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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.”
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
The InfoGraphics Lab’s Atlas of Yellowstone has received national recognition on par with other map designs such as National Geographic.
PHYSICS - For the first time, scientists have detected neutrinos created by a particle collider, and University of Oregon physicists are part of the international team that made the advance.
COMICS & CARTOON STUDIES, CREATIVE WRITING, ENGLISH - The UO professor and Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities in the Creative Writing Program will share how he’s been able to accomplish what he’s done so far, and the factors underlying the keys to its success, in an April 24 talk.