College of Arts and Sciences

Ken Prehoda in his lab
January 7

A mutation, a protein combo, and life went multicellular

UO-led group proposes that an evolutionary change of protein interactions in cells some 600 million years ago changed life on Earth.
Carol Stabile
January 6

Carol Stabile to discuss 'G-Men Masculinity' at upcoming Noon Talk

The talk is part of the Center for the Study of Women in Society's regular series featuring faculty and graduate research.
Shakespeare's First Folio
December 30

A Treasure Bound: Shakespeare’s First Folio at the JSMA

The treasured volume, one of only 233 in existence, will be on display in the UO art museum from Jan. 6 to Feb. 7.
UO chemistry professor Geri Richmond
December 22

Highest honor: Geri Richmond to receive Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists, engineers and inventors.
Bill Cresko looks over his collection of threespine stickleback used in his research
December 14

UO-led study shows fish evolved rapidly after 1964 Alaska quake

Genome-sequencing technology developed at the UO was key in documenting rapid evolutionary adaptation to environmental change in less than 50 years.
December 11

Mexicanos in Dixie: UO's Julie Weise talks immigration in the South

Weise, a professor of history, recently spoke with host Frank Stasio on the public radio program The State of Things.
Springfield students taking part in an outdoor research class. UO faculty helped teachers draw up lesson plans.
December 9

UO faculty help local teachers fill the K-12 STEM pipeline

Using a grant, the UO is helping K-12 teachers plan lessons that reflect new standards for science, technology and math education.
December 8

Slovic: There's numbness in numbers, even small ones

UO psychology professor Paul Slovic writes about the 'arithmetic of compassion' and psychic numbing in The New York Times.
December 4

UO researchers show how fruit fly stem cells are kept in check during brain development

The precise timing of molecular changes, including a protein with a human version, shuts down a path that leads to tumor formation
December 2

Study on ice age erosion in Oregon is featured in New York Times

The study by UO geology professor Josh Roering looked at how erosion in the ice age was different than what is common today.