Dear Colleagues, 
The HEDCO Building, pictured above, is the anchor innovation hub among the six buildings that house the majority of our classrooms, research and outreach units, clinics, and faculty labs. The scope of our innovation work, however, requires some of our units to be housed at additional locations either nearby or off-campus. 

We need considerable research space, because driving change by developing highly scalable products and services has always been part of the distinctive culture of our college. In fact, the R&D work of our faculty has created an “EduTech” industry in Eugene and Lane County. 

Our R&D, however, has always been inspired by our desire to effect evidence-based change that redresses disparities in education and health – “products with purpose.” This work is now focused on addressing racism and bias. Heather McClure and Dane Ramshaw’s work aimed at leveraging virtual reality technology to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion training serves as but one example. 

This work is ever more crucial this week as we all try to find ways to lift up our Asian and Asian-American colleagues and communities. 

I wish you well with these same endeavors,
Randy W. Kamphaus
Dean of the College of Education