Do you think you know UO research? Take the quiz in the new OQ

Pop quiz! How well do you know research at the University of Oregon?

The spring issue of Oregon Quarterly — available now — showcases groundbreaking work done across campus with an interactive, multiple-choice quiz. Confident about College of Arts and Sciences research? Schooled in work by the School of Journalism and Communication? This feature of the university magazine has more than a dozen questions that capture what UO scientists are studying (you might also find one about everybody’s favorite feathered mascot.)

Speaking of research, the brain technology of the future is being pursued today by Felix Deku, the Betsy and Greg Hatton Assistant Professor in Neuroengineering. Deku, of the Department of Bioengineering at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, is featured for his lab’s work to build high-quality, long-lasting brain implants that have the potential to relieve symptoms of conditions like Parkinson’s, epilepsy, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Another researcher, Mike Hahn, a human physiology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been running down questions about marathons and fatigue. The magazine’s profile of Hahn includes a podcast with tips for runners to get the most out of the mileage being racked up on trails, tracks and streets.

Like research, mentorship is important to education at the UO, as exemplified by stories out of the School of Music and Dance and the Department of Computer Science. 

Keith Brown, an assistant professor of jazz and contemporary piano, helps his students sharpen their chops with lessons gleaned from his years performing on the jazz world’s most famous stages. Reza Rejaie, department head in computer science, has guided the talented UO computer science student Saghar Salehi, one of the Afghan Dreamers, teen girls who were forced to flee their country for pursuing education in the face of the Taliban.

Also in the new OQ: Entrepreneurship explodes in the Lundquist College of Business; alumna Sarah Mensah becomes the first Black woman to lead Nike’s Jordan Brand; Samantha Shune of the College of Education offers tips for those caring for someone with dementia and swallowing problems; and the Stamps Scholarship, the UO’s most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship, has been rewarded with new capacity to help more students.