Academics and Research

Children in a philosophy class at Edison Elementary
May 11

Teaching children philosophy, or how 8-year-olds agree to disagree

The class, carried out at Edison Elementary, encourages quality, authentic discourse between children
Paul Slovic at his desk
May 10

UO's Paul Slovic elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kathy Cashman, formerly with geological sciences and now in the UK, also joined the academy that advises the U.S. on science and technology.
Three Minute Thesis logo
May 9

Heated research tourney boils a thesis down to 3 minutes

Dubbed “speed dating for research,” the UO will select three winners to travel to Corvallis for the 3MT state championship.
Sara Novak using a foot form to build a project pattern for a design class.
May 9

Pushing the Boundaries: Product design class helps athletes adapt

Product design students in Portland take a studio course that tackles design challenges for athletes with disabilities.
An old chart showing the history of the U.S.
May 9

Old charts get modern update through new NEH grant

Time Online will bring charts by early scientists like Joseph Priestly and others back to life on the web
UO psychology professor Phil Fisher with the Muppets.
May 6

Muppets lend a fuzzy hand to UO professor's presentation

Neno and Kami, a pair of South African Muppets, served as cuddly counterpoints for psychology professor Phil Fisher.
Researchers Kryn Stankunas and Fern Bosada
May 5

UO researchers explore how heart valves form

Team finds that a cell-to-cell signaling network in mice is key to how heart valves develop and may point to how heart valve diseases emerge.
Greg Retallack, UO geologist
April 29

Oregon geologists dish up new dirt on wine

Study reveals relationship between soil composition in the Willamette Valley and the varying tastes of the wines.
Eric Corwin of the Department of Physics
April 27

UO scientist on team hoping to crack glass mysteries

Eric Corwin of physics is named to a Simons Foundation effort to get a firm grasp on the transitional states of glass.
Rob Horner
April 26

UO's Rob Horner receives distinguished researcher award

Horner is an Alumni-Knight Endowed Professor of special education and also directs the Educational and Community Supports research unit.