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Guest lecture brings deportees' ‘bedtime stories’ to the UO

The Department of Education Studies will welcome Sophia Sobko, an educator and activist, to campus on May 3 for a free lecture to bring awareness to the issue of family separation resulting from deportation policies. Her curated book series, Cuentos para Dormir (bedtime stories), comprises children’s books written by deported parents living in Tijuana, Mexico. The Department of Education Studies has acquired two sets of books in the series, making the UO the first university in the world to have them.

CSSE students and faculty receive awards

Congratulations to Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education students Spirit Dine’tah Brooks, Matthew Graham and Nadia Raza, graduates Courtney Rath and Leilani Sabzalian, and Director Lisa Mazzei, all of whom recently received notification of awards for their accomplishments.

Couples and Family Therapy to add research option

Beginning fall 2016 term, students in couples and family therapy (CFT) will have the option to complete a research project and submit a thesis as part of their coursework in the program. This option seeks to connect students seeking meaningful research options in the field of CFT with projects and advisors that align with their future educational and career goals.

CDS' Sohlberg talks concussion rehab on OPB's 'Think Out Loud'

McKay Sohlberg, director of the communication disorders and sciences program, was featured on the "Treating Concussions" episode of Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Loud on February 24, 2016 with concussion sufferer Sylvia Titterington. Sohlberg also directs the HEDCO Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic, which treats many people experiencing long-term cognitive problems following concussions.

Annual conference an opportunity to help reduce child abuse

The annual conference of the 90by30 initiative, an outreach unit of the University of Oregon College of Education, will be held March 11, 2016 in the Center for Meeting and Learning at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Andres Larios: What's love got to do with it?

Andres Larios is a couples and family therapy major with a penchant for sappy movies and a song in his heart. But look closely and you'll find a man determined to rescue the modern relationship.

Equity Leadership Fellows Program offers unique funding opportunity

The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) is announcing a unique funding opportunity for current and future initial administrator licensure (IAL), doctorate of education (DEd), and DEd/IAL graduate students called the Equity Leadership Fellows program. The program is taking applications now for students planning to enroll during the 2016-17 academic year, with a deadline of March 15. The program is the first of its kind for the department.

DuckFunder projects target school supplies, child-abuse prevention

Two College of Education projects are among those trying to raise both awareness and support through DuckFunder, a University of Oregon fund-raising platform similar to Kickstarter, and are already making progress toward their goals. Click the headline links or images below to learn more about, or contribute to these worthy endeavors.

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