Tagged: University of Oslo

Gerbils to blame for Black Death?

University of Oslo research suggests gerbils, not rats, were main cause of plague M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The Black Death plague that broke out in Europe in 1347 and decimated the population has...

Skeleton in the closet

Indigenous law states that the Sami are a native people of Norway. Now, modern DNA researcher want to contribute to more accurate knowledge about the Sami people’s origin by comparing DNA from contemporary Sami...

Remembering Reidar

Beloved St. Olaf College professor dies at age 88 By Mary Jo Thorsheim Special to the Norwegian American Weekly The sun has set on the amazing life of Dr. Reidar Dittmann (1922-2010). Edvard Munch’s...

A pioneer in a new era of vaccines

Vaccibody puts new developments in cell biology and biotechnology to work John Erik Stacy, 6 Dec 2010 Vaccines have been so effective that many of us have all but forgotten the diseases that once...

Shapes the student housing's future

Design student Alice Andreoli wants to help the Foundation for Student Life in Oslo make your everyday life better “SiO’s biggest problem is the lack of communication between the residents internally, but also between...

NOK 1 million in library fines

Students who borrow books at the libraries at the University of Oslo paid more than one million kroner in fees in 2009. The board of the libraries hopes that an increase of fees will...

European success for Norwegian humanities researchers

“This shows that Norwegian humanities researchers are both highly competent and offensive when it comes to participating in the international competition for research funds,” says Anders Hanneborg, Executive Director of the Division for Science...