Tuesday, March 23, 2010

University of Oregon receiving stimulus money for research?
I didn't the U of O was a research college

The Register Guard --

The U of O had been awarded $40 million in federal stimulus funds with the "lion's share" going to expanses at the core of the University of Oregon's Mission: paying faculty and doing ongoing research.

research???

About $27.5 million will ultimately go to faculty salaries and benefits with the remainder going to research projects and graduate student support with a total allocation will help support 1,148 jobs according to Oregon University system figures.

“It was pretty critical,” UO Provost Jim Bean said of the stimulus money, which helped the university accommodate a 4 percent increase in enrollment. Without it, “it would have been very difficult in the schools and colleges to handle all the students,” he said.


Gee, with a 4% increase in enrollment, you would think the increase in money would be enough to handle it by itself without outside help.

"the UO received almost $500,000 in stimulus money to buy a sophisticated instrument to examine materials at the nano level and prepare molecular-level bits for examination by even more powerful electron microscopes...

“If we didn’t have this tool, there’s no way we could do high-resolution microscopy in this facility,” said Kurt Langworthy, director of the UO’s nanofabrication lab.

The UO research projects funded by stimulus grants run the gamut from million-dollar studies of the universe to small-scale research by just a few students


okay, I could be wrong... but somehow I don't think this is what President Obama had in mind.

Oh yes, from the outside looking in with all the construction going on around the University of Oregon it sure doesn't LOOK like they really need any stimulus money does it?

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