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A UO researcher and her students are studying how DNA damage is repaired in developing sperm and egg cells. Above, a DNA strand

UO researchers illuminate invisible DNA repair pathways

The question of how reproductive cells like sperm and eggs maintain their DNA integrity during development is being studied by student researchers in ...
Undergraduate students begin summer research fellowships

Undergraduate students begin summer research fellowships

Fourteen UO undergraduate students have been awarded fellowships that provide an opportunity to conduct research during the summer.
Biology professor Kelly Sutherland (right) received an endowed professorship for her work on jellyfish and related species

UO biologist awarded the Alec and Kay Keith Professorship

Kelly Sutherland, associate professor of biology, has been awarded the Alec and Kay Keith Professorship for her research on the motion of gelatinous ...

How did Mahjong become so popular in the U.S.?

UO History professor Annelise Heinz is featured.
UO faculyt members discussed how things have changed by the pandemic and what might, and might not, change back.

UO experts weigh in on the shape of a post-pandemic world

Four UO experts provide insight on what’s currently happening in their field as things reopen.
Writing Professor Mat Johnson is the UO's newet Knight Chair.

UO names writing professor Mat Johnson its newest Knight Chair

Mat Johnson, a professor in the Creative Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the UO’s newest Philip H. Knight Chair.
Richard Tylor and Leslie Leve received the Outsanding Career Reward.

Outstanding Research Awards go to five scholars, two teams

Multiple CAS faculty members have received an award.
The UO's zebrafish lab is helping reserchers understand why COVID-19 affects some people worse than others.

UO biologists are using zebrafish to study COVID-19 effects

Biology Professor Emeritus John Postlethwait’s lab is leading the collaborative effort alongside researchers from the labs of fellow UO biologists ...
cover page of Oregon Water Futures Project Report

Oregon’s communities of color face clean drinking water inequities, report says

A recent report released by Oregon Water Futures project shows extra water stress on communities of color.
poster of Pride Month 2021

Show Pride!

Kicking off Pride Month 2021.
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Roots of Wellness

A digital humanities project led by UO researchers and Libraries shares Afro-Indigenous knowledge of Caribbean women healers.
Ty Burrell at a Duck game. Burrell, a co-star of the "Modern Family" TV series, will be this year's commencement speaker.

Ty Burrell, actor and Duck fan, is this year’s graduation speaker

Burrell studied Theatre Arts during his time at the UO.
Friendly Hall will be the home of the new School of Global Studies and Languages, which opens this fall.

New School of Global Studies and Languages is approved

The College of Arts and Sciences to introduce new School of Global Studies and Languages this fall.
Temerity Bauer and Eloise Navarro; photo by Maddie Knight CHC Communications.

Two UO students earn prestigious Udall scholarships

Temerity Bauer, biology major and Clark Honors College student, and Eloise Navarro, Latin American studies and global studies major, both earn Udall ...
Climate change is a divisive political issue. A new study by UO environmental economist Grant McDermott predicts those who are strongly skeptical are unlikely to change their minds for many years to come.

Climate skeptics are not easily persuaded, UO study shows

Those who are strongly skeptical about climate change are unlikely to change their minds for many years to come finds environmental economist Grant ...
Pres Hum Fellowship Top Photo

Celebrating excellence in the Arts and Humanities with the Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Studies awards

Looking back to the 2020 awards, and celebrating the 2021 winners (To read about the inaugural 2019 awards, see here.) For the  past three years, ...
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Celebrating Asian Desi Pacific Island American Heritage Month 2021

Promoting diverse culture, indigenous knowledge, and community building.
A rally at Alabama statehouse on March 30, 2021

Anti-transgender bills are latest effort to rally conservative base

UO professor Alison Gash says a record number of such policy reforms have been introduced this year.
A graduate student prepares a saliva smaple for testing

UO’s COVID-19 testing program begins offering saliva tests

The UO’s COVID-19 Monitoring and Assessment Program, known as MAP, piloted an alternative source for COVID-19 samples: saliva.
This years common reading selection is Braiding Sweetgrass

Common Reading selects ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ for 2021

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer was chosen for 2021.
Research symposium event in 2019

Research symposium celebrates students and mentors

The UO’s Research Symposium will be held virtually this year on May 27 during the Week of Research.
Brendan Bohannan talks to a young participant about skin microbiome

