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As technology changes, higher education changes with it. Part of that change is seen in the way students access their textbooks, with more and more required texts coming in electronic forms.
When Eli Ackerman, a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in economics, registered for business calculus last winter term, he knew he would need help in the course. He visited the Tutoring and Learning Center in Knight Library, where they offered him a list of tutors and their phone n…
Update at 7:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5: Lyft announced that it will be launching services in Eugene today at 10 a.m., according to a press release from the ridesharing company. The press release stated that Lyft partnered with the University of Oregon athletics department and Oregon IMG S…
The rideshare service Uber announced today that it will return to Eugene on Sept. 6, 2018. According to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Oregon, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis will make the inaugural ride at the Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant and the service will be available t…
Over the last week, at least six University of Oregon students received emails through their Uoregon accounts attempting to scam them.
The University of Oregon is in the process of hiring an associate vice provost for online and distance education. The position is new and part of UO’s effort to better coordinate and support online education.
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 su…
University of Oregon President Michael Schill invested $1 million towards research on sustainable technology in cities on Monday as a part of his Presidential Fund for Excellence created from an anonymous $50 million donation in October.
Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis announced Wednesday that PeaceHealth Oregon will be the title sponsor of a city bike share program at a press event at the Hilyard Community Center.
Who will be the next Mark Zuckerberg? Until we find out let’s remember that innovation doesn’t have to turn the whole world upside down to be impactful. College is the birthplace of many buzzing developments like Micah Miller’s passion project, Driven-U, a website which connects collaborator…
Groundbreaking energy research is taking place at the University of Oregon.
When a column of black smoke rose from Ian Hill’s burning pickup truck on the side of the Sacramento highway, the former University of Oregon student had a sudden realization. The sight of the flaming fossil fuel backdropped by the agricultural scenery made him think, “I’m going to start my …
When the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, an off-campus branch of the University of Oregon, held the opening ceremony for its new exhibit on May 21, it was no original celebration.
MedTech Resource is a local company that manufactures safety products – from IV bags to bulletproof backpacks. About a year and a half ago, they developed coasters that change colors when they come into contact with a liquid that has GHB or ketamine in it.
The University of Oregon announced this morning that it has banned all hoverboards and similar devices effective immediately. In the announcement, Krista Dillon, the university’s director of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, said that the devices have the potential to become a fire h…
A student research group with the department of geography at the University of Oregon is using a small remote control flying robot to snap photos of rivers and mark how they change over time.
A new schedule building tool called Schedule Builder is going to be added to DuckWeb Friday, Oct. 30 at eight a.m.
A new app developed by the University of Oregon’s Center for Teaching and Learning plans to help students who struggle with measurement and data analysis.
Professors from the University of Oregon’s Department of Geological Sciences are using recent discussion of a possible — and overdue — 9.0-magnitude earthquake hitting the Pacific Northwest as a teachable moment through a public forum tonight.
On July 15, four printers around the University of Oregon were hacked. For several minutes, they could do nothing but print ink-heavy images featuring the Muslim declaration of faith, the Shahada.
Hidetoshi Fukuda has always been seen with his bike since the day he set foot on the University of Oregon campus. The Japanese exchange student relied on his giant bike to commute to school on the daily basis, but recently he has been walking.
Sunlight shimmers through a glass ceiling onto rows of brightly colored flowers. In the summer, tall corn stalks fill a small field. Professors, students and maintenance crews scurry around the site, studying the small details of individual plants. The University of Oregon Greenhouse Facilit…
On Monday at 8:20 a.m., my alarm went off. I groggily reached over the edge of my bed to grab my phone, hoping for nine more minutes of peaceful snoozing. My fingers found nothing but air.
It started when you bought a smartphone, bringing an infinite amount of knowledge to your pockets. Then, you may have picked up a tablet — revolutionizing how you casually surfed, streamed and studied.
One of the University of Oregon’s most secretive clubs is attempting to become an official ASUO student organization. The UO Security Club is a computer based group that focuses on cyber security.
Class120 is a new app that monitors if a college student is in class. When a student misses a class, a message will be sent to their parents’ phones notifying them of the absence.
You are an agent for the office of strategic national alien planning. Your task is to complete projects focusing on code incription, computer optimization and pin collecting. Failure means obliteration of your grade because this is an assignment for one of the University of Oregon’s most inn…
This morning brought another edition of Nintendo’s semi-regular Nintendo Direct news segments, introducing a handful of new details on upcoming games, plus information on the United States release of the New Nintendo 3DS system.
There is far too much creative content out in the world today, and podcasting is certainly no exception. From comedy to educational, talk about real crime to real talk about culture, it’s been a thorough year for podcasts. Keep an ear out for some of our favorite programs of 2014.
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