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Why some teen brains may be hardwired to make risky choices (NPR)

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.

But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — could help explain why some adolescents are especially impulsive when it comes to sex, according to a study published Wednesday in Child Development.

Volunteer at the Summer Reading Spots!!

Martinez honored by Society for Prevention Research

Charles Martinez, professor and department head of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, and director of the Center for Equity Promotion, will receive the International Collaborative Prevention Research Award given by the Society for Prevention Research at their annual meeting in Washington, DC on May 28, 2015.

On e-learning in Bhutan: Rymeski '81

Remote education and the e-learning landscape have a lot to do with my experience traveling to schools in the Kingdom of Bhutan. One thing I discovered is that the process of learning generally rises above the level of resources supporting it. And that comes from commitment and motivation. In the networked, online, e-learning environment of today, it's hard to imagine students assembled for their daily learning "rally." Life and learning in the roadless reaches of Eastern Bhutan are primitive and challenging, offering fresh perspectives on what it means to educate remotely.

Coming Soon: The Schoolhouse Garden Tasting Stand!

The Schoolhouse Garden has secured a $5,000 grant from the City of Eugene's "Neighborhood Matching Grants" program to build a tasting stand at Edison Elementary School.

Eugene Marathon 2015: Veni Vidi Vici!

Half a world away on the same road: 90by30's Australian counterparts

Did you know Lane County is .1 percent the size of Australia? Before you whip that fact out at your next party, you might want some context. The College of Education's 90by30 program is a grassroots effort to reduce child abuse in Lane County 90 percent by 2030. If that seems optimistic, imagine trying to achieve similar aims with about as many people in a place 1,000 times the size with 64 times the population.

New NIH grant may lead to more targeted interventions

Elizabeth Skowron, an associate professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study why one particular intervention works better than others.

2015 Doctoral Research Awardees

The College of Education has announced its 2015 Doctoral Research Award winners:


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