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Dog being petted
January 6

Writing better pet adoption ads could prevent euthanasia

A journalism professor finds that using storytelling language leads to more adoptions
Ocean waves
January 6

Research uncovers a new way to identify a rare earthquake

The work is helping develop faster public warnings that could save lives
Truvada bottle and pills
January 3

Lawyers are trying to scare you with Facebook advertisements

Advocacy groups are raising alarms about law firms seeking clients to sue drug companies
Single-family houses on former farmland
January 2

America's love affair with the single-family house is cooling

But it won't be a quick breakup, two UO researchers write in The Conversation
Spongebob plush toy
December 23

Three internet language trends from 2019, explained

Two UO linguists help you catch up with the lingo changes wrought by social media
Child sick in bed
December 17

Feeling sick is an emotion meant to help you get better faster

'Lassitude' is an important part of how human beings work to recover from illness
Silhouettes
November 25

The more women run, the more they are treated like candidates

Law professor Elizabeth Tippett writes about the evolution of female political candidates
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
November 22

Another major democracy fights to maintain the rule of law

Professor David Frank sees parallels between Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump
Map seen through magnifier
November 19

Local news can bridge the media trust gap, if the public pays

Professor Damian Radcliffe discusses ways local journalists can rebuild public trust
Office scene
November 19

Why saying 'OK boomer' at work is considered age discrimination

Federal law protects older workers, law professor Elizabeth Tippett writes, but not millennials

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