UO physicist Richard Taylor, who is internationally known for his innovation using bioinspiration to improve health and wellbeing, and a team of collaborators have found that our brains prefer the repeating, naturally occurring patterns found in nature over more urban settings. Read more.
Researcher Nick Allen partnered with Google Health Studies for a national study on the effects of smart phones on our mental and physical well-being. Allen is nationally renowned for his work understanding adolescent mental health disorders, and developing early intervention. Read more.
UO ecologist Lauren Ponisio and her graduate students strategically sowed 20 species of native plants in the McKenzie River Valley that was torched by wildfire in 2020 to lure pollinators back to the area and spur regrowth. Read more.
Stacy Alaimo, director of English graduate studies and a core faculty member of the Environmental Studies program, is researching the effects of beauty and aesthetics on deep-sea science and conservation efforts for the creatures that live there. Read more.
Using newly developed and culturally informed methods, a UO team from the College of Education's Prevention Science Institute, was able to more than triple the number of Latinx people getting tested for COVID-19. Read more.