In this issue of OREGON RESEARCH: ESI, Janis Weeks, a new design challenge … and so much more!

The University of Oregon Graduate School strives for excellence, innovation and inclusiveness each and every day, but June is an opportune time to reflect on the past year. In 2012-13, approximately 3,000 students were enrolled in our graduate programs — plus another 800 students who took graduate classes. We expect 640 of these students to receive their graduate degrees this month....Continue reading →

Did You Know

UO research has generated 103 US patents and 334 technology out-license agreements since 1992.

— Source: UO Technology Transfer Services

Congratulations, graduates!


Kimberly Andrews Espy
Vice President for Research and Innovation,
Dean of the Graduate School


University of Oregon Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

The University of Oregon announced May 21 that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Janis Weeks, a professor in the University of Oregon Department of Biology, Institute of Neuroscience (ION) and African Studies Program, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Neurophysiology-based platform for STH drug discovery"...Continue reading →

Stephen ShoemakerStephen Shoemaker awarded National Humanities Center Fellowship
Religious studies professor Stephen Shoemaker was recently awarded a prestigious National Humanities Center Fellowship. He was one of 36 awardees chosen from 433 applicants to represent humanistic scholarship by working on an individual research project. Dr. Shoemaker also won fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and from the Institute for Advanced Study at the Central European University in Budapest....Continue reading →

David Ozog

Ph.D. student wins Department of Energy fellowship

David Ozog, a Ph.D. student in the University of Oregon’s computer and information science department, has won a Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) from the Department of Energy.

“This is a highly competitive fellowship that recognizes David’s academic accomplishments and future potential in computational science research,” said Allen Davis Malony, Ozog’s Ph.D. advisor.

Ozog is one of 10 students with backgrounds in scientific or engineering disciplines, computer science, or applied mathematics to receive the fellowship. He is the only...Continue reading →

Jim BrauJim Brau participates in US-Japan symposium

University of Oregon Knight Professor of Natural Science Jim Brau, participated in the US-Japan Advanced Science and Technology Symposium in Washington, DC., on April 30. Leaders from government, academia and industry met to discuss US-Japan cooperation in science and technology, using the International Linear Collider as an example. The International Linear Collider is a proposed electron-positron collider, that aims to complement the Large Hadron Collider, a proton-proton collider at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland....Continue reading →

Need to Know

Can you create a meaningful mobile experience?

The office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education is proud to announce the inaugural Colligan User Interface Design Challenge. Inspired by mobile technology pioneer Ed Colligan (UO ’83), the challenge seeks to inspire UO students from all programs and classes to create an attractive and dynamic graphical user interface designed for use on a mobile platform. Students from any program or class are eligible to compete – as individuals or teams. The challenge will officially commence in Fall Term (’13) and will culminate with each individual/team presenting...Continue reading →

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of CSWS with the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

As part of the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, and as a way of honoring the role that Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) played in the founding of CSWS, the center is collaborating with the University of Oregon Knight Library and the Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) to create the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship....Continue reading →

CASE Affiliates and Services Survey

The Center for Assessment, Statistics, and Evaluation (CASE) is a new university-wide research core facility to be housed within the office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education (RIGE). The purpose of CASE will be to serve as a research support resource for faculty members and graduate students throughout the University of Oregon who need assistance with design, analysis, statistics or methods; as well as to the larger research community in Oregon....Continue reading →

Updates from Research Compliance Services

RCS Average Cycletime Improvements over 12 monthsResearch Compliance Services (RCS) oversees the human subject research and financial conflict of interest in research policies at the UO. Over the past year, we have reorganized the office to provide a more service-oriented approach to the work we do. Our goal is to ensure the protection of human subjects in research and facilitate...Continue reading →

RDS to offer September Research Orientation Information Session and Workshops

Research Development Services (RDS) is sponsoring two days of workshops on September for new and current faculty members.

On Wednesday, September 18th, RDS will host a half day workshop from 1:00 – 3:30 for new UO faculty, Orientation to Research Services. This session will include information on Research Development Services, Sponsored Project Services, Research Compliance Services, Technology Transfer Services, and...Continue reading →

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Oregon Research News

STEM initiative brings 4J teachers into the lab for an introduction to nanotechnology

A little over two dozen science and math instructors from Eugene’s 4J school district received a crash course in real world nanotechnology on May 9, courtesy of Kurt Langworthy, director of the high-tech extension service CAMCOR. In two sessions, teachers were introduced to basic concepts in materials characterization and...Continue reading →

Raising the profile of the environmental sciences at the UO

The UO’s Environmental Sciences Institute (ESI) recently debuted its new website. Launched in the fall, ESI includes 18 full members and nine associate members, including faculty from biology, geology, geography, anthropology and other departments. The institute boasts researchers whose strengths include evaluation of natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, debris flows, floods, tsunamis...Continue reading →

May Research Events

Last month was a busy one for research-related events. The graduate school helped kick things off when it hosted the fourth annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Thursday, May 9, in the Erb Memorial Union....Continue reading →

Innovation Day Photo
An Innovation Open House on May 6 drew representatives from 18 different companies, departments and programs with ties to UO research.



June 11, 2013

DGA Meeting
Description: Monthly DGA Meeting
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Walnut Room, EMU

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For questions, please call Sponsored Projects Services at 6-5131.

Directions (Map) to PeaceHealth North Building (RIGE, Sponsored Projects Services) 5th Floor

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O.R. in the News

Shhh, The Kids Can Hear You Arguing
(Even When They're Asleep

MRI Study of Interparental Conflict and Infants’ Emotion Processing
by UO graduate student Alice Graham and professors Phil Fisher and Jennifer Pfeifer featured on NPR....continue reading

Scholars boil theses down to core

A story by Diane Dietz in the Register-Guard, chronicled the competition at the UO Graduate School's recent Three-Minute Thesis competition. She detailed how UO graduate students stretched the limits of their communication skills by boiling years worth of research down to just 180 seconds. Dietz talked to winner Linda Konnerth, a graduate student in linguistics, about her secret method of practicing the delivery of her thesis on “A Descriptive Grammar of Karbi” while riding her bike to and from campus....continue reading

Parting Shot

A few of the competitors at the inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition. From left to right, the students are Jay Breslow, Meaghan Emery, Will Moore, Danielle Seid, Elizabeth Minton, and Xinjia Peng

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