Academics and Research

Wildfire at night
January 7

Economics student's curiosity helps answer a burning question

Do forest fires hurt public health? An economics student finds an answer, and a future
Vials of vaccine
January 6

Survey shows many Oregonians still reject COVID-19 rules

Numerous respondents indicate they won't get vaccinated for COVID-19 or are undecided
Brendan Bohannan
January 5

Brendan Bohannan selected for the Humbolt Research Award

The prize allows the UO biologist to further his research on microbial biodiversity
Aerial view of an Amazon River tributary
January 5

Mystery of Amazon region’s rare fertile soils is unlocked

UO-led team uses soil evidence to explain the origin of Amazonian dark earth
Weddell seal underwater
January 4

UO team finds Weddell seals make unheard-of sounds

Ultrasonic vocalizations beyond human senses discovered under Antarctic sea ice
Professor Seth Lewis seated and lecturing
December 22

Distinguishing fact from fiction in the current media environment

Journalism professor says the media world in 2020 was ripe for misinformation to thrive
Layers of deposited sands indicating ancient tidal action
December 21

UO research team solves an ancient Colorado River mystery

Separate papers led by UO grad students document a previous vast marine tidal basin
Prague, Czech Republic
December 17

Gilman scholars navigate study abroad in a COVID-19 world

Nine UO students earned the award, though most will postpone their international trips
Mark Blaine filming a documentary scene
December 16

New center bridges the gap between science and the public

The SOJC’s Center for Science Communication Research aims to ease the comprehension of complex science
Wildfire evacuation center
December 15

Protests, fires become training ground for new photojournalists

SOJC students were determined to document what was happening around the state