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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.

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.

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

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