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During the month of April, University of Oregon achievements in research and innovation are on display for travelers flying in and out of the Eugene Airport.
Profiling the work of three University of Oregon professors, the display highlights the impact that UO research and innovation has on the Oregon economy as well as the influence UO research expertise provides at the local, state, national and global level.
History professor Mark Carey specializes in environmental history and the history of science. He considers himself a nontraditional historian as he likes to “get out and go to the mountains” as part of his research efforts. His book, In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society, examines the human cost of climate change in Peru and weighs the impact of glacier retreat.
As a professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, Leslie Leve’s work focuses on translating research into successful intervention practices that support at-risk youth and families. Her interdisciplinary research explores the genetic, psychological, and social influences on the development of adopted children living with new families.
Biology professor Cris Niell studies the neural circuitry of the visual system to explain the mechanisms behind visual perception. A former physicist, Niell turned to biology because he wanted to learn how the brain functions. His current research involves examining the neural pathways and behavioral states in the mouse visual system.