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Sociology Snippets – February 20, 2020

Hello Sociology Majors!

Does it ever feel like sociology is a bit of a downer? Well, this week we have some good Valentine’s Day themed good news for you. According to Sociology professor Philip Cohen divorce is on the decline – you can see his research here: It’s not all bad news!

This week in Soc Snippets we have some publication and job opportunities.

As always have a great day and Go Ducks!

Prof Pascoe

Associate Professor |Undergraduate Program Director Co-editor, Socius:  Sociological Research for a Dynamic World Department of Sociology | University of Oregon (458) 215-1901 |


Submit Your Research!
We are honored to invite you and your students to participate in the 10th Anniversary Undergraduate Research Symposium on Thursday, May 21 in the EMU. Students may submit abstracts through April 6.

Since 2011, the Undergraduate Research Symposium has hosted more than 2,000 students and served as a signature moment for undergraduates to present their original research and creative work to the campus and local community.  The 2019 Symposium welcomed 513 presenters and 290 faculty mentors representing 75 majors from every UO school and college.

This year we will also be joined by local high school students and teachers in collaboration with the Summer Academy to Inspire Leadership (SAIL); Lane Community College (LLC) students and faculty (including a transfer student panel); and McNair Scholars students from the UO and programs across the Pacific Northwest.


Would you like to see your research project, term paper, thesis, or creative
work published? The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-run,
peer-reviewed, open access academic journal that showcases high-quality
undergraduate work in the sciences, humanities, and arts at the University
of Oregon. OURJ recently published its Winter 2020 issue, which you can read

We are currently looking for undergraduate research and cover art to publish
in Spring 2020. We are dedicated to featuring research papers from all
academic disciplines and would love to see submissions from your department!

Upcoming deadline for manuscript submissions: Sunday, March 22, 2019.

Please follow guidelines here: and send submissions to

For more information, feel free to contact us at


Work with SAIL this Summer
The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program is hiring counselors and residential assistants for summer 2020! We are looking for positive, can-do folks who are excited to work with students in a fun, educational environment.  Sound like you? Email for more information

Summer staff work full time during our training week July 13-16 and our two program weeks July 20-24 & July 27-31.

The University of Oregon’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program is an innovative pre-college program hosted on the University of Oregon campus. Serving middle and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds, including lower income and/or first-generation college students, SAIL empowers students to enroll and succeed in college through early exposure and exploration.

SAIL offers free, one-week summer programs on the University of Oregon campus, where students can choose from a wide variety of subject areas like Biology, Performing Arts, World Languages and more, all taught by distinguished University of Oregon faculty volunteers through fun social and interactive activities. SAIL programs also include sessions on college admissions, the financial aid process, and scholarships, as well as opportunities to bond with like-minded peers through team-building and leadership activities.SAIL Hiring Slide.pdf


Internship Opportunity
PAID Undergraduate/Graduate Internship Opportunity – Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) 2020 Summer Scholars Program: The Summer Scholars Program which runs from May 24- August 1, 2020 provides a unique opportunity for highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need to learn about federal higher education policy in the nation’s capital.  Fully funded, the program provides scholars with accommodations, a metro card, a move-in stipend, an hourly wage, and transportation to and from Washington D.C. at the start and end of the program.

While in D.C., scholars work with the larger PNPI team to create high-quality learning experiences for current and prospective federal higher education policymakers, draft content for the PNPI website, engage in research on postsecondary issues, and attend D.C. based policy events.  The goal of the program is to provide scholars with an opportunity to build their knowledge base and their network in federal higher education policy.  In their final evaluations of the program, all of our scholars have credited PNPI with expanding their understanding of federal higher education policy, exposing them to new career paths, and impacting their long-range career goals. They also credited us with instilling in them greater confidence and a higher level of comfort in professional circles.

Summer Scholars Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a rising or current senior undergraduate or graduate student (full or part time status). Proof of enrollment required (recent transcript).
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Undergraduate students must have received a Pell grant in the most recent academic year. Graduate students must have received a Pell grant in the final semester of their senior year AND must demonstrate Pell-eligibility for the most recent academic year per the estimated family contribution listed on their Federal Student Aid Report (2019-2020 EFC must be $5,576 or less).
  • All majors/fields of study accepted, but candidates must indicate an interest in postsecondary education policy.
  • If currently living outside of D.C., must be able and willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. from May 24 to August 1, 2020.
  • If selected for an interview, must have access to Zoom or Google Hangouts.
  • Must be able to work 35 hours/week in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the internship.
  • Must be able to travel with PNPI staff to Congressional events and seminars both on Capitol Hill and in the contiguous United States (all travel expenses covered by PNPI).
  • Must have excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a self-driven and highly-motivated independent worker.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who currently live or attend school outside of Washington, D.C. and who have never previously interned in Washington D.C.
  • Must submit application and all required materials no later than 5pm ET on Monday, March 2, 2020. No late applications will be reviewed or accepted.