Academics and Research

UO doctoral student Brandon VanderBeek
July 27

UO-led team may have solved a mystery of plate movement

Discoveries off the Washington coast suggest that molten material of the mantle is a driving, active player in the shifting of Earth's outer shell
Outline of a bird with the words 'Je suis Charlie' inside
July 27

Researchers study tweets to gain insights on mental health

Two faculty are delving into social media for clues about personalities, emotions and potential clinical symptoms.
Raghu Parthasarathy in his lab
July 26

Zebrafish at UO shed light on bacterial competition in the gut

Researchers in three UO labs discover that normal muscle contractions of the gut are as vital as bacterial populations in maintaining health
A soldier in battle gear with ear buds
July 22

Tuning into war: Prof's new book looks at music and battle

English and folklore professor Lisa Gilman found that music helped soldiers cope
Emily Sales
July 22

Doctoral student selected for prestigious Gilliam fellowship

Emily Sales, a student in Chris Doe's lab, studies the way neural circuits form to one day better treat brain diseases
UO political science professor Joe Lowndes
July 20

'Trump phenomenon' draws UO prof to Cleveland

Joe Lowndes, who studies conservatism and elections, will write about upheaval in the Republican party
Graphic showing brain and icons (Illustration by Isabel Espanol)
July 20

Researchers probe brain structure to find new treatments

At the UO's new Center for Translational Neuroscience, researchers work toward personalized solutions for problems ranging from addiction and depression to...
Jeffrey McKnight, the UO's new cluster hire for the Center for Genome Function
July 18

Research muscle grows as the UO works through cluster hiring

New faculty are coming or on board in five of the Clusters of Excellence initiatives
Obesity cluster hires (from left) Elizabeth Budd, Nichole Kelly, Nicole Giuliani and Tasia Smith
July 18

To every academic hiring, there is a season

The academic calendar, and issues peculiar to cluster hiring, dictate the time line for new hires
Elise Weldon with other geologists on Panama's Pedro Miguel fault
July 14

UO geologists get close-up view of Panama Canal expansion

Ray and Elise Weldon worked in separate projects to help the Panama Canal Authority come to grips with Panama's potential for earthquakes