Academics and Research

Commercial fishing trawlers side by side in the ocean
August 29

Plans for marine reserves can spark overfishing, study finds

An explosion in fishing activity just before restrictions kick in can set back conservation efforts
Lab scene
August 27

UO workshop can help graduate students get NSF grants

Writing workshop helps students apply for the National Science Foundation’s research grant
Classroom scene
August 27

New COE program will help state boost high school grad rates

The Oregon School Resource Network will create the first-ever education extension service
Cross section of fruit fly ventral cord showing motor neurons that respond to a wasp
August 22

Research solves the mystery of how fruit flies avoid danger

Chris Doe’s UO lab has mapped the neurons responsible for the insects' rapid direction changes
Two people in silhouette talking
August 17

K-Pop to jerseys to locavorism, UO essays have people talking

Five most-read essays contributed to The Conversation have been viewed more than 50,000 times across multiple media sites
Teenager diving backward off an oceanside cliff
August 10

Study finds most teens avoid rash, impulsive behaviors

Contrary to long-held ideas, only teens with weak cognitive control are the most impulsive and face behavioral problems as young adults
UO biologist Monte Westerfield
August 7

UO research funding rose to $121.9 million in last fiscal year

Fueled by new hiring initiatives, the university saw a 5 percent uptick in research activity
A child reading with a teacher
August 3

Literacy center in the College of Education lands on national list

The Center on Teaching and Learning is now one of eight policy centers in a U.S. network
Storm waves hitting Lummi Island in 2016
August 1

Report on Washington’s sea level rise gets boost from UO data

The UO's Ray Weldon and Tyler Newton use GPS and other data to enhance the projections
Zebrafish interacting
July 27

New discovery in zebrafish could one day aid autism research

Interfering with certain neurons in the fish causes an autism-like breakdown in social interactions

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