College of Arts and Sciences

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.
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.