Academics and Research

Lab scene
January 11

15 UO undergraduates receive awards for research excellence

The grants will help students pursue research on a range of topics
Kyu Ho Youm
January 11

Kyu Ho Youm’s work reshaped free speech laws worldwide

The UO journalism professor is the first John Marshall First Amendment Chair
Platinum drug attached to yeast ribosome RNA
January 8

Two UO chemistry projects shed new light on a cancer drug

Work by two doctoral students could boost the effectiveness of a known treatment
Pitcher plant mosquitoes on a pitcher plant
January 4

UO biologists seek to take bite out of mosquitoes

Researchers at five institutions, led by the UO’s Bradshaw and Holzapfel, have isolated genes related to blood feeding in pitcher plant mosquitoes
fMRI brain image shows region of the brain where altruism increased after writing about gratitude
January 2

Writing on gratitude changes how the brain values charity

UO psychology researcher Christina Karns finds that journaling leads to a more grateful heart
Jesse Abdenour
December 29

Study: Corporate TV news outlets do more investigative reports

But the overall amount of in-depth reporting remains low, UO journalism professor Jesse Abdenour finds
Cave entrance
December 28

UO archaeologists cast doubt on controversial 'hobbit' theory

Remains found on a Pacific island were just small humans, Scott Fitzpatrick contends
Geri Richmond
December 20

UO professor to lead the world’s largest science honor society

Presidential Chair Geri Richmond says ‘it’s time to give back’ to Sigma Xi for an award that boosted her career path
MRI imaging lab
December 15

UO researchers prepare for revised rules for human research

Starting in January, researchers will need to comply with a revised ‘Common Rule’
Eric Selker and Cris Niell
December 15

Two university professors awarded for biomedical research

Eric Selker and Cristopher Niell were honored by OHSU’s Medical Research Foundation

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