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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: 3D prosthetics with the UO Biomechanics club

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, Arts and Culture Writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Jordan Bailey, the president of the UO Biomechanics club. Within their conversation are the specifics on the prosthetic arm the club is 3D printing, as well was some more information on the field of biomechanics. …

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UO alum is finding success as an illustrator in New York City

Jenny Kroik, illustrator, painter and University of Oregon alum, never expected to hear back from the New Yorker when she emailed the magazine her cover illustration ideas. “I started doing fake New Yorker covers,” Kroik said. “I would just make a painting for fun and then I’d slap the logo …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Science journalism with Becca Cudmore

In this installment of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with journalist Becca Cudmore. Within their conversation are the struggles of being a science journalist, Cudmore’s work for Audobon and Nautilus, and a brief preview of her upcoming story on Cougar’s in the Pacific North West. …

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Hundreds of years later, UO’s oldest tree stands the test of time

The University of Oregon class of 1897 might find UO’s current campus unrecognizable. Large-scale building projects and student enrollment increases have whisked away memories of the university’s modest beginnings. Once the central operating building of the university, Deady Hall today houses parts of the math department and other assorted classes. …

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Science Pick of the Week: Visiting geologist discusses the inner workings of Mt. St. Helens ahead of talk at MNCH

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano drew headlines following its recent eruption on Friday. But the Pacific Northwest is a hotbed for geologic activity, too. The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington, the John Day Fossil Beds of Eastern Oregon and the Columbia Gorge are emblematic of the region’s tumultuous geologic history. Mount St. …

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Review: Dip It provides students with customizable frozen treats

The Spring term sun is here, which means lounging on one of the many campus lawns is suddenly the fashionable thing to do. And what better way to enjoy the springtime heat than with a refreshing ice cream treat. While Prince Pucklers is the established location when it comes to …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Neuroscience and Tibetan monks with Dr. David McCormick

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Dr. David McCormick from the Institute of Neuroscience. The two discuss Dr. McCormick’s research in decision making and his studies of the brain with Tibetan monks, as well as his motivation for studying neuroscience and …

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Jeremy Wade talks river pollution, ‘River Monsters’ success ahead of his new show ‘Mighty Rivers’

Jeremy Wade, expert fisherman and biologist, has turned over nearly every stone when it comes to freshwater fishing. Known best for his legendary catches on the Animal Planet show, “River Monsters,” which concluded its ninth and final season last year, Wade has traversed the world’s rivers for nearly 35 years …

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Science Pick of the Week: Future Knight Campus Director Robert Guldberg talks Regenerative Medicine in upcoming lecture

Examples of regenerative medicine sound like science fiction: 3D tissue printing, regrowing tissue and stem cell therapy. But Dr. Robert Guldberg, incoming director of the Knight Campus and current executive director of the bioengineering institute at Georgia Tech, will tell you that many such techniques are not only real, but …

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Podcast: AL East team previews and Duck baseball putting up plenty of runs

On this episode of the Podcast-to-be-Named, hosts Cal Will and Frankie Lewis break down the biggest off-season news for each team in the AL East, including the Yankees formidable hitting squad and the Red Sox competitive chances. Sports writer Zak Laster joins the show to report recent games and stats …

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A riverfront conundrum: UO submits land use permit to city, sparking controversy over possible artificial turf fields

Situated on the south bank of the Willamette River, the University of Oregon riverfront fields are — to put it politely — rugged. Often overlooked, these fields are only noticed during the walk to Autzen that guides Duck fans through the patchy riverfront grass. But the fields are a burden …

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UO submits building permit for North Campus along riverfront

The University of Oregon Campus Planning department formally submitted their North Campus Conditional Use Permit to the city of Eugene for approval Monday. A 30-day grace period exists on the application, so Campus Planning will have the opportunity to tinker with the suggested plan based on suggestions from the city. …

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Podcast: Emerald baseball’s inaugural podcast

This is the first episode of a new Emerald sports podcast focusing on baseball, with hosts Frankie Lewis and Cal Will. On this inaugural episode, the duo focuses on the biggest signings of the offseason and previews the rest of the season for the Oregon Ducks after they went 2-1 in …

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Science Pick of the Week: UO undergrad is using social media to create more constructive dialogue about ocean conservation

If she had it her way, Ellie Jones would have started campaigning for ocean life 30 years ago. The only problem: she was not born yet. Jones, a junior marine biology major at the University of Oregon, is the creator and administrator of Everblue, an ocean conservation awareness project. The …

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Museum of Natural and Cultural History opens new educational exhibit ‘H20 Today’

Only three percent of the water on earth is drinkable. More water is hidden underground than in all of earth’s rivers, lakes and streams combined. Thirty five percent of all the water people use comes from these underground reservoirs called aquifers. Facts revealing the way humans use water in the …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Cosmology with Dr. James Schombert

