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UO student Becca Marshall receives grant for research on Oregon’s commercial mushroom industry

Love them or hate them, on a burger or in a salad, mushrooms are one of the most sustainable foods people can eat. With Oregon’s wet, temperate climate, which is ideal for mushrooms, the state plays a key role in the industry. But according to University of Oregon senior environmental …

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Arts & Culture

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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Arts & Culture

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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HealthNews

SMASH uncovers correlation between weight loss and social networks

Following a three year study, the Semantic Mining of Activity, Social, and Health data project (SMASH) searches to find the connection between the influence of social networks and physical exercise, leading to weight loss.

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News

UO professor receives $2.5 million grant to research Fanconi anemia using zebrafish

University of Oregon pioneered the use of zebrafish DNA to fight diseases in the 1980s, and with a new $2.5 million grant, researchers may be saving more lives today. John Postlethwait, a biology professor at the UO, recently received $2.5 million from the National Institute of Health to fund Postlethwait’s research on …

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UO researchers' experiments could lead to better solar panels

Researchers with the University of Oregon have recently conducted an experiment that could lead to improvements in the efficiency of solar energy. A seven-member research team used a controlled sequence of laser pulses to observe the interaction of light with resting electrons in an experiment this month. The spectroscopy experiment …

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UO receives $10 million to fund College of Arts and Sciences’ building

The College of Arts and Sciences is $10 million closer to having its own home. The university’s Around the O blog announced the donation from Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson on Wednesday afternoon. The college is responsible for 49 of the university’s undergraduate programs and nearly 60 percent of undergraduate degrees every …

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AdministrationNews

Clusters of Excellence initiative criticized by instructors

In order to raise the University of Oregon’s profile among other research universities, provost Scott Coltrane announced last month 34 new tenure track positions, mainly in the sciences. While these projects are undoubtedly rewarding and beneficial for UO’s image, some are questioning whether this is the best use of the expected cost of …

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Tech: Five educational and entertaining YouTube channels

If you’re looking for a good way to keep your brain fed on the internet, look no further. YouTube offers some incredible channels to help you learn new ideas from passionate people: PBS Idea Channel Each episode begins with an outlandish thesis (“Is Doctor Who a Religion?,” “What do MP3s …

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Multimedia

Video: University physics students share knowledge at Oregon Country Fair

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObiMijMA9_w&w=970&h=546] University of Oregon physics students share their knowledge with kids and adults at the Oregon Country Fair. The booth, located in Energy Park, demonstrates solar power and the wide spectrum of light.

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News

Museum of Natural and Cultural History displays images from Hubble Telescope, expands horizons

“Out in Space, Back in Time: Images from the Hubble Telescope” was unveiled on February 8 of this year. The exhibit features crystal-clear prints of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and space-related phenomena captured by the Hubble Telescope.

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Archives

Blog of the Week: 5 Science-y things you missed this summer

I can’t expect any of you to have had a thoughtful, productive, academic summer, so I have compiled a short list of exciting things that happened over the last few months to get you back on track for a thoughtful, productive, academic fall!

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