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August 17, 2023
EARTH SCIENCES - Federal lawmakers tour the capabilities of the ALERTWildfire high-speed camera system, which allows state agencies to prioritize resources in fighting wildfires.
August 14, 2023
COMICS AND CARTOON STUDIES - While presenting at a San Diego Comic-Con International panel, CAS Professor Ben Saunders was awarded the Inkpot Award for his impact on the comic industry.
August 11, 2023
The UO’s Environment Initiative has awarded seed funding to five new teaching projects to support faculty members who have proposed innovative courses and dynamic classroom experiences. The funding supports both research and curricular projects and focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students and community partners on a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching and experiential learning.
August 10, 2023
BIOLOGY - Chris Doe's lab is featured in the National Institutes of Health's Director's Blog. In the post, the author explores an image of a larval fruit fly's developing nervous system. The fruit fly provides clues into the development and repair of the human nervous system.
August 9, 2023
BIOLOGY, DATA SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - A University of Oregon research team has landed a $3 million federal grant to work with Indigenous and rural communities in Oregon to find ways of reducing climate-changing carbon in the atmosphere in ways that build trust with historically marginalized groups.
August 2, 2023
ECONOMICS - A new economics study by Kathleen Mullen, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, suggests workers would trade wages for benefits, such as working from home, having schedule flexibility, taking paid time off — and more.
July 31, 2023
CREATIVE WRITING, PHILOSOPHY - Two professors — Garrett Hongo and Colin Koopman — have been named 2023 Presidential Fellows in Arts and Humanities. They'll use the funding to work on book projects.
July 28, 2023
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are working in a cross-campus collaboration to research sports and wellness. It's a way to have scientific studies improve not only lives of athletes but everyday people, too.
July 27, 2023
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, GLOBAL STUDIES - The Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) awards provide up to $50,000 to seed new interdisciplinary research. This year, three awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. Among winners are Jo Weaver (Department of Global Studies), Matthew Barber (Department of Biology and the Institute of Ecology and Evolution), Michael Harms (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Institute of Molecular Biology) and Melanie Spero (Department of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology).
July 25, 2023
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, DATA SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY — Appearing on an NPR-affiliate radio forum, Assistant Professor Ramón Alvarado and Senior Instructor Phil Colbert, as well as College of Law Clinical Professor Rebekah Hanley and local business owner Todd Edman, discussed AI technologies.
July 21, 2023
NEUROSCIENCE - For the first time, University of Oregon neuroscientists have recorded neural activity from the visual system of an octopus. Cristopher Niell and his team in the College of Arts and Sciences report their findings in a paper recently published in Current Biology.
July 17, 2023
Oregon archaeologists have found evidence suggesting humans occupied the Rimrock Draw rock shelter outside of what is now the eastern Oregon town of Riley more than 18,000 years ago. Discoveries at the site have included stone tools and extinct mammal tooth fragments from the Pleistocene Epoch. The pieces of tooth enamel are identified as bison and camel.
July 13, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - Todd Braje earned a doctorate in archaeology at the University of Oregon in 2007, and now he’s been selected to return to the UO to lead the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
July 10, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY, ENGLISH, HISTORY, LINGUISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY - The College of Arts and Sciences is adding six Latinx studies tenure-track faculty members in several departments as part of the college’s commitment to becoming a premier institution for Latinx studies while meeting student demand for culturally relevant classes.
July 6, 2023
ECONOMICS - Doctoral student Kyutaro Matsuzawa was awarded the departmental award Best Field Paper for an article that explores the effect of DUI checkpoints on reducing drunk driving.