Douglas Hofstadter, who earned his MS (’72) and PhD (’75) in physics at the UO, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. (Left: A colorized image of "Hofstadter's Butterfly," a fractal discovered by Douglas Hofstadter when he was at the UO.)
On display in the second floor student lounge in Deady Hall are four stained glass windows designed by David Jordan and his father while David was a senior math major at the UO (fall/winter 2005).
In the worldwide academic community, there are disciplines and research interests that rise above the machinations of international politics. Luckily for the UO, mathematics is one of them.
One of the best-kept secrets on the UO campus is the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), a non-profit activity
housed in Information Services that provides technical assistance to universities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries.
Cerebral palsy (CP) has deep and lasting effects on a child’s quality of life, but human physiology has hit on something that could permanently improve mobility even in severe cases. Graduate student Sandra Saavedra studies spinal control in normal infants as part of her research into interventions for CP.
The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) turns 50 this year, and a celebration is planned for October.
It’s clear now that climate change solutions won’t be found in academic “silos” — i.e., within the narrow confines of one discipline or another. Instead, researchers across a spectrum of disciplines must combine their expertise and resources if effective answers are to be found.