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UO researcher finds abusive parenting may have a biological basis

Parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that subsequently triggers more harsh parenting when they attempt parenting in warm, positive ways, according to new research.

New Dean's Orientation

There may not be an instruction manual for becoming dean of a college at the University of Oregon, but as Interim Dean Mia Tuan recently found out, there is an educational film from the 60s.

See What's Growing at The Schoolhouse Garden

Please join us for a celebration of our first harvest and of our fruitful work together! 

Come visit The Schoolhouse Garden at Edison Elementary School on Friday afternoon (1-5), October 4th, for a harvest celebration hosted by and in honor of the many folks who have helped our brand new garden thrive since its groundbreaking in April.  Edison is on 22nd Ave between Emerald St. and Onyx St.  The garden is on the Onyx side between 22nd and 23rd.  Or, meet at HEDCO between 1:00 and 3:00 for a guided walk over.

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.

Australian conference plants seeds for UO synergy

Elizabeth Skowron, associate professor in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services department in the College of Education, recently delivered the keynote at a symposium organized by the Family Systems Institute, held in June 21-22 in Sydney, Australia. The symposium was titled, “Parenting and the Family System: Unraveling the Complexity of Child Focus.”

CFT's Miller awarded Lehrman Fellowship

(from the Graduate School)

The Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship derives from an endowment created to provide support for graduate students who are pursuing studies that emphasize communication, especially writing skills. For the upcoming 2013-14 academic year the fellowship was awarded to Zanne Miller, who is beginning her second year in the UO's master's program in Couples and Family Therapy (CFT).

Award recipient Golden shines spotlight on UO School Psychology

Nancy Golden is a oft-lauded public figure, because for the past ten years, she has been positively changing the way Springfield Public Schools (SPS) educates its many diverse students. The superintendent, who will retire at the end of June, said she owes some credit for her success to the very people who honored her May 31 with the University of Oregon School Psychology program Outstanding Service Award.

New state assessments will have indirect impact on COE

A recent decision by the Oregon State Board of Education to adopt a new standardized assessment system for its 197 public schools will likely impact the University of Oregon College of Education and its faculty, but largely indirectly and over time.

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