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ORI participates in program focused on positive parenting.

ORI partners with LaneKids and Parenting Now! to bring the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) to families in Lane County.  Read more in this story in the Eugene Register Guard.  

How the Food Industry Engineers our Cravings

It is no secret that the rise in obesity in America has something to do with food. But how much? And what role does the food industry as a whole play?

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Barb GunnORI researcher Barb Gunn, Ph.D., was recently awarded a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate instructional techniques in teaching English to English Language Learners. Working with school districts in Texas, Washington, and Oregon, Gunn and her team will test the efficacy of Direct Instruction Spoken English (DISE) for developing English oral language skills and improving basic academic outcomes. The researchers are collaborating with 23 middle schools. Gunn, an ORI employee since 1995, has just become an ORI senior scientist. Congratulations, Barb!