College of Arts and Sciences

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.
James Braxton Peterson
October 16

James Braxton Peterson to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement

Peterson’s talk will include a discussion of the hip-hop generation’s emergence as a powerful force for cultural critique and social activism.
Promotional shot from "The Fly Room"
October 15

UO's Doe lab and biology department hosting 'The Fly Room' movie

Attendees can meet the film's director and watch demonstrations of behavioral research using fruit flies in Oct. 26 event at Bijou Art Cinemas.
Computer science professor Stephen Fickas is one of this year's Williams Fellows
October 15

Williams Fellows honored for their work in undergraduate education

Stephen Fickas in computer science and John Halliwill in human physiology were selected for the awards by the Williams Council.

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