Academics and Research

Panel from a comic on biology in space
April 28

UO's science comics program is nothing to laugh about

The first-in-the-nation comics studies minor brings complex ideas to life via illustrations
Mark Carey on a recent trip to Greenland
April 27

Glacier Lab provides a launch pad for research, future careers

The Glacier Lab studies the societal impacts of glaciers, icebergs and snow worldwide
Woman hiker studying map
April 27

Professor digs into stories about diversity and equity outdoors

Sarah Wald is conducting a wide-ranging review of recreation and public land use
From left: photographer Nancy Wong, writers Shawn Hsu Wong and Cyn Zarco
April 26

Grant enables study of Asian American literary anthology

UO English professor Tara Fickle is awarded a competitive NEH fellowship
April 26

Honors college student wins Goldwater with faculty support

Mikala Capage, a junior, has always had a passion for research and biology
Alice Barkan in greenhouse
April 26

UO molecular biologist Alice Barkan is elected to the AAAS

She studies the genes required for photosynthesis, finding new forms of gene regulation
Hannah Victoria Thomas dancing
April 26

New BFA program in dance includes African, European forms

The degree builds on UO’s heritage as home of nation’s oldest academic dance program
Woman with skeptical look
April 22

Study shows how ‘theory of mind’ affects skepticism of ads

Marketing study ties level of skepticism to the ability of people to assess the intent of others
Multnomah Falls
April 21

At the UO Earth Day isn't once a year, it's a way of life

The breadth and scope of its environmental programs make the university a national leader
Scene from the 1985 Mexico City earthquake
April 20

Earth sciences prof who survived quake now studies them

Diego Melgar also is the first to hold a new endowed chair in earth sciences