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History in the Making

Thumbnail image for Flickr_-_The_U.S._Army_-_Malajat_patrol.jpgThe Veteran's Oral History Project captures the stories of UO students who have served. 

Under African Skies

Thumbnail image for zpS6LgUdzsBvbiQzoBPt4m1zqmLcTxeJw03IqCX3eMo.jpgA UO biologist reinvents herself as a global health advocate and receives support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dining with the Devil

Thumbnail image for skull.jpg‘Narco narratives’ may take the edge off fear in Juárez—while expressing hostility toward the privileged. 

Stress Test: How Culture Influences Illness

Is a headache the same experience across cultures?

Dean's Page


Reflections on the first five years, including (especially) the enrollment surge

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Natural Sciences

Jester's Crowncropped.jpgCrime and religion, biofuels, leaf-cutter ants and more...

Social Sciences

Thumbnail image for SelfDefenseCropped.jpg"The Wire" as geography text, women's self-defense and more...


TuringCropped.jpgSitcom scholarship, breaking the code and more...

Student Standout

Thumbnail image for EttaCropped.jpgAn Army medic,
now bound
for medical

Online Extras

Mail Bag: Readers Respond

MailBag.jpgThe "Paper or Plastic?" story in the Fall 2012 Cascade inspired several readers to write. 

Tiny Tour

TinyHouse3cropped.jpgTake a video tour of April Anson's 114-square-foot sustainably built home.

Germ of An Idea

Thumbnail image for JessGreen2013.jpg"You are your microbes" is the message from UO biologists in a TED Ed video and TEDx talk.

African Acoustics

DSC03444.jpgBiologist Janis Weeks and Marilyn Mohr of the UO Libraries play an African instrument called the mbira.

Geological Splendor

GeologyCropped.jpgA geologist shares some of her favorite photos of Oregon's geological wonders—and destinations beyond.

DUKTalks Videos

DUKTalks.jpgCheck out the College of Arts and Sciences variation on the TED Talks theme.