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Climate Change Symposium seeks to promote collaboration across disciplines

Eugene is at the center of a legal battle that has been called “the biggest court case on the planet,” said University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center director, Mary Wood, at seventh annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium on April 25. The lawsuit, brought by 21 young …

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UO program that trains grade school teachers receives $810k grant

An $810,000 grant has been awarded to the University of Oregon’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Careers through Outreach, Research and Education, or STEM CORE. It will provide funding over a three year period to support several 3rd through 8th grade teachers in Lane County. The goal of …

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Opinion

Susman: Do you learn more from projects or exams?

With fall term quickly coming to an end, we’re all running around frantically, trying to pick up the pieces of everything we’ve learned throughout the quarter. While some of us save our stress for two distinct periods known as midterms and finals, others find it to be more of a constant …

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UO educators travel to Saudi Arabia for education reform

In early November, University of Oregon welcomed 21 members of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education at the College of Education on campus. The two-week visit provided Saudi educators an opportunity to examine the inclusive environment for students with disabilities at UO, according to Valerie Close, Early Childhood CARES, an …

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Opinion

McWilliams: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Remember taking the awkward sex education courses in elementary and middle school? In my experience, the two-day class in elementary school was one in which boys and girls were separated into two different rooms by gender, and each class was taught by a few teachers of that same gender. First, …

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OpinionSex & Relationships

Owens: Don’t let pornography show you how it’s done

Porn screwed me. As an 18-year-old virgin, I thought I was prepared for what having sex was going to be like. I had watched video after video of people doing it online, so I figured I knew everything about it. Now after actually having awkward, fun and emotional sexual encounters …

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AdministrationNews

UO decides if trigger warnings should be applied in class

Colleges around the country, including some departments at UO, are struggling to define the boundaries between challenging course material, students’ well-being, and free speech. Recently, the English department discussed whether they should use trigger warnings that would alarm students of potentially upsetting topics. Warnings are becoming more and more common …

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News

Sustainability Fund encourages student projects

Great ideas are generated daily, but action upon those ideas are not. If this is a bit too common for you, and you wish to improve the campus and community, look into the Student Sustainability Fund and receive a grant to make those ideas a reality. The Student Sustainability Fund …

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Arts & Culture

Irene Awino makes heavy sacrifices to pursue an education and help her native Kenya

It’s Sept. 21 and Irene Awino’s eighth day in the U.S. She’s up early and begins her morning with a quick scan of the day’s headlines. The words isolate themselves on the page: Nairobi. Terror attack. Westgate shopping mall. Gunmen. She calls her husband. Somewhere in the 9,230 miles between …

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News

Students increase dependence on technology for planning the future through myEdu

After logging onto myedu.com, it takes about 10 minutes to put together a class schedule for your next term at the University of Oregon. Curious about what your chances are of obtaining that coveted A-? Want to see a visual matrix to plan your naps? Hesitant to sign up for …

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ArchivesArts & CultureTechnology

Tech: Five educational and entertaining YouTube channels

If you’re looking for a good way to keep your brain fed on the internet, look no further. YouTube offers some incredible channels to help you learn new ideas from passionate people: PBS Idea Channel Each episode begins with an outlandish thesis (“Is Doctor Who a Religion?,” “What do MP3s …

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MultimediaUncategorized

Live stream – Bill Ayers

Professor and well-known social activist Bill Ayers visits the University to discuss mobilizing social justice. Broadcasting live with Ustream

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Congressman DeFazio speaks to class about government, higher education costs

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio was on campus Thursday morning to give a talk to a political science class.

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