Academics and Research

Pranjal Mehta
June 29

UO-led study finds that two hormones influence a negotiator's success

Rise or fall of the stress hormone cortisol may be an important factor in coming out ahead financially, finds a team led by psychology's Pranjal Mehta.
June 29

New program brings faculty expertise to broader audiences

The Media Ambassadors Program helps connect journalists with UO faculty with expertise on issues of the day.
Raghu Parthasarathy
June 25

UO physicist Parthasarathy part of potentially high-impact project

Zebrafish will be used in an effort combining physics and biology that initially seeks to neutralize a cholera-causing bacterium.
UO student installs a sensor for Advanced LIGO
June 22

UO to be 'eyes and ears' as hunt resumes for gravitational waves

Team of UO physicists helped install advanced sensors for the Advanced LIGO Project that was formally dedicated in Washington.
First Peoples on PBS (Image courtesy of Joe Alblas/Wall to Wall Media)
June 19

UO archaeologist Jon Erlandson featured in new PBS series

'First Peoples' traces the history of modern humans after they expanded out of Africa into Europe, Asia and the Americas
UO sociology professor Ryan Light
June 17

UO study finds no disadvantages for kids raised by same-sex parents

Sociology professor Ryan Light and a colleague in Denver reviewed 19,000 previous studies as part of their research.
Atika Khurana
June 17

Weak working memory linked to higher sexual risk-taking, UO study finds

Long-running study involving the College of Education's Atika Khurana continues to define consequences of poor impulse control.
Oil-marred Santa Barbara beach on first day of spill
June 4

UO's Erlandson answers plea from California's Chumash Indians

His earlier experience on the Exxon-Valdez oil spill came back into play when another spill threatened archaeological sites near Santa Barbara.
UO communicating science
June 1

Can advanced science be easy to understand?

Researchers at the UO practiced strategies to share their discoveries with more people at a workshop on communicating science.
C. remanei female is shown above a male
May 28

UO study finds New York males are deadly -- in the world of roundworms

A grad student's early observation put UO biologist Patrick Phillips on a quest to understand a reproductive mystery.

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