Research and Innovation

President Michael H. Schill at the announcement of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
December 2

Knight Campus briefing caps first full board meeting in Portland

Patrick Phillips describes how the game-changing initiative will benefit the basic sciences, speed new advances and create a new way of educating students
Photo shows experimental plots used at Harvard Forest in Massachusetts as part of the PNAS study
December 1

UO helps in probe of how warming will affect carbon in soils

Studying potential climate change effects on Pacific Northwest grasslands leads to global collaborations
Ice and associated algae in the central basin of Lake Erie in 2008
November 28

Ice atop lakes doesn't necessarily freeze the life down under

UO's Aaron Galloway, a marine biologist, was on an international team that captured the strongest look yet of life under frozen lakes
Damage from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami
November 24

Flat faults, like Cascadia, spark giant quakes, says UO team

Researcher turns to geometry to study the largest faults and why they cause really big ones
Image shows Bill Cresko with UO President Michael Schill, Karen Guilleman and Patrick Phillips
November 18

UO's Cresko chosen as fellow of world's largest scientific group

The honor from the American Association for the Advancement of Science reflects the collaborative nature of research at the UO, he says
Abandoned pit at Mount Goldsworthy near Mount Grant in Western Australia
November 17

UO study finds Earth's soils hosted life early on

UO's Greg Retallack and colleagues find tiny fossils with signatures of life in ancient Australian rocks
Ken Prehoda in his lab
November 16

Op-ed looks at Knight Campus' potential benefit to science

Ken Prehoda, who will give the talk, also penned an essay in The Register-Guard
A child reading with a teacher
November 16

UO to lead national comprehensive literacy center

Its aim is to help children with learning disabilities
Artist rendition of protein evolution: Shown are an evolutionary tree and proteins affected by mutations
November 15

Mutation for multicellular life was a backbone changer

The UO's Ken Prehoda and colleagues report how a cellular disruption 600 million years ago led to a change in protein functioning
A forest fire in western Canada
November 3

Fire-scarred trees on Northwest island point to human roots

An approach by the UO's Dan Gavin traces historical fire patterns and links them to indigenous populations