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Sociology Snippets – October 11, 2017

Hello Sociology Majors and Minors!

We’ve made it to Week Three – aka Midterm Time! Hang in there, remember to breathe and that Thanksgiving Break is just a few weeks away. In the meantime, we’ve got a new Sociology Club, leadership opportunities, research opportunities and a new sociology course  to share with you.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
Office Hours: Wed 11:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00 | Sign Up:


Sociology Club
Can’t get enough of Sociology? Want to beef up your resume with some extracurriculars? The University of Oregon Sociology Club presents its first event, “Donuts and Durkheim!” Come join us in PLC 705 on Wednesday, October 18th from 5-7pm for donuts, games, and more information about our newly formed student group. We can’t wait to see you there! If you would like more information about the club please email Leanne Johnson and Annalise Cameron at

New Applied Sociology Class
Ever want to apply all those analytic skills you are developing in your sociology classes to real world issues? We’ve got the class on that! A new two term seminar entitled “Social Problems: Applied Approaches” (Soc 407) will be taught by Amy Leubbers in Winter and Spring quarters. This class will include both in-class and experiential out-of-class components, helping to forge connections between classroom learning and real world social problems. Please contact Amy Leubbers ( for more information.

Leadership Opportunities

Peer Advising
Do you want to develop leadership skills? Just can’t get enough sociology? Want to earn credit doing both? Take a look at the Sociology Peer Advising program. Peer Advisors not only provide essential advising resources for students they also assist the Undergraduate Program Director (me) in all sorts of ways – developing a sociology club, putting together newsletters, contacting alumni and coming up with innovative ways to meet the needs of sociology majors and minors. See here for application information:

Wayne Morse Scholars Program
Are you a sophomore or junior interested in politics? The Wayne Morse Scholars program is an opportunity for students from across disciplines to tackle big questions of democracy and governance, and to explore various forms of political engagement. Wayne Morse Scholars meet throughout the year with a diverse set of prominent officials, activists, and scholars.  They also engage in praxis in real-world settings, do applied research, and develop specific leadership skills in a supportive environment.  The program aims to build a community of students committed to service and justice, and to cultivate future leaders to take on complex realities. Applications are due October 23rd. See her for application information:

Research Opportunities

See below for a list of opportunities to fund your research projects:

UROP Mini-grant
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: November 1

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 1

External Research and Presentation Opportunities
UROP’s website maintains a list of upcoming deadlines for internal and external research programs and conference opportunities.
Upcoming deadlines:
External opportunities: