Research and Innovation

Madonna Moss in the field at Alaskan archaeological site
June 24

Ancient fish bones shed light on early Pacific Northwest life

Cultural differences and similarities over time are captured when UO researchers probe the compost of 222 archaeological sites
Google's self-driving cars lined up ready to go
June 22

UO researcher helps probe the morals of driverless cars

UO psychology prof Azim Shariff is part of a research team that explored what people want self-driving cars to do when lives matter
Allyn and Cheryl Ramberg Ford
June 17

Fords’ $7 million gift initiates renovation of Pacific Hall

The latest gift from donors Cheryl and Allyn Ford will renovate science labs and kick off a major update of the UO’s original 1952 science building
Jon Erlandson in the Channel Islands (Photo by Mahan Kalpa Khalsa)
June 16

World's landscapes all have felt the impacts of human activity

UO's Jon Erlandson had a role in a major review by international scholars of how the Earth's landscapes and ecosystems have been transformed by humans
Exterior of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History
June 14

Past gets bright future at Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The anonymous $2 million gift puts the museum closer to its $12 million endowment goal
Illustration of gravity wave ripples
June 14

LIGO observatory finds another gravity wave from deep space

UO researchers help confirm only the second-ever detection of a spacetime ripple 
Runners at the UO
June 10

Run with a UO researcher during the Olympic Trials

On a campus synonymous with world class runners and top-flight researchers, here’s a chance to combine the two.
Doctoral student Gabe Rudebusch holds a tube with his molecules in solution
June 9

UO doctoral student leads way to promising synthetic molecule

Gabe Rudebusch in Mike Haley's lab finds an approach to create a new molecular architecture with promise for solar and electronic devices
Cathy Wong at work in her lab.
June 7

Diversity program helps bring top researchers to the UO

Cathy Wong, a new professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, studies semiconductor materials
Nick Allen in his Department of Psychology office
June 7

Time to up efforts to help young people globally, says UO's Allen

UO psychology professor Nick Allen is part of a forward-looing initiative calling on investments to help adolescents meet a long list of challenges