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UO to hire new Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education

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. Part of the role of the new AVP will be to determine what students are …

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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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Schill invests $1 million in autonomous car, sustainable city tech development

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. Schill announced his commitment on Monday at the Urbanism Next National Conference, a conference …

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Here’s a look at the new PeaceHealth bike-share bicycles set to launch on campus next term

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. PeaceHealth Oregon CEO Rand O’Leary joined the mayor on stage to unveil the blue bikes with the hospital’s white dove logo …

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Video: Innovation Eugene Driven-U

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 collaborators across all fields. Pairing …

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Working on the sun: UO researchers pioneering solar energy

Groundbreaking energy research is taking place at the University of Oregon. When UO President Michael Schill announced that research is a top priority under his leadership, Shannon Boettcher and a team of graduate students took up the call. Their work on the production of low-cost, high-performance solar panel cells could …

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How a UO dropout found success by turning the college’s cooking oil into biofuel

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 …

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University of Oregon opened new marine life museum in Coos Bay

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. After the opening remarks from a senator, Coos Bay county commissioner, and a University of Oregon professor and director, OIMB Facilities …

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Eugene business attempts to distribute coasters that test for date rape drugs

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 company is currently collaborating …

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UO bans hoverboards over safety concerns

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 hazard during recharging. Dillon specified in the …

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle helps student group with river restoration

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. The River Group, or “River Rats,” works with members of the geography department on river restoration and …

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New student schedule builder on DuckWeb available Friday

A new schedule building tool called Schedule Builder is going to be added to DuckWeb Friday, Oct. 30 at eight a.m. The tool allows students to create a schedule template for classes they wish to register for the following term. Students can also use the tool to block out time …

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$3 million grant to fund new app helping kids learn math

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.

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UO is hosting a public forum for Cascadia earthquake tonight, 7-9 p.m.

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. Where and what time will this forum take place? The forum will be at …

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UO was a target of a bizarre printer hacking earlier this month

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. The same day, a hacker who identified themselves as “Le Pink,” took responsibility for the attack on Twitter: Another …

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UO to switch to digital bike registration to prevent bike theft

Due to the issue of bike theft and abandoned bikes, the University of Oregon has decided to switched to an online bike registration platform called Project 529.

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The University Greenhouse supports many research efforts

For over 50 years, the University of Oregon Greenhouse Facility has housed many different kinds of plants for the purpose of research.

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UO to plan parking smart phone app

A new parking app coming next fall will make paying for campus parking easier, and hopefully crack down on your parking ticket accumulations.

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UO is offering Microsoft Office 365 for free

As of Monday, University of Oregon is offering the entire Office 365 software package for free.

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Plugging back in: My week without mobile technology

In honor of one of the UO’s Earth Day events, AnalogU, one of The Daily Emerald’s writers took the 5 day tech free challenge. Rachel Benner spent 5 days without her iPhone, laptop and social media.

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Curious about the Apple Watch? See how it compares to other smartwatch titans

A look at the pros and cons of the most popular smartwatches on the market.

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Did you hear about the new ‘Beet?’

Beet is a brand new photo and video-sharing app, developed here in Eugene. How does it compare to other apps?

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This week in gaming news – week of 2/1/15

Curious what you missed in the world of gaming this week? Here’s a helpful rundown of all the stories that your nerdier compatriots will be chatting about this weekend. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Netflix is currently in early development on a live-action TV series based on The Legend …

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UO Security Club aims to become official student group

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. The club was unofficially founded by UO student Joe Pletcher. Because the group wasn’t registered in the university’s …

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Class120: The app that tells your parents when you skip class

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. The service launched on Jan. 20 and works by having students upload their class schedule onto the …

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What will social media producers give us next?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the U.S. social media world by storm in 2014. Between Jul. 29 and Aug. 12, the ALS Association received $4 million in donations compared to the usual $1.12 million during the same period of time. “We have never seen anything like this in the history …

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Intel supports UO computer class through $100,000 donation

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 innovative classes. This is …

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Nintendo Direct brings news of new Nintendo 3DS, more amiibo

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. Opening the show was a trailer for a new Fire Emblem game from Intelligent Systems, creators of …

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2014 in review: 'Serial,' 'You Made It Weird,' were some of the best podcasts of the year

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. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/180831187″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” …

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Keep an eye out for these video games in early 2015

The holidays have at last passed. With the November rush of new AAA video games, and the rush of Game of the Year lists that follow in our rearview it’s time to look forward to 2015. The first quarter of the year is traditionally a fairly light time for games, …

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