Academics and Research

Stone foundation with statues on top on Easter Island
January 16

Study suggests fresh water was key to Easter Island’s monuments

UO doctoral student led effort to uncover why and where islanders built iconic stone monuments
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech. Still from "The March" by James Blue
January 14

New project explores a classic of the civil rights era by a UO alum

Professor David Frank and colleagues use digital storytelling to examine the work of James Blue
Children at laptops
January 10

COE emerges as a leader in the growing edutech field

Education technology offers a way to get cutting-edge tools directly into the hands of educators
Mae Ngai
January 9

Professor of immigration history named 2018-19 Morse Chair

Mae Ngai of Columbia University will teach a class and speak at several campus events
Sensor net on model
January 8

Psychology professor is first from UO named to inventors academy

Don Tucker was honored for developing the geodesic sensor net for capturing brain activity
Part of an Ediacaran fossil
January 7

Thin layers of sediment point to early arrival of life on land

UO earth scientist Greg Retallack finds signs for multicellular organisms from fossils found in soils
Hands together
January 2

UO prof teaches that leadership should be exceptional and kind

Kate Zipay lands at UO as two papers she wrote as a doctoral student are published
Kimberly Belmes (left) and Kyle Klosterman
December 31

UO ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for master’s degrees in physics

With 24 physics master's degrees in 2017, the university topped all other schools in the nation
U.S. Capitol
December 27

Campus leaders offer guidance on partial government shutdown

A memo was sent to campus researchers about the effects on federally sponsored projects
Professors Brian Smith, Andy Marcus and Mike Raymer
December 27

UO physicist cheers passage of National Quantum Initiative

Michael Raymer was a co-author on the original proposals recently signed into law by the president

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