College of Arts and Sciences

September 24

Graduate specialization in translation studies now available

The program is open to all students but will be of particular interest to those studying languages, literatures, anthropology and folklore.
Former UO researcher James Meadow discovered a unique microbial cloud around people
September 23

UO research uncovers a unique microbial cloud that surrounds people

The work by former UO postdoctoral researcher James Meadow and faculty colleagues says individuals can be identified by the bacterial signature.
Klamath Hall, home of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will undergo a major renovation and expansion starting next year
September 23

Klamath Hall project will create 21st-century lab space for chemistry

By renovating an existing floor and adding a new one, both students and faculty will have modern lab space for learning and research.
Jun Li
September 23

UO launches new center and gains federal cyber research recognition

Center for Cyber Security and Privacy to lead way as the UO becomes a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research.
Richard Geiger (center) and the Dune Sciences team
September 9

Dune Sciences beats the stink with new treatment for athletic wear

DeFUNKit, which is close to commerical release, uses a coating of silver nanoparticles that keep sweaty clothes from getting smelly.
Kelly Sutherland of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
September 1

UO-led research suggests underwater vehicles with jellyfish propulsion

OIMB's Kelly Sutherland and colleagues detail how a colonial jelly uses multiple jets to move and turn rapidly, especially when seeking food.
Anthropology professor Josh Snodgrass will direct a new Center for Undergraduate Excellence
August 31

Anthropologist Josh Snodgrass featured in faculty profile series

Snodgrass was one of the UO's outstanding faculty advisors last year and, in addition to teaching and research, helps young Ducks adjust to college life.
Pranjal Mehta
August 27

UO trio among 270 scientists who tried to replicate psychology studies

Massive collaboration reveals that fewer than half of findings from 100 studies in psychological science could be reproduced.
New discoveries could change our ideas about the ancient saber-toothed salmon
August 26

Edward Davis to give talk on new ideas about the saber-tooth salmon

Evidence from two almost-intact skulls may revolutionize our understanding of the saber-toothed salmon, an ancient Pacific Northwest species. 
UO psychology professor Sanjay Srivastava
August 25

Sanjay Srivastava talks emotions and likability in New York Magazine

The story discusses work by Srivastava and graduate student Allison Tackman that looks at the social costs of supressing one's emotions.