Academics and Research

Krista M. Chronister
April 4

UO study: Abusive relationships damage girls' educational pursuits

Krista Chronister's study of teenage girls found that unhealthy dating relationships translated into missed school days and a decline in academic performance
From last year's awards event: Jeff Ditto, James Tice, Gordon Sayre, Cris Niell, Leslie Opp-Beckman, Mark Carey, Kimberly Andrews Espy and UO President Michael Gottfredson
March 27

Nominations open for Research Excellence Awards

Six awards in four categories will be presented to raise visibility of research activities at UO
Famoso explores Florida's Bone Valley while attending a professional conference (Photo by Brian Beatty)
March 27

Changing climate and diet shaped equine teeth

Two UO paleontologists suggest patterns of enamel on chewing surfaces evolved as horses ate gritty materials in cooling climate
March 19

Chicken DNA bones up theory on Polynesian settlement

Study co-authored by UO's Hunt: Prehistoric chicken bones suggest human migration from Southeast Asian to South Pacific
March 11

UO technology spinout gets Oregon BEST award for field testing

The new supramolecular sensor technology will lead to efficiencies in fertilizer purchases and applications, and will reduce groundwater pollution
James Meadow
March 7

UO center on quest to document indoor microbes, guide healthier buildings

New paper documents bacteria - for the most part, normally-occurring - found on desks, chairs, walls, floors of Lillis Hall
Sandra Brooke (right) works on ship with Steve Ross from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington
March 7

UO's Oregon Institute of Marine Biology recognized by interior secretary

OIMB collaboration recognized by U.S. Secretary of the Interior with Partners in Conservation Award
Gordon Sayre, professor of English, delivers the Spring 2014 Presidential Research Lecture on Tuesday (photo by Lewis Taylor)
March 6

Sayre takes Presidential Research Lecture audience on historical journey

English professor uses lecture to explore often-forgotten role of French explorers in American history
Science demonstration at a previous Science and Invention Fair
March 5

Young scientists from around Oregon converge on UO campus

Students will attend 3rd annual UO Science and Invention Fair, and Central Western Oregon Science Expo
March 3

Nominations accepted for new Dixon Award for graduate innovation

The fellowship will support as many as six doctoral students pursuing innovative experiences