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Diagram showing the basics of ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning system.
Posted: 02/25/2021
On March 11, the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System will debut alert deliveries to the public via Wireless Emergency Alerts, apps, and other technologies. Oregonians will be alerted through Wireless Emergency Alerts on compatible cell phones and other mobile devices through text-like...
Estelle Chaussard
Posted: 02/05/2021
UO Earth Sciences professor, Dr. Estelle Chaussard, was awarded a five-year National Science Foundation Career Award. Dr. Chaussard is will use this grant to expand her research program investigating organic-rich peatlands in Indonesia. Read the complete AroundtheO story here.
Mascall Formation at Hawk Rim
Posted: 01/26/2021
Despite complications and many safety protocols to accommodate the ongoing pandemic, the department's field camp was able to go ahead as planned in the summer of 2020. 
Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.
Posted: 01/12/2021
Winter 2021 Weekly Seminar ScheduleDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, our seminar is only online.  We will be using Zoom, and invitations will be sent via email.  If you do not yet receive email reminders about our Seminars, please email Marla to be added to our invitation list.  Titles will be updated...
Storm waves strike Washington's Lummi Island in 2016 (Photo by P. Granger at WASeaGrant).
Posted: 11/02/2020
Report on Washington’s sea level rise gets boost from UO dataOur own professor Ray Weldon and doctoral candidate Tyler Newton provide data models used to help predict sea level rise for a UW project.  See the Around the O story here.
UO graduate students service a ShakeAlert site in the Cascades.
Posted: 11/02/2020
UO research may soon make Oregon safer in quakes and firesContinuing 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 postdoctoral researcher Colin Meyer reaches with an ice axe, Alaska (photo by Kiya Riverman).
Posted: 11/02/2020
UO researchers expose the dirty secrets hidden under glaciersOur 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.
Tenontosaurus, an ornithopod dinosaur.
Posted: 11/02/2020
UO scientists uncover a rare Oregon dinosaur fossilOur own professor Greg Retallack discovered this toe bone in Central Oregon – an unusual find!  Read the Around the O story here.
Posted: 11/02/2020
Register Guard article features work by Doug ToomeyOur 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.
Alexander "Mac" McBirney
Posted: 11/02/2020
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.

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