Research Briefs

See the links below for summaries of some of the latest development from the UO’s research community. More in-depth research news is available on the Academic and Research web page.

July 20

Oxygen isotopes help pin date on the origin of plate tectonics

Research from Ilya Bindeman’s lab analyzes oxygen in rocks to untangle Earth’s history
June 16

Export of Caribbean natural history artifacts impedes research

A new paper argues for re-centering Caribbean perspectives in research on the region
June 13

New Cykler Song Scholars program funds graduate students

The scholarship rewards research into composers from underrepresented backgrounds
May 27

Empathy and music may be intertwined, new research suggests

Musicologist Zachary Wallmark, colleagues are exploring the evolutionary origin of music
May 17

Chuck Kimmel elected into the National Academy of Sciences

The emeritus professor and biologist is a pioneer in using zebrafish to study developmental mechanisms
May 3

Miscarriage can increase suicide risk among teenagers

Research from the Prevention Science Institute points to a need for more mental health support
March 4

State retirement plan is helping, study finds, but many opt out

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled, but only 34 percent have positive balances
February 2

Wildfires are increasing the risk of dangerous landslides

Geologist Josh Roering finds that slides can behave differently in the Pacific Northwest
January 27

UO prof part of team developing microRNA database for fish

John Postlethwait and colleagues developed the system to aid biology research
January 24

UO physicist receives prized NASA research grant

Brian Smith plans to study quantum communications for potential use in space

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