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Two people at the spring ASUO Street Faire

The spring Street Faire is back at full crunchy, munchy capacity

For the first time since fall 2019, the biannual ASUO Street Faire is coming back in all its crafty, deep-fried glory.

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UO graduate is second-ever to be a Gates-Cambridge Scholar

For the second time in University of Oregon history, a Duck has won the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship.


A scanning electron microscope at the UO's CAMCOR facility. Physicist Ben McMorran and his team have come up with a way to improve the performance of the research tool.

See how quantum 'weirdness' is improving electron microscopes

Quantum weirdness is opening new doors for electron microscopes, powerful tools used for high-resolution imaging.

Members of the UO Hui ‘O Hawai’i club performing

UO celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May

The University of Oregon will again celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of Asian, Desi and Pacific Island Americans, support community members and offer educational and cultural opportunities for all.

The Dema African Dance and Drumming Ensemble will perform May 13 in the Dougherty Dance Theatre.

May is merry, and the UO has the arts events to prove it

It may be a month best known for its spring blooms, but May is also a celebration of Asian, Desi and Pacific Island American Heritage Month, and there are many opportunities this month to explore these rich and diverse cultures.

The Tokitae Totem Pole in Seattle in June 2019

Totem Pole Journey will make a stop on the UO campus

The Totem Pole Journey, an Indigenous-led environmental project, begins its tour with a series of events co-sponsored by the Environment Initiative and the Center for Environmental Futures.

The new library at Ukranian Catholic University in Lviv, where UO architecture professor Gerald Gast and a group of graduate students have spent years designing the campus. The library is now a collection center for emergency supplies.

As bombs fall in Lviv, prof fears for campus he helped build

Eight weeks ago, students at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv were busy with their studies, enjoying in-person classes again and looking forward to things returning to normal.

Laptop with CNN article about insight into the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness.

UO researchers share expertise on COVID-19, April 25-29

From the New York Times to the Washington Post, University of Oregon researchers have been at the forefront of media coverage around COVID-19 as journalists seek out experts on the national and world response, reaction and preparation for the virus.

Animated video of people dancing to music at a concert

The latest 'Understood' video delves into a musical mystery

If you’ve ever caught a concert of experimental music, or watched a parent's bewildered reactions to their teenager's current playlist, perhaps you’ve witnessed it: some listeners are emotionally transported by a pleasing musical experience, while others wince at what they hear as only noise.

Physics Professor Graham Kribs calculates physical forces after testing force in an experiment with climbing equipment.

UO physicist combines science and rock climbing in signature course

The first year Graham Kribs was a faculty member at the University of Oregon, he spent his lunch breaks at the UO Recreation Center taking a rock-climbing course. Though the theoretical particle physicist had a passion for the physical sciences, he also had a passion for physical activity. It wasn’t until almost 15 years later, though, that Kribs was able to combine the two and make a one-of-a-kind class.

“Hops: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape,” by Kenneth Helphand

3 From UO Named Oregon Book Award Finalists

Two faculty members in the history department and one in landscape architecture have penned books that have been named to the Oregon Literary Arts 2022 Book Awards finalist list.

The populations of neurons labeled here in magenta and green are both involved in regulating social behaviors in zebrafish and likely fit into a larger brain circuit.

A 'social' gene in fish could contain new clues to autism

Zebrafish are social creatures. When they see another member of their species, they’ll orient towards them and swim closer, much like a human at a cocktail party turning to face someone who’s telling a joke over a plate of hors d’oeuvres.

Green Lasers being used in a UO research lab.

UO joins coalition that promotes quantum information science

The University of Oregon has joined the Northwest Quantum Nexus, a regional coalition of academic, government and industry partners working to advance quantum information sciences. 

Two people walking through a lush forest

Earth Day 2022:A Call to Action

Every day is Earth Day for the Environment Initiative at the University of Oregon.

The Oregon Coast

This year's environmental film fest features live, virtual events

The Center for Environmental Futures at the University of Oregon is sponsoring this year's Eugene Environmental Film Festival, in partnership with the Emerald Earth Film Festival.

A UO Teaching workshop

Oregon Humanities Center names 2022-23 faculty fellows

The Oregon Humanities Center has announced the recipients of its 2022-23 faculty research and teaching fellowships.

A human eye

Bio-inspired technology could one day lead to a bionic eye

A new design for eye and brain implants draws its inspiration from nature.

