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May 8, 2023
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the University of Oregon has several mental health resources for students, including anonymous mental health screening, peer connection services, group and individual short-term therapy — and more.
May 4, 2023
The University of Oregon’s Prison Education Program will host a Zoom talk by Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in Room 282, Lillis Hall. She'll be speaking from Oklahoma, where she is meeting with Richard Glossip before his scheduled May 18 execution.
May 3, 2023
THEATRE ARTS - In Q&A with ‘Twelfth Night’ Director John Schmor, he said the play “is one of Shakespeare’s best because it somehow allows for comedy without ignoring that life isn’t purely comedy or tragedy, but a mix of light and dark.”
May 3, 2023
PHILOSOPHY, COMPUTER SCIENCE - Four University of Oregon faculty members will chat about the rise of chatbots and artificial intelligence at an upcoming interactive forum Thursday, May 11.
May 1, 2023
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - In a new study, University of Oregon Professor Kenneth Prehoda and postdoctoral researcher Bryce LaFoya show how ready-to-divide stem cells create a reservoir of extra membrane, which accommodates the increased surface area necessary for two cells. The research was published April 27 in the scientific journal Developmental Cell.
April 28, 2023
THEATRE ARTS - The University Theater wraps up its 2022-23 season with Shakespeare's comedy classic 'Twelfth Night.' “The comic happenstances in ‘Twelfth Night’ seem to me married to why we need comedy in the first place,” said director John Schmor.
April 27, 2023
The University of Oregon is making significant strides towards becoming a designated Hispanic-serving institution with the release of a comprehensive report and the recent appointment of a special adviser — Laura Pulido, professor of indigenous, race and ethnic studies — to lead the initiative.
April 24, 2023
PSYCHOLOGY - Jointly run by the College of Arts and Sciences and UO Online, the Online Master’s in Psychology Program allows its students to apply academics to practical settings while offering a flexible schedule. The priority application deadline for the next six-term program is Monday, May 15, for students entering in fall term. 
April 24, 2023
BIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE - Research led by neuroscientist Shawn Lockery shows worms exposed to a cannabinoid become even more interested in food they'd already prefer, similar to craving potato chips after a few puffs of marijuana — known scientifically as “hedonic feeding” but colloquially called “the munchies.”
April 21, 2023
MATHEMATICS, PHILOSOPHY, SOCIOLOGY - Three University of Oregon professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have received teaching awards for their excellence in the classroom. The annual Tykeson Teaching Awards are presented to one faculty member in each division of the UO’s largest college: the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
April 21, 2023
PSYCHOLOGY- Alexa Wright, a psychology major in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of two University of Oregon students awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a prized national award for research in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
April 21, 2023
EARTH SCIENCES - A team of University of Oregon students and faculty worked with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History to tag, identify and catalog a massive fossil collection in Newport. 
April 19, 2023
Faculty members and graduate students affiliated with the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) generate and share research with other scholars and educators, the public, policy makers and activists. The feminist and allied researchers in this vibrant community come from a broad range of fields.
April 17, 2023
BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, DATA SCIENCE - University of Oregon ecologist Lauren Ponisio has been awarded a fellowship from the Ecological Society of America for research and outreach that has proven her an exceptional leader.
April 17, 2023
EARTH SCIENCES - Earthquakes. Wildfires. Landslides. Floods. Natural hazards like these are an inevitable part of life in Oregon. But with better data and more forewarning, emergency responders could quickly and effectively address imminent threats. At the University of Oregon, the Oregon Hazards Lab, known by its acronym OHAZ, is working towards that mission.