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Marine Bio Alumna Wins Marshall

Sandra Dorning, ’17, one of only 43 Marshall Scholars selected nationwide, will study international marine policy in the UK.

Six CAS Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Four biologists, a chemist and an economist receive prestigious honor. 

Coming Soon: Marvel Comics Immersive Exhibit

Curated by English prof Ben Saunders. Read about it in Forbes magazine. 

CAS Students Win $5K Stipends

Congrats to nearly two dozen CAS students awarded $5,000 for research projects!

USA Today: You Can Do Anything

New book: “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education”

Telling Stories of Latinos in Oregon

Latino Roots, an intensive, two-term course, brings together history, sociology, anthropology, journalism and filmmaking,

Data Science Initiative Announced

Big data and data analytics will be at the center of a new interdisciplinary effort. 

Breaking Ground On Tykeson Hall

New campus hub will be a go-to student resource that integrates academic and career advising. 

The Spy Who Taught Me

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

UO Lands Nobel Laureate

David Wineland, a physicist who earned a Nobel Prize in 2012, is joining CAS. 

A Conversation on the Constitution

The New Yorker profiles UO alumna Heidi Schreck and her new play on the Constitution.

Harley Emery Named Miss Oregon

She’s a double major in int’l studies and journalism; also studying Arabic, poli sci and geography.

Don Tykeson, 1927-2017

CAS mourns the passing of Don Tykeson, a great benefactor of the College and the UO at large.

Hive Mind

These curious kindergartners got as close to bees as a person can without getting stung.

Overseas Studies

Several CAS students among 17 from UO earning national scholarships to study abroad.

Modern-Day Storyteller

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

Honored for Their Inquisitiveness

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

Seeking Fundamental Knowledge

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

Stamps of Approval

The College of Arts and Sciences is well-represented among the first grads of a prestigious scholarship program.

Putting Their Efforts on Display

CAS students made a strong showing at the recent Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Asking the Bigger Questions

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

A Study of Sounds

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

Overly Harsh Criticism

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

From Classrooms to Crampons

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

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.

A “Simpsons”-Based Future

Come along for an exciting exploration of pop culture in “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play,” presented by University Theatre.

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.
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