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Madam Dr. President: COE awards first doctorate in new program

The first graduate of a new doctoral program doesn’t get any special treatment. There are no balloons. No lifelong discount at Starbucks. No duets with Tony Bennett. They don’t get to wear sequined, James Brown-inspired regalia at Commencement. No, planting a flag in new academic territory at a particular institution usually has to be enough. In Carla McNelly’s case, however, she got a bonus from her family in the form of a cheeky new title: "Madam Dr. President." After being elected president of SEIU Local 085 in April, then completing her PhD in May, it only seemed fitting.

Global and Online Education completes leadership institute

The Institute for Global and Online Education recently completed an Education Leadership Institute in Human Resources Management. It will host at least four more programs in 2014.

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.

Meet the dean: Randy Kamphaus headed to UO

On Sept. 2, Interim Dean Mia Tuan will hand over the reins to Dr. Randy Kamphaus, a distinguished research professor from the College of Education at Georgia State University who served as dean from 2007-12. Former dean Michael Bullis was on the faculty at the COE for many years before stepping in as interim, and later permanent dean.

2014 COE Alumni Awardees

The College of Education Alumni Outreach Committee honors individuals who have made a positive impact on the field of education and human services through their work or advocacy. The board encourages nominations from alumni, faculty, and practitioners in the field. The 2014 awardees are:

CFT master's student named Tillman Military Scholar

After five years of service and two combat tours to Afghanistan, graduate student Matthew McCallum enrolled in the University of Oregon’s Couples and Family Therapy Program to learn the skills to assist service members, veterans and their families with the marital and family challenges that military life presents.

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.

Commencement 2014 media now available

Whether you were there and posed for a photo or want to see if there's a great image of you in an unguarded moment, or if you missed it and want to see the ceremony in its entirety, photos and video from the COE Commencement 2014 are ready to go. Continue to refer to the COE Commencement page for additional updates.


Doctoral student wins Spencer Fellowship

University of Oregon doctoral student Leilani Sabzalian was pleasantly surprised when she discovered she was one of 30 students from a pool of more than 400 to receive a 2014 Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for her field study of an urban Native American education program in Oregon.


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