Academics and Research

Silhouette of smokestacks
October 29

Study: Polluters sometimes game system to avoid penalties

Economist Eric Zou finds evidence some companies time emissions to avoid detection
Network security illustration
October 28

Researcher awarded $2.4 million to improve internet security

The UO's Ram Durairajan is designing ways to make the internet safer and more resilient
Help Wanted sign
October 26

In Oregon, COVID-19 hit some pocketbooks harder than others

Few people cite unemployment benefits as a reason for not rejoining the workforce
Lauren Hallett's research site in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in northern California
October 25

Major grants helped spur record research growth in 2020-21

Annual funding grew to $172 million last year, not including COVID-19 relief funds
Parisa Hosseinzadeh, Calin Plesa and Marian Hettiaratchi
October 19

Knight Campus researchers earn prestigious NIH grants

A computational biochemist, synthetic biologist and bioengineer receive awards
Volunteers at a replanting project
October 18

Rural communities get a hand from the UO's RARE program

Members work to improve economic, social and environmental conditions around Oregon
Lowering research equipment into a fjord
October 15

UO prof to study glacial fjords in Greenland as part of NSF grant

Mark Carey will study climate change and human activities with a team of researchers
Students working on an electrolyzer in lab
October 14

Team probes new approach to carbon-free biomass process

UO chemist Shannon Boettcher received a grant to find new ways to cut harmful emissions
UO physicist Eric Corwin
October 13

UO physicist revels in colleague being awarded a Nobel Prize

Eric Corwin is a longtime collaborator with Giorgio Parisi, who earned the physics prize
Illustration of cancer cells
October 11

Chemists develop new blueprint for enzyme involved in cancer

The finding could boost efforts to build more-specific cancer therapeutics