Portrait of Folake Owodunni, UO alumna

Biology Alumna Addresses Medical Needs With Emergency Response Africa

When Folake Owodunni came to the University of Oregon from Nigeria in 2005 to study premed, she knew she wanted to help people. Today, her international health technology company is poised to help people across Africa.

portrait of Hannah Thomas with other dancers in the background

Hannah Thomas Steps Up To Lead New Dance Degree

Wandering the halls of the University of Oregon’s Gerlinger Annex, absorbing the kinetic energy produced by a building full of dancers, is a visceral experience—enough to make one dream of a life in the performing arts.

Yingjiu Li standing in front of blue background

Cybersecurity Researchers Help Protect the Internet

The internet is the backbone of our lives, supporting everything from conducting business to communicating with loved ones to managing home appliances. Cars, medical devices, farm equipment, and security systems all depend on it. 

Portrait of Steve Bence Photo by Marina Koslow

Math and Business Alum Pens Book on Life with Nike and Prefontaine

In November 1974, University of Oregon distance runner Steve Bence convinced the legendary Steve Prefontaine, his former teammate and close friend, to run in an outlandish event: the “Great Race.” 

Tom Bode and dog companion Luna

Adventure Follows Quest for Giant Doug Fir Near Albany

I start the hike with false urgency, excited after hours in the car. It is late fall and snowing, which I am not expecting. I watch the flakes melt into my clothes. “Cotton kills,” they say, because it won’t keep you warm when wet—but here I am, in jeans. 

Artist rendering of James Webb Space Telescope

UO Alumna Part of Webb Space Telescope Team

Now that the NASA James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination a million miles from Earth and begins beaming back images of the deepest parts of space this summer, Charity Woodrum, a 2018 University of Oregon alumna, will be among the first to pore over them, looking for clues to how our galaxy came to be. 

Victims of the Syrian civil war on a inflatable boat in the sea from the film "50 Feet from Syria" (2015)

Movies That Move You

Six years in the making, three powerful films by University of Oregon theater arts alumnus and award-winning documentary filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald raise awareness and shine stark light on the plight of their subjects. He calls the projects his “humanitarian trilogy.”

Wasq'u beader Roberta Joy Kirk of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Is one of the 15 traditional artists to receive a grant to create new work.

Traditional artists receive 15 grants through NEA program

Fifteen Oregon traditional artists will each receive $5,000 awards for the creation of new works through the Traditional Arts Recovery Program, a partnership between the Oregon Folklife Network and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Library with spring flowers

This year's Faculty Research Awards go to 10 UO scholars

Ten UO researchers and scholars whose work focuses on subjects including digital stewardship, pulmonary hypertension and literature in imperial China have received 2022 Faculty Research Awards.

Ukraine flag with silhouettes of refugees

UO political experts view Ukraine through different lenses

As the world scrambles to assess the ramifications of the invasion of Ukraine, UO experts are shedding light on the calculations of Russian president Vladimir Putin and the impact of the attack on his country and the West.

UO linguist Melissa Baese-Berk is researching better ways for medical professionals to communicate with older patients.

UO linguist to study health care communication for older adults

Many factors contribute to communication struggles between aging patients and their healthcare providers, and University of Oregon linguist Melissa Baese-Berk hopes to boil those difficulties down to their linguistic elements and improve communication in the health care setting. 

A group of students partying and jumping

Let’s Get this Party (Re)started

Live and in-person (once again!) in December ’21, the UO Hip Hop Jam celebrates diverse communities and hip-hop culture—while teaching first-year students the business of events planning.

Archaeologist Alison Carter is returning to the Prasat Basaet temple near Ankgor Wat in Cambodia.

UO archaeologist plans return to explore Cambodian temple

At its peak in the 12th and 13th centuries, the ancient city of Angkor in present-day Cambodia was one of the most populous in the world, but exactly how much influence it had over the surrounding communities is subject to debate among archaeologists.

A new app developed at the UO uses technology to help users quantify their time in nature and maximize the benefits.

Prescription for Nature

You know heading outdoors is good for you. But what if your smartphone could quantify how much nature you’re getting?

 Spring on campus

Students use UO sustainability data to seek climate solutions

An environmental science class is using the UO’s sustainability dashboard to overcome a common problem with such topics: making a big, global issue like climate change relevant at the local level.

worms with different genetics to the mating pool

Competition among worm sperm speeds up evolution

From elaborate dances to stunning plumage displays to dramatic head-butting, male animals have an array of ways to distinguish themselves from competitors while wooing a potential mate. But it’s not their only chance to prove their worthiness.

