Academics and Research

Robert Schofield
January 28

Skilled workers: Study shows the talents of leafcutter ants

Research in Colombia, Ecuador and Robert Schofield's UO lab shows how these ants use their legs and divide their leaf-processing duties.
UO doctoral student Ricardo Valencia
January 20

Story of child immigrants goes uncovered, grad student finds

Ricardo Valencia wants people to be more aware of how the American media has covered the surge of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America.
Richard Taylor
January 19

UO idea for bio-inspired implant wins $900,000 grant

The award from the W.M. Keck Foundation will support an interdisciplinary research team led by physicist Richard Taylor.
Photo of two UO grad students prepping a seismometer for deployment
January 11

UO-led expedition probes undersea magma system

Emilie Hooft and Doug Toomey charted the course of a month-long journey to provide the clearest detail yet of volcanic plumbing deep under the seafloor.
Ken Prehoda in his lab
January 7

A mutation, a protein combo, and life went multicellular

UO-led group proposes that an evolutionary change of protein interactions in cells some 600 million years ago changed life on Earth.
A proliferating mass of cells fills a Drosophila larval brain in absence of the protein Eyeless
December 17

UO doctoral student finds age-related changes in fruit fly stem cells

Basic research in Chris Doe's lab uncovers protein changes that someday could be targeted for new therapies for some human cancers.
Bill Cresko looks over his collection of threespine stickleback used in his research
December 14

UO-led study shows fish evolved rapidly after 1964 Alaska quake

Genome-sequencing technology developed at the UO was key in documenting rapid evolutionary adaptation to environmental change in less than 50 years.
Marketing professor Aparna Sundar
December 3

New study suggests color affects ethical judgments of brands

Studies by the UO's Aparna Sundar show ‘green’ colors in a logo influence buyer perception of environmental friendliness.
Jill Marshall watches as workers operate drilling equipment
November 27

Sediment buried in Oregon Coast Range points to a frosty past

Landscapes across much of North America were colder and eroded rapidly from cracking frost during the last ice age, according to UO research.
Katie Meehan, Department of Geography
November 12

UO geographer urges more stakeholder voices in climate science

International team says end users of research at the local level should be included, valued and rewarded for their contributions.

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