Academics and Research

September 19

UO made steady gains in research and innovation in FY 2014

A record number of research proposals were recorded in 2013-2014, a year that also saw a 13 percent increase in awards funding
Doug Toomey
September 19

UO geologist advocates for state investment in earthquake sensors

A UO geological scientist is taking his request to Salem to persuade state officials to invest in earthquake monitoring sensors
Brendan Bohannan
September 18

UO is co-leader in Amazon study of methane-related microbes

Brendan Bohannan will use the UO's genomic and computer-modeling technologies on soils affected by shifting rainforests to farmland
John Postlethwait
September 15

UO scientist wins $2.5 million grant to study drug development

Biology professor John Postlethwait and his team hope the change the way new drugs for human disease are developed
September 2

Grant will fund UO project to catalog historic theaters

The UO Community Service Center will use a state tourism grant to assess the status of historic theaters around the state
Joshua Razink
August 28

CAMCOR instrument manager helps to confirm nanodiamonds

Razink's skills operating a state-of-the-art high-resolution transmission electron microscope at CAMCOR have him seeing diamonds
Li-Shan Chou
August 20

UO study finds that, for some athletes, concussion effects come back

The newly published findings revealed that regression was seen in the ability to multitask among athletes returning to play within a month
Railroad through Mazatlán
August 20

Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher

International studies professor Kristin Yarris spent time in Mexico this summer studying the effect of America-bound immigrants on that country
Christopher Bone
August 18

UO researchers enlist computers in the fight against the mountain pine beetle

An interdisciplinary team of UO researchers was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation
Scott Bridgham
August 13

UO project is putting native plants under future climate conditions

UO scientists are testing how grasses and plant species will adapt, change or potentially go extinct under projected climate conditions