Academics and Research

Participants at the 2017 Northwest Regional Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching at the University of Oregon discuss how to support improved student learning outcomes in the sciences and make other improvements to STEM education. Photo courtesy of Dan
February 21

UO earns grant to strengthen STEM education

The Association of American Universities awarded grants to 12 universities
Detail from Cine-Lit poster
February 21

Women in Hispanic film and literature focus of PDX gathering

The community is invited to Cine-Lit March 9-11 at the PSU and UO Portland campuses
Art museum gallery
February 21

College of Design's influence on Oregon art shines in new show

The show, unlike any other ever exhibited in Oregon, focuses on more recent work by 45 artists
Amerigo Vespucci
February 20

Romance languages professor awarded humanities grant

Nathalie Hester will continue her research on the influence of Baroque Italy on the Americas
Josh Deutsch
February 18

SOMD grad brings home a Grammy for Latin jazz album

Josh Deutsch, who returns each summer to teach, won for his work with the Dafnis Prieto Big Band
Students in a large university lecture hall
February 18

Adding group activities to large lectures shows promising results

Mark Van Ryzin recruited teachers who offered their courses as a test bed for cooperative learning
Darren Johnson at work in his Universitiy of Oregon lab
February 13

Inventors group puts UO chemist in first class of senior members

Darren Johnson is among 66 inventors chosen for efforts to move research into real-world uses
'The Bathroom Heater at Franziska’s House #1' by Jessica Park
February 13

A new history of autism traces the diagnosis of a disability

A project by UO historian Ellen Herman tracks the scientific and public evolution of the condition
Students working at computer
February 8

New program brings equity to Oregon’s computer science classes

Work by the UO’s Joanna Goode is helping girls and underrepresented students learn crucial skills
Stan Micklavzina teaching a class
February 6

His magnetic physics classes attract an honorary doctorate

Sweden's Lund University salutes the UO's Stanley Micklavzina, a renowned science demonstrator

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