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February 15, 2017

Team Duckling and the Science Factory to host Living Lab Day


On Saturday, February 18th from 11:00AM-3:00PM, Eugenians are invited to bring their families to Living Lab Day at the Science Factory. This event is being co-sponsored by the Psychology Department’s own Team Duckling in order to teach children about developmental science and the magic in their own brains. Visitors will be able to participate in studies, engage with mind and brain activities, and learn more about scientific research.

See the Science Factory website for details on admissions. Read more about the event on AroundtheO.

June 3, 2016

Grad student Rosenthal on confronting rape myths in HuffPo

Boy raising hand during exam


Marina Rosenthal, a grad student, wrote a great piece in the Huffington Post on confronting rape myths in the classroom with empathy: “I look back at my student and ponder another, perhaps even more compelling explanation for his perspective. What would it mean for him to accept the statistically viable possibility that his close friend really did sexually assault another student?”

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences W. Andrew Marcus writes: “I just read your powerful narrative in the Huffington Post – and want to thank you for the work you are doing at UO. I was moved by your description and am deeply appreciative of how you are reaching our students to change their understanding and their lives. It is a journey, and one that as teachers, we can never know the end point of. Thank you for keeping at it.”

May 10, 2016

Professor Phil Fisher presents keynote at LEGO Idea Conference — with muppets!

Neno and Kami, Muppets from the South African Sesame Street show, lent a furry hand to UO psychology professor and Philip H. Knight Chair Phil Fisher during a keynote address at a recent LEGO Idea Conference in Denmark. The fuzzy fellows were only too happy to help Fisher bring a complex idea down to earth. Fisher is a leading expert on children’s neurobiological and psychological development. The director of the UO’s Center for Translational Neuroscience, he develops programs in low income and marginalized communities for improving children’s healthy development, including their ability attach to caregivers, build relationships with peers and function in school.