Academics and Research

fMRI brain image shows region of the brain where altruism increased after writing about gratitude
January 2

Writing on gratitude changes how the brain values charity

UO psychology researcher Christina Karns finds that journaling leads to a more grateful heart
Jesse Abdenour
December 29

Study: Corporate TV news outlets do more investigative reports

But the overall amount of in-depth reporting remains low, UO journalism professor Jesse Abdenour finds
Cave entrance
December 28

UO archaeologists cast doubt on controversial 'hobbit' theory

Remains found on a Pacific island were just small humans, Scott Fitzpatrick contends
Geri Richmond
December 20

UO professor to lead the world’s largest science honor society

Presidential Chair Geri Richmond says ‘it’s time to give back’ to Sigma Xi for an award that boosted her career path
MRI imaging lab
December 15

UO researchers prepare for revised rules for human research

Starting in January, researchers will need to comply with a revised ‘Common Rule’
Eric Selker and Cris Niell
December 15

Two university professors awarded for biomedical research

Eric Selker and Cristopher Niell were honored by OHSU’s Medical Research Foundation
Kodi Whitfield
December 14

Leaving the turf behind, former football player tackles design

Kodi Whitfield once competed for Stanford and had a shot at the NFL; now he hopes to design the gear he wore
Image depicts the uncertainty of infertility statistics
December 13

Study says infertility statistics fail to capture ‘invisible’ groups

A quest for data by a UO postdoctoral researcher leads to a collaboration that finds that many people affected by infertility have been left out
Science library big data screen
December 11

New initiative aims to make the UO a powerhouse in data science

The goal of the interdisciplinary effort is to position the university at the cutting edge of a rapidly growing field
December 7

UO professor brews up science buzz with a side of coffee

Computational chemist and coffee expert Chris Hendon studies energy and sustainable materials

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