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Sociology Snippets – March 6, 2018

Hi all,

The quarter is winding down, the trees are blooming and the sun is shining! Could we really ask for much more?

This week in Sociology Snippets we’ve got some conference announcements, graduate school resources and opportunities to present your research.

As always, 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


Sociology Club!
This is a reminder that the Sociology Club will be holding a Q&A with current UO grad students for any and all students interested in going to graduate school. This will be a casual event, so feel free to drop by whenever! The panel will take place in Lawrence 115 on Wednesday, March 7th from 4 to 6 PM. We hope to see you there!

Submit Your Research to the Undergraduate Research Symposium!
The 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 17. The deadline for submitting abstract proposals is Friday, March 16 at 11:59pm via our Symposium website (

Students simply need to submit a 250-word abstract and details about their format preferences. The Symposium defines research expansively and welcomes all forms of undergraduate creative work from the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, professional schools, study abroad, service learning, and community-engaged projects. The symposium has grown each year and the 2017 event included nearly 300 presenters, representing 60 majors and 8 colleges.

The 2018 event will take place in the EMU on Thursday, May 17 and will conclude with a reception and awards ceremony from 5-5:30 and a poster session from 5:30-7:30 pm.

ASURE (Associated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement) is  offering a series of drop-in workshops designed to guide students through the process of writing an abstract, designing a poster, and preparing and delivering an oral presentation. The ASURE website ( lists the dates of all workshops—there is an Information Session scheduled for Monday, March 5 at 4 pm in the EMU Metolius Room and an Abstract Writing Workshop on Monday, March 12 at 4 pm in the EMU Metolius Room.

Looking for funding for your research? Here are some great resources!


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CURE Funding Opportunities for Students
CURE awards competitive grants that fund travel to conferences for undergraduates who want to present their research findings. Fellowships are also available to support students conducting summer research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Additionally, CURE has funding resources to assist eligible students in emergencies, which are designed to help students participate in research and experience learning opportunities.

DataStories for the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Data can help narrate a story from a different angle. A new session is being introduced at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Attend the information on March 5 (4 pm, EMU Metolius room) to learn more.

Faculty Awards for Research Mentoring
The Faculty Research Mentor Award is a $2500 one time award that recognize a faculty member for their exceptional mentoring of undergraduate research and experiential learning. Two awards are available for the 2017-2018 academic year. Winners will be recognized at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 17, 2018. The awards will be given for the 2017-2018 academic year. Nomination deadline: March 16, 2018.

Interested in human rights? Check out this new graduate program.
The University of Arizona is pleased to announce two new programs:
MA and Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Practice

Leveraging the online format, the degrees combine theoretical and methodological training with practical skills and applications, as students will study cutting-edge issues through webinars and the online participation of human rights practitioners from around the globe. Unique experiences include virtual field trips, in-depth analyses of current human rights crises with input from actors on the ground, community-engaged projects, and the incorporation of students’ current human rights work.

The degrees are designed for individuals who are currently employed as well as full time students. The programs began in January, 2018, and operate in 7.5 week course durations throughout the year.

  • The MA can be earned within one year, though most students will take 18-24 months to complete. The Certificate can be completed in 4-9 months.
  • The programs cost $15,000 for the MA and $6,000 for the Certificate.  Students may be able to apply credits from graduate work at other institutions, up to three credits for the Certificate and six credits for the M.A.  If approved, the cost of the degree will be pro-rated to reflect the transferred credits.
  • The format avoids the costs of travel and lodging in the USA, allows students to continue working full time, and opens up networking avenues for future employment!

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