College of Arts and Sciences

UO doctoral student Ricardo Valencia
January 20

Story of child immigrants goes uncovered, grad student finds

Ricardo Valencia wants people to be more aware of how the American media has covered the surge of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America.
UO sociology professor Kari Marie Norgaard
January 19

UO’s Norgaard writes on sociology and climate change in CHE

In a commentary article, she says the natural sciences need help from sociology to understand the implications of climate change.
Richard Taylor
January 19

UO idea for bio-inspired implant wins $900,000 grant

The award from the W.M. Keck Foundation will support an interdisciplinary research team led by physicist Richard Taylor.
Actors rehearse 'Water by the Spoonful,' a new play at the UO's Hope Theatre
January 18

'Water by the Spoonful' to debut at Hope Theater

The play, about an Iraq veteran's struggles after returning home from a war zone, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.
Curt Tofteland
January 14

Founder of prison Shakespeare program to speak at UO

Curt Tofteland, who created the Shakespeare Behind Bars program, will deliver the Oregon Humanities Center's 2016 Tzedek Lecture.
Ken Prehoda in his lab
January 13

UO's Prehoda talks cells and life on Think Out Loud

In a recent paper, Prehoda found that all multicellular life started through a single genetic mutation more than 600 million years ago.
Steve Perry led the Cherry Poppin' Daddies before returning to the UO to finish his biology degree
January 13

UO grad Steve Perry helps put the swing in science

UO biology grad Steve Perry still swings with The Daddies, but he also keeps one foot in the world of evolutionary developmental biology.
Photo of two UO grad students prepping a seismometer for deployment
January 11

UO-led expedition probes undersea magma system

Emilie Hooft and Doug Toomey charted the course of a month-long journey to provide the clearest detail yet of volcanic plumbing deep under the seafloor.
Professor emeritus of psychology Marjorie Taylor
January 8

Unicorns, elves and dolphins: Marjorie Taylor on imaginary friends

The UO's Taylor, an emeritus professor of psychology, is described as the 'world's foremost expert on imaginary friends' in the UK's The Globe and Mail.
Toll in PR image for 2013 film 'American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco'
January 8

Popular history instructor Bill Toll dies at age 74

Toll's courses covered African American and Jewish history and were popular among students in both history and Judaic studies.