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  • Aghel, Parsa (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    The term Anthropocene, denoting the era where human activity is the greatest influence on the environment and climate, marks a new era of climate change theory and understanding. This paper, though, looks at existing ...
  • Mingus, Kyra (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    Biases and heuristics are mental shortcuts that help guide our daily decision making and cognitive processing but can often lead us astray when they account for inaccurate or misinterpreted information. In this review I ...
  • Grove, Cassian (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    The vilification and subsequent destruction of feminine robots is a surprisingly common trope in film and literature. This essay draws connections between three very different works—Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Villier’s ...
  • Sproul, Conrad (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    In the 1950s, psychedelic drugs were the subject of extensive psychiatric research in the United States. By 1960, they had been found to be non-addictive, to have remarkable safety profiles, and to potentially be able to ...
  • Unknown author (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    Editorial board for Volume 19 Issue 1 Spring 2021 of Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal
  • Lake, Anna (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    This photo series was taken while out in the field for a class at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), the coastal campus of the University of Oregon. These pictures represent the small intricacies in the beautifully ...
  • von Raven, Billy (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    “A Child’s Map of a Future World” is a mixed media work on wood panel that investigates how a future descendant might map a world of climate breakdown using accumulated everyday fragments. These fragments were chosen ...
  • Millar, Lanie (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    What does it mean to do research during a global pandemic? Many of us have grappled with challenges and tragedies over the past year, but we also acquired new skills as our educational lives shifted largely or entirely ...
  • Chambrose, Starla (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    As for many students this past year, the COVID-19 pandemic completely derailed my research plans. I had been working on my thesis in a lab in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution since the winter of my sophomore year. ...
  • Bauer, Temerity (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    Our research community at the University of Oregon is a brain. Each researcher represents a singular neuron, microglia, ion transport channel or other part of the complex machinery that plays a crucial role in our ‘brain’ ...
  • Stalie, Pollyanna (University of Oregon, 2021-05-16)
    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a practical theory of discipline that focuses on prevention—rather than punishment,—and affirmation of preferred behavior. PBIS is primarily used in schools, and I ...
  • Schatz, Timothy (University of Oregon, 2021-05-16)
    The quintessential characterization of Hegel's philosophy is that of a circle. In the context of his Phenomenology of Spirit, this means a kind of unity or semblance thereof between sensuous-certainty and absolute knowing. ...
  • Angel 
    Amezcua, A. Isabelle (University of Oregon, 2021-05-16)
    Angels are a common motif in the World, and in the West. Not just in religion (and, by extension, philosophy), but also in art and its myriad expressions. There are many ways to imagine (that is, to make an image of) angels, ...
  • O'Brien, Bill (University of Oregon, 2021-05-16)
    The purpose of this paper is to critically examine abstraction in the context of John Dewey’s notion of reflective thought. Abstraction is to be understood as a pragmatic tool that underpins reflective thought. In other ...
  • Hanover, Sydney (University of Oregon, 2021-05-16)
    Governmental and corporate spying are no longer a surprising facet of everyday life in the digital age. In this paper, I expand upon the implications at stake in debates on autonomy, privacy, and anonymity, and I arrive ...
  • Currie, Luke (University of Oregon, 2021-05-16)
    This is an attempt to think through the idea that human knowledge has no fundamental ground. It seemed best to present this gesture in fragments rather than argument. In the questioning pursuit of absolute certainty, one ...
  • Harden, Jordan Kalani (University of Oregon, 2021-01)
    Within a hegemonic Western discourse, Hawai‘i is largely considered an aesthetic tourist destination. It is perceived to be a vacation haven, bountiful in opportunities for real estate, commodification, and gentrification. ...
  • Thielman, Miriam (University of Oregon, 2021-01)
    An increase in global immigration has resulted in humanitarian crises across the world as countries struggle to respond to the growing number of refugees and asylum seekers arriving at their borders. Understanding the ...
  • Evarts, Jacob; Capage, Mikala (University of Oregon, 2021-01)
    Prions have been closely associated with fatal neurodegenerative diseases. Recent evidence, however, suggests that prions also represent an additional class of epigenetic mechanism that is biologically beneficial. From an ...
  • Fellman, Dimitra (University of Oregon, 2021-01)
    The Social Hygiene Society of Portland, Oregon (later renamed the Oregon Social Hygiene Society - or OSHS) was founded in 1911 in order to combat venereal disease in the city and eventually across the state. Oregon’s efforts ...

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