Healthy Research

Nicole Giuliani‘s research aims to help people eat better and recognize cues that may lead to poor food decisions.

Remembering Sandra Morgen

A celebration of life for anthropology professor Sandra Morgen will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The New Class in CAS

The college welcomes 21 incoming faculty who specialize in environmental justice, American pragmatism, genetics and more.

“Wonder If Wonder Why”

A theater arts professor teams up with colleagues from physics, biology and more to celebrate science with a play.
Dan Tichenor

A Sometimes Open-Door Policy

Dan Tichenor of political science gives historical context to today’s debates on immigration.

Does Ban Backfire?

Economics’ Ben Hansen finds unintended consequences of “Ban the Box” efforts (credit: Larry French/Getty Images).

Remembrance for Sandra Morgen

Professor Sandra Morgen, who helped shape the field of feminist anthropology, passed away Sept. 27.
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