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June 2, 2023
GEOGRAPHY - A two-day conference June 3-4 will honor the work of University of Oregon Department of Geography Professor Alec Murphy and will discuss the changing significance of territory and the rise of right-wing populism in response to the changing state of borders.   
June 2, 2023
POLITICAL SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - Amy Bowers Cordalis will speak at the University of Oregon's commencement on Tuesday, June 20. Cordalis is the co-principal of the Ridges to Riffles Indigenous Conservation Group, a nonprofit that represents Indigenous tribes, organizations and people in natural and cultural resource matters. She graduated from the UO in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in political science and minor in environmental studies.
May 31, 2023
ECONOMICS - People are living longer and birth rates are declining, and that could hamper growth of the U.S. gross domestic product, the monetary sum of goods and services, according to an April 2023 paper published in American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. University of Oregon Associate Professor and Petrone Chair of Economics Kathleen Mullen is a co-author of the study.
May 25, 2023
By mid June, the smiling faces of nearly 60 UO faculty members will soon be flying on banners on campus and into town, highlighting outstanding teaching and scholarship. Each of the 59 banners will feature a portrait of a faculty member, a quote, and the reason the person is being featured, such as excellence in teaching, research, mentorship or leadership.
May 23, 2023
HISTORY - Funding from Mellon/ACLS Innovation Fellowship will support Department of History doctoral student Michele Pflug’s research of the Natural History Museum in London’s 17th century underrepresented insect collectors: women and enslaved and Indigenous peoples.
May 17, 2023
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - The environmental studies-focused event is May 18 and features graduate research from three Oregon universities and a speech from keynote speaker Dina Gilio-Whitaker.
May 15, 2023
For the winter term, 4,556 University of Oregon students made the Dean' List. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 12 credits with a letter grade and with a grade-point average of at least 3.75.
May 11, 2023
GEOGRAPHY - In her debut novel, 'The Ice Sings Back,' alumna M Jackson (Geography, 2017), tells the stories of four women and their struggles, against the backdrop of the Oregon Cascades. “We—glacier scientists broadly—have done a really good job at studying ice,” Jackson said. “What we don’t have is the business of you and me connecting to a glacier.”
May 9, 2023
The Mother’s Day Powwow is back in full swing this year with traditional dances, ceremonies and a salmon bake. The 55th annual celebration is a designated Oregon Heritage Event and the oldest documented powwow in the state. The powwow, which runs May 12-14, is intended to honor and celebrate native educators, mothers and graduating seniors.
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.
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 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 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.