June 2, 2023
POLITICAL SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - Amy Bowers Cordalis will speak at the University of Oregon's commencement on Tuesday, June 20. Cordalis is the co-principal of the Ridges to Riffles Indigenous Conservation Group, a nonprofit that represents Indigenous tribes, organizations and people in natural and cultural resource matters. She graduated from the UO in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in political science and minor in environmental studies.
May 17, 2023
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - The environmental studies-focused event is May 18 and features graduate research from three Oregon universities and a speech from keynote speaker Dina Gilio-Whitaker.
April 17, 2023
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - University of Oregon ecologist Lauren Ponisio has been awarded a fellowship from the Ecological Society of America for research and outreach that has proven her an exceptional leader.
April 17, 2023
EARTH SCIENCES - Earthquakes. Wildfires. Landslides. Floods. Natural hazards like these are an inevitable part of life in Oregon. But with better data and more forewarning, emergency responders could quickly and effectively address imminent threats. At the University of Oregon, the Oregon Hazards Lab, known by its acronym OHAZ, is working towards that mission.
April 7, 2023
GLOBAL STUDIES, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - Scholars from the two universities have spanned that global gap, most recently when six faculty members from KIU spent two months this winter at the UO with a shared goal of confronting climate change through research and enhancing teaching.
December 9, 2022
HISTORY - The University of Oregon’s Environment Initiative has named professors Danny Pimentel, Greg Dotson and Marsha Weisiger as their 2023 faculty fellows.
September 15, 2022
Seven faculty members have been recognized for their exceptional teaching with the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Awards. Recipients of the University of Oregon annual awards are tia north, Katie Lynch, Keli Yerian, Michael Aronson, Lara Bovilsky, David Steinberg and Tina Starr.
August 3, 2022
BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - When the Holiday Farm Fire tore through the McKenzie River Valley in 2020, burning 70,000 acres, it created a blank canvas of sorts. Amid the fire’s blackened landscape, UO ecologist Lauren Ponisio saw an opportunity to establish pollinators, specifically bees, in the burned forest.
June 24, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves. New research from the UO measures just how big of an impact these passive cooling strategies can have, especially in the Pacific Northwest.
April 25, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY - The Totem Pole Journey, an Indigenous-led environmental project, begins its tour with a series of events co-sponsored by the Environment Initiative and the Center for Environmental Futures.
April 17, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - Every day is Earth Day for the Environment Initiative at the University of Oregon.
April 7, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - The Center for Environmental Futures at the University of Oregon is sponsoring this year's Eugene Environmental Film Festival, in partnership with the Emerald Earth Film Festival.
March 24, 2022
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - An environmental science class is using the UO’s sustainability dashboard to overcome a common problem with such topics: making a big, global issue like climate change relevant at the local level.
March 15, 2022
BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - Biologist Lauren Ponisio has a plan to help the pivotal pollinators in the Pacific Northwest
December 29, 2021
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, BIOLOGY - While the climate crisis is a global issue that cannot be solved by any one person or entity alone, individuals can still take meaningful actions. At the time of year when we resolve to be better versions of ourselves, UO experts offer some suggestions for resolutions that individuals can adopt to counter climate change and help green up their lives, their communities, and the planet.