College of Arts and Sciences

Joe Wekselblatt and Cris Niell
March 23

A way toward unlocking the teenage brain?

UO scientists develop a live imaging system for mice that could help identify mechanisms of information processing and subsequent behavior.
Daphne Gallagher
March 18

Researchers get lathered up over Shea butter's history

University of Oregon anthropologists find evidence of production in layers of households built atop of each other for 1,600 years.
Stained glass version of the university seal
March 17

Candidates come calling as dean searches rev up

With four dean searches underway, candidates for all of them could be on campus at the same time in the weeks following spring break.
Biology professor Cris Niell
March 16

UO researcher receives young investigator award

Cristopher Niell, whose research focuses on large-scale neural networks, was among a group of 47 scientists selected by the Office of Naval Research.
March 15

UO's accidental discovery hits Science Nation spotlight

The NSF video looks at SupraSensor Technologies, a spinoff company founded after a project in chemistry found a new way to monitor nitrates on farms.
The Internet of Things graphic
March 14

Learning to cope with the Internet of Things (Cascade)

A new course taught by computer science professor Stephen Fickas is modeled on the interconnected world that will await students once they graduate.
Microbial cloud illustration by Gwenda Kaczor
March 9

Like it or not, we all have our own cloud of microbes (OQ)

Thanks to research conducted by BioBE scientists, we now know that each of us emits a one-of-a-kind microbial cloud into the surrounding air.
Fembot logo
March 8

Fembot Initiative to again join Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

The edit-a-thon contributes material to Wikipedia on movements and ideas historically marginalized because of gender, race or sexuality.
Shawn Lockery
March 8

Nematode brains offer window into human sleep problems

UO project suggests that neuron firing in foraging roundworms is similar to fragmentation in humans who struggle to sleep, a first step in the search for new...
Spotted gar (Photo by Solomon David)
March 7

Genes in spotted gar could boost biomedical use of zebrafish

UO-led genome sequencing project determines that the ancient fish is a sound bridge for advancing research on human diseases.

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