Study looks at how the human microbiome varies with location

Study finds a shared home environment is the strongest predictor of human microbiome similarity.
Biology Professor Lauren Hallett and Computer Science professor Lei Jiao received career rewards

Two UO researchers earn prestigious NSF Career Awards

Plant community ecologist Lauren Hallett and computer scientist Lei Jiao have both earned a National Science Foundation Career Award.
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Theater brings two Latinx-themed shows to the virtual stage

University Theatre will virtually present “Watermelon Kisses” and “Marisol’s Christmas,” two one-act plays that celebrate the importance of ...
Migration routes for herds of ungulates are increasingly threatened

UO geographers map out new conservation opportunities

Maps created by the UO’s InfoGraphics Lab could be key conservation tools to help mammals on the move.
The week of reserach will include the Unergraduate Research Symposium

The UO’s inaugural Week of Research will kick off May 24

Taking place May 24-28, the event offers many activities, including competitions, panel discussions, and more.
Four faculty member will serve as inaugural Provost Fellows at UO

Four faculty members named to Provost Fellows Program

Fellows include Anita Chari and Alison Gash of political science, Maile Hutterer of history and architecture, and Emily Simnitt of English.
Saber-tooth cat has taken a young woolly mommoth

UO graduate identify a new species of saber-toothed giant

Two UO graduates let the cat out of the bag this month, identifying a new saber-toothed cat species that roamed North America 9 to 5 million years ...
The massive temple complex

UO archaeologist helps nail the population of ancient Angkor

Archaeologists, including the UO’s Alison Carter, report that 700,000-900,000 people lived in Cambodia’s medieval Greater Angkor region.
Rachel DiNitto and Diana Garvin

Two UO professors awarded 2021 Sustainability Teaching Awards

Rachel DiNitto and Diana Garvin have been awarded the 2021 Sustainability Teaching Awards Rachel DiNitto, professor of East Asian Languages and ...
Ed Whitelaw

UO mourns economist Ed Whitelaw, a ‘disruptive visionary’

Ed Whitelaw — UO economics professor emeritus, founder of the ECONorthwest consulting firm, and more — died April 27 at age 80.
poster of Disability Studies panel

Panelists to discuss how disabled professionals find success

The disability studies minor will present a virtual discussion featuring a multiracial panel of professionals with disabilities.
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How dining out has evolved over 200 years, and how is still at it

UO history lecturer Hannah Cutting-Jones discusses how dining out has evolved over 200 years.
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The 2021 Faculty Research Awards go to 12 UO scholars

Twelve UO researchers and scholars pursuing research on subjects ranging from rock and roll music to data science to COVID-19 have received 2021 ...
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Environmental Studies faculty teams receive I3 seed funding program awards

Seed funding brings faculty from across the university together to focus on environmental research. Five Environmental Studies faculty, and their ...
Marine Ecology field trip

College biology course goes outside for pandemic learning

Professor Aaron Galloway’s marine ecology class is features in The World.
Geri Richmond

Geraldine Richmond nominated for a top post in US Energy Department

Richmond, Professor of Chemistry, has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration as undersecretary for science in the Department of Energy.
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Study: Pushing chicken and fish doesn’t cut into beef

A 53-year analysis of international data by sociology professor Richard York found that eating chicken or fish doesn’t help with energy ...
Rudy Omri

CAS Alumnus spotlight: Rudy Omri

Rudy earned his Master’s Degree in Geography, and now he works for Planet helping customers use satellite images of the earth to fight ...
Lauren Tierney

CAS Alumna spotlight: Lauren Tierney

Tierney graduated with a B.A. and M.S. in Geography, and how she works for the Washington Post as a Graphics Editor. Lauren Tierney found the ...
Ava Jamerson

CAS Alumna spotlight: Ava Jamerson

Jamerson double-majored in Chinese and Business Administration, and now she works for the Department of Commerce and directs a startup. Ava Jamerson ...
Alai Reyes Santos

A thirst for Oregon Water Futures Project

Alaí Reyes-Santos, professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and Conflict Resolution, co-authored an op-ed for the Salem Statesman Journal on ...
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New research project challenges Einstein’s model of diffusion

New research from UO physicist Eric Corwin, and his brother Ivan of Columbia University, challenges Einstein’s model of diffusion, a theory ...
Diego Melgar

Shaking things up

Earth sciences professor Diego Melgar survived a large earthquake, and now he studies them.
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