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Ooey-gooey goodness for a cause: FHS senior's Grilled Cheese Experience

Family and Human Services (FHS) Senior Anna Williams has spearheaded The Grilled Cheese Experience, a partnership with 15 area restaurants and Food for Lane County that represents her senior project. We caught up with Anna to find out more about it.

Building inclusive schools in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is serious about helping students with special needs have the same educational experience as everyone else, in the same places, and a group at the College of Education is helping them do it.

The context for this work is inclusive education. That’s something we know intimately, and thanks in part to a $397,600 grant from an educational holding company called TATWEER, the UO is poised to help shape educational reform in one of the world’s wealthiest and most traditional societies.

Strong working memory put brakes on problematic drug use

(Story courtesy of Jim Barlow, director of science and research communications. Originally appeared in UO News.)

EUGENE, Ore. — Oct. 2, 2014 — Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues, says a University of Oregon researcher.

FHS undergrad working on summer research fellowship

Just 'Do It: FHS prof punks out for students

At the spring COE faculty/staff meeting, Shoshana Kerewsky, the witty and passionate director of the Family and Human Services Program, said she was raising money to help students afford a trip to Central America in 2015 to participate in a Courts for Kids project - the same reason she led a trip to the Dominican Republic earlier this winter.

Despite violence in Ukraine, FHS travels to Russia to embrace at-risk youth

A group of students and faculty from the Family and Human Services program traveled to Russia beginning June 17. They are in a region just East of the border with Ukraine, where recently armed protestors clashed; now a full-on battle between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military ensues.

College of Education faculty help Laos educators teach children with disabilities

The College of Education is hosting 12 educators from Laos as part of a three year training grant from Catholic Relief Service and the US Department of Agriculture. Educators are visiting classrooms in Eugene-Springfield and receiving two weeks of intensive training in providing inclusive education to children with disabilities.

UO, Russian university collaborate to improve child welfare

EUGENE, Ore.—A group of Russian college students and faculty visited the University of Oregon College of Education in February. Interested in child welfare, they were here to observe and collaborate with the Family and Human Services program. A contingent of FHS students and faculty plan to visit their counterparts in Russia this June; it will mark the completion of the first Student Internship Exchange for Child Protection.

FHS students forge lasting bonds in India

Ten students from the College of Education’s FHS 407 Global Citizenship Seminar headed to India this past December to explore community building and social services in Pondicherry, India.

University of Oregon College of Education partners with U.S. Department of State to advance disability rights in Bangladesh

The University of Oregon College of Education (COE) has been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of State sponsored Professional Fellows EMPOWER Program, administered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA). This two-way international exchange program aims to expand the capacity of organizations in the U.S. and abroad to promote inclusive communities and advance the rights of persons with disabilities around the world.

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