Ram Durairajan has received an NSF Career Award for his work on multicloud networks

UO computer scientist is the latest to get NSF Career Award

Assistant professor Ramakrishnan Durairajan has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his research into computer networks that use multiple cloud computing services

Bee pin

Queen of the Bees

Biologist Lauren Ponisio has a plan to help the pivotal pollinators in the Pacific Northwest

Profile photo of Ana-Maurine Lara

New Smithsonian Museum of the American Latino names UO faculty to advisory council

Ana-Maurine Lara, associate professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon, has been invited to the Scholarly Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian Museum of the American Latino.

Open book with map of Yellowstone.

Atlas update arrives in time for Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary

March 1 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The publication of the second edition of the Atlas of Yellowstone, led by the University of Oregon, comes just in time to celebrate Yellowstone’s legacy.

Upward angle of a tree and branches

The human brain would rather look at nature than city streets

There is a scientific reason that humans feel better walking through the woods than strolling down a city street, according to a new publication from UO physicist Richard Taylor and an interdisciplinary team of collaborators.

Aerial view of campus

UO honors 3 faculty members with Tykeson Teaching Awards

Three faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded the 2022 Tykeson Teaching Awards for their excellence in teaching.

Flatworm larva eats nauplius

Tiny marine larvae survive by turning carnivorous, study finds

Some marine worm larvae are pint-sized predators.

The small, blobby babies, less than a millimeter long, ensnare and devour microscopic crustaceans and other prey living in plankton, UO researchers report.

Knight libraries exterior: tall brown building with windows

Input sought as UO Libraries enters negotiations with Elsevier

With the University of Oregon’s current access to Elsevier journals set to expire at year’s end, the UO Libraries, in coordination with the university libraries of Oregon State University and Portland State University, are entering into contract negotiations for continued access in 2023 and beyond.

Sunset with tree in foreground.

UO professor develops tool to identify Indigenous values

UO professor Michelle Jacob believes one of the keys to working toward better equity and justice is to turn to Indigenous values and cultural teachings to rethink the way organizations, institutions and individuals operate.

Aerial view of campus.

Nominations now open for Outstanding Research Awards

Nominations are now open for the UO Outstanding Research Awards, which honor faculty members and staff for the excellence of their work.


Arlyne Simon, an inventor, children's book author and biomedical engineer, standing in front of promotional poster for her talk on UO's Knight Campus, March 4.

Customer-centric innovation is focus of Knight Campus talk

The path to innovation may look different in academia and industry, but a few key strategies promote success in both fields, according to Arlyne Simon.

A Living Languages zoom event.

New Journal is aimed at revitalizing Indigenous languages

UO associate professor of linguistics Gabriela Pérez Báez has helped launch the first international, open access, multilingual journal entirely dedicated to the revitalization and sustainability of Indigenous and minoritized languages.

Headshot of chemistry professor Carl Brozek is the recipient of a 2022 Cottrell Scholars award.

Chemistry prof honored for research innovation, teaching

For the second year in a row a University of Oregon chemistry professor has been awarded a national prize for groundbreaking research and innovative teaching

U.S. Supreme Court.

Why President Biden’s Supreme Court nomination matters

The replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer may not shift the ideological balance of the court all that much, but President Joe Biden’s nomination for the seat still holds a lot of significance, according to UO experts.

Photo of Amber Starks by Josué Rivas

Combating Racism

At the UO, as across the country, we have had to face a renewed reckoning around issues of race and inequality. We know the work of creating a more inclusive and antiracist community is a continuous journey.

A lab at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.

At the UO, women in STEM are making science better for all

The stereotypical picture of a scientist — a white man in a lab coat — just isn’t true.That’s a big part of why Feb. 11 has been designated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by the United Nations.

A group of swimming zebrafish.

Study shows how the gut’s nervous system affects microbes

Sometimes, a gut feeling is literal.Nerves in the intestines help regulate the gut’s acidity, new research shows, and that helps keep their bacterial communities in balance.

Two portraits of Jayson Paulose (left) and Ben Farr (right)

Two UO physicists get NSF Career Awards for research

Two assistant professors of physics at the University of Oregon have landed prized National Science Foundation research grants, funding their projects for the next four years.


Hands playing sudoku on a phone.

