Category: Academic

Beck lauded as ‘Star’ faculty

Editor’s note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, Around the O is celebrating 10 extraordinary UO faculty members including political science professor Erin Beck. See the full article here. Beck is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

Erin Beck

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Political ScienceCollege of Arts and Sciences

“The
biggest inspirations for my career have been the resilient, creative,
and generous […]

Weise receives grant to transform a podcast into a YouTube series

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Around the O. Julie Wise is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

Julie Weise, an associate professor of history, has been awarded a $50,000 public-engagement grant to take her Nuestro South project to the next level, building on a successful podcast series to create a five-part YouTube series.

The
YouTube […]

Lowthorp calls for caution around gene editing in human embyos

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Around the O. Leah Lowthorp is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

A
University of Oregon cultural anthropologist is among a 21-member group
of international researchers and public-interest advocates who have
published a strong, cautionary statement about the use of genome editing
in human embryos.

The statement emerged from a discussion about […]

Richmond receives top award from Oregon Historical Society

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Around the O. Geri Richmond is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

University of Oregon chemist Geri Richmond has once again been recognized for her contributions to the field of science. Richmond is adding a top award from the Oregon Historical Society to her numerous accolades and honors, […]

Peters receives NSF Rapid Response grant for coronavirus study

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Around the O. Ellen Peters is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

Since COVID-19 first surfaced in December in China, the disease has spread rapidly around the globe, sickening nearly 100,000 people, killing more than 3,000 and rocking world markets as governments struggle to contain its reach.

In […]

Laura Pulido is the newest recipient of a Collins Chair

From Around the O — Laura Pulido, a professor in two UO departments who has had a wide-ranging influence on campus and beyond, has been named a Collins Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Collins gift specifies that the
recipient of the endowed chair be an outstanding scholar in the […]