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Faculty & Staff

CAS faculty and staff support the academic enterprise that provides the foundation for the UO’s teaching and research mission.

Our 42 departments and programs house approximately 800 instructional and research faculty, 950 graduate teaching fellows and 200 administrative employees. CAS has annual expenditures of over $140 million and utilizes slightly more than half a million square feet of space spread among nearly 50 separate buildings both on- and off-campus.

The menu to the right offers access to resources for CAS faculty and staff.

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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. 

The Spy Who Taught Me

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

Celebrating an Achievement

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

Recognizing Promising Projects

Two research teams led by CAS faculty win UO interdisciplinary awards.

Hive Mind

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

Twelve Talented Teachers

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

Two from CAS Honored

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

Distinguished Educators

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

Scher Named Divisional Dean

Professor Philip Scher of anthropology has been named Divisional Dean for Social Sciences.

Overly Harsh Criticism

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

Dean Honors Tykeson Winners

Three faculty members were recently honored with the 2017 Tykeson Teaching Awards.

Superpowers of His Own

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

Looking for Insight

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

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.

Occupation Aftermath

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

The Way to Grow

Professor Tim Duy weighs in on the most effective ways that states can boost their economies.

Cutting Edge Comics

Ben Saunders organizes an exhibit about the irreverent comic book company EC Comics.

Getting the Dirt on Garbage

It’s been a challenge since the dawn of civilization: How do we get rid of our garbage?

Imagination Exploration

Psychology professor Marjorie Taylor‘s study on children with imaginary friends gets attention from NPR.

Worth The Wait

After a weather-related delay, chemistry professor Geri Richmond receives the Medal of Science.

“An Optimistic Eye on the Future”

W. Andrew Marcus has been named permanent Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Small Matters, National Stage

Biologist Jessica Green was recently on an elite panel discussing research on complex systems of microorganisms.

Quantum Conundrum

UO scientists ask the question, “is life a classical physics process or a quantum physics process?”
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Lending a Fuzzy Hand

Two Muppets upstaged one of the world’s leading neuroscientists at a recent conference, but it was all in good fun.

Easy Decision

Psychologist Paul Slovic, an expert on risk and decision-making, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences.

The Dirt on Wine

Geologist Greg Retallack explores the connection between wine and soil.
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Cracking Glass Mysteries

Eric Corwin of physics joins an international team that will study how temperature changes the unusual material.
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Trio of Top Teachers

A trio of faculty was recently named winners of the inaugural College of Arts and Sciences Tykeson Teaching Awards.
A Community of Scholars

Small Mosquito, Big Gift

Genetics researchers Bill Bradshaw and Chris Holzapfel create an endowed professorship in the hard sciences.
Peter Walker at Malheur National Wildlife refuge

Understanding the Occupiers

UO geography professor Peter Walker (left) spent several weeks at armed occupation in eastern Oregon (photo: Jason Patrick).

Jack Sanders

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Geospatical Lab

Map Quest

UO geographers are at the forefront of a booming new tech sector: geospatial technologies.

Remembering Susan Hardwick, Educator, Mentor and Scholar

Beloved geography professor Susan Hardwick died on Nov. 11 at age 70, after a brief illness.
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Ehud Havazelet, 1955-2015, “Fiery, Brilliant, Unstinting”

The UO mourns the loss of creative writing professor Ehud Havazelet, who died Nov. 5 at age 60.
Jessica Green

Sloan Awards $1.3 Million

A new Sloan Foundation grant will support the Biology and the Built Environment Center, led by biologist Jessica Green.

Joe Lowndes Nerds Out

Poli sci professor talks about the influence of black social movements in presidential campaigns, on MSNBC’s “Nerding Out.”

UO to Host Forum on “The Really Big One”

UO geologists to discuss earthquake preparedness and efforts to expand a West Coast early warning system.

Patent Granted for Fractal-Based Technology

Physicist Richard Taylor is applying his expertise in fractals to restore sight to the blind.
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Diving Deep

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology is part of a team behind an innovative robotic sub that does plankton sampling, Nature World News reports.

Miriam Bolton Recognized for Outstanding Service

Miriam Bolton, Assistant Dean for Administration and Operations for CAS, received the 2015 UO Senate Leadership and Service Award for Officers of ...