At the University of Oregon, volcanology started 50 years ago, Jim Barlow writes. And what is now the Oregon Center for Volcanology was originally led by a Nicaraguan coffee farmer turned researcher. Jim’s story on the University of Oregon website is rich with historic photos, dramatic videos, and scientific details about the many reasons (hello, Mt. St. Helen’s and Mt. Hood) the UO is a perfect site for the center @uoregon @jebarlow image: USGS