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UO Earth Sciences hosts 2nd Annual Volc-OR conference!

The 2nd annual Volc-OR (Volcanology Students of Oregon) conference was held at the University of Oregon, April 11-12, 2019. Over 60 students from 4 regional universities and colleges attended and nearly half presented their research in oral or poster sessions. Laboratory tours of the facilities at ...

In Memoriam: Alexander “Mac” McBirney

We regretfully announce the passing of our colleague and Professor Emeritus, Alexander “Mac” McBirney.  Please see the links below that include a tribute from  Dana Johnston, the University of Oregon news release, and his official obituary. AGU announcement “Around the O” ...

Winter 2019 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks are on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in 110 Willamette Hall.

Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m. January 9: Nicole Gasparini, Tulane Title: The influence of rainfall patterns on bedrock river incision in Hawaii January 16: Erin Pettit, Oregon State ...

Register Guard article features work by Doug Toomey

Our own Professor Doug Toomey’s work with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network on the earthquake early warning system is featured in the news!  See the full Register Guard article here.

Digging into the Eagle Crest fire’s aftermath

In the aftermath of the Eagle Crest fire, Josh Roering is investigating the relationship between fire and landslides in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic area.  For the full story, click here: https://around.uoregon.edu/fire-and-slide?utm_source=ato12-19-18  

Alumni contact and survey form page

If we did not email you a link to this survey, please complete the following: Alumni email contact First name Last name Email Address Submit and continue to survey Your name and email will not be linked to ...

UO scientists uncover a rare Oregon dinosaur fossil

Our own professor Greg Retallack discovered this toe bone in Central Oregon – an unusual find!  Read the Around the O story here.

UO researchers expose the dirty secrets hidden under glaciers

Our own postdoctoral scholar Colin Meyer and professor Alan Rempel delve into the physics relating to glacier movement and friction.  See the Around the O story here.

UO research may soon make Oregon safer in quakes and fires

Continuing work by our own Doug Toomey and his team at the Oregon Hazards Lab are moving closer to a public early-warning system for hazard events in the Pacific Northwest.  See the Around the O story here.

UO scientist named an American Geophysical Union fellow

Our own Josh Roering is elected a 2018 AGU fellow for his work on landscape evolution and earth surface processes!  See the Around the O story here.
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