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The End Of The World As We Know It (Again)

A Mayan templeWhen the Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, the world supposedly ends, too. UO folklorist Daniel Wojcik views this as the latest in the age-old tradition of doomsday traditions that cross cultures, religions and time.

Mapping Their Future

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Two recent master's recipients are taking lessons learned in the UO InfoGraphics Lag and are now pushing the boundaries of data visualization.

Paper or Plastic? The Answer Might Surprise You

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Chemistry professor David Tyler looks at "life-cycle assessments" of consumer options to explore what's truly green and what's not.

Dean's Page

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It’s especially crucial that we get the leadership mix right, as this fall the UO has exceeded an enrollment of 25,000 students for the first time.

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Natural Sciences

A woman placing a brain cap on a young girlCode cracking, battlefield interventions, estuary model and more...

Social Sciences

A marijuana plantMedical marijuana, South Asia studies, liquid natural gas and more...


A man and woman in costumePortuguese, revolutionary recipes, cross-cultural theater and more...

CAS Alumni

A womanFour political science majors have staked out careers at the vanguard of high tech.

Online Extras

Tango, Too

A woman sitting in front of a bookcase Cinema studies professor Kathleen Karlyn has a passion for tango.

Visualize This


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Explore data visualizations that reveal patterns never seen before.

The Chemists' Formula

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A biochemist and two chemistry alums apply their science to the art of homebrew and winemaking.

"Loved for Their Music"

A woman dancing in the streets with othersWhile reviled as a people, the Roma of Eastern Europe are revered for their music.

Forced to Flee

A man in a sweaterAnthropologist Stephen Wooten was an eyewitness to a recent coup d'etat in Mali.

High-Performance Hub

The outside of a new buildingThe new Lewis Integrative Science Building sets the stage for a new era of UO research.


A man in a laboratoryMore than 400 awards were bestowed on College faculty, staff and students in 2011-12.