News Archive prior to Feb. 2015

Charcoal evidence tracks climate changes in Younger Dryas

EUGENE, Ore. — (Jan. 28, 2009) — A new study reports that charcoal left by wildfires in sediments of 35 North American lake beds don't provide ready support for the theory that comets exploding over the continent 12,900 years ago sparked a cooling period known as the Younger Dryas.

UO architecture programs score high in national ranking

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 26, 2009) - A special edition of the journal DesignIntelligence recognized the University of Oregon's department of architecture for its commitment to teaching sustainable design. The publication ranks the country's top architecture and design schools each year.

UO professor awarded first Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 23, 2009) -- There is a theory that tucked away
on the shelves of the nation's universities are the technologies of
tomorrow. These are the ideas and research for new products, but they

'Tracking Oregon's Boundaries' depicts Pacific Northwest between 1802-1861

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 23, 2009) - The period between 1802 and 1861
was a time of exploration and settlement in the Pacific Northwest,
specifically in the area that would become Oregon in 1859. An
exhibition of rare maps from this time period will be displayed through

Family day event at UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 23, 2009) - The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History will host a Winter Family Fun Day on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

UO to make up Oregon Opportunity Grant reduction impacting 2,900 students

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 12, 2009) – The University of Oregon is committing approximately $340,000 to help 2,900 students who recently learned their Oregon Opportunity Grant funding will be cut for the remainder of the academic year.

UO Traffic Safety Day will help cars, bikes, walkers share the road

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 12, 2009) – In a partnership between the University of Oregon Department of Public Safety (UODPS) and Eugene Police Department (EPD), Traffic Safety Day will help drivers, bikers, walkers and skateboarders learn how to better share the road.

UO faculty named 2008-09 Fulbright Scholars

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 9, 2009) - Three University of Oregon professors have been awarded the 2008-09 Fulbright Scholar grant. In addition, the university welcomes two visiting scholars for the academic year.

Six UO awards to help build Oregon's economic pipeline

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 9, 2009) -- The University of Oregon expanded the pipeline for new Oregon businesses this week by awarding six grants totaling $191,849 to help six promising innovations make the first critical steps toward commercialization.