Brain games are fun, but don't expect any cures, prof says

Wordle, the wildly popular five-word guessing game, has been called “genius” and “the pandemic game we didn’t know we needed,” but don’t count on it to improve your brain power a UO psychology professor says.

aitlin Kowalski applying the bacterial pathogen S. aureus to yeast-colonized human skin biopsies in the Barber Lab at the UO’s Institute of Ecology and Evolution.

New Grid ItemBiology postdoc is the first UO researcher to get Whitney award

Studying “the fungus among us” — resident fungi on our bodies, such as yeast — and how they affect our microbiome or even fight off pathogens is a line of research that recently won a University of Oregon biology researcher a major fellowship.

Harmful bacteria floating.

Primate proteins evolve to guard against pathogens, study finds

Proteins on the surface of cells act as sentries — and microbes hoping to invade will evolve tricks to evade these front-line defenses. But the host cell’s proteins don’t sit back helplessly. They, too, can evolve in ways that makes it harder for microbes to get through.

Woman doing scientific work on chalkboard.

$2.3 million grant will help math department grow and diversify

The UO Department of Mathematics garnered a $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for projects that train and mentor the next generation of mathematicians in Oregon.

Two elephants walking in natural terrain

Understanding human–elephant conflict

Prithiviraj Fernando, MS ’93, PhD ’98 (biology), and Herve Memiaghe, a landscape architecture PhD student, use research to save elephant populations in Sri Lanka and Gabon, Africa.

Black History Month calendar events

Black History Month 2022: Beyond Symbolism

Black History Month doesn’t exist in a vacuum. A year ago this time, we found ourselves wrapped up in the aftermath of two historic moments illustrating the competing visions for the future of our country.

2018 Stamps Scholar and two-time Udall Scholar Temerity Bauer

“I want more people like me in STEM:” CHC biology student Temerity Bauer fosters a supportive community for Native students

Two-time winner of the prestigious Udall Scholarship and 2018 Stamps Scholar Temerity Bauer didn’t always feel at home at the University of Oregon. 

Students combining the use of digital and physical resources to study.

Open Oregon awards $101,000 in grant funds to UO faculty

Open Oregon Educational Resources has awarded four grants, totaling more than $101,000, to University of Oregon faculty members who proposed innovative ideas for textbook and resource solutions.

Three UO geography students have formed a new group to develop networking opportunities and spur discussion with professionals in the field.

Students form new group for women in geographic sciences

Three UO geography students have formed a new group to develop networking opportunities and spur discussion with professionals in the field.


From left: Lynn Stephen, Brendan Bohannan, Mike Pluth and Jon Erlandson

Four UO faculty members are named fellows of the AAAS

Four UO faculty members have been named as 2021 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, joining 564 other newly elected members whose work has distinguished them in the science community and beyond.


Compared to today's beavers, the ancient giant beaver was much larger, the size of a small bear.

Rodents of unusual size are found in Oregon’s fossil record

he Museum of Natural and Cultural History kicks off a monthlong celebration of Charles Darwin’s birth month by unveiling new fossils sure to make Oregon State University fans jealous.


Nathan Harris (credit: Laurel Sager)

Nathan Harris and "The Sweetness of Water"

Nathan Harris had written what he felt was a clever little story—he had given the narrator this “very out-there voice,” he recalls—and he presented it to creative writing professor Jason Brown with satisfaction. Brown read for a few minutes, and then a wry smile crossed his face. “This is a fine story,” he told Harris, “but it isn’t you.”

Laura Pulido

Laura Pulido honored with two geography career awards

Laura Pulido, professor of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic studies and geography, has been awarded two prestigious awards for her work in the field of geography.

Ramón Alvarado Assistant, Professor of Philosophy and Data Science Initiative in front of data.

Ramón Alvarado: Computers, Ethics, and the Nature of Knowledge

A member of the University of Oregon Presidential Initiative in Data Science, Alvarado studies computers and how people use them.

Claudia Schreier, right, will lecture on the creative process (credit: Dmitry Beryozkin)

Looking Back, Going Forward with Lecture Series

When choreographer Claudia Schreier was asked to create a ballet recognizing the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans brought to America, she was inspired by one idea: a journey

 AK Ikwuakor

AK Ikwuakor Is Hurdling The Pandemic

Shortly after AK Ikwuakor launched a fashion company in 2020—and just as he was preparing to leave to conduct an international motivational speaking tour—all US flights were grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A headshot of Kirstin Valdez Quade

For "The Five Wounds," Four Words

Write toward the pain. Kirstin Valdez Quade was a graduate student in the creative writing program when Professor Ehud Havazelet offered that advice. Today Quade, MFA ’09 (creative writing), is an award-winning novelist and creative writing professor at Princeton University who is, she says, “profoundly grateful” for the program and Havazelet, who died in 2015.

