CAS News

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.
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.
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.
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.
Among the top items on the day’s docket for the new University of Oregon President Karl Scholz was sending a message to the university community, which included an invitation to a meet-and-greet social July 12 on the EMU Green from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, BIOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY - The University of Oregon's Environment Initiative has named six faculty fellows for the 2023-24 academic year, two of whom belong to the College of Arts and Sciences: Lauren Hallett, associate professor of environmental studies and biology, and Peter Walker, professor of geography and environmental studies.
After more than four years of fundraising, design and fabrication, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology christened a new boat that promises to reveal lesser-known regions of the sea to future generations of students and scientists at the University of Oregon.
MATHEMATICS, CINEMA STUDIES - University of Oregon undergrad Abby Lewis published a children’s book titled The Forest of Numbers in early June that introduces elementary school-aged students to mathematical concepts.
PSYCHOLOGY - Having a sleep disorder is linked to an increased risk of suicidal ideation in kids, teens and young adults, University of Oregon research finds. The study, co-led by Melynda Casement, associate professor of psychology at the University of Oregon, was published June 16 in the journal Sleep Health.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, ROMANCE LANGUAGES, NEUROSCIENCE, HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY - The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation announces the recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Research Awards, many of which recognize College of Arts and Sciences faculty.
While you bask in the sun this summer, immerse yourself in these books by University of Oregon faculty and alumni. From speculative fiction set on Jupiter to understanding life on Earth through biophysics, you're bound to find a new favorite book that'll challenge your perspective.
On June 20, College of Arts and Sciences students wrapped up the final day of spring — and years of college work — with commencement ceremonies. Starting in the morning and running until early evening, CAS graduates celebrated their achievements around campus, from Autzen Stadium to the grassy lawns of Global Scholars Hall.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, FOLKLORE, SOCIOLOGY, DATA SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS - Graduating students offer parting words and reflect on their time at the University of Oregon.
HISTORY - Assistant Professor Steven Beda recently won two awards for his debut book on timber workers in the Pacific Northwest. The book, titled Strong Winds and Widow Makers: Workers, Nature and Environmental Conflict in Pacific Northwest Timber Country, is the winner of the Philip Taft Labor History Book Prize from Cornell University and is a co-winner of the Pacific Coast Branch Book Award.
ANTHROPOLOGY - Senior Rowan Glass's research on the Kamëntšá people took him to Colombia three times. While in the field, he studied jajañ, attended the annual Bëtsknaté festival and interviewed Kamëntšá people. Glass encourages undergrads to pursue similar ambitious research projects. He will pursue a master of social and cultural anthropology at KU Leuven in Belgium in fall, with his sights set on a PhD.