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January 31, 2017

Sociology Job & Internship Digest (Week 4 Edition)

Greetings, Sociology Students!

Welcome to Week 4.  The term seems to be flying by and I know you’ve got a lot on your plate.  Just a gentle reminder that putting aside time for career advising, a visit to the weekly Career Crash Course! workshop, and time for your internship search will position you well to make a smooth transition from college to career.


Towards that end, this week I’m presenting a workshop called “How To Find An Internship” (part of the ongoing Career Crash Course!) at 4 pm on Wednesday (2/1) in PLC 412.  What is an internship?  Do I really need one?  How do I find one?  What’s the best place to look?  What if no internship is posted?  All are questions I plan on addressing, so take a break and come join us.


Attached to this message is the latest Sociology Job & Internship Digest, which includes new and continuing opportunities to gain experience in a variety of career fields now and beyond graduation.  Take a few moments to browse through and let me know if you have questions about anything!


My drop-in office hours this term are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am to 3 pm in PLC 405.  I also have limited availability for appointments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  If you want to explore the range of career options available to you, create/revise your resume or cover letter, prepare for an interview, or discuss graduate school, stop by and see me.  I look forward to meeting you!


Bill Sherman, Career Advisor

PLC 405 |

January 24, 2017

Winter Term Colloquium Schedule

January 23, 2017

Hilary Boudet (Assistant Professor, Sociology, Oregon State University) and Stephanie Shepard (MPP, Oregon State University)

A Culture of Resilience: Social Capital and Climate Adaption in Post-Flood Boulder County, Colorado

January 30, 2017 

Kelsy Kretschmer (Assistant Professor, Sociology, Oregon State University)

Men at the March: Feminist Boundaries, Media Messages, and Male Allies

February 6, 2017

Carol Stabile (Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon)

Cleaning the House of Broadcasting: Gender, Race, and the FBI Attack on Television

February 13, 2017

Amy Lubitow (Assistant Professor, Sociology, Portland State University)

Inequalities in Urban Mobility in Portland: Understanding Community Vulnerability and Prospects of Livable Neighborhoods

February 20, 2017

Patrick Greiner (Graduate Student, Sociology, University of Oregon)

Divergent Pathways On the Road To Sustainability: A Multilevel Model of the Effects of Geopolitical Power on the Relationship between Economic Growth and Environmental Health

February 27, 2017

James Moody (Professor, Sociology, Duke University)


March 6, 2017

Janet Lorenzen (Assistant Professor, Sociology, Willamette University)


March 13, 2017

Anissa Rogers (Professor and Director, Dorothy Day Social Work Program, University of Portland)

Contemporary Issues and Future Directions in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Aging



January 23, 2017

Soc Snippets 1/23/17

Hi all,

It’s quite a time to be a sociology major. I’m sure you’re all busy using your Sociological Imaginations to analyze the myriad political events occurring on the national and international scene over the past few days.

This week we have a lot of information for you – from graduate programs, to scholarships to research opportunities. As always feel free to contact me with questions, comments or other items for sociology snippets.

Have a great week. Enjoy the sun and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Peer Advising Office Hours

Need advice on classes to take? What to do with your sociology degree? How to figure out how soon you can graduate? The peer advisors have the following office hours this Winter.

Monday 11:00-3:00pm
Tuesday 8-9:30am and 11:30am-1:30pm
Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday 11:30-1:30pm
Friday 8-10:30am


Scholarship Opportunities

Margaret J. Wiese Scholarship

The Health Professions Program invites you to apply for the Margaret J. Wiese scholarship, which honors outstanding students who have an interest in health and family related matters, particularly in health preservation and enhancement, health education, nutrition and/or family health and well-being.  If you are interested in any of these areas, we encourage you to read through the review criteria and application instructions on our website.   Juniors, seniors, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students are eligible.  To apply, please complete the online application (Links to an external site.) and submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor to by Friday, February 24th.

Questions?  Email

UROP Mini-grant program

Provides awards of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate student research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project. The awards 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: February 6


VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship

Provides a $5,000 stipend to conduct research, creative scholarship or complete work on an innovative project full-time during the summer.

Deadline: April 10


Center for the Study of Women in Society Research Grant

CSWS Research Grant for Undergraduate Students: applications due January 30

Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship: funding amount: $1,000. The Center for the Study of Women in Society invites applications from University of Oregon undergraduate students writing a senior thesis or producing a comparable senior project anywhere on campus, within a wide range of disciplines, as long as the thesis or project relates to women and/or gender, and demonstrates support of women’s empowerment. This award honors the life and work of Jane Higdon (Links to an external site.). Financial support for this scholarship is provided by the Jane Higdon Foundation (Links to an external site.). Awards are subject to conditions set by CSWS, which falls under the purview of the Office of the Vice President for Research. Students must meet financial need criteria in order to apply. For more information, please refer to the application guidelines.

Higdon Application Form PDF

Higdon Application Form Word document

Higdon Guidelines

Read about earlier Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship winners

  • 2009-10 UO Student AlexAnn Westlake Awarded the Inaugural Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship
  • 2010-11 Shelley Annette Grosjean (History) and Sara S. Quinn (Anthropology) chosen as co-winners for Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship


Research Opportunities

UO Undergraduate Symposium

The UO’s annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative scholarship. Students from every academic discipline can submit to present their research or creative work to members of the UO’s community of scholars.

Deadline: March 10



Summer Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities to conduct research and creative scholarship away from the University of Oregon during the summer.  These opportunities are hosted by a wide variety of institutions and occur in many different academic disciplines.

