Academics and Research

Image from the 2002 Biscuit Fire in Southern Oregon.
June 23

Research delves into fire, climate change and Native people

UO grad Kathy Lynn co-founded the new Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project
Google's self-driving cars lined up ready to go
June 22

UO researcher helps probe the morals of driverless cars

UO psychology prof Azim Shariff is part of a research team that explored what people want self-driving cars to do when lives matter
Literature professor Barbara Mossberg
June 21

Back at the UO, Barbara Mossberg finds her academic Ithaca

Mossberg has twice been a Fulbright senior lecturer and recently represented the U.S. at the program's 40th anniversary
Beth Stormshak
June 17

Beth Stormshak is the UO's latest Knight Chair

The director of the UO's Prevention Science Institute looks for ways to help children and families
Luther Cressman (right) and Howard Stafford in the field.
June 17

Grants will help preserve work by historic UO filmmakers

Restored prints of films by Luther Cressman and James Blue will become part of the UO's special collections
Jon Erlandson in the Channel Islands (Photo by Mahan Kalpa Khalsa)
June 16

World's landscapes all have felt the impacts of human activity

UO's Jon Erlandson had a role in a major review by international scholars of how the Earth's landscapes and ecosystems have been transformed by humans
Illustration of gravity wave ripples
June 14

LIGO observatory finds another gravity wave from deep space

UO researchers help confirm only the second-ever detection of a spacetime ripple 
Matt Pittman
June 10

SOJC grad student to research 'phoneliness' at Oxford

Matt Pittman will study social media and human connection as part of a prestigious fellowship
James Meacham and Esther Jacobson-Tepfer in Mongolia's Altai region.
June 9

Mongolia awards its highest science honor to UO professor

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer was honored for her work on the preservation of Mongolia's cultural heritage
Mexican and black cotton pickers inside a plantation store in the Mississippi Delta in 1939
June 9

Book by UO prof reveals deep history of Mexicans in the South

Julie Weise's book, 'Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910,' has been called the year’s best book in American social history

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