UO Experts Respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In these extraordinary times, our faculty are conducting research and offering advice, solutions, and expertise on the coronavirus—to understand its effect on us, our well-being, and society.

 

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Ellen Peters
Ellen Peters
School of Journalism and Communication
Five UO Experts on COVID-19

It’s been six months since the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States was announced: what do we know? COVID-19 continues to confound, subsiding and resurging. The economy falters, buildings close and open, we hunt for useful virus data while managing upended lives.

But knowledge steadies us, illuminating the way forward. To help chart that course, Oregon Quarterly consulted five UO experts: data specialist Ellen Peters, economist Tim Duy, law professor Latisha Nixon-Jones, architecture professor Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, and biologist Janis Weeks. What questions are they asking? What issues are they examining? What do they think we need to know?

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Oregon Experts

Tim Duy

Lundquist College of Business
Federal Reserve, Currency, Markets, Unemployment

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

School of Architecture & Environment
Sustainable Design, Energy Efficiency, Architecture

Janis Weeks

Department of Biology
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Neuroplasticity

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UO Experts in the News This Week

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Newsweek
UO law professor Liz Tippett is quoted.
FedTech
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, co-director of the Biology and the Built Environment Center, is featured.
KATU
The story features research and visualizations from Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, associate professor of architecture and director, Biology and the Built Environment Center, Leslie Dietz, Wet Lab manager, and Mark Fretz, research assistant professor of architecture.
World Bank
The story mentions research by the UO’s RAPID-EC Project Team, which is led by UO psychology professor Phil Fisher. The story also links to the RAPID-EC website. The research is also featured in another story on CNBC.
KGW
UO psychology professor Paul Slovic provides expert commentary.
CBS Austin
The story features research and visualizations from Kevin Van den Wymelenberg, associate professor of architecture and director, Biology and the Built Environment Center, Leslie Dietz, Wet Lab manager, and Mark Fretz, research assistant professor of architecture.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

The University of Oregon has a large team working around-the-clock to respond to the situation and we will communicate information as soon as it becomes available.