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February 24, 2023
THEATRE ARTS, ANTHROPOLOGY, CINEMA STUDIES - March into spring with an array of events sure to inspire and speak to your inner artist. Learn about the history, symbolism and process of creating pysanka, one of the most recognizable folk art forms for celebrating Easter in Ukraine. Or take in one of the many programs in the music and dance departments at the School of Music and Dance.
February 24, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - Humans may have arrived in North America earlier than once thought and encountered previously unrecognized challenges, according to new climate research from an interdisciplinary team that includes scientists from the University of Oregon.
February 23, 2023
BIOLOGY - Your average sunflower sea star can munch through almost five purple sea urchins in a week, and they don’t seem to be picky about the quality of their food. A team co-led by Aaron Galloway at the UO’s Oregon Institute of Marine Biology published the findings in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Feb. 15.
February 20, 2023
PHYSICS - Associate professor Tien-Tien Yu was named to a highly esteemed science advisory group that will recommend the next decade of investment for physics research.
February 17, 2023
MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS - The University of Oregon will host two STEM-forward events Feb. 25: the Eugene Youth Math Festival and the Central Western Oregon Science Expo, both spearheaded by College of Arts and Sciences faculty members.
February 16, 2023
Faculty members have until March 27 to submit letters of intent for the 2023 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives award program, which funds new, multidisciplinary research projects. Past recipients of the award, known as I3, have successfully leveraged the funding to build foundations for long-term progress and new areas of research.
February 16, 2023
COMPUTER SCIENCE, ENGLISH, HISTORY - Six UO faculty members were selected for Fulbright Scholars awards, helping the University of Oregon earn recognition as a top Fulbright producing institution from the U.S. Department of State the 2022-23 academic year. Four of the six Fulbright Scholar recipients have accepted placements for the 2022-23 academic year.
February 15, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - Early human ancestors used small hand-held stone tools to butcher animals and crush plants. At an archaeological site in present-day Kenya, researchers have unearthed some of the oldest examples of such so-called Oldowan tools, dating to 2.6 million to 3 million years ago.
February 7, 2023
The College of Arts and Sciences faculty are engaged in a great number of research projects across our three divisions, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Across our college’s more than 50 departments and programs, over $75 million in grant dollars are at work uncovering answers to some of the world’s most pressing questions.
February 6, 2023
EARTH SCIENCES - A better way to predict explosive volcanoes that would produce an ash cloud, also known as a volcanic plume, is the focus of an a UO researcher who recently won a National Science Foundation award.
February 6, 2023
HISTORY, WOMEN'S, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES - Princeton historian Margot Canaday will give the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics’ annual Margaret Hallock Lecture on Feb. 16. The talk will focus on her new book, “Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America,” which explores the experiences of sexual minorities in the American workforce during the second half of the 20th century.
February 3, 2023
BIOLOGY - UO scientists have uncovered new clues to the genetic basis for scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine.
February 2, 2023
INDIGENOUS, RACE & ETHNIC STUDIES - First-year assistant professor Lana Lopesi has been recognized with one of the highest honors bestowed by the New Zealand government.
January 31, 2023
ECONOMICS, PHYSICS - Two University of Oregon faculty members have been named 2022 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), joining 508 other newly elected members whose work has distinguished them in the science community and beyond.
January 27, 2023
February is Black History Month, and many special events are planned on campus. A variety of film screenings include titles such as “Black Orpheus,” “Talking Black in America,” James Blue’s award-winning film “The March,” and Duck After Dark’s screening of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”