College of Arts and Sciences

MRI brain scan
October 5

Pub talk event to launch new translational neuroscience center

The Oct. 11 event at the Oakshire Brewing Public House will feature several TED-style talks
Emoji balls
October 5

Talk on emojis gets to the ♡ of the popular culture icons

UO prof Alisa Freedman will talk about the birth of emoji in the next Quack Chat pub talk Oct. 10
Photo by Chris Larsen and Nic Walcott, University Communications
October 3

Knowledge Quest: O'Day Fellowships and Undergrad Research

From the lab to the coast to the brain and even a virtual world, a new fellowship fuels exciting journeys in undergraduate research
Di Grazia's research found that many Tibetans saw the proliferation of souvenirs and religious items as an avenue for people to educate themselves about Tibetan culture, rather than being an offensive practice. Photograph courtesy Amanda Di Grazia
October 3

Traveling to India to Track Tibetan Culture

A UO student investigates whether Tibetans oppose the commercialization of their religion
The spiritual values of Tibetan Buddhists, along with their respect for animal life, closely align with conservation principles, making them an excellent resource for snow leopard conservation efforts.
October 3

Hannah Taub and Saving the Snow Leopard

Monks could aid in conservation of the revered cats and help save them from extinction
Acosta-King was told he wouldn’t amount to much. Now he’s studying neural systems in mice and earning a doctorate in psychology. Photo by Chris Larsen, University Communications
October 3

From Homeless to a PhD: A Young Neuroscientist's Story

Determination, hard work, and the thrill of discovery lifts student from self-doubt to success
Alec Cowan studied Michi Yasui Ando, a 1940s English student whose life was disrupted by the internment of Japanese Americans. She provided the inspiration for a statue in Eugene memorializing victims of the action. Photo by Dustin Whitaker
October 3

English as Weapon, English as Sanctuary

A study of Japanese internment in Oregon details a nation’s fear and a girl’s plight during World War II
October 3

German-Theater Student Explores Kafka and Immigration

German-theater student recasts The Trial to examine human rights
The multifaceted history of Portland’s Morningside mental health facility intrigued student researchers.
October 3

Students in Global Health Examine Portland Institution

Foray into mental illness shifts to problems at a Portland institution
Despite being captivated by the Oxford English Dictionary as a child, Baese-Berk didn't realize her calling as a linguistics scholar until college. Photo by Nic Walcott, University Communications
October 3

Profile: Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Associate professor of linguistics discusses undergraduate research, the Apollo 11 mission, and the Oxford English Dictionary

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