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Soc Snippets: 10/10/16

Hi Sociology Majors!

Well, it appears that the glorious Oregon summer has left us and fall is in full swing. While some of us may be picking ourselves back up after the crushing defeat by UW on Saturday, hopefully this week’s Sociology Snippets will have some opportunities that will raise your spirits. This week we have information for those of you interested in politics, in conducting sociological research, seeking funding for your studies or looking for information about how to build a successful and fulfilling career with a sociology degree. 

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day.

Professor Pascoe

Undergraduate Program Director

Alumni Panel and Workshop on Careers for Social Science Majors

So you’ve chosen a sociology major – where do you go from here?   We’ve invited alumni from the field of sociology (as well as ethnic studies, economics, and political science) to share their career paths in a panel discussion, with breakout sessions by major.   You’ll get experience-based insights into the career paths these sociology graduates have chosen, how they decided between career paths, what they did while they were a student here to be successful, and more.  Of course, this will be an ideal time to have your questions answered.  Catered snacks and beverages provided. 

Event details below:

WHAT: Careers in the Social Sciences

WHEN: Monday, October 10th, 6-8:30 pm (check-in between 5:30-6 pm)

WHERE: Redwood Auditorium, Erb Memorial Union (EMU)


Sociology Honors Research Program

Sociology Honors Program student, Daniel Silberman, class of 2016, demonstrated racial disparities in sentencing patterns across Oregon in his senior honors thesis. U of O’s Cascade Magazine covered his research here: If you are interested in conducting your own research and writing a thesis as part of the Sociology Honors Program you can check out the application form here or visit me during my office hours (Thursdays 12-1, 2-4)  to learn more about the program.


Interested in politics, developing leadership skills and creating a better society through social policy? The Wayne Morse Scholar’s Program is for you!

The Wayne Morse Scholars program is designed to bring together UO students in their sophomore and junior years from across majors who share an interest in public affairs, policy, and leadership.  Students in the program have the opportunity to pursue big questions about democracy and citizenship, develop specific leadership skills in a supportive environment, and interact with prominent officials, activists, and scholars.  In the first year of the program, WMC Scholars participate in workshops, talks, trips, and a special course called Democratic Dilemmas with Professor Dan Tichenor.  In their second year each student, in collaboration with WMC mentors, designs and pursues a practicum experience based on the student’s individual interests. 

We are excited to recruit a new cohort of diverse, passionate students—The online application deadline is Thursday, October 20. Please see the Wayne Morse Center website for application information:


Grants for Undergraduate Research Projects

UROP Mini-grants are awards of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate student research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project. The mini-grants may be used by recipients to purchase materials, equipment, and supplies that are necessary to complete their project and/or assist with travel expenses related to their project.

Deadline: October 19, 2016



The McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools.

Deadline: November 2, 2016



 Do you have research you would like to present?

The Pacific Sociological Association is holding their conference in Portland in the Spring of 2017. They have a special submission process for undergraduate researchers. You can find it here. If you have conducted original research for a class, definitely consider submitting it for presentation. I’m more than happy to answer any questions about the conference or the submission process.