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Law Enforcement Collaboration with Media

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

How to Make Bilingual Signs More Inclusive

Sociolinguist Devin Grammon presented recommendations to the City of Eugene.

Research Symposium Goes Virtual

The 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium goes online, with students presenting their work via YouTube and Zoom.

Little Richard’s Inspiration

English prof Ben Saunders writes on the queer black performers who influenced the pioneering musician.

Latino Roots, Taught Remotely

An anthropology prof and journalism prof continue to teach their ever-popular documentary filmmaking course during stay-at-home spring term.

Vulnerability to Epidemics

History prof writes how epidemics among Native populations are a direct result of oppressive policies and colonialism.

Students in Crisis Fund

You can help students facing unusual hardships due to COVID-19 pandemic through DuckFunder campaign.

Bio Major to Present in D.C.

Rennie Kendrick is one of 60 top undergraduate researchers chosen for Posters on the Hill, a showcase for innovative student work.

Mitchell Scholarship Goes to Computer Sci/Math Alum

Joseph Yaconelli is UO’s 2nd-ever Mitchell recipient. The award pays for a year of graduate study in Ireland.

Undergrads Receive $35K Science Teaching Awards

Biochem major Emma Mullen is one of four science majors awarded a 2019 ESPRIT Scholarship.

Ernesto Martinez Wins HBO Award and Licensing Agreement

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

UO, Federal Initiative to Aid Revitalization of Native Languages

A groundbreaking partnership will help indigenous communities build and sustain community-based programs aimed at saving endangered languages.

Remembering a Brother

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

Languages Out Loud

The third annual multilingual speak-out showcased the poetry, song and prose of different cultures.

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.

Hike, Bike, Skate, Ski, Surf

New geography course explores the geographies of adventure and outdoor leisure activities. 

Three CAS Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

The award, which gives students up to $7,500, goes to students who plan to pursue research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.

2019 Faculty Research Awards

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

Muslim Immigrant Rom Com

Theater prof Michael Najjar directs “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World” at Minority Voices Theatre.

Forgotten Forerunners

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

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. 

25 CAS Students Among New Class of Morse Scholars

The Morse Scholars program brings together students to take on big questions about citizenship and democracy.

Chem Prof Named AAAS Fellow

Marina Guenza joins 43 other current or retired CAS faculty members who share the distinction of being recognized as AAAS Fellows.

UO’s Marine Biology Program Ranked #3

OIMB offers “extensive resources, countless research and internship opportunities and a unified passion for all things oceanic.”

Humanities Alliance Addresses Student Demand

Bringing together popular fields (Comic Studies, Digital Humanities) to address student demand, create career portfolio-building opportunities.

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. 

Freedom of Expression: The Role of Protest in Transforming Education

Oct. 8, join Kathleen Cleaver and Danny Glover for a roundtable discussion, hosted by faculty in History and the Black Studies initiative. 

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.

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. 

Lesbian Oral History Project

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Special Collections created this project as part of the UO Library’s effort to preserve Oregon history. ...

$1,000 Awards to Student Researchers

Winners represented CAS fields as diverse as marine bio, linguistics, poli sci, int’l studies, history and English. 

Taking Center Stage

New English course brings together students and community members with disabilities to create performance pieces staged for the public.

Latest Edition of Undergrad Research Journal

Research by students in social sciences: Asian Studies, Poli Sci, Int’l Studies, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Psych Prof on “Crazy Rich Asians”

Gordan Nagayama Hall pens a piece on the hit film, saying enjoy the fun but be mindful of the stereotypes. 

Int’l Studies Alum Helps Refugees

Building on an internship at the UN in Kenya, DaHyun Kim (’18) now works for a nonprofit called Liberty in North Korea.

“Tutor Tree” Developed to Help Fellow Students

Math major Adrian Martushev and Econ major Eli Ackerman created an app that helps students connect with tutors.

Marvel Exhibit Opens in Seattle

Curated by English professor Ben Saunders. Read the Forbes magazine coverage. 

CAS Students and Recent Alums Receive NSF Awards

Grad school fellowships awarded for research in sciences, social sciences and humanities

Truman Scholarship Winner!

Sravya Tadepalli becomes only the third Duck in the past 26 years to achieve this rare honor.

Shorts Or Sweats?

Human physiology grad student Brett Ely studies where or not “overdressing” for your run can improve performance. 

Students Host Health Conference

A student group is hosting the 14th annual Western Regional Global Health Conference.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Political Science?

If you’re Renee James, you launch a new semiconductor company. Read the Fortune magazine story. 

Five Receive NSF Career Award

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

Environmental Studies Student Wins Humanities Research Grant

Becca Marshall is using her $2,500 grant to study the commercial mushroom industry.

LA Times Book Prize Finalist

Jamie Richards, PhD, Comp Lit, has been shortlisted for her translation of the graphic novel, “The Interview” 
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