College of Arts and Sciences

Map of original tribal communities in NW Oregon
February 22

Two UO grads put their skills to work serving their tribes

Rachel Cushman and Carina Miller are now giving back as elected leaders
Caitlin Kowalski in lab
February 18

Biology postdoc is the first UO researcher to get Whitney award

The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation named Caitlin Kowalski among its biomedical fellows
Woman playing soduku on phone
February 15

Brain games are fun, but don't expect any cures, prof says

Ulrich Mayr was on a science panel that found little cognitive benefit from the games
Sunset with tree in foreground
February 14

UO professor develops tool to identify Indigenous values

Michelle Jacob hopes it will move toward equity and justice for Indigenous communities
Jayson Paulose and Ben Farr
February 14

Two UO physicists get NSF Career Awards for research

The prestigious awards provide sustained funding for the faculty members' research
Zebrafish in lab tank
February 14

Study shows how the gut’s nervous system affects microbes

Researchers gave zebrafish a common heartburn medication to alter gut acidity
Students in a lab
February 11

At the UO, women in STEM are making science better for all

Feb. 11 was the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Woman writing math problem on chalkboard
February 8

$2.3 million grant will help math department grow and diversify

The NSF award is a big step toward a long-term shift in the department's culture
Bacteria illustration
February 3

Primate proteins evolve to guard against pathogens, study finds

Gene swapping creates striking differences that help block harmful bacteria
2022 AAAS fellows
January 28

Four UO faculty members are named fellows of the AAAS

Their research focuses on microbes, coastal archaeology, sulfur and anthropology