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Sensation seeking promotes initiation, impulsivity promotes escalation of substance use

(from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, May 16, 2016)

UOTeachOUT events call attention to issues of gender, equity

LGBT issues have come to the fore in a big way recently.

Teaching children philosophy, or how 8-year-olds agree to disagree

“That’s not even fair!” asserts Sequoia, a third-grader at Edison Elementary, where it’s pajama day.

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.

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

This is the question posed to future elementary school teachers in winter and spring 2016 Educational Foundations Equal Opportunity courses. For each of these, future teachers the answers have been represented through the lens of a public art project called On Being Seen.

College of Education scores a win for kids in Nicaragua

While the Ducks prepared for what ended up being their final game of the NCAA Tournament, and while hordes of college students frolicked on beaches, 12 volunteers from the College of Education were helping wrest a tiny plot of land from the grips of the Nicaraguan jungle and turn it into a sport court.

Horner to receive Distinguished Researcher Award from Council for Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) announced that Robert Horner, PhD, is the 2016 recipient of the Kauffman-Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes individuals or research teams who have made outstanding scientific contributions in basic or applied research in special education over the course of their careers.

Some 'terrible twos' behaviors may suggest later problems

A new study, published online April 8 ahead of print in the American Journal of Psychiatry, offers help to parents by identifying clues that suggest a child's early shenanigans may be warning signs of trouble later in life. It also points toward a source of early problems.

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.

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