Oregon Quarterly

Di Grazia's research found that many Tibetans saw the proliferation of souvenirs and religious items as an avenue for people to educate themselves about Tibetan culture, rather than being an offensive practice. Photograph courtesy Amanda Di Grazia
October 3

Traveling to India to Track Tibetan Culture

A UO student investigates whether Tibetans oppose the commercialization of their religion
The spiritual values of Tibetan Buddhists, along with their respect for animal life, closely align with conservation principles, making them an excellent resource for snow leopard conservation efforts.
October 3

Hannah Taub and Saving the Snow Leopard

Monks could aid in conservation of the revered cats and help save them from extinction
Acosta-King was told he wouldn’t amount to much. Now he’s studying neural systems in mice and earning a doctorate in psychology. Photo by Chris Larsen, University Communications
October 3

From Homeless to a PhD: A Young Neuroscientist's Story

Determination, hard work, and the thrill of discovery lifts student from self-doubt to success
Alec Cowan studied Michi Yasui Ando, a 1940s English student whose life was disrupted by the internment of Japanese Americans. She provided the inspiration for a statue in Eugene memorializing victims of the action. Photo by Dustin Whitaker
October 3

English as Weapon, English as Sanctuary

A study of Japanese internment in Oregon details a nation’s fear and a girl’s plight during World War II
Stafford, a second-generation poetry healer, will follow in his father's footsteps with his new position as Oregon's poet laureate. Photo by Kendrick Moholt
October 3

Eloquent Listener: Poet Laureate Kim Stafford

English alumnus Kim Stafford on the healing power of poetry and its important role in today's society
October 3

German-Theater Student Explores Kafka and Immigration

German-theater student recasts The Trial to examine human rights
The multifaceted history of Portland’s Morningside mental health facility intrigued student researchers.
October 3

Students in Global Health Examine Portland Institution

Foray into mental illness shifts to problems at a Portland institution
Illustrations by Becky Hoag
October 3

Undergrad Researcher Asks: Why Are TV Audiences Anti-Antiheroine?

Carrie Bradshaw vs. Tony Soprano—what's the big difference between the two?
Despite being captivated by the Oxford English Dictionary as a child, Baese-Berk didn't realize her calling as a linguistics scholar until college. Photo by Nic Walcott, University Communications
October 3

Profile: Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Associate professor of linguistics discusses undergraduate research, the Apollo 11 mission, and the Oxford English Dictionary
Wong created Oregon Medical Brigades, a service program that sends UO students to Panama to set up medical clinics for needy communities, with his roommate after a spring break service trip to Honduras during his freshman year. Photo by Steve Smith
October 3

Epic Journey: Austin Wong and Health Care

Challenging path through undergraduate research ends with career in health care

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