Academics and Research

Jeffrey McKnight, the UO's new cluster hire for the Center for Genome Function
July 18

Research muscle grows as the UO works through cluster hiring

New faculty are coming or on board in five of the Clusters of Excellence initiatives
Obesity cluster hires (from left) Elizabeth Budd, Nichole Kelly, Nicole Giuliani and Tasia Smith
July 18

To every academic hiring, there is a season

The academic calendar, and issues peculiar to cluster hiring, dictate the time line for new hires
Elise Weldon with other geologists on Panama's Pedro Miguel fault
July 14

UO geologists get close-up view of Panama Canal expansion

Ray and Elise Weldon worked in separate projects to help the Panama Canal Authority come to grips with Panama's potential for earthquakes
Nearing completion on the 2016 OregonBILDS home project.
July 13

Latest OregonBILDS house almost ready for the spotlight

Built by UO and LCC students, the home will be featured in this year's Lane County Tour of Homes
Scene from the animated Pixar movie Monsters University (Image credit: ©2012 DISNEY/PIXAR ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
July 11

Cinema studies grads say UO put them on a path to Pixar

Cinema studies prepares students for jobs with studios like Pixar by combining career development and advising
UO marketing professor Lynn Kahle
July 7

New Portland program builds skills for business innovators

The nine-month certificate program will focus on strengthening new ventures
Road sign for American Dream
July 5

UO-led study casts a shadow on the American dream

Research manipulated ties between income mobility and income inequality, finding outrage over inequalities when mobility is low
Anya Kivarkis
July 1

Art professor Anya Kivarkis named 2016 Hallie Ford Fellow

Kivarkis is a practicing artist in jewelry, metalsmithing and sculpture whose work has been collected by individuals, foundations and museums on both coasts
Gina Biancarosa
June 30

First COE Ann Swindells Chair took winding road from lit to literacy

Biancarosa's research helps teachers diagnose reading comprehension challenges and could lead to new interventions
Image of the supernova taken with a telescope at Pine Mountain Observatory
June 27

Wow at Pine Mountain: UO students zoom in on a dying star

"An improbable goal" is reached as UO undergrads on the first science run of a "small but mighty" new telescope at the Pine Mountain Observatory

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