Academics and Research

A male haplochromine cichlid with characteristic egg-spots on its anal fin
October 10

UO zebrafish help explain egg-spots on African cichlids' fins

Postdoc in the Institute of Neuroscience moves cichlid gene regulatory elements into zebrafish to help unravel an evolutionary mystery
October 3

UO startup center wins NSF grant to help developing nations

The center has helped develop Internet capacity and expertise in more than 100 countries around the world
A 14,400 year old human coprolite from Pailsey Caves, the oldest identified site in Oregon listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014
October 3

Paisley Caves added to National Register of Historic Places

Dried human excrement dating to 14,400 years ago helped the Oregon site make the National Register of Historic Places
Three generations of speakers come together for an immersion experience at the recent 2014 NILI Summer Institute. These types of multigenerational activities ensure that language is passed down from generation to generation.
October 2

UO institute pioneers new educational method to protect at-risk youth in Northwest tribes

A new approach by the Northwest Indian Language Institute incorporates language and cultural instruction into high school curriculums
September 19

UO made steady gains in research and innovation in FY 2014

A record number of research proposals were recorded in 2013-2014, a year that also saw a 13 percent increase in awards funding
Doug Toomey
September 19

UO geologist advocates for state investment in earthquake sensors

A UO geological scientist is taking his request to Salem to persuade state officials to invest in earthquake monitoring sensors
Brendan Bohannan
September 18

UO is co-leader in Amazon study of methane-related microbes

Brendan Bohannan will use the UO's genomic and computer-modeling technologies on soils affected by shifting rainforests to farmland
John Postlethwait
September 15

UO scientist wins $2.5 million grant to study drug development

Biology professor John Postlethwait and his team hope the change the way new drugs for human disease are developed
September 2

Grant will fund UO project to catalog historic theaters

The UO Community Service Center will use a state tourism grant to assess the status of historic theaters around the state
Joshua Razink
August 28

CAMCOR instrument manager helps to confirm nanodiamonds

Razink's skills operating a state-of-the-art high-resolution transmission electron microscope at CAMCOR have him seeing diamonds