The UO's Paul Slovic won the Franklin Institute’s 2022 Bower Award

Paul Slovic wins Bower Award for Achievement in Science

Though economists and policy wonks have over the years asserted that humans are rational beings, when it comes to making decisions about risk or whether to help others in need, it turns out we’re often led by our emotions and our narrow perception of a given situation.

Empty store shelves with shopping cart in between.

Supply chain woes have precedent, UO economist says

There’s been a lot of talk about problems with the supply chain during the pandemic, but the factors for its logjam were in place well before COVID-19 hit, according to UO economist Keaton Miller.

Two arrows pointing down different paths at fork in the road.

Researchers predict rat behaviors from brain activity

If behavior is a language, UO neuroscientist Luca Mazzucato is decoding its grammar.

The UO Symphony Orchestra holding instruments

A new year means a new batch of campus arts, film and exhibits

Ring in the new year with a variety of arts events, from exhibitions of arts and crafts and photography to the works of nine contemporary Native artists on display in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s “Common Seeing: Meeting Points” exhibition, which corresponds to the UO’s Common Reading program book “Braiding Sweetgrass.”

Fish in between University of Oregon and the University of Oklahoma logos

Alamo Bowl opponents attempt a field goal for science

On the football field, the University of Oregon and the University of Oklahoma are competing in the Alamo Bowl December 29. But in the research field, anthropologists from both schools are teaming up.

Two students riding bikes through UO's campus.

UO experts offer some New Year's climate-change resolutions

While the climate crisis is a global issue that cannot be solved by any one person or entity alone, individuals can still take meaningful actions. At the time of year when we resolve to be better versions of ourselves, UO experts offer some suggestions for resolutions that individuals can adopt to counter climate change and help green up their lives, their communities, and the planet.

Students gathered and seated in community building space.

Creating Community

Between making friends, navigating campus, and adjusting to new academic rigors, the transition from high school to college can be overwhelming for many students.


Grad student Checkers Marshall of the Brozek lab.

New nanocrystals put a tiny twist on useful materials

A new kind of tiny particle is a big deal in UO chemist Carl Brozek’s lab.

Headshot of Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar Alonso Cruz.

Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar a runner-up in national video competition

Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholar Alonso Cruz won the second place $750 prize in the undergraduate category of the Fund it Forward Student Video Challenge, a student video competition presented by the Science Coalition.

Jill Baxter addresses crowd during the ESPIRT ceremony

Education initiative at UO advances STEM learning statewide

A University of Oregon scholarship program funded by the National Science Foundation is enhancing teacher education on campus and creating a ripple effect in public schools around Oregon.

Native linguist and Yakama elder Virginia Beavert.

Native linguist and Yakama elder Virginia Beavert turning 100

A Yakama Nation elder and language teacher who was the University of Oregon’s oldest-ever graduate will reach a major milestone next week.

Biologist examines in research laboratory.

Biologists to study prions, embryos thanks to NIH grants

Two assistant professors of biology at the University of Oregon have landed prized early-stage research grants, funding their projects for the next five years.

Blue brain signal patterns.

Study shows certain brain waves aren’t just background noise

New research in mice sheds light on the seemingly random brain signals that hum in the background of brains.

Saber-toothed predator fossils.

Grad student finds a new saber-toothed species, in a museum

The fossil specimen, unearthed in Wyoming, was on display for decades at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. When it went off-exhibit in 2017 during a museum renovation, UO graduate student Paul Barrett finally got a closer look.

Researchers look at a map in a conference room.

New grant will help teach students the foundations of coding

Together with a team at the University of Idaho, librarians at the UO received a $49,919 digital humanities advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop new technology-focused teaching plans for humanities courses.

Comic Illustrations and text bubbles.

Make your days merry and bright with campus arts events.

Music is the hallmark of the holidays and there are many opportunities this month to enjoy live performances, from classical to jazz to hip-hop.

Actors sit in a group on stage, some in native traditional garb.

