Academics and Research

A pitcher-plant mosquito
March 17

NSF award to UO team will help tomorrow’s scientists

A model approach by William Bradshaw and Christina Holzapfel will become a guide for exploring new research challenges.
Rimrock site where tool was found
March 13

Stone tool from Rimrock has carved quite a niche of media coverage

Among the attention is an interview with the UO's Patrick O'Grady on an NPR affiliate's news show in Los Angeles. 
March 12

UO physicist featured in Atlantic story about potential art fraud by robots

Richard Taylor is center stage in story about computers being programmed to use algorithms to fake masterpieces. 
March 11

Arsenic-cycling findings by UO’s Jin draw quick media coverage

The UO research done south of Eugene has worldwide implications for making water in affected areas safer to drink.
Qusheng Jin
March 9

UO geologists open window on arsenic cycling

Jin's fieldwork in the southern Willamette Valley leads to the suggestion that organic arsenic levels should be factored into groundwater monitoring.
March 6

'Retooling' prevailing theories about ancient Oregonians

Archaeologists unearth a small, stone tool near Riley, Oregon, that may be one of North America’s oldest known artifacts.
Judith Hibbard
March 2

UO tool shows patient interest improves health and cuts costs

Two-year study of 32,000 patients, using Judith Hibbard's Patient Activation Measure, finds better health outcomes in nine of 13 indicators.
Shannon Boettcher
February 20

Three UO chemists chosen as 2015 Sloan Foundation fellows

The fellowships are given to early-career researchers whose work show the potential to make lasting contributions to their field.
Doug Toomey
February 16

Toomey on the move as UO role grows in quake warning effort

Software prototype is to be displayed at Seattle workshop, then it's off to Washington, D.C., to say thanks and urge more support.
February 12

Grad Student Research Forum spotlights innovative discovery

Graduates students will present results and updates on a range of advanced research projects at the Feb. 20 event