U of O presents “Run with a Researcher” – a free group run/walk with a leading academic

This is not a race, nor a fun run. Run with a Researcher is a monthly run/walk on the University of Oregon’s Campus and Pre’s Trail that will be led by a different UO researcher each month. It’s your chance to talk with them about what they’re studying while getting some exercise.

The next one will be on Saturday, September 2; all runs start at 9a from the “O” desk at the new Erb Memorial Union (EMU). You don’t have to sign up ahead of time, just show up! The walk is a 3.1-mile route and the run is 4.5 miles. The course maps are posted online here.

A list of the participating researches is on the Run with a Researcher website, but here is a quick list:

  • Jesse Abdenour, researching the journalist’s balance between providing news and making money, and how content is influenced by copyright laws
  • Keith Frazee, studying “the post-secondary transition of students to college” including the influence of policy, and the transition experienced by parents/families
  • Samantha Hopkins, studying the evolution of ecology in fossil mammals and the reasons behind evolution and extinction
  • Jim Hutchison, creator of a “green chemistry” curriculum and deFUNKit, a product to prevent your tech clothes from getting stinky
  • Andy Karduna, researching the biomechanics of the upper extremities (shoulders, arms, and hands)
  • Graham Kribs, doing work in theoretical particle physics – think “Big Bang Theory” with someone that enjoys running and climbing
  • Seth Lewis, studying how social media and digital platforms change news consumption
  • Beth Miller, researching human intestinal bacterial communities
  • Cris Niell, studying how what we see turns into information our brains can use
  • John Postlethwait, researching animal development from a variety of perspectives
  • Dev Sinha, a mathematician studying topology of large data sets
  • Elizabeth Skowron, researching how the brain and the environment influence development of children in at-risk situations to develop intervention solutions
  • McKay Sohlberg, investigating ways to improve life for people after a traumatic brain injury
  • Richard Taylor, a physicist studying fractals
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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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