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Sociology Snippets – January 31, 2018

Hi all,

We are almost at the halfway point! It’s midterm time that means many of you are studying hard. I just want to remind you in the midst of an intense flu season to make sure to take care of yourselves. Here are some tips from the New York Times about staying healthy:

In other news, we have a lot of opportunities pertaining to undergraduate research this week – funding, presenting and publishing. Think about how impressed those future employers will be when they see that you can gather, analyze and make an argument about your data. Speaking of future employment – we are also looking for a few good Sociology Peer Advisors! If you want to indicate leadership and teamwork on your resume, this is a great way to do it.

As always if you have any questions or information you’d like me to share in Sociology Snippets feel free to contact me.

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe
Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon

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:

Sociology Club
Can’t get enough of Sociology? Want to beef up your resume with some extracurriculars? The University of Oregon Sociology Club invites you to join their Marx and Muffins meeting this coming friday. If you would like more information about the club and meeting informaiton please email Leanne Johnson and Annalise Cameron at

Research Opportunities

UROP Mini-grant
Awards of up to $1,000 to assist with research expenses including supplies, materials, equipment, and travel to conduct research.
Deadline: February 14

Summer Research Opportunities
Opportunities to conduct research and creative scholarship away from the University of Oregon during the summer.  Hosted by a wide variety of institutions and occur in many different academic disciplines.
Deadlines: February 1 (60+ opportunities); other deadlines throughout February

UO Undergraduate Research 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 16

Publish Your Research in The Promise
The Promise is an open access, interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal that showcases research through a sociological lens. Inspired by classical sociological theorist, C. Wright Mills, The Promise believes in the power of knowledge to solve social problems. We are accepting submissions from any discipline, but each submission must incorporate a sociological theory.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis, so please submit in a timely manner. If all spots have been filled for the upcoming edition we will notify you that your work may be considered for the next edition, which will be published the following semester.

Submission guidelines: 
Please submit articles to Dr. Johanna Foster, The Promise’s faculty advisor, at in the interim while the website is being produced.
Articles submitted should meet the following standards:

  • American Sociological Association formatting guidelines, with author-date style in-text citations and page numbers
  • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word
  • Font- 12 point, Times New Roman, double spaced
  • Articles must not exceed the maximum 8,000 word limit, including references.

Please submit two separate files. The first, the author’s cover sheet. Second, the manuscript stripped of any identifying information.

Cover sheet guidelines:

  • Article title
  • Author’s name
  • University affiliation
  • Abstract of approximately 200 words
  • Manuscript word count (including references)
  • Cover sheet title: “[author’s last name] cover sheet”

Manuscript guidelines: 
The manuscript should not have the author’s name or university anywhere in the file or attached to the file name. Please replace any mention of the university with “[university],” to reduce potential for bias from reviewers. The manuscript file should be titled the name of the article without the author’s last name or affiliated university.

If you have any questions please feel free to email our editors at


Class Opportunity

Wild Rockies Field Institute 
The Wild Rockies Field Institute (WRFI) offers field-based, academic courses to undergraduate students, accredited through the University of Montana and transferable to other universities and colleges. Our courses provide 300-level credits in Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resources, Philosophy and Native American Studies. Courses take place in Montana, Southern Utah and the Canadian Rockies. WRFI’s small group size and interdisciplinary curriculum offer students an exceptional opportunity to complement their coursework on campus with experiential education in the field.  Scholarships are available!

Learn More at an Information Session:
Wednesday, February 7th | Columbia Hall Room 142 | 12-1:30 P.M. | Free Pizza!
Learn more on our website: and blog:
Please contact Keri McWilliams (WRFI Executive Director) with questions at or 406-549-4336.