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Soc Snippets 4/21/17

Hello Sociology Majors and Minors!

We’ve got some great opportunities for you this week – opportunities for honors study, publications and graduate work. As always if you have questions, comments, or concerns about the program feel free to contact me, Undergraduate Advisor Elizabeth Milner ( or the Peer Advisors ( To keep up with the Sociology Department follow us on Twitter (@OregonSociology) and Facebook.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe
Undergraduate Program Director


Educational Opportunities

Sociology Honors Program
Interested in completing a research project based on your interests? The Sociology Honors Program is a yearlong course that allows students to conduct and complete research of their own liking and write a thesis on the findings. See here for more information

Application Form:
Application deadline: May 8th

Inside Out Prison Exchange Course
Interested in a nontraditional course offering that takes you outside the typical classroom? The Inside Out Prison Exchange Course takes students inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to discuss issues and values of restorative justice, the needs and roles of victims, offenders and communities and explores the labels given to those inside prison walls. The course will take place Fall term 2017 and is tentatively scheduled for Mondays from 6-8:50pm (4-10:30pm including travel time)

Application deadline: May 10th by 5pm. Please deliver application to Conflict & Dispute Resolution program, Suite 137 at the UO law School

To apply: Please print and fill out the attached pdf: IO Application

Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field Studies
The Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School (I.F.S) is currently accepting enrollment to their summer 2017 Field School sessions. Located on a small Mexican Caribbean island, this 8 week long Advanced Methods course (June 3 and ending on July 30) allows students to create a professional research proposal, conduct the research and then present their data in an open-to-the-public conference on the island, as well as prepare academic journal style articles intended for publication.

Application deadline: May 3rd (open to both undergraduate and graduate students)
For more information and to apply to the program, visit:

Clinton Global Initiative
This fall at Northeastern University the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) will be hosting their tenth Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting. Each year CGIU brings together student leaders from around the globe to develop Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address challenges on campus and around the world. These commitments fall within five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

When: October 13th-15th, 2017
Application deadline: May 10th
To apply and read more about the program, visit:

Campus Opportunities

Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal
Want to see your artwork or photography on the cover of a research journal? The Oregon Undergraduate Research (OUR) Journal is accepting undergraduate art submissions for the cover of our upcoming Spring 2017 issue! Send your original artwork and a brief statement about your piece to:

Application deadline: May 5th

Student Support Services (SSS)
Student Support Services still has a few spots open for students to apply to be in their program. The program offers academic advising, free tutoring for lower division math and foreign language classes, personal counseling, support with graduate school research and applications and more.

To see if you qualify or to apply please visit:

Sociology Peer Advising
Need help understanding graduation or major requirements? Have a question about adding a sociology minor or major? Just want to talk about sociology classes? Then stop by the Sociology Peer Advising Office during our drop in hours to talk to one of our peer advisors. No appointment necessary!

Where? PLC 706
Monday 9:30-11:30am and 2:30-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30-11:45am and 1:15-3pm
Wednesday 9:30-11:30am and 12-2pm
Thursday 12-2pm
Friday 9-11am

Jobs and Graduate Study

New MA program at University of Chicago: Computational Social Science
Computational Social Science is an emergent approach in which students apply the latest innovations in computer science and statistics to complex social questions. Working with very big data, on a scale that far exceeds earlier research, computational researchers are devising innovative formal, statistical, and computational models to make important contributions across the social sciences.

Nearly all students admitted will receive a half-tuition grant in the first year, and a two-thirds tuition grant in the second. In addition, this program offers support for professional placement, paid internships between the first and second year of study, on-campus recruitment from prominent firms, and three years of work eligibility for international students as a recognized STEM program.

Deadline for application: Sunday, April 30th
Learn more about the program and access the application at

Peer Advisor for the Office of Academic Advising
The Office of Academic Advising is now accepting applications for peer advisors. This paid position is seeking qualified applicants who have a sophomore, junior, or senior standing and are enrolled in at least 8 credit hours. Peer advisor appointments are for the Fall 2017-June 2018 school year, and accepted applicants can expect to work 6-12 hours per week.

For additional information about this opportunity and access to the application, visit:
Application deadline: Friday, April 28th