The University of Oregon, (U of O) was established in 1876 in Eugene, Oregon. It is classified as high research activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. The student body of undergraduate and graduate students is approximately 20,400. U of O is noted for its science curriculum, architecture and School of Journalism and Communications. U of O has the 2nd oldest school of journalism in the U.S.
Case of Guatemalans at Iowa plant reflects desperation amid globalization
Many undocumented workers from Latin America risk migrating to the United States to take jobs in which they will be exploited because they are fleeing from desperate situations and see opportunities to help ...
Explosive volcanoes fueled by water, researchers find
University of Oregon geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade Range.
Pitch for support, in Spanish and offering recognition, scores for nonprofit
Messaging matters, and tailoring communications to resonate with a target audience can pay off for a nonprofit organization seeking new support.
Consequences of driving drunk are paying off
Punishments for drivers whose blood alcohol content is measured above legal thresholds for impairment have reduced the likelihood of repeat offenses, says a University of Oregon economist.
Researchers detail new insights on arsenic cycling
University of Oregon geologist Qusheng Jin initially labeled his theory "A Wild Hypothesis." Now his study of arsenic cycling in a southern Willamette Valley aquifer is splashing with potential significance ...
Researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.
UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials
A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has emerged from a collaboration of University of Oregon and industry researchers.
Fossils cast doubt on climate-change projections on habitats
Leave it to long-dead short-tailed shrew and flying squirrels to outfox climate-modelers trying to predict future habitats.
Special microscope captures defects in nanotubes
University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges.
Lab unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique
Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological ...
Native Northwest prairie plants being grown at three sites under future climate conditions
University of Oregon-led research in prairies of the Pacific Northwest could be a roadmap for the conservation of native plants facing stresses from projected climate changes and invasive species.
Chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution
The yield so far is small, but chemists at the University of Oregon have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use ...
Geologist says Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars
Soil deep in a crater dating to some 3.7 billion years ago contains evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, says University of Oregon geologist Gregory Retallack, based on images and data captured ...
Physicists use geometry to understand 'jamming' process
(Phys.org) —University of Oregon physicists using a supercomputer and mathematically rich formulas have captured fundamental insights about what happens when objects moving freely jam to a standstill.
Reliance on social groups for answers pre-empts motivation for independent analytical thinking
(Phys.org) —If advancing civilization relies on social networks, the world is in trouble. According to newly published research by University of Oregon psychologist Azim Shariff, individuals relying on ...