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January 13, 2021

UO team finds Weddell seals make unheard-of sounds

Weddell Seal

UO team led by biologist Paul Cziko found that Weddell seals produce sounds at frequencies that are inaudible to humans.

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Econ Student’s Curiosity Helps Answer a Burning Question

Mathew Dodier story

Economics student and Ronald E. McNair Scholar Matthew Dodier examines the effect of wildfire smoke on respiratory health.

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Study Finds obstacles for women and minorities in chemistry

Chemistry story

A study co-authored by UO chemistry professor Geraldine Richmond found that insufficient interactions with advisers and peers, along with financial problems, are derailing career aspirations of women and minority groups pursing graduate degrees in the nation’s highest-funded chemistry programs.

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December 18, 2020

Two faculty members earn sought-after NSF Career Awards

Physicist Tien-Tien Yu and biochemist Scott Hansen were named recipients of the NSF’s Career Awards, which fund research and education activities for five consecutive years.

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Study finds that by age 3 kinds prefer nature’s fractal patterns

Kelly Robles, doctoral student in psychology at the UO, lead the new study.

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Chronicles of Cherokee Resilience Earn U of O Professor Literary Award

The Modern Language Association has awarded Kirby Brown an honorable mention for Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing 1907-1970 for the MLA prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures and Languages.

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December 4, 2020

U.S. Clean Air Act has been a lifesaver for birds

Eric Zhao, assistant professor of economics, is part of the research team that found the improved air quality and reduced ozone pollution that followed the 1970 passage of the U.S. Clean Air Act and later amendments have saved the lives of 1.5 billion birds across the continent.

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November 18, 2020

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

In celebrating 2020 Native American Heritage Month, Around the O has created a collection of stories spotlighting individuals across the university.

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June 11, 2020

Law Enforcement Collaboration with Media

Carol Stabile writes about the history of “law and order” TV programming that ignores the perspective of the policed.

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May 20, 2020

How to Make Bilingual Signs More Inclusive

Sociolinguist Devin Grammon presented recommendations to the City of Eugene.

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February 22, 2020

Pulido Named Collins Chair

Laura Pulido, professor of Geography and Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies, has been recognized for her scholarship and leadership.

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November 21, 2019

Ernesto Martinez Wins HBO Award and Licensing Agreement

La Serenata (“The Serenade”) has won the inaugural “HBO Latino/ Official Latino Short Film Competition.” (more…)

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October 23, 2019

One Deer’s Journey

Epic migration of 242 miles—from southwest Wyoming to eastern Idaho—revealed in new maps and documentation from UO Infographics team.

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The Toxic Masculinity of the Trump Administration

Philosophy professor Bonnie Mann, in aTimes op-ed, responds to Congressional testimony of Marie Yovanovitch.

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Congressional Testimony

Geographer Peter Walker says attacks by militias on federal employees have unintended effects, creating community sympathy for those workers.  (more…)

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September 19, 2019

Remembering a Brother

Creative writing instructor Brian Trapp memorializes his severely disabled brother in this moving Kenyon Review essay. (more…)

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August 26, 2019

New Book: Surviving Genocide

WaPo features historian Jeffrey Ostler’s new book, which explores how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans. (more…)

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August 22, 2019

Courtney Thorsson Reflects on Toni Morrison’s Legacy

Thorrson, associate professor of English, is currently writing a book about Morrison in the 1970s. (more…)

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July 16, 2019

Men Often Use Homophobic Tweets to Protect Masculinity

Sociologist CJ Pascoe found that “no homo” conveyed positive emotional expressions like friendship. (more…)

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In The Wake of Hurricane Maria

Alaí Reyes-Santos transformed her Race, Ethics, Justice course into an opportunity for her students to take part in a humanitarian intervention. (more…)

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April 10, 2019

2019 Faculty Research Awards

15 CAS faculty—from classics to cinema studies to psychology and biology—have been honored. (more…)

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February 5, 2019

Forgotten Forerunners

History prof Leslie Alexander interviewed by Mo Rocca on CBS Sunday Morning re: civil rights pioneer Elizabeth Jennings. (more…)

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February 4, 2019

Latino/a Experience through Album Cover Art: 1940-90

“Visual Clave,” co-curated by anthro/folklore prof Phil Scher, at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through 4/21.  (more…)

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October 4, 2018

CAS Welcomes 45 New Faculty Members

Spanning the range of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences disciplines, our new faculty bring deep expertise and fresh perspectives.  (more…)

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September 14, 2018

The Evolution of Race and Diversity in Comics

Voice of America interviews comics artists, cosplay participants and English prof Ben Saunders at San Diego Comic Con. (more…)

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The “Broadcast 41” and #MeToo

In Ms Magazine piece, prof Carol Stabile draws from her new book re: women fighting sexism and racism in Hollywood, decades before #MeToo. 

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May 19, 2018

Marvel Exhibit Opens in Seattle

Curated by English professor Ben Saunders. Read the Forbes magazine coverage.  (more…)

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March 20, 2018

Five Receive NSF Career Award

Five scientists receive National Science Foundation’s “most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty”  (more…)

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November 21, 2017

Six CAS Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Four biologists, a chemist and an economist receive prestigious honor.  (more…)

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November 13, 2017

Research Meets Radio

JPR interview with Betsy Wheeler: How people with disabilities are represented in literature  (more…)

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Environmental Justice For All

Laura Pulido helped start a movement to protect minorities from health hazards  (more…)

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September 15, 2017

The Spy Who Taught Me

George Wickes, professor emeritus of English, is featured in new Ken Burns documentary, “The Vietnam War.”  (more…)

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Life Lessons

Mike Copperman set out to teach poor kids in the Mississippi Delta. But who was teaching whom?  (more…)

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September 1, 2017

UO Lands Nobel Laureate

David Wineland, a physicist who earned a Nobel Prize in 2012, is joining CAS.  (more…)

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July 25, 2017

Gender Inequality at Uber

CJ Pascoe interview: “The Science of Sexism—Why Workplaces Are So Hard To Change.” (more…)

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July 15, 2017

Global Gypsies

Confronting persecution of Europe’s largest ethnic minority  (more…)

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June 28, 2017

Celebrating an Achievement

Many CAS faculty are among those honored at recent ceremony for having received promotions or tenure. (more…)

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June 21, 2017

Recognizing Promising Projects

Two research teams led by CAS faculty win UO interdisciplinary awards. (more…)

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June 13, 2017

Hive Mind

These curious kindergartners got as close to bees as a person can without getting stung. (more…)

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June 12, 2017

Twelve Talented Teachers

A dozen members of the College of Arts and Sciences are selected to receive Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards. (more…)

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June 1, 2017

Honored for Their Inquisitiveness

Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty are recognized with 2017 Research Excellence Awards.


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May 31, 2017

Seeking Fundamental Knowledge

UO physicists join researchers from across North America with aim of shining light on dark matter. (more…)

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May 30, 2017

Two from CAS Honored

A psychology professor and the College’s director of communications are among those receiving awards. (more…)

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May 24, 2017

Distinguished Educators

Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty are among those receiving the University’s top teaching award. (more…)

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May 12, 2017

Scher Named Divisional Dean

Professor Philip Scher of anthropology has been named Divisional Dean for Social Sciences. (more…)

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