Academics and Research

Two people in silhouette talking
August 17

K-Pop to jerseys to locavorism, UO essays have people talking

Five most-read essays contributed to The Conversation have been viewed more than 50,000 times across multiple media sites
Teenager diving backward off an oceanside cliff
August 10

Study finds most teens avoid rash, impulsive behaviors

Contrary to long-held ideas, only teens with weak cognitive control are the most impulsive and face behavioral problems as young adults
UO biologist Monte Westerfield
August 7

UO research funding rose to $121.9 million in last fiscal year

Fueled by new hiring initiatives, the university saw a 5 percent uptick in research activity
A child reading with a teacher
August 3

Literacy center in the College of Education lands on national list

The Center on Teaching and Learning is now one of eight policy centers in a U.S. network
Storm waves hitting Lummi Island in 2016
August 1

Report on Washington’s sea level rise gets boost from UO data

The UO's Ray Weldon and Tyler Newton use GPS and other data to enhance the projections
Zebrafish interacting
July 27

New discovery in zebrafish could one day aid autism research

Interfering with certain neurons in the fish causes an autism-like breakdown in social interactions
Graphic shows the study area in the Pacific Northwest
July 25

Research sheds new light on tensions along Cascadia fault

Seismometers help UO team spot anomalies that may explain differences in the fault zone
Student project display
July 24

UO expertise draws first STEM equity forum in North America

The College of Education will host the gathering, thanks to its expertise in teaching and research
Sea pickles on the beach at Nehalem State Park in December 2016
July 20

Sea pickles are settling into the Pacific Northwest

The region’s fishing industry and food webs are being affected as pyrosomes extend their range
Award recipients
July 16

UO researchers awarded grants for interdisciplinary projects

The funding helps promising work with a strong likelihood of getting additional external support

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