Academics and Research

Roma refugees campaign for equality in Ireland, 2014.
December 16

Professor confronts the persecution faced by Roma people

Folklorist Carol Silverman has studied Roma culture and discrimination for years
Image shows a researcher inside an experimental plot in Minnesota
December 14

UO team helps show peatlands may hold on to carbon

Preliminary results from a research site in Minnesota suggests that carbon and methane deep in peat may withstand warming climate
Morgan Freeman on stage at the Breakthrough/New Horizons award ceremony (Image credit: Getty Images for Breakthrough Prizes).
December 13

Math professor Ben Elias brings New Horizons prize to the UO

The new award is part of an effort to spotlight exciting research
Student Garrett Tollette working in the sports product design lab.
December 12

Students bond in the new sports product design courses

Despite varied backgrounds, the students unite around shared goals
Image shows Brennan O'Connell examining rock layers along the lower Colorado River
December 9

Signs of ocean tides may change view of early Colorado River

UO researchers say sedimentary rocks along the river's lower valley point to a more northward reach of the Gulf of California
UO physicist Jim Brau
December 7

Brau to help lead international effort on next-generation collider

The new device would be an important tool for understanding the universe
Image shows bicycles in Amsterdam
December 6

Researchers will advance bicycling as part of new national center

Two related UO projects benefit from federal funding for a UO-affiliated consortium
Los Crudo, a Latino punk band, performing
December 5

Cascade: Student digs into the emergence of Latino punk

English major Adam Buchanan examined the growth of Latino punk in East LA in the 1990s
Photo shows experimental plots used at Harvard Forest in Massachusetts as part of the PNAS study
December 1

UO helps in probe of how warming will affect carbon in soils

Studying potential climate change effects on Pacific Northwest grasslands leads to global collaborations
Ice and associated algae in the central basin of Lake Erie in 2008
November 28

Ice atop lakes doesn't necessarily freeze the life down under

UO's Aaron Galloway, a marine biologist, was on an international team that captured the strongest look yet of life under frozen lakes