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Love, tolerance and BBQ

UOTeachOUT, a program run by the Education Studies department at the UO College of Education, is carrying the proverbial rainbow banner into a nationwide discussion about how to address gender identity and sexual orientation issues in education. When they started five years, they were basically a single voice breaking a "veil of silence." Now, Julie Heffernan's phone rings a lot more; teachers don't just know - nor are they often taught - about how to deal with such issues in the classroom.

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.

Teaching children philosophy


UO students honored at United Way Celebration

Four University of Oregon students were honored for their volunteer efforts at the United Way’s annual Volunteer of the Year Award luncheon on April 10, 2014. Salliebeth Finnegan (Senior, General Social Sciences), Jazlyn Halberstadt (Junior, Educational Foundations), Logan Geissler (Sophomore, Educational Foundations) and Ryan Romano (Senior, Sociology) were nominated for Volunteer Team of the year for their efforts at the Promise Neighborhoods After School Program at Fairfield elementary school. 

Celebrate Good Times! UWLC Volunteer Luncheon

Student Leaders Honored at Lane County Volunteers Luncheon

Vote Online for Schoolhouse Garden Seeds of Change® Grant

Service-Learning Program's Edison Schoolhouse Garden has entered in the Seeds of Change® Grant Program ( We are asking your your help in supporting our submission during the public voting phase (April 1 - April 21) of the grant application process. Each person has the opportunity to vote one time per day until April 21. After that, only the top 50 applications that receive the most votes move on to the final judging phase.

Judy Newman featured in Indian news site

The article below was published March 31, 2014 in The Hindu, one of the largest English-language news outlets in India.

Early intervention hastens progress of special children, says expert

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