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Remembering a Brother

Creative writing prof Brian Tapp memorializes his severely disabled brother in this moving Kenyon Review essay.

Prof Receives Award for Film

Ernesto Javier Martínez won a prestigious Imagen award a short film he wrote, “La Serenata.”

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” 

A Star On The Track, In The Lab

Before heading to NCAA championships in TX, Sam Prakel will defend his biochemistry research thesis.  

Method To Their Madness

Teens aren’t just random risk-takers. There are developmental reasons they act the way they do, say UO psychologists. 

14 CAS Undergrads Receive Research Grants

Fourteen of the 15 students recently granted research funding are majoring in CAS fields. 

Marine Bio Alumna Wins Marshall

Sandra Dorning, ’17, one of only 43 Marshall Scholars selected nationwide, will study international marine policy in the UK.

Six CAS Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Four biologists, a chemist and an economist receive prestigious honor. 

CAS Students Win $5K Stipends

Congrats to nearly two dozen CAS students awarded $5,000 for research projects!

USA Today: You Can Do Anything

New book: “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education”

Telling Stories of Latinos in Oregon

Latino Roots, an intensive, two-term course, brings together history, sociology, anthropology, journalism and filmmaking,

Data Science Initiative Announced

Big data and data analytics will be at the center of a new interdisciplinary effort. 

Breaking Ground On Tykeson Hall

New campus hub will be a go-to student resource that integrates academic and career advising. 

The Spy Who Taught Me

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