Academics and Research

UO psychology professor Phil Fisher with the Muppets.
May 6

Muppets lend a fuzzy hand to UO professor's presentation

Neno and Kami, a pair of South African Muppets, served as cuddly counterpoints for psychology professor Phil Fisher.
Researchers Kryn Stankunas and Fern Bosada
May 5

UO researchers explore how heart valves form

Team finds that a cell-to-cell signaling network in mice is key to how heart valves develop and may point to how heart valve diseases emerge.
Greg Retallack, UO geologist
April 29

Oregon geologists dish up new dirt on wine

Study reveals relationship between soil composition in the Willamette Valley and the varying tastes of the wines.
Eric Corwin of the Department of Physics
April 27

UO scientist on team hoping to crack glass mysteries

Eric Corwin of physics is named to a Simons Foundation effort to get a firm grasp on the transitional states of glass.
Rob Horner
April 26

UO's Rob Horner receives distinguished researcher award

Horner is an Alumni-Knight Endowed Professor of special education and also directs the Educational and Community Supports research unit.
Apple logo
April 25

Innovations by 'exciting' brands are more acceptable

UO marketing prof explores how two sensory perceptions play a role when brands surprise consumers with something new.
Eric Mentzel
April 21

Voice professor awarded German exchange grant

Eric Mentzel will do vocal coaching, teach a seminar and direct an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists.
Joe Stone of the Department of Economics
April 19

Tax compression is a minus for teaching math in Oregon

UO study that started in an honors economics course goes on to find when the state's property tax rules impact student test scores.
Ray Weldon at a UO roundtable on earthquakes last September
April 19

Earthquake hazard report reflects a compromise

UO geologist Ray Weldon says including induced earthquakes in building codes was a contested issue that led to one-year forecast.
Jun Li, director of the UO's Center for Cyber Security and Privacy
April 19

Social networking fraud is target of UO-led initiative

Director of the UO's Center for Cyber Security and Privacy will lead four-year project called oSAFARI to identify costly online frauds.

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