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Chief Atom Smasher

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

Working for Inclusion

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

Mixing Oil and Water

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

Looking for Insight

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

Modern-Day Storyteller

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

Ape Expert

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

Rapid Reactions

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

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.

Icy Interests

Earth sciences professor Dave Sutherland keeps his cool while studying glaciers and icebergs around the globe.
Amelia Fitch

A Full Ride … and Beyond

Biology student heads off to Cambridge after winning one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.

Occupation Aftermath

Geography professor Peter Walker says you can still see effects in the community from the takeover of the Malheur refuge.

Back to the Bard

English professor Lara Bovilsky‘s new digital tool transports students to Shakespeare’s time.

A Musical and a Masterpiece

Sit in on an Irish Yuletide party as University Theatre opens its season with a presentation of “James Joyce’s The Dead.”

Getting Philosophical

Philosophy students are teaching elementary schoolers how to disagree–and still stay civil.

A Lofty Honor

An international studies student is the first to earn the esteemed Presidential Management Fellowship in over a decade.

Well-Prepared to Lead

As newly appointed CAS dean, W. Andrew Marcus has a compelling claim-to-fame you won’t find on his CV. 
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