Academics and Research

The Oregon Capitol building
March 8

Bill would help cities take part in UO sustainability program

A state matching fund would help rural towns take part in the Sustainable City Year Program
UO Makers Club with Rocket a ARLISS
March 8

Makers Club launches learning and rockets in annual desert trek

UO students make an annual trip to Nevada to test their robotics skills against other college teams
Palmer Station in Antarctica
March 1

Icefish genome may offer insights into age-related health issues

The UO's John Postlethwait was part of team that sequenced the genetic map of an unusual cold-water fish
Dance class
February 26

President funds new fellowships in the arts and humanities

Up to a dozen awards will be granted each year to support research and creative projects
Symposium logo
February 26

Registration deadline nears for neuroscience symposium

The Oregon Decision Neuroscience Symposium will draw speakers from across North America
Submersible preparing to dive
February 26

OQ: Marine biologist dives deep in search of red sea urchins

Aaron Galloway and a colleague Alex Lowe used a submersible to search for the spiny creatures
Aerial view of campus
February 25

UO joins a new national effort to diversify the STEM faculty

A three-year NSF initiative will help universities improve recruitment, hiring and retention practices
Nick Allen
February 25

Researcher sees cellphones as a possible tool to prevent suicide

Psychology professor Nick Allen wants to use digital tools to help protect troubled teenagers
Folklore cookbook
February 22

Folklore program dishes some delicious in its first-ever cookbook

'Cooking with Folklore' covers more than 100 recipes, all filled with stories and heritage
Participants at the 2017 Northwest Regional Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching at the University of Oregon discuss how to support improved student learning outcomes in the sciences and make other improvements to STEM education. Photo courtesy of Dan
February 21

UO earns grant to strengthen STEM education

The Association of American Universities awarded grants to 12 universities

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