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90by30: Preventing child abuse by nurturing healthier communities

Jeffrey Todahl, director of the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oregon College of Education, and Phyllis Barkhurst, director of the 90by30 Initiative, described the center's plans for reducing child abuse in Lane County at a meeting of the City Club of Eugene.

We Need YOU to support the Promise Neighborhood After Schools!

The Service-Learning Program has been working closely over the past three years with United Way of Lane County and Bethel School District to maximize our impact on the schools in the Promise Neig

Why some teen brains may be hardwired to make risky choices (NPR)

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.

But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — could help explain why some adolescents are especially impulsive when it comes to sex, according to a study published Wednesday in Child Development.

Our Very Own Ruby Nagle, Recipient of the Vernon Barkhurst Award

 It's a pretty huge deal, to be recognized as the member of your class who best "exemplifies academic excellence, university service and good citizenship."

From the kudos at the awards ceremony: 

Volunteer at the Summer Reading Spots!!

The Summer Readings Spots is volunteer-led project to help children build literacy skills during the summer months. Volunteers will get to read and play with children and help them pick out a free book to take home! The spots are located in Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove.

Martinez honored by Society for Prevention Research

Charles Martinez, professor and department head of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, and director of the Center for Equity Promotion, will receive the International Collaborative Prevention Research Award given by the Society for Prevention Research at their annual meeting in Washington, DC on May 28, 2015.

On e-learning in Bhutan: Rymeski '81

Remote education and the e-learning landscape have a lot to do with my experience traveling to schools in the Kingdom of Bhutan. One thing I discovered is that the process of learning generally rises above the level of resources supporting it. And that comes from commitment and motivation. In the networked, online, e-learning environment of today, it's hard to imagine students assembled for their daily learning "rally." Life and learning in the roadless reaches of Eastern Bhutan are primitive and challenging, offering fresh perspectives on what it means to educate remotely.

CDS' Larson recognized for going 'Above and Beyond'

Johanna Larson, an instructor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences program who teaches classes in American Sign Language (ASL), was recognized May 11, 2015 with the "Above and Beyond" award by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) during the athletic department's inaugural "O Show" awards ceremony. Athletic Trainer Heather Halseth also received the award.

Coming Soon: The Schoolhouse Garden Tasting Stand!

The Schoolhouse Garden has secured a $5,000 grant from the City of Eugene's "Neighborhood Matching Grants" program to build a tasting stand at Edison Elementary School.

Eugene Marathon 2015: Veni Vidi Vici!

Last weekend, whether because of or in spite of Mother's Day, 17 dedictaed members of the Service-Learning Program team converged at Mile 10 to pass out water and Gatorade, provide moral support, and then pick up the 5,000 cups that those runner dropped (or sometimes thew at us).

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