Academics and Research

Climber on communications tower
November 21

New wildfire camera in Eugene bolsters fire-spotting network

UO’s Oregon Hazards Lab is expanding the state's network of fire detection cameras
Fossil monkey skull
November 18

Researchers use monkey teeth to hone dates of hominin fossils

A new method puts better dates on the fossils of human ancestors found in South Africa
Danny Pementel helps youngster with VR headset
November 16

Prof is using virtual reality to make climate change personal

Danny Pimentel works at the intersection of media psychology and human-computer interaction
Campus laboratory
November 14

Another year, another jump in the UO's research funding

The university continued its multiyear streak of increased grant funding in 2021-22
Image of the optical lobe of an octopus
November 9

UO neuroscientists look deep into the eyes of the octopus

The animal's sophisticated visual system could offer clues to brain evolution
RNA strand
November 7

UO chemist gets grant to study more RNA strands at once

Partnering with a biotech firm will let Julia Widom better study how the molecules change
Pronghorn antelope
November 4

InfoGraphics Lab explores the science of ungulate migration

The analysis is part of an effort to conserve migratory species and their travel corridors
Illustration portrays the microbial makeup of human beings
November 4

Study finds a gut-brain link tied to social development

Gut microbes encourage brain cells to prune back 'social' brain circuits, a key function
Polynesian boat juxtaposed with a Crew Dragon spacecraft
November 2

Island archaeology could be a model for space exploration

A UO professor sees parallels between early sailors and colonizing the final frontier
Injecting genetic material into C. elegans worm
November 2

New technique makes gene editing at scale possible in animals

The approach turns years of work into days, making new kinds of genetic tests possible