Deadline: Various



Now accepting EDITORIAL BOARD applications!

The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-run, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal that showcases high-quality undergraduate work in the sciences, humanities, and arts at the University of Oregon. OUR Journal is currently accepting applications to serve on the student editorial board. Members of the editorial board are involved in every step of the publication process, from peer review to copy editing and layout design.


-University of Oregon undergraduate graduating after Spring 2017
-Interest in editing and peer review
-Editorial, research, and/or design experience
-Self-motivated, committed, and flexible
-Strong passion for undergraduate research

The online application can be found at: (Links to an external site.)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout Winter 2017.

PRIORITY DEADLINE: February 10th, 2017

For more information, feel free to contact

Thanks so much and we look forward to receiving your application!

Attached: OUR


Film Screening

The ASUO Men’s Center is going to be hosting a screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary film, the “13th”. This film delves into the white supremacist history of this country’s prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration; as well as it’s origins to slavery from the 1800s.

The Men’s Center is collaborating with Black Student Leadership groups on our campus to put on this event. After the screening, there will be breakout sessions to discuss and debrief the film.

The event is next Thursday, January 26th @ 6 p.m. It will be in Straub 156. The film will start promptly at 6:20 pm. The discussions will follow after a short break at the end of the film.


Graduate Programs

Professional Journalism Master’s Program

The School of Journalism and Communication’s Professional Journalism Master’s Program is looking for inquisitive, highly motivated, and forward thinking individuals who are interested in making a difference in their communities and society at large. If this is you, we are here to provide you with the skills you need to achieve your professional goals.

Our Professional Journalism Master’s Program offers a 12-to-15 month program designed for those holding bachelor’s degrees in other fields, but who have little or no academic or professional journalistic or media background. Graduate students in this program will acquire professional journalism skills within a vibrant intellectual context.

This intense program begins with summer immersion courses that will provide students with a solid background in the skills needed for advanced graduate course work. This is followed by at least three quarters of course work, tailored to the individual interests of each student. The program culminates in either the creation of a top notch professional project or a substantive internship.

The program also offers the option of specializing in science and/or environmental reporting.

Application review for Summer 2017 admission will begin on February 1, but we will continue to accept applications until all available spots are filled.

More information about the program is available at


January 17, 2017

Ski Slopes to Start-Ups: How an Athlete Turned Pro in Sports Marketing

Check out this article on the recent successes of our very own alumni, Ryan Barnes, BS ’98. You can read more about what he’s been up to since graduating and his journey to where he is today.

Ski Slopes to Start-Ups: How an Athlete Turned Pro in Sports Marketing

January 10, 2017

Soc Snippets 1/10/17

Hi all,

What a first week of the quarter this has been so far – given the messages I’m receiving in my inbox it sounds like many of you are still stranded in airports across the country. Hang in there and safe travels! Know that you are in good company as many of your fellow Ducks make a slow, icy, snowy sojourn back to Eugene as well.

This week in Soc Snippets we have scholarship, internship and research presentation opportunities.

As always, stay up on Department news and events by following our Facebook page and Twitter feed (@OregonSociology).

Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Undergraduate Program Director


Scholarship Opportunities

CAS Scholarships

The application process for 2017-2018 scholarships and fellowships is now open.


Scholarships for International students

The Office of International Affairs offers a number of scholarships to international students. You can see them here: For an online workshop about applying for these scholarships, see here:


Volunteer Opportunities

Safe Ride Volunteers

ASUO Safe Ride offers a free, safe alternative to traveling alone at night. We give rides to students, faculty and staff, in groups of at-risk people (3 people or less) and we can travel within our boundaries which consist of about a 3-5 mile radius around campus.

Safe Ride is in need of passionate, positive, and enthusiastic volunteers! When you volunteer for Safe Ride, you make running another van possible, and allow an additional schedule to open up. This is extremely important in decreasing the number of people we are forced to turn away each night. Safe Ride is dedicated to giving students, faculty, and staff a safe alternative to traveling alone at night or being stuck in a potentially dangerous situation.

Volunteering is a huge help to us, our campus community, and you! It is a fun and easy way to earn volunteer hours, meet new people, and get to know the streets of Eugene. By volunteering you’re signing up for a 2-2.5 hour shift, one night per week, every week. We want our volunteers to be consistent but if you cannot make it to a volunteer shift for any reason feel free to let us know and we will accommodate your schedule. Shifts are available in Winter term for 6pm-8pm, 8pm-10pm, or 10pm-12am on Sunday-Thursday.

You can get involved by emailing us at and/or filling out this brief questionnaire:

We would love to have you join the Safe Ride team!


Victim Advocate Training

Please see the attached flyer and an application for volunteering with Kids’ FIRST. Application deadline for Winter Volunteer Victim Advocate Training is

February 15th.


Research Presentation Opportunity

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 2017 Symposium will take place on Thursday, May 18 and will conclude with a reception and awards ceremony from 5-7 pm and a co-sponsored talk (with theCenter for Global Health) at 7 pm by Professor Robert Fullilove (Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University)—“Mass Incarceration and its Impact on Community Health”

Abstracts for student presentations at the 2017 event are due by 11:59 pm on March 10 and are submitted via the Undergraduate Research Symposium website ( The submission link will “go live” on January 4, 2017. Questions about submissions should be directed

We have an information session for students planned for Tuesday, January 17 at 6 pm in the Global Scholars Hall Learning Commons.