Academics and Research

Glacier in Greenland
January 14

New grant will create an institute for racial and climate justice

The Mellon Foundation gives $4.5 million to create a transformative research platform
Collage of UO health care workers
January 12

UO nurses show their courage in battle against COVID-19

Helping when people are most vulnerable is what University Health Services does
Geri Richmond in lab with grad student
January 12

Study finds obstacles for women and minorities in chemistry

UO-led paper finds advising, other problems threaten graduate recruitment and retention
Student working on paper
January 11

UO and partners work to improve education for English learners

The goal is to change school policy to create more equitable learning environments
Wildfire at night
January 7

Economics student's curiosity helps answer a burning question

Do forest fires hurt public health? An economics student finds an answer, and a future
Vials of vaccine
January 6

Survey shows many Oregonians still reject COVID-19 rules

Numerous respondents indicate they won't get vaccinated for COVID-19 or are undecided
Brendan Bohannan
January 5

Brendan Bohannan selected for the Humbolt Research Award

The prize allows the UO biologist to further his research on microbial biodiversity
Aerial view of an Amazon River tributary
January 5

Mystery of Amazon region’s rare fertile soils is unlocked

UO-led team uses soil evidence to explain the origin of Amazonian dark earth
Weddell seal underwater
January 4

UO team finds Weddell seals make unheard-of sounds

Ultrasonic vocalizations beyond human senses discovered under Antarctic sea ice
Professor Seth Lewis seated and lecturing
December 22

Distinguishing fact from fiction in the current media environment

Journalism professor says the media world in 2020 was ripe for misinformation to thrive