Academics and Research

UO musicology professor Marian Smith
March 18

Musicologist tapped for prestigious NY fellowship

Smith will be in residence this summer at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, where she and a collaborator will finish a book on 19th-...
Biology professor Cris Niell
March 16

UO researcher receives young investigator award

Cristopher Niell, whose research focuses on large-scale neural networks, was among a group of 47 scientists selected by the Office of Naval Research.
March 15

UO's accidental discovery hits Science Nation spotlight

The NSF video looks at SupraSensor Technologies, a spinoff company founded after a project in chemistry found a new way to monitor nitrates on farms.
The Internet of Things graphic
March 14

Learning to cope with the Internet of Things (Cascade)

A new course taught by computer science professor Stephen Fickas is modeled on the interconnected world that will await students once they graduate.
Microbial cloud illustration by Gwenda Kaczor
March 9

Like it or not, we all have our own cloud of microbes (OQ)

Thanks to research conducted by BioBE scientists, we now know that each of us emits a one-of-a-kind microbial cloud into the surrounding air.
Shawn Lockery
March 8

Nematode brains offer window into human sleep problems

UO project suggests that neuron firing in foraging roundworms is similar to fragmentation in humans who struggle to sleep, a first step in the search for new...
Spotted gar (Photo by Solomon David)
March 7

Genes in spotted gar could boost biomedical use of zebrafish

UO-led genome sequencing project determines that the ancient fish is a sound bridge for advancing research on human diseases.
A SupraSensor device in the field
March 4

Former UO grad student a Golden Mole finalist

Calden Carroll discovered a molecule that lights up in the presence of of nitrates by accident while doing graduate work in chemistry at the UO.
Grad students show off their work at the annual Graduate Student Research Forum
February 29

Research forum puts graduate students in the spotlight

With more than $5,000 in prize money on the table, graduate students had a chance to not only display their work but move it forward too.
Mark Carey conducting research at Lake Palcacocha, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
February 25

As glaciers melt, more voices in research are needed

Fresh eyes of a UO undergraduate on a growing environmental problem led to a project that found gender vulnerabilities should be considered.

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