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January 9, 2023
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY - If a person thinks about moving their index finger, and then actually moves it, what changes between those two states? How do people transition from thinking about a movement to then performing that movement?
January 3, 2023
NEUROSCIENCE - Mea Songco-Casey, a graduate student at the University of Oregon, is the winner of the Fund it Forward Student Video Challenge, which includes a $1,000 prize from the Science Coalition.
January 2, 2023
EARTH SCIENCES - Satellite imagery could help paleontologists spot promising fossil sites before trekking into remote places.
December 14, 2022
SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES & LANGUAGES - When Raimy Khalife-Hamdan was 5 years old, she and her family hurriedly left south Lebanon, escaping the bombs of the just-ignited 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war. Images of the conflict stalked her childhood dreams.
December 9, 2022
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY - Chris Hendon heads a three-institution project to set formal guidelines for brewing the drink.
December 9, 2022
HISTORY - The University of Oregon’s Environment Initiative has named professors Danny Pimentel, Greg Dotson and Marsha Weisiger as their 2023 faculty fellows.
December 5, 2022
ENGLISH, CREATIVE WRITING - Turns out that even in space, politics feel just like they do at home. Partisan tribes living on a moon of Jupiter shout at one another in the sci-fi world of Invisible Things, the new novel by Mat Johnson, an author, screenwriter, and Philip H. Knight Chair at the University of Oregon.
December 2, 2022
COMPUTER SCIENCE, DATA SCIENCE - The University of Oregon will open a new School of Computer and Data Sciences in fall 2023, combining the university’s growing strength in computer science with its five-year investment in data science.
November 30, 2022
BIOLOGY - Even worms have a ticking fertility clock. A new study from UO biologists suggests one possible reason why reproduction slows with age. Older worms are less efficient at repairing broken DNA strands while making egg cells—part of a process that’s essential for fertility.
November 30, 2022
BIOLOGY - Nanomia bijuga, a marine animal related to jellyfish, swims via jet propulsion. And it can control these jets individually, either syncing them up or pulsing them in sequence. These two different swimming styles let the animal prioritize speed or energy efficiency, depending on its current needs, a team of UO researchers found.
November 23, 2022
University of Oregon's Environment Initiative partnered with APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscape Hub to support students exploring place-based climate resilience solutions across the Pacific Rim.
November 21, 2022
EARTH SCIENCES - UO’s Oregon Hazards Lab is expanding the state's network of fire detection cameras.
November 18, 2022
ANTHROPOLOGY - Teeth from an extinct monkey species are a clue to the ages of fossils of human ancestors throughout South Africa. A study from UO anthropologist Stephen Frost and a team of colleagues updates the proposed ages of key fossil sites in South Africa, sites that hold important clues to human evolution.
November 9, 2022
NEUROSCIENCE - The animal's sophisticated visual system could offer clues to brain evolution
November 7, 2022
GEOGRAPHY - Cartographers at the University of Oregon’s InfoGraphics Lab were a key partner on a new report on migrations of deer and elk that highlights the challenges the animals face and offers solutions and tools for conservation.