Academics and Research

A forest fire in western Canada
November 3

Fire-scarred trees on Northwest island point to human roots

An approach by the UO's Dan Gavin traces historical fire patterns and links them to indigenous populations
Michael Posner
November 1

Franklin Institute selects UO's Posner for elite award

Posner's research on attention networks put him on a winner's list with Thomas Edison and Marie Curie
The Danza de la Pluma, an annual Zapotec ceremony
November 1

Cascade: Students trace ancient dance tradition in Mexico

Three students explore how native people passed along history through dance traditions
Doctor treating child in hospital
October 31

UO sociologist wins major grant to explore U.S. pediatric care

Postdoctoral researcher Liberty Barnes lands NSF fellowship to explore care-giving in children's hospitals
View of the reefs and islands around Airai Bay, Palau
October 28

Study finds climate helped guide early Pacific seafarers

Anthropology's Scott Fitzpatrick was on a team that used computer simulations and climatic data to seek origins of ambitious open-ocean journeys
María Belén Noroña traveling upriver in a long canoe through a rainforest.
October 26

Two UO grad students earn awards to do research abroad

One student will do research in Nepal, the other in the Amazon rainforest
Jennifer Hoy and Cris Niell
October 25

Seeing prey turn predator suggests mice as vision model

UO team uses mice to open a potential new route to study the vision-brain network
Elizabeth Budd
October 21

Activity helps kids stay fit, says UO cluster hire Elizabeth Budd

The new addition to the health cluster is ready to help kids and communities live healthy lives
SOJC graduate students
October 14

SOJC graduate students students tackle Portland's air problem

Multimedia journalism graduate students created a website to report on the issue
Nicole Giuliani
October 14

Brain food: Nicole Giuliani looks to the mind to study food choices

As part the new Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative, she hopes to tap brain processes to adjust how people view what they eat

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