News Archive prior to Feb. 2015

Evans Scholars Foundation to open Scholarship House at the University of Oregon

The UO is the first new school for Evans Scholarship House in 27 years and will increase the number of scholarships from 12 to approximately 50 in the coming years.

Oregon study: Imitation is flattery, but it limits analytical thinking

EUGENE, Ore. — (Feb. 18, 2014) — If advancing civilization relies on social networks, the world is in trouble.

Oregon researchers say ancient herring catch nets fisheries weakness

EUGENE, Ore. — (Feb. 17, 2014) — Archaeological data from 171 sites in southeast Alaska, British Columbia and Washington indicate that management efforts along the Pacific Coast need to take a longer view into the past to better protect fisheries for the future.

Scott Coltrane selected as provost of the University of Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. – (Feb. 13, 2014) – Scott Coltrane has been selected for the top academic leadership post at the University of Oregon.

Climate change is keynote topic at Oregon Academy of Sciences meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — (Feb. 13, 2014) — A panel of experts will discuss climate trends and their likely impacts on Oregon during a meeting Saturday, Feb. 22, of the Oregon Academy of Sciences (OAS) at the University of Oregon.

UO museum celebrating Darwin with speakers series and dinner event

EUGENE, Ore. — (Feb. 10, 2014) — As part of the international celebration of the birth month of Charles Darwin, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History will bring three leading scholars to the University of Oregon to present recent research on evolutionary change.

Data-driven team is key to sustaining positive behavior framework in schools

EUGENE, Ore. — (Feb. 3, 2014) — A new study finds that a dedicated team that makes decisions based on data is crucial for launching and sustaining a framework designed at the University of Oregon in the early 1990s to prevent and reduce behavioral problems in the nation's schools.

Zebra fish fins help Oregon researchers gain insight into bone regeneration

EUGENE, Ore. — (Jan. 30, 2014) — University of Oregon biologists say they have opened the window on the natural process of bone regeneration in zebra fish, and that the insights they gained could be used to advance therapies for bone fractures and disease.