News

July 2, 2024
ANTHROPOLOGY, HISTORY, LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES - The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation announced this year's Outstanding Research Awards, many of which went to College of Arts and Sciences faculty members: Professor Carlos Aguirre (history and Latin American studies) and Assistant Professor Gabriel Sanchez (anthropology).
May 1, 2024
ANTHROPOLOGY - Todd Braje's (PhD, anthropology, '07) newest book, Understanding Imperiled Earth: How Archeology and Human History Can Inform Our Planet’s Future, looks back in history to find solutions for the climate crisis. Braje is also the Museum of Natural and Cultural History executive director.
April 23, 2024
ANTHROPOLOGY - James L. Flexner, an associate professor of historical archeology and heritage at the University of Sydney, Australia, will discuss the archeology of mission sites in the Mangareva Islands of Polynesia. The lecture is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Galleria.
January 18, 2024
ANTHROPOLOGY, FOOD STUDIES, NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES - A Thursday, Jan. 25, a film screening of 'LAND/TRUST' at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History will feature a discussion with Alexii Signona (UC Berkeley, Tribal Member, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band) and Ruth Anne Beutler (University of California, Santa Cruz).
January 16, 2024
ANTHROPOLOGY, GLOBAL STUDIES - Led by Jo Weaver, a global studies associate professor, the study is focused on health among people experiencing housing insecurity in Lane County and how it drives health inequity. The research team, which includes Department of Anthropology faculty members Zachary DuBois and Josh Snodgrass, is collecting data from people living on the street, in short-term shelters, in encampments and in more permanent supportive housing arrangements.
November 20, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - The monthly roundup from the Department of Anthropology includes news of a Rhodes scholar, a faculty book award, conference presentations — and more.
November 14, 2023
GLOBAL HEALTH - University of Oregon senior Nayantara Arora has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford, making her the first Duck to earn the prized award in more than 15 years. Arora is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in global health and chemistry. At Oxford, Arora plans to pursue two master’s degrees, one in modeling for global health and the other in international health and tropical medicine.
September 6, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - University of Oregon researchers are teaming up with scientists throughout the US to study the most recent mass extinction—the one in the late Cretaceous that killed the dinosaurs—to prepare for a future one caused by humans.
August 11, 2023
The UO’s Environment Initiative has awarded seed funding to five new teaching projects to support faculty members who have proposed innovative courses and dynamic classroom experiences. The funding supports both research and curricular projects and focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students and community partners on a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching and experiential learning.
July 13, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - Todd Braje earned a doctorate in archaeology at the University of Oregon in 2007, and now he’s been selected to return to the UO to lead the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
July 10, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY, HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY - The College of Arts and Sciences is adding six Latinx studies tenure-track faculty members in several departments as part of the college’s commitment to becoming a premier institution for Latinx studies while meeting student demand for culturally relevant classes.
June 14, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - Senior Rowan Glass's research on the Kamëntšá people took him to Colombia three times. While in the field, he studied jajañ, attended the annual Bëtsknaté festival and interviewed Kamëntšá people. Glass encourages undergrads to pursue similar ambitious research projects. He will pursue a master of social and cultural anthropology at KU Leuven in Belgium in fall, with his sights set on a PhD.
March 8, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - Elizabeth Kallenbach is using cutting-edge tools to trace humanity’s use of native Oregon plants through 12 millennia of archaeological basketry and cordage.
February 24, 2023
THEATRE ARTS, ANTHROPOLOGY, CINEMA STUDIES - March into spring with an array of events sure to inspire and speak to your inner artist. Learn about the history, symbolism and process of creating pysanka, one of the most recognizable folk art forms for celebrating Easter in Ukraine. Or take in one of the many programs in the music and dance departments at the School of Music and Dance.
February 24, 2023
ANTHROPOLOGY - Humans may have arrived in North America earlier than once thought and encountered previously unrecognized challenges, according to new climate research from an interdisciplinary team that includes scientists from the University of Oregon.