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Eugene catches "Particle Fever"

An April 21 screening of the film "Particle Fever" at the Bijou Metro in downtown Eugene was followed by a discussion led by UO theoretical physicist Graham Kribs and featuring fellow UO physicist panel members Jim Brau, Spencer Chang and Stephanie Majewski. The film follows six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, and examines the search for the Higgs boson particle. The screening was put together by Kribs, a friend and colleague of the film's producer, David E.

Oregon Computer Security Day to host national leaders from industry, government

Computer information and network security took center stage over the last year after revelations brought forward by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, high-profile hacking attacks directed at Facebook, Twitter and other prominent U.S. domains, and the theft of personal financial information from companies including Target and Mt. Gox, one of the largest traders of the digital currency Bitcoin.

2013 Forecast Calls for RAIN

The coming year promises to be an exciting time for UO research, innovation and graduate education thanks to some new developments on the horizon. One of the biggest stories of the year will be the launch of the Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network. In July, the Oregon Legislative Assembly voted to allocate $3.75 million to support the project known as Oregon RAIN.

Native Alaskan Students Gain Real-World Research Experience

Family comes first for Karen Carlson, but the senior biology major from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, was able to take advantage of a rich opportunity without leaving behind her son and mother when she took part in the ten-week Alaska Oregon Research Training Alliance (AORTA) at the University of Oregon. Carlson’s participation in the program was funded by the Office for Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education and the Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.

UO Bowerman Sports Science Clinic to participate in the Eugene Marathon Expo

Runners looking for a leg up on the competition will have the opportunity to be critiqued by biomechanical experts in advance of the upcoming Eugene Marathon. The Bowerman Sports Science Clinic, in partnership with Cooperative Performance & Rehabilitation, will be hosting a demonstration of biomechanical analysis techniques to help prevent injury and improve overall performance at the Eugene Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, April 26-27, at the Lane Events Center, 796 W.

Research and Innovation a title sponsor for Startup Weekend Eugene

Research, Innovation and Graduate Education at UO will serve as a platinum title sponsor for this year’s Startup Weekend Eugene, a three-day event that provides an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and gain feedback from coaches with experience developing new technology companies.

Oregon RAIN to create a "seamless eco-system for innovation" in the South Willamette Valley

Partners in the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) began painting a more detailed picture of what the initiative could look like<--break->, following the news that the Oregon legislature had funded the program for the South Willamette Valley in the amount of $3.75 million.

University of Oregon startups contributed nearly $40 million to the state economy in 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — (April 4, 2013) — Figures released by the University of Oregon office of Technology Transfer Services showed annual increases in both employment and revenue from UO’s startup companies. In fiscal year 2012, the UO family of entrepreneurial start-up companies generated more than 270 jobs and nearly $40 million in company income in Oregon alone.

Envisioning Modern Global Education

How do you prepare students for jobs that have yet to be invented? That question is at the core of Yong Zhao’s research and his new book, World Class Learners, published by Corwin in 2012, which examines some of the ways that students and teachers are harnessing technology to become more global, creative, and entrepreneurial. In his book and on his popular blog, zhaolearning. com, he argues that the race for higher standardized test scores is hurting society and he makes the case for a more thoughtful approach to educating the global citizens of tomorrow.

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