In this issue of OREGON RESEARCH:
New centers and institutes, 5 questions for Ed Colligan … and so much more!

On behalf of the office for Research, Innovation and Graduate Education (RIGE), I’d like to welcome several new research centers and institutes that have recently joined the RIGE family. COACh, the outstanding research and advocacy organization for women scientists founded by Geri Richmond, has joined our roster. COACh has helped transform the careers of more than 6,000 women faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral associates in chemistry, physics, math, biology, computer science, geology, medicine, materials science, engineering and other areas of expertise....Continue reading →

Did You Know?

Technology Transfer Services has become Innovation Partnership Services. The new name better reflects the department's breadth of services.

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


Idea Awards, sponsored by Research Innovation, and Graduate Education, are designed to stimulate discussion and development of new collaborative research projects that will enhance the UO’s research strengths. Funds are used to encourage collaborative research and engage faculty in projects to facilitate research excellence.
We are pleased to announce the following award recipients:
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5 Questions

Ed ColliganEd Colligan

Long before the iPhone and the Galaxy S there was the Treo, an early smartphone by Handspring/Palm that won rave reviews for its slick design and appealing user interface — qualities the company’s former CEO and president Ed Colligan has always felt passionately about....Continue reading →

Need to Know

Andy Berglund named interim associate dean for UO Graduate School

Andy BerglundUniversity of Oregon molecular biologist Andy Berglund has been named an interim associate dean of the UO Graduate School.

Berglund's appointment is effective as of mid July. He succeeds Mia Tuan, an education studies professor at the UO, who was recently appointed acting dean of the College of Education....Continue reading →


Research, Innovation & Graduate Education Bridge Funding Support for Research Programs (RIGE-BRIDGE)

The competitiveness of the federal funding climate presents unique challenges to principal investigators, especially as unanticipated gaps in funding have negative effects on the continuation of active research programs. The Bridge Funding Support program provides interim resources to mitigate a challenging federal climate and to facilitate the ongoing viability of federally funded research projects....Continue reading 

Advancing Oregon

Espy participates in AAU media roundtable

Vice President for Research and Innovation Kimberly Andrews Espy was a participant in the Association of American University’s fourth annual Media Roundtable in Washington, D.C., on July 9-10. Co-sponsored by the Science Coalition, the event presented an opportunity for senior research officers to meet with journalists from higher ed, science policy and specialty publications, as well as correspondents from major daily newspapers....Continue reading →

Ask the VPRI


What are core facilities? I have heard they are changing, why?

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Oregon Research News

New graduate specializations launching this fall

Four new graduate specializations will become part of the graduate curricula, starting in the 2013-14 academic year. Housed within existing areas of study, the new areas offer specialized credentials to graduate students who meet the requirements. The expansions fit with the graduate school’s aim of being forward thinking to help students meet the needs of the future.

The approved specializations will be housed within existing areas of study but will now offer specialized credentials to graduate students who meet  the requirements....Continue reading →


Sept. 18, Orientation to Research Services at UO

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Orientation

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O.R. in the News

Make it RAIN: State tells UO, OSU and cities to team up, grow jobs

The Oregon Legislature committed $3.75 million to organize business creation at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University in an effort to grow more jobs in the southern Willamette Valley....Read the story
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Parting Shots

Out with the old


In with the new

A crew recently removed a decommissioned 10,000 pound 3T Siemens Allegra MRI from Straub Hall. The 11-year-old head-only scanner was replaced with a Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra 3T MRI capable of performing whole-body scans. The new magnet is housed in the Robert and Beverly Lewis Center for NeuroImaging (LCNI) in the Lewis Integrative Science Building. The old machine, which is no longer supported by Siemens, is being scrapped.   CAMCOR Director Kurt Langworthy stands by as a worker unloads a new FEI Helios 600i Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam instrument in preparation for its installation in the Lokey Laboratories. The tool, used for imaging, nanofabrication, analysis and sample preparation, is the final piece of a suite of tools secured through UO's partnership with FEI, which began with the Titan 80-300 electron microscope in 2007.

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