Academics and Research

July 17

UO researcher: Fossilized soils suggest life on Mars was likely

Life on ancient Mars? University of Oregon researcher reports fossilized soils deep inside the Gale Crater suggest life was likely on Mars
Cris Niell
July 16

UO study with mice links running and vision in the brain

Cris Niell and his collaborators detailed the linkage, based on research using mice, in the July 16 issue of the high-profile journal Neuron.
Bettina Cornwell
July 3

UO study says parents should use a 'first language' of food with their kids

Children who easily match various foods correctly with their brands likely have tastes that prefer sugar, salt and fat
Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, 2014 Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies recipient, and Mariko Plescia, 2014 Dixon Graduate Innovation Award recipient
June 25

Office for Research & Innovation announces Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Innovation Award recipients

The award will support doctoral students who are interested in pursuing innovative experiences for careers outside of academia
June 24

UO study says smartphones are carriers of your own microbiome

Your smartphone captures your own microbial makeup and potentially could be tapped as bacterial or environmental sensors
June 24

Melting Greenland Ice Sheet is focus of new findings by UO geologist

David Sutherland is part of a team that has provided an all-new look at the connection between the ocean and Greenland’s outlet glaciers
Azim Shariff
June 19

UO study suggests brain studies may reduce a person's belief in free will

It seems learning about the brain has implications for attitudes related to morality and responsibility
June 18

UO team shows that sleep matters, especially as you get older

UO researchers have shown, on an international scale, that six to nine hours of quality sleep at a time is vital for daily thinking effectiveness
June 18

UO programs fit the bill for the nation's 'Day of Making'

The UO is noting its "unique combination of culture, infrastructure and tools that enable making across the state of Oregon"
Doug Toomey
June 10

UO earthquake expert testifies on need to enhance early warning capability

Douglas Toomey told a House oversight panel today that the Pacific Northwest is "in the window" of geologic time for a catastrophic Cascadia-fault earthquake