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Standing Rock weighs heavily on Eugene participants

On Oct. 10, the City of Eugene will recognize Indigenous People’s Day for the first time. This comes on the heels of the city council’s declaration of support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.    A month ago and over a thousand miles away, …


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 …


Researchers at UO attempt to identify genes that cause heart disease

University of Oregon researchers are performing studies that aim to find out which genes cause congenital heart defects. About 40,000 people are born with congenital heart defects per year. One quarter of these cases are considered critical and often require surgery within their first year. On March 15, the UO …