College of Arts and Sciences

MRI brain scan
October 12

Longtime UO supporters step up again, this time aiding science

Dave and Nancy Petrone's $500,000 donation will support the Presidential Science Initiative
Professors Brian Smith, Andy Marcus and Mike Raymer
October 11

UO scientists help pave the way in quantum science efforts

Mike Raymer, Andy Marcus and Brian Smith are helping lead a national effort to expand research
Stock image shows old data storage devices
October 10

UO chemists closer to making organic molecules for electronics

An international team led by a UO lab builds a molecule where electron spins can be flipped
Image shows UO-produced zebrafish in a campus tank
October 8

Zebrafish from UO helped find cause of Saul-Wilson syndrome

Mutant zebrafish produced in Monte Westerfield’s Institute of Neuroscience lab exhibit many of the deficits seen in the dwarfism disease
MRI brain scan
October 5

Pub talk event to launch new translational neuroscience center

The Oct. 11 event at the Oakshire Brewing Public House will feature several TED-style talks
Emoji balls
October 5

Talk on emojis gets to the ♡ of the popular culture icons

UO prof Alisa Freedman will talk about the birth of emoji in the next Quack Chat pub talk Oct. 10
Photo by Chris Larsen and Nic Walcott, University Communications
October 3

Knowledge Quest: O'Day Fellowships and Undergrad Research

From the lab to the coast to the brain and even a virtual world, a new fellowship fuels exciting journeys in undergraduate research
Di Grazia's research found that many Tibetans saw the proliferation of souvenirs and religious items as an avenue for people to educate themselves about Tibetan culture, rather than being an offensive practice. Photograph courtesy Amanda Di Grazia
October 3

Traveling to India to Track Tibetan Culture

A UO student investigates whether Tibetans oppose the commercialization of their religion
The spiritual values of Tibetan Buddhists, along with their respect for animal life, closely align with conservation principles, making them an excellent resource for snow leopard conservation efforts.
October 3

Hannah Taub and Saving the Snow Leopard

Monks could aid in conservation of the revered cats and help save them from extinction
Acosta-King was told he wouldn’t amount to much. Now he’s studying neural systems in mice and earning a doctorate in psychology. Photo by Chris Larsen, University Communications
October 3

From Homeless to a PhD: A Young Neuroscientist's Story

Determination, hard work, and the thrill of discovery lifts student from self-doubt to success

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