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Soc Snippets 4/5/17

Hi Sociology Majors and Minors!

Welcome back – I hope you all enjoyed the break from classes. Maybe some of you were even lucky enough to see some sunshine!  This week in Sociology Snippets we have information about applying to the Sociology Honors Program, information about careers, scholarships and opportunities of interest.

Remember you can always keep up on department news through Facebook and Twitter (@OregonSociology).

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Sociology Honors Program – Applications Due: May 8, 2017

Have you ever found yourself in a sociology class thinking “Gosh, this study is great! I’d love to do a study like this!” If so, the Sociology Honors Program is for you. This small, selective year-long class for highly motivated sociology majors walks you through all aspects of the research process from coming up with a research question, to putting together a research proposal, to conducting your research, to actually writing an honors thesis. Participants in this program have had their research covered by Cascade Magazine (such as Daniel Silberman’s research on racism and punishment in Oregon: and this weekend, Sociology major Cheyenne Pico will be presenting findings from her thesis research on college diversity programs at the Annual Pacific Sociological Association Conference in Portland.

You can find more information about the program here: and the application can be downloaded here:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at with any questions.

University of Oregon Mock Trial Team

Interested in going to law school or just want to learn more about the law? Join the University of Oregon’s Mock Trial (UOMT) team! Mock trial is a great way to get a glimpse into the courtroom procedure and how a real trial works – an absolute must for aspiring lawyers. Each year, the American Mock Trial Association releases a case for over 600 mock trial teams in the nation to prepare and present. Last year, UOMT placed 19th in the nation out of 658 teams! UOMT is a program housed in and funded by the Forensics Department which means participants are covered for all traveling and competition fees. Tournament destinations include Boise, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles. To learn more about our program come to one of the information sessions week one of spring term! They will be held Tuesday (4/4) and Thursday (4/6) in Deady 106 at 7 p.m. Visit or email for more information.

Round Table Discussion: “Post-Obama America: Legacies, Challenges, and Crisis”

DetailsStraub 145 at 4:00 pm, 4/11
Alison GashAssociate Professor of Political Science
Daniel HosangAssociate Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies
Joseph LowndesAssociate Professor of Political Science
Craig ParsonsProfessor of Political Science
Daniel TichenorKnight Chair of Social Science
Priscilla YaminAssociate Professor of Political Science

This roundtable session brings together six UO political scientists to discuss the challenges, possibilities and crises marking the political landscape in the aftermath of the Obama presidency. The event comes eight years after Cascade Magazine (published by the College of Arts and Sciences) organized this feature, titled, “Obama’s Promise Meets Reality“, that brought together five UO political scientists to assess the promises and challenges of the new Obama administration. For more information contact:

Global Oregon Awards: Deadline April 15th

Global Oregon Undergraduate Award
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO undergraduate students to apply for one of ten $500 research awards offered to support global education experiences (intensive study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities, participation in international events).

Global Oregon Graduate Research Award
The Global Oregon Initiative invites UO undergraduate students to apply for one of five $2,000 research awards offered to support international research. Global Oregon is an initiative of the Office of International Affairs-Global Studies Institute. It promotes internationalization in the student experience, in research and in our outreach to the state and the world. Global Oregon is deliberately cross-regional and interdisciplinary, drawing together UO expertise on every world region and from many academic domains.

Global Oregon Summer Translation Studies Award
Under the auspices of Global Oregon, the Translation Studies Working Group invites application from UO graduate students for two $1000 awards. Each award will support an internationally oriented project in Translation Studies. UO undergraduate students can apply for two $500 awards. Each award will support an internationally oriented project in literary translation.

Want to do something unique and different? Consider a career in Journalism. 

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. We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 admission. More information about the program is available at Please contact Stacy Bazzana ( or 503.412.3706) – if you have any questions.

Attend an on-campus information session on Wednesday, April 12th from 9am-10am in Allen Hall, Room 307.  Donuts and coffee will be served!  Please reserve your spot (Links to an external site.)