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Play reading traces the history of race relations in America

University Theatre will present a play reading of Dominic Taylor’s “Personal History.”
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UO biologist chosen for Sloan Research Fellowship

UO biologist Stilianos Louca plans to explore how microbial life has evolved over billions of years.
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Mars rover safe from lightning strikes, new UO research finds

UO researcher and volcanologist Josef Dufek’s research is discussed.
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Three CAS faculty awarded annual Tykeson Teaching Award for 2021

Nick Rectenwald, Tom Greenbowe, and Kristin Yarris have received the 2021 Tykeson Teaching Award.

Three faculty members from the College of Arts and ...

CAS Alumnus spotlight: Mark Carrato

Mark Carrato earned his MA in Global Studies, and now he’s the coordinator for the Power Africa Program.

Mark Carrato earned his MA in International ...
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CAS Alumnus spotlight: Bennet Voorhees

Bennet Voorhees double majored in Chinese and Economics, and now he’s using both as a data scientist. “When I got to campus, I immediately knew I ...
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UO professor investigates on of Oregon’s top volcanic threats

Josef Dufek is working to identify hazard forecasting for the Three Sister’s Volcanic Complex.
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Study shows pollen records can measure ecosystem health

Postdoctoral researcher Thomas Brussel in the department of geography shows the link between pollen records and ecosystem benefits.
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Students whip up a quarantine cookbook to stay connected

Professor of Political Science Alison Gash and students’ create cookbook that brings awareness to food insecurity.
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Two UO professors named 2021 American Mathematical Society fellows

Jonathan Brundan, James Isenberg join other UO faculty members with the honor     Eleven of the UO Mathematics department faculty have been ...
Weddell Seal

UO team finds Weddell seals make unheard-of sounds

UO team led by biologist Paul Cziko found that Weddell seals produce sounds at frequencies that are inaudible to humans.
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Econ Student’s Curiosity Helps Answer a Burning Question

Economics student and Ronald E. McNair Scholar Matthew Dodier examines the effect of wildfire smoke on respiratory health.
Chemistry story

Study Finds obstacles for women and minorities in chemistry

A study co-authored by UO chemistry professor Geraldine Richmond found that insufficient interactions with advisers and peers, along with financial ...

Two faculty members earn sought-after NSF Career Awards

Physicist Tien-Tien Yu and biochemist Scott Hansen were named recipients of the NSF’s Career Awards, which fund research and education activities ...

Study finds that by age 3 kinds prefer nature’s fractal patterns

Kelly Robles, doctoral student in psychology at the UO, lead the new study.

Chronicles of Cherokee Resilience Earn U of O Professor Literary Award

The Modern Language Association has awarded Kirby Brown an honorable mention for Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing 1907-1970 for the ...
Karen Guillemin

UO Biologist Karen Guillemin Named as a Fellow in the AAAS

UO biologist Karen Guillemin has been elected as a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science; fellows are recognized for their ...
Moss and Grass

Dolly Parton Lends Her Name To A 460 Million-Year-Old Fossil Plant

University of Oregon geologist Greg Retallack discovered the fossil imprints of a 460 million-year-old moss in eastern Tennessee, which may have been ...

U.S. Clean Air Act has been a lifesaver for birds

Eric Zhao, assistant professor of economics, is part of the research team that found the improved air quality and reduced ozone pollution that ...
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Comics for All: Inclusive comics shop opens in downtown Eugene

Andrea Gilroy studied Comparative Literature at the UO with a dissertation focused on comics and identity. Now, Gilroy owns and operates a comic ...
novel “Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation”

Can’t. Even. A detailed look at why millennials are so exhausted

Anne Helen Peterson studied English and Film Studies at the UO. Her recently published book “Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout ...
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UO-led project maps human, climate impacts in the Amazon

Jamie Wright is the lead author on a paper mapping human and climate impacts in the Amazon.
Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

In celebrating 2020 Native American Heritage Month, Around the O has created a collection of stories spotlighting individuals across the university.

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. 
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