Academics and Research

Researcher collecting a sample from a laptop
February 16

Ventilation, humidity are key to limiting virus spread, study says

Researchers used a controlled environment to see what strategies worked best
Woman playing soduku on phone
February 15

Brain games are fun, but don't expect any cures, prof says

Ulrich Mayr was on a science panel that found little cognitive benefit from the games
Sunset with tree in foreground
February 14

UO professor develops tool to identify Indigenous values

Michelle Jacob hopes it will move toward equity and justice for Indigenous communities
Jayson Paulose and Ben Farr
February 14

Two UO physicists get NSF Career Awards for research

The prestigious awards provide sustained funding for the faculty members' research
Zebrafish in lab tank
February 14

Study shows how the gut’s nervous system affects microbes

Researchers gave zebrafish a common heartburn medication to alter gut acidity
Students in a lab
February 11

At the UO, women in STEM are making science better for all

Feb. 11 was the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Climate rally
February 10

College of Education class builds paths for future climate action

Future teachers take climate action with educator workshop, exploring ways to instill hope
Russia's Vladimir Putin with China's Xi Jinping
February 9

Behind the scenes, subplots abound at Beijing’s Winter Games

UO researcher studies how politics and economics join athletics on the world’s biggest stage
Woman writing math problem on chalkboard
February 8

$2.3 million grant will help math department grow and diversify

The NSF award is a big step toward a long-term shift in the department's culture
Olympic downhill skier
February 7

UO business students help keep winter Olympians toasty

They created heated ski shorts to keep athletes’ muscles warm while training and waiting