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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