I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to campus, especially our newest faculty members. We recently had the opportunity to meet with both new and returning faculty at an orientation and series of training sessions put on by our Research Development Services (RDS) staff. RDS provides a variety of services for faculty seeking support for research, performance, public service and scholarly projects. The trainings were a great opportunity to see new and familiar faces in a relaxed setting before the academic year ramps up, and we thank those who attended for making them such productive events. Continue reading →
Kimberly Andrews Espy
Vice President for Research and Innovation
Dean of the Graduate School
Fisher selected to present at Education Nation Summit
UO professor of psychology and member of the Prevention Science Institute Phil Fisher
will be part of the fourth annual NBC News Education Nation Summit
on October 7-8 at the New York Public Library. The three-day gathering – which draws more than 300 of the nation’s leaders in education, government, business, philanthropy and media – will be held at the NYPL’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in midtown Manhattan. Continue reading →
October is Research Month
Throughout the month of October, RIGE will be highlighting the role research plays — on campus and beyond — with special events geared toward the UO community and the local community. Whether you attend the Presidential Research Lecture
, featuring Ed Kame'enui
on Oct. 30, the Research Faculty Breakfast
on Oct. 16 or any of the other events happening in October
, please join us in celebrating the amazing research that happens across campus. For more information, including a complete listing of events, visit our October Research Month
Understanding F&A Brown Bag Workshop
For those looking to expand their understanding of Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs, UO’s Sponsored Projects Services
will be presenting its “Understanding F&A” training workshop (formerly “All About F&A”). The brown bag workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the PeaceHealth North Building, Conference Room 506. Continue reading →
New Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunities, Research Development Services' weekly newsletter that helps UO faculty identify external funding opportunities, has been redesigned. We hope you will enjoy the new format. Each Tuesday, RDS provides a sample of announcements and solicitations that staff have identified as broadly interesting to the UO research community. If you missed an issue, or would like to subscribe, please visit our Funding Opportunities website.
Expanding Horizons for Aspiring Native Alaskan Students
UO VPRI Kimberly Andrews Espy and biology professor William Cresko recently took a trip to Alaska to discuss opportunities to deepen academic ties between the University of Oregon and the University of Alaska. A particular focus was the success of recent efforts to include Native Alaskan students in the research efforts of the new UO Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals Center (META).
University of Alaska students who spent time at the UO this summer are part of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) directed by Dr. Herb Ilisaurri Schroeder at the University of Alaska Anchorage. ANSEP creates a rigorous science and engineering program for Native Alaskan students that begins in middle school and includes intensive internships with industry & educational partners during their university years. Espy was particularly interested in understanding how ANSEP is structured and exploring the possibility of expanding these efforts into Oregon.
What is Oregon RAIN and what can it do for me?
Graduate Internship Program Hosts Interview Event
It’s no accident the University of Oregon Graduate Internship Program
sees a success rate that is well above the national average. A 54-credit blend of real-world training and graduate level instruction, the program emphasizes professional development and connects students with industrial employers seeking young talent. After receiving academic training, undergoing a highly structured internship and completing the year-and-a-half-long program, 90 percent of students receive permanent job offers from their internship host companies. Continue reading →
Orientation and training brings new and returning faculty up to speed
UO physicists take on leadership roles at CERN
UO physicists working on the ATLAS experiment
at the Large Hadron Collider
(LHC) at CERN
near Geneva, Switzerland, played a key role in last year's discovery of what is believed to be the elusive Higgs boson. Two members of that team are now taking on pivotal leadership roles for the ATLAS data handling system.
The UO's Eric Torrence
was chosen by the ATLAS Trigger Data Acquisition (TDAQ) system's institutional board to serve as data preparation deputy coordinator effective in October and then as coordinator for a year beginning in October 2014.
, who was trigger coordinator for ATLAS during the collisions in which the elusive Higgs boson was likely found, was chosen as TDAQ co-leader, effective Aug. 1. In March 2015, he will begin a one-year term as overall project leader for the system. Continue reading →
Oct. 1, RIGE Innovation Seminar Series
Featuring Joe Loureiro, Senior Investigator -- Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Oct. 2, Understanding F&A Brown Bag Workshop
Noon to 1:00 pm
More upcoming events →
Erin Gray uses science to better her racewalking career
UO's Bowerman Sports Science Clinic is featuring Eugene racewalker Erin Gray, who is competing at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in Moscow next week. She and her coach use the data from tests undertaken at the clinic to optimize her training. The BSSC is located adjacent to historic Hayward Field in the Bowerman Building. It is open to elite athletes and recreational competitors, alike....continue reading
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This image from high above the Lewis Integrative Science Building was taken by Helios, a team of two recent UO Digital Arts graduates. Mixing new and old technology, they capture aerial photographs by attaching a GoPro camera to a weather balloon. Inspired by balloon mapping and surveillance drones, they turned a friendly eye toward familiar landscapes.