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Horner to receive Distinguished Researcher Award from Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) announced that Robert Horner, PhD, is the 2016 recipient of the Kauffman-Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes individuals or research teams who have made outstanding scientific contributions in basic or applied research in special education over the course of their careers.

COE professors strike three-year agreement to improve child literacy in the US Virgin Islands

Two professors in the UO College of Education (COE) have spearheaded a three-year agreement with the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to improve reading performance among elementary-aged students across the St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John islands.

McIntosh receives Distinguished Early Career Research Award

Kent McIntosh, an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences, has been recognized with the Distinguished Early Career Research Award by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Olson recognized by Eugene Human Rights Commission

Deborah Olson from the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences was recognized Jan. 19, 2015 with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from the City of Eugene Human Rights Commission. The ceremony took place at the Shedd Institute in downtown Eugene, the terminus of NAACP Lane County's MLK Day March that began at PK Park.

Eugene Register-Guard features second COE cluster hire proposal

The home page of the Eugene Register-Guard on Monday, Sept. 29 features an in-depth article about the proposed cluster hire in the department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences. The hires would replace tenured faculty who retired, were promoted or otherwise left since 2001 .

The UO hopes to find donors to pay for multiple clusters of new faculty with a series of roughly $20 million endowments — to elevate the UO’s national reputation, including on such rankings as done by U.S. News and World Report.

Retired, current faculty members and family honor legacy with $1.2 million endowed chair

Diane Bricker, Jane Kaplan Squires and Paul Kaplan have made a combined $1.2 million gift to endow the Bricker/Squires Chair in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.

This gift will support a professor who can continue the trajectory of training high quality graduate students, researching new methods and materials and leading service, said Randy Kamphaus, dean of the College of Education.

Herr wins Thomas F. Herman Award for Excellence in Pedagogy

Dr. Cynthia Herr is the quintessential teacher of teachers in Special Education. She demonstrates exemplary professionalism, dedication, outstanding pedagogy, far-reaching knowledge of her field, and a consistent, personable temperament.

Dr. Herr teaches in the Special Education Licensure program. The breadth and depth of her teaching is both broad and deep. She teaches small, large, and online courses. Over the past 29 years she has taught an average of 10 courses per year. 

Friendship, partnership and scholarship: COE doc students aim to help tribal communities

College has a way of bringing people together in interesting and unexpected ways, often resulting in new opportunities. Recognizing and seizing those opportunities when they arrive is a matter of experience, luck and a general openness to saying yes. "Opportunity" is a word that Jill Dolata and Allison Wilson use often when describing their work on two scholarly endeavors related to tribal communities, both of which resulted from being in the right place at the right time.

COE grad students capture top awards at conference

Two outstanding graduate students from the UO College of Education recently won awards from the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

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