College of Arts and Sciences

UO historian and LERC director Bob Bussel
October 29

Bob Bussel to discuss new book on Teamsters Union

The UO historian and LERC director, author of ‘Fighting for Total Person Unionism,’ will hold events in Eugene and Portland.
Jessica Green, of the UO's Biology of the Build Environment Center, which recently received a Sloan Foundation grant
October 28

U.S. scientists, including UO's Green, propose microbiome initiative

Proposal in the journal Science seeks a broad unified effort to expand research and harness the potential benefits of microbial communities.
Ray Troll's 'view' of the Helicoprion, an ancient, 'buzz-saw' shark
October 28

Buzz-saw shark: UO exhibit to feature ancient whorl-tooth fish

'Buzz Sharks of Long Ago' opens Nov. 5 at Museum of Natural and Cultural History, showcasing works by Alaska artist and fossil fanatic Ray Troll.
Monte Westerfield
October 27

UO, Baylor team up for NIH-funded Model Organism Screening Center

Biologist Monte Westerfield will lead the UO's effort, using zebrafish in an effort to unravel genetic mysteries in rare diseases in humans.
George von Dassow
October 23

In starfish, UO biologist finds waves that drive cell division

Similar discovery in frogs at the University of Wisconsin are tied together in a new paper that points to a window of excitability as daughter cells are...
Bill Cresko
October 22

Genetics journal names paper led by UO's Cresko as among its Top 10

Paper chosen was a collaborative effort with UO colleague Eric Johnson that continues to influence DNA research around the world.
Sara Hodges and Laura Jacek joining the Graduate School
October 20

Win your next argument by blaming it on the brain

An average person seems more likely to believe an explanation about something psychological if it invokes the language of neuroscience.
Elliot Berkman, left, and Phil Fisher
October 20

Researchers will meld sciences to uncover new health treatments

The Center for Translational Neuroscience, led by Phil Fisher and Elliot Berkman, aims to deliver what is found in research to practical application.
UO philosophy professor Naomi Zack
October 19

UO's Naomi Zack talks about 'White Privilege and Black Rights' on PRI

In an interview, the UO philosophy professor says there is more work to be done to improve the nation's legal infrastructure.
Alison Gopnik
October 19

Power of babies' brains is the subject for public talk at UO

UC-Berkeley neuroscientist Alison Gopnik, a Wall Street Journal contributor, will deliver an evening lecture on Friday, Oct. 23.