Academics and Research

Jayson Paulose and Ben Farr
February 14

Two UO physicists get NSF Career Awards for research

The prestigious awards provide sustained funding for the faculty members' research
Zebrafish in lab tank
February 14

Study shows how the gut’s nervous system affects microbes

Researchers gave zebrafish a common heartburn medication to alter gut acidity
Students in a lab
February 11

At the UO, women in STEM are making science better for all

Feb. 11 was the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Climate rally
February 10

College of Education class builds paths for future climate action

Future teachers take climate action with educator workshop, exploring ways to instill hope
Russia's Vladimir Putin with China's Xi Jinping
February 9

Behind the scenes, subplots abound at Beijing’s Winter Games

UO researcher studies how politics and economics join athletics on the world’s biggest stage
Woman writing math problem on chalkboard
February 8

$2.3 million grant will help math department grow and diversify

The NSF award is a big step toward a long-term shift in the department's culture
Olympic downhill skier
February 7

UO business students help keep winter Olympians toasty

They created heated ski shorts to keep athletes’ muscles warm while training and waiting
Bacteria illustration
February 3

Primate proteins evolve to guard against pathogens, study finds

Gene swapping creates striking differences that help block harmful bacteria
Vaccine card with vaccine vials and hypo
February 2

Survey shows vaccine opposition dipping among Oregonians

But a substantial number continue to hold out against shots that help protect against COVID-19
James Muruthi in Kenya
January 31

Researcher to study aging and social relationships in Kenya

James Muruthi will survey Kenyans in poverty through the Center for Equity Promotion