Academics and Research

Sand in a pile
September 23

Glass molecules can act like sand when jammed, study finds

The findings open a new way to study properties of glass with computational techniques
Collage of portrait photos of the 2020 URA winners
September 22

Ten students win 2020 Undergraduate Research Awards

The honors recognize students for research done using resources at UO Libraries
Latino student in class
September 21

New program starting in fall will offer a minor in Latinx studies

The program will focus on the history, culture, complexity and diversity of Latinx peoples
UO physicist Tien-Tien Yu
September 18

UO physicist Tien-Tien Yu receives New Horizons prize

The award recognizes early career scientists who have made an impact on their fields
Tech firm workers
September 18

New study tracks COVID-19’s effects on small tech firms

Management professor Lauren Lanahan will examine challenges faced by small firms
Chemistry professor Michael Haley
September 16

Chemistry prof wins prestigious award from national society

Michael Haley is honored by the American Chemical Society for work in hydrocarbons
Lightning striking near homes
September 16

Thunderstorms may be a portent for illness among older adults

UO economist finds a correlation between the approach of lightning and ER visits
Young man curled up under window
September 15

UO study finds dangers in high school gender harassment

Doctoral student Monika Lind’s research, shown in a 3-minute thesis, wins recognition
Teacher with head on book
September 14

UO, OHSU work to prevent special education teacher burnout

Researchers are gathering data to help identify new ways to mitigate stress
Holiday Farm Fire
September 11

UO experts: Wildfires across Oregon herald one possible future

UO researchers say wildfire risk is increasing but could be mitigated by better planning