Academics and Research

Richard Taylor
July 28

Patent granted for UO-led effort on fractal-based nerve connections

Award-winning concept by UO physicist Richard Taylor envisions electronic implants that match up with specific neurons.
UO English professor Paul Peppis, director of the Oregon Humanities Center
July 28

Undergraduate research program engages humanities students

The Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship will give students a new avenue to pursue research as part of a bachelor's program.
Image shows drawing of zebrafish and a view of its gut
July 25

Three-day META symposium, workshop will blend biology and philosophy

The event will focus on microbe and host interaction, but it will also delve into the philosophy of microbiology.
G.Z. Brown
July 22

Air quality in Portland and Bend homes to be studied under EPA grant

UO, Oregon Research Institute and Clean Energy Works Oregon will focus on homes that are implementing major weatherization projects.
Robot submarine Sentry fitted with SyPRID samplers
July 16

Vehicle's first ocean dive delivers a win for UO marine science team

'PlankZooka' may revolutionize deep-sea collection of plankton, say scientists from the UO, Duke University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
UO doctoral student Julius McGee
July 12

Study suggests organic farming needs direction to be sustainable

Weak adherence to recommended practices may be behind the levels of greenhouse gases coming from large-scale organic farming operations.
Joshua Roering
July 2

UO team opens window on landscape formation

Doctoral student finds way to fast-forward geological time to see how places like Oregon's Painted Hills and the Colorado Plateau evolved.
Andrew Lovering
June 30

Minor heart condition may come into play at high altitude, says UO team

A small opening in the heart that doesn't close in infancy is linked by a study in Bolivia to potentially serious health complications.
Pranjal Mehta
June 29

UO-led study finds that two hormones influence a negotiator's success

Rise or fall of the stress hormone cortisol may be an important factor in coming out ahead financially, finds a team led by psychology's Pranjal Mehta.
June 29

New program brings faculty expertise to broader audiences

The Media Ambassadors Program helps connect journalists with UO faculty with expertise on issues of the day.

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