Academics and Research

First Peoples on PBS (Image courtesy of Joe Alblas/Wall to Wall Media)
June 19

UO archaeologist Jon Erlandson featured in new PBS series

'First Peoples' traces the history of modern humans after they expanded out of Africa into Europe, Asia and the Americas
UO sociology professor Ryan Light
June 17

UO study finds no disadvantages for kids raised by same-sex parents

Sociology professor Ryan Light and a colleague in Denver reviewed 19,000 previous studies as part of their research.
Atika Khurana
June 17

Weak working memory linked to higher sexual risk-taking, UO study finds

Long-running study involving the College of Education's Atika Khurana continues to define consequences of poor impulse control.
Oil-marred Santa Barbara beach on first day of spill
June 4

UO's Erlandson answers plea from California's Chumash Indians

His earlier experience on the Exxon-Valdez oil spill came back into play when another spill threatened archaeological sites near Santa Barbara.
UO communicating science
June 1

Can advanced science be easy to understand?

Researchers at the UO practiced strategies to share their discoveries with more people at a workshop on communicating science.
C. remanei female is shown above a male
May 28

UO study finds New York males are deadly -- in the world of roundworms

A grad student's early observation put UO biologist Patrick Phillips on a quest to understand a reproductive mystery.
May 27

2015 State of Black Oregon panel coming to UO Thursday

A panel discussion will include faculty, advocates and officials from Eugene and Portland.
Gerardo Francisco Sandoval
May 20

In ongoing study, UO's Sandoval looks at exploitation of workers

An Iowa meatpacking plant's employment of undocumented Guatemalans opens a window on risks taken by Latin American migrants.
Katherine Pears and Phillip Fisher
May 19

Joint study suggests ways to help foster kids cope with school moves

Findings from comprehensive data collection show foster children change schools a lot, but they do better when they enter kindergarten prepared.
Undergraduate Symposium
May 12

Undergraduate Symposium to showcase array of student research

Almost 200 students will present posters or make presentations in the fifth annual conference spotlighting undergraduate work.

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