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Dr. James Schombert, an observational astronomer at the University of Oregon. The two discuss a medley of cosmological topics, including the dark matter theory, the search for alien life, NASA gossip and much more. Spotlight …

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Tunnel vision: Exploring the heart and veins of campus

A student heads to the water fountain during a break in class. A professor, preparing a lecture, turns on the lights in the classroom with the flick of a switch. After a day in the laboratory, a research assistant washes their hands with hot water. The University of Oregon community …

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Science Pick of the Week: UO fungi experts return from Ecuador with multiple new species

If you are looking for a mushroom expert, look no further than Roo Vandegrift. “Think of all the diversity you find in animals, everything from little shrimp to people, you find that same kind of diversity in fungi,” Vandegrift, a research assistant professor of fungal ecology at the University of …

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Emerald Recommends: The best movies of 2017

It was a bit of a strange year for Hollywood. Blockbusters continued to dominate the box office and frustrate critics. The industry faced months of moral reckoning via horrific sexual assault allegations. Disney casually dropped $50 billion to buy every superhero you love. Studios gave women their time to shine …

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UO Alum Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló displays art installation ‘Interno’ at the EMU

Daniela Cárdenas-Riumalló has always had a creative spirit. Surrounded by artistic minds — her grandmother was a painter, her dad a classical Latin musician, her mom a contemporary dancer — she said she could feel something inside her pushing her towards art. “I never felt like it was an obligation …

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: Paleontology in Kyrgyzstan with Win McLaughlin

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Win McLaughlin, a Ph.D. Candidate studying vertebrate paleontology at the University of Oregon. The two discuss McLaughlin’s latest work in Kyrgyzstan, the mysteries surrounding earth’s polarity, her motivations for being a geologist and how one …

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Pick-up basketball fashion: the Emerald investigates

For basketball’s outward simplicity — the team that puts the ball in the basket the most wins — basketball is remarkably versatile, both in team strategy and individual technique. Some players have the tendency to quicken the pace, some to slow the game. Some prefer attacking with the offense; other …

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Spotlight on Science: Barn owl research with Dr. Avinash Singh

In this second episode of Spotlight on Science’s second season, Arts and Culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Dr. Avinash Singh, a professor of neuroscience and a member of the Takahashi Lab at the University of Oregon. The conversation covers Dr. Singh’s work on barn owl neuronal performance, his transition …

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Emerald Recommends: Songs for the Civil War

Whether watching at Autzen Stadium or at home rooting for the Ducks with family, Ducks fans sure know how to rock game day. Find songs to listen to as the Ducks play the Oregon State University Beavers in the 121st Civil War below. ‘Fuck You’ — CeeLo Green No song …

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Science Pick of the Week: Researchers shed light on alcohol as a ‘gateway’ drug

Science Pick of the Week is a new column co-written by Max Enger and Frankie Lewis dedicated to analyzing science news relevant to the University of Oregon campus community. Max Egener is an Arts & Culture writer at the Daily Emerald covering documentary films and food. He has a bachelor’s …

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Building Legacies: Chapman Hall overhaul to be completed by December 2017

The Emerald is continuing its series on names of University of Oregon campus buildings this week with Chapman Hall. Check out the previous building stories on Friendly Hall, Collier House, Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Lillis Hall, Gerlinger Hall and Condon Hall. Traditionally the home of the Robert D. Clark Honors …

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Sleeping Giant: The past, present and future of Mac Court

University of Oregon’s McArthur Court gives the appearance of a high school gym: rickety, wooden bleachers suspended over an ancient wooden floor. In the building’s prime it held just 9,000 people, and what the arena lacked in amenities and space it made up for in pure energy. The bleachers would …

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Fire, Fights and Feathers: An inside look at the Oregon Duck mascot

The Duck’s entrance to the 2014 football National Championship — one of the most widely beloved memories in college mascot history — was actually an accident. “They originally had said ‘Hey you’re not running out with the team’ so I was expecting the team to run by and I would …

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Lewis: Lessons for a future Oregonian from a former Californian

As you prepare for your first year away from home, you must be wondering what Oregon is really like. You have visited campus, participated in IntroDUCKtion and bought your first Duck shirt, but maybe you’re still curious what to expect. Many have walked in your shoes before, and the Emerald …

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UO grad Ryan Murff finds success in the Bay Area restaurant business with Cafe Eugene

ALBANY, Calif. — Clam chowder is often grouped with New England-area food staples. But to Ryan Murff, owner and bar manager of Cafe Eugene in Albany, California, a warm bowl of chowder encapsulates Pacific Northwest cuisine. “Clam Chowder was such a large part of my childhood,” Murff said. Growing up in …

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