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Natural Sciences

Our science departments are committed to creating and disseminating new knowledge in their fields by combining research and teaching, a principle devised by Wilhelm von Humboldt in the early 1800s, and followed by research universities today throughout the world.

Our 200 faculty members — including fellows of many learned societies and academies — are engaged in research that spans a broad range from the basic to the applied, from questions about the foundations of quantum mechanics, to the development of cancer cells and the workings of the brain, to work that results in the spin-off of high-technology companies. They share their excitement about their research with their students, training them to become part of the next generation of scientists who will push the frontiers of human knowledge.


Carol Stabile writes about the history of “law and order” TV programming that ignores ...
Sociolinguist Devin Grammon presented recommendations to the City of Eugene.
The 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium goes online, with students presenting their work ...
English prof Ben Saunders writes on the queer black performers who influenced the pioneering ...