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Adelman's colorful travels to continue in India

Junior Alicia Adelman isn’t sure what the future holds for her, but as a student in the College of Education’s Family and Human Services program, she’s trying a little bit of everything to find out what fits.

Alicia started in the FHS major this past June, but was already familiar with the College of Education through taking a class in Education Studies.

The growing role of service learning

The UO College of Education’s Service-Learning Program and the Department of Landscape Architecture invited new and returning students and their parents to volunteer at the Courthouse Garden during the Week of Welcome. Participants toured the garden and helped with harvesting and other gardening activities.

90by30: Can it be done?

As far as counties go, Lane County, Oregon is big. Roughly the size of Connecticut, 355,000 people call it home. Like any other county, it has its share of problems. Poverty. Drugs. Crime. Its approach to most social problems is the same as anywhere else: deal with it as best you can with the resources you have. But study after study has shown that adolescent and adults who struggle with depression, drug abuse and alcoholism are far more likely than others to have been abused or neglected as children.

The long and winding road: Brenda Barrett-Rivera's journey to FHS

When Brenda Barrett-Rivera '13 talks about her journey to the College of Education’s Family and Human Services (FHS) program, it’s hard not to think about how narrowly she avoided becoming a cliché. As an unwed teen mother graduating from her high school near the San Francisco Bay Area, she carried her diploma in one hand and her fidgeting 1 ½-year-old son, Michael, in the other. She added a few more kids and a husband to her family, and moved to Chico, Calif. in her early twenties.

Advising tips for undergrads

Academic advisers play a vital role in your college career, helping to ensure you meet your degree requrements and much more. Randy Martin, undergraduate academic adviser for the Family and Human Services program, offers the following suggestions on how undergrads can make the most of their advising sessions.

The talent chain: How global education could change the way we learn

Yong ZhaoYong Zhao wants to remake the American education system from the ground up. Spend ten minutes with him, and he’ll have you believing that not only can it be done, but it should.

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