In this issue of OREGON RESEARCH:
Trainings and orientation, a new partnership with University of Alaska, a look ahead to UO Research Month ... and so much more!


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 →

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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 →

Need to Know

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 page.

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.

Advancing Oregon

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.

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Oregon Research News

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

A Sept. 18-19 orientation and training sessions sponsored by Research Development Services (RDS) drew new and current faculty members seeking valuable information on accessing research services, finding funding opportunities, and developing effective proposals. The program began with a Sept. 18 orientation to research services at the UO, which included information on Research Development Services, Sponsored Project Services (SPS)Research Compliance Services (RCS) and other units that assist UO faculty with their research needs. Continue reading →

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. 

David Strom, 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

4 p.m.

Oct. 2, Understanding F&A Brown Bag Workshop

Noon to 1:00 pm

More upcoming events

OR in the News

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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Parting Shot

New perspective

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.

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