Oregon Research & Innovation News — Week of October 26, 2015
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Oregon Research & Innovation News

Week of October 26, 2015

Featured Stories

James Braxton Peterson delivers UO’s annual Lorwin Lecture 

The Oregon Humanities Center kicked off its year of programming on the theme of “Justice” with a visit by noted hip-hop scholar, social commentator and social justice activist James Braxton Peterson, director of Africana studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University. In his lecture, “A Song, A Slogan, and A Service: Dispatches from the Movement for Black Lives,” Peterson provided insights and updates regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

Q&A with Carol Stabile, interim director of CSWS

Carol Stabile, professor of journalism and communication, started as interim director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) at the University of Oregon this fall. We spoke with Stabile about her vision for CSWS and what lies ahead this year.


Sloan Foundation renews support for UO center examining biology, architecture

The Biology and the Built Environment Center at the UO was recently awarded a two-year, $1.3 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to investigate the relationship between architectural design and the indoor microbiome — the collection of bacteria, fungi and viruses found inside of buildings.

Dossin's recording of Bernstein continues to wow critics

The recently released recording of Bernstein's Thirteen Anniversaries by Alexandre Dossin, associate professor of piano performance and piano literature in the UO School of Music and Dance, continues to receive rave reviews from critics.

Research News

UO launches new translational neuroscience research center

How can we create better academic outcomes for students in low-income school districts? How might we help people of all ages steer clear of cancer-related foods and avoid smoking?

The answers to these and other questions can be found through the application of evidence-based neuroscience knowledge in community settings, according to the directors of the new Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN), which launched at the University of Oregon on September 28.


Fall edition of CASCADE features undergraduate research

Student researchers seek to be the change they want to see: the Fall 2015 edition of CASCADE, the magazine of the UO's College of Arts and Sciences, features stories of undergraduate students engaged in research across many different disciplines.

UO humanities publications breaking new scholarly ground

The production and publication of scholarly work lies at the heart of any research university, and is essential to the academic careers of faculty at the UO.  The Oregon Humanities Center (OHC) promotes and supports the publication of new humanities research through two core programs: the OHC Faculty Research Fellowship Program and the Faculty Author Subvention Program.

The OHC fellowship funds up to ten one-term research fellowships each year and has resulted in a number of recent publications representing a wide array of topics and disciplinary fields.


Parting Shot

We will be promoting interdisciplinary research at the University of Oregon during the month of November. If you are working on an interdisciplinary project and would like to share your research with us, please email Lewis Taylor at or share it with us on Twitter using the hashtag #UOResearch.
Pictured above: a barnacled-covered ceramic vessel by Trygve Faste and Jessica Swanson is the result of a collaboration between the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB). Continue Reading


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