Academics and Research

Students around a table
June 13

NEH grant helps fund new global public humanities curriculum

Undergraduate program aims to improve cultural knowledge and communication
Bullets and crayons
June 13

People are not powerless in the face of gun violence, prof says

Paul Slovic says people need to remember they have the power to make a difference
Group of happy students
June 8

Project demonstrates student mental health support system

A grant will help design a system of assessment and intervention in high schools
The lava lake at the Kilauea volcano
June 6

The weird musical dynamics of a lava lake on Kilauea volcano

UO research gives new insight into the lava pool and underlying magma chamber
Gap store
June 1

Study finds worker-friendly scheduling boosts bottom line

It suggests retailers may not need to choose between profits and employee well-being
Ventilator prototype
May 31

Breathing easy: Grad student helps build a low-cost ventilator

The open-source device is an affordable alternative to a pricey piece of medical tech
Illusration of good mental health
May 30

Study looks at smartphones and their effect on mental health

UO psychologist Nick Allen will look at phone use alongside measures of well-being
Garrett Hongo
May 27

A writer's explorations of nature and emotion earn national award

Garrett Hongo is the first UO professor to receive the Aiken Taylor Award
John Arroyo
May 25

Professor's fellowship will fund film series on LatinX workers

John Arroyo is one of six fellows to get funding for public humanities projects
Computer image using artifical intelligence
May 25

UO data ethicist cautions against overreliance on algorithms

Relying on automated tools can be harmful, even if they get it right, UO prof argues