Academics and Research

August 13

Change in GTF funding will provide boost for research

By reducing the amount of tuition charged to grants for certain research assistants, the university will be able to spread its research dollars further
John Chalmers
July 31

State task force seeks UO professors' expertise on saving

John Chalmers and Bill Harbaugh testify before a legislative task force looking at ways to encourage people to save money for retirement
July 30

UO to host conference on exploring opportunities in big data

The Office for Research & Innovation and the Graduate School will host the Big Opportunities with Big Data conference on Friday, Aug. 8
July 17

UO researcher: Fossilized soils suggest life on Mars was likely

Life on ancient Mars? University of Oregon researcher reports fossilized soils deep inside the Gale Crater suggest life was likely on Mars
Biology professor Cris Niell
July 16

UO study with mice links running and vision in the brain

Cris Niell and his collaborators detailed the linkage, based on research using mice, in the July 16 issue of the high-profile journal Neuron.
Portrait of T. Bettina Cornwell
July 3

UO study says parents should use a 'first language' of food with their kids

Children who easily match various foods correctly with their brands likely have tastes that prefer sugar, salt and fat
Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, 2014 Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentorship in Graduate Studies recipient, and Mariko Plescia, 2014 Dixon Graduate Innovation Award recipient
June 25

Office for Research & Innovation announces Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Innovation Award recipients

The award will support doctoral students who are interested in pursuing innovative experiences for careers outside of academia
June 24

UO study says smartphones are carriers of your own microbiome

Your smartphone captures your own microbial makeup and potentially could be tapped as bacterial or environmental sensors
June 24

Melting Greenland Ice Sheet is focus of new findings by UO geologist

David Sutherland is part of a team that has provided an all-new look at the connection between the ocean and Greenland’s outlet glaciers
Azim Shariff
June 19

UO study suggests brain studies may reduce a person's belief in free will

It seems learning about the brain has implications for attitudes related to morality and responsibility