A theater collaboration brings Native voices to the UO stage

A unique partnership between a Department of Theatre Arts professor, director and playwright and a Grand Ronde tribal elder and actor has given Native theater a voice and a presence on campus.


Woman stands in front of snowy mountains in the distance.

NASA grants will help scientists track effects of melting ice

While there’s little doubt in the scientific community about the causes of climate change, questions remain on its effects on the Earth’s landscapes in the coming decades. 

Protestors walk down the street.

Professor's book examines bias, dissatisfaction with birth control

A UO professor has distilled 10 years of research on birth control and women’s experiences surrounding it into a new book that’s already sparking conversations across the country.

Various skylights

Passive solar could furnish a third of home heating needs

A new study by UO researchers found passive solar could furnish a third of home heating needs!​​​​​

Cornesha Tweede

PhD candidate to participate in prestigious humanities grant project

Cornesha Tweede to host roundtable and lead panel on perceptions of blackness in Spanish society. 

Geri Richmond

UO's Geri Richmond gets the nod as new US energy undersecretary

UO chemist Geraldine Richmond has been confirmed as the new undersecretary of science and energy for the federal Department of Energy following a voice vote by the U.S. Senate.

Red theatre seats

Live acting to return to campus in new University Theatre season

After a year and a half of canceled, scaled back, and performed over Zoom, University Theatre is back with a full roster of in-theater productions.

Doctoral students Lihaokun Chen (left) and Nicole Sagui assemble a bipolar membrane electrolyzer for testing.

Team probes new approach to carbon-free biomass process

Amid a global effort to transition to more climate-friendly biofuel options, a UO chemistry professor is helping develop carbon-free fermentation technology.

Ben Saunders

Professor of Comic Studies Ben Saunders to collaborate with Marvel and Penguin Classics

Marvel and Penguin Classics are producing a new series, starting with the Black Panther, Captain America, and The Amazing Spider Man.


Researchers studying a fjord in Greenland prepare to place monitoring equipment in the water.

UO prof to study glacial fjords in Greenland as part of NSF grant

UO professor Mark Carey will join researchers from around the globe in an effort to better understand the ice loss happening across Greenland as well as the social issues Greenlanders are facing as a result.

Coast Fork Willamette River, Kalapuya ilihi

Symposium looks to forge paths for environmental activism

An environmental symposium featuring Black and Indigenous activists and scholars will bring together students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss significant efforts being made on local and national levels.

Research by a UO economist finds evidence that some plants reduce emissions on days when air monitoring takes place.

Polluters sometimes game the system to avoid penalties

Economist Eric Zou finds evidence some companies time emissions to avoid detection.

UO computer scientist Ram Durairajan is working on new ways to protect computer networks from hackers and natural disasters.

Researcher awarded $2.4 million to improve internet security

Ram Durairajan has been awarded more than $2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation and $200,000 from the Internet Society Foundation to support projects in his lab all aimed at making the internet more resilient against threats of all kinds.

Ducks After Dark will show the Marvel film 'Black Widow'; starring Scarlett Johansson, on Nov. 11.

As fall clouds roll in, arts events continue to shine on campus

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and many opportunities are available to explore and learn about the history, heritage and culture of Indigenous people.

Demonstrators in Austin march at the Texas state Capitol in just one of many rallies held across the U.S. to protest the state’s new abortion law.

The erosion of Roe v. Wade didn’t begin in Texas or Missouri

Alison Gash of Political Science discusses abortion rights for The Conversation.

Workshop participants of this year's Breath of Life connect with partners on Zoom.

Native language institute get federal COVID-19 relief funding

The UO Department of Linguistics has received a federal COVID-19 relief grant to support curriculum, outreach and student employees in the Northwest Indian Language Institute and National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages.

2021-2022 Raymund Fellows

Division of Graduate Studies Announced 2021/2022 Raymund Fellows

Six CAS graduate students are awarded the Raymund Fellows.

The UO is using a new approach to teaching Arabic that allows students more flexibility

UO’s Arabic language program adopts a new teaching model

A team of three UO faculty members and one undergraduate student are creating a new, innovative curriculum for first-year Arabic at the UO.

A UO researcher is part of a team that is uncovering the blueprint for an enzyme known to cause cancer. Above: an illustration of a cancer cell.

Chemists develop new blueprint for enzyme involved in cancer

UO chemists have developed a blueprint for PI3K and identified where a critical regulatory protein binds to enzyme, a finding with potential to help boost the effort to build more specific cancer drugs.