College of Arts and Sciences

Autumn scene
November 13

Summer fellowships doubled for creative arts and humanities

Tenure-related faculty members will have more opportunities for summer research funding
Greenland coast
November 8

UO scientist gets the dirt on what could be the planet's oldest soil

Geologist Greg Retallack helped identify a sample of an early soil that could be 3.7 billion years old
Image of Emily Sylwestrak
November 7

New UO neuroscientist gets advisory role at Allen Institute

Emily Sylwestrak says the institute’s approach has helped guide her own research
Dinosaurs in forest
November 5

UO scientists uncover a rare Oregon dinosaur fossil

Dino bones are rarely found in Oregon, which was underwater for most of the dinosaur age
Professors in discussion
November 2

OHSU and UO joint research teams report progress, plans

Members of 10 teams working together met in Salem to discuss progress and next steps
Imaginary forest world
November 2

UO study finds healthy creativity in kids’ imaginary worlds

Studies led by Marjorie Taylor find children who invent parallel worlds often are strong storytellers
Collapsed buildings in Mexico after the 2017 Tehuantepec earthquake
October 29

UO professor talks mega-quakes with National Geographic

Diego Melgar talks about an earthquake in Mexico that fractured the surface of the earth
Performers and puppets
October 26

UO theater season opens with Broadway musical ‘Avenue Q’

Puppets and people re-create 'Sesame Street' for adults in this version of the Broadway play
Collapsed buildings in Mexico after the 2017 Tehuantepec earthquake
October 25

2017 Mexico quake came from unexpected location, study says

The strong earthquake defied models and raises new concerns, reports a team led by Diego Melgar
Graphic of people communicating
October 24

New humanities initiative realigns programs to fit student needs

Led by Martha Bayless, the program helps students explore subject areas in tune with their interests