Academics and Research

October 8
A component in saliva has opened a window into a person's psychological health say researchers at the University of Oregon and Arizona State University.
October 4
The UO research office issued a message directed to the research community following the announcement of the U.S. government shutdown.
October 2
The UO research office will highlight the role research plays with events throughout October that are geared toward the university and local communities.
August 29
The UO held a celebration at CAMCOR marking the center’s acquisition of a new FEI Helios 600i Dual Beam FIB instrument.
August 14
The Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education has created a new web page that links to stories about the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network
August 12
Research by UO biochemists provide new windows into the complexities of cellular structure.
July 29
University of Oregon biologist Joe Thornton’s long-running study of protein mutations and cancer has yielded another breakthrough. Thornton, of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, and Mike Harms, a postdoctoral scientist who will join the UO chemistry faculty in September, found that two tiny mutations in a single protein 500 million years ago caused steroid hormones to take on their crucial present-day roles.
July 28
A new study led by Gregory Retallack makes a case for earthly life having existed on land four times as long as was previously believed.
July 26
The Oregon legislature funded the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network for the South Willamette Valley in the amount of $3.75 million
July 21
What happens when a country with deep cultural roots becomes part of the global world? How do the citizens adjust to new influences, while maintaining ways of living that seem natural to them? Wendy Larson, vice provost for Portland Programs and a professor of East Asian Languages, is back in Portland after a sabbatical year to conduct research for her fourth book, “Zhang Yimou: Globalization and Subject of Culture.”  The research focuses on Zhang Yimou, one of China’s most famous and controversial film directors.