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Sociology Snippets – November 4, 2020

We’re more than halfway through a unique term filled with remote and online learning, a global pandemic, and a presidential election.  Hopefully you are staying safe as you balance all of your circumstances and endeavors.


This week’s Sociology Snippets contains the following sections:




Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal – Call for Submissions




SOCIOLOGY EVENTS:  First Generation Sociology Students:  “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) with Prof. Michael Aguilera and Undergraduate Coordinator Mike Peixoto.  Thursday Nov. 5th from 1:00 PM to 2:00 via Zoom.

I’m writing to invite any students out there who are first generation college students to an informal zoom event with me and Prof. Michael Aguilera. The meeting is this Thursday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Both Prof. Aguilera and I were first gen college students and we know how it can add an extra layer of confusion, particularly when it comes to networking, choosing classes, and getting the most out of your major. I can only imagine that such experiences are only magnified during a pandemic. This event is really meant to be an “ask me anything” (AMA) style forum. It’s for all levels of student whether you just started the major or are halfway through fall quarter of your senior year. We’ll talk about some general tips for doing well as a sociologist, but really this is an opportunity to create community and find out what concerns might be on your mind and how the department can help. Looking forward to seeing you there at 1:00 Thursday! Here’s the zoom info:


Topic: First Generation Sociology Students
Time: Nov 5, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Please email for the Zoom link and passcode.



TYKESON FLIGHT PATH EVENTS (for “Public Policy, Society, and Identity”)

Flight Path Presentation:  Monday November 9th, 4-5pm

Registration Workshop:  Tuesday November 10th, 4-5pm

Career Services:  Wednesday November 11th, 4-5pm

Register Here:




“Stop The Spread” contestSubmit an entry for a chance of winning $500! The City of Eugene is seeking submissions from people ages 14-30 living in Lane County for Stop the Spread, a community COVID-19 messaging contest geared toward young adults.

Stop the Spread encourages anyone ages 14-30 to submit visual (graphic design or illustrative) or video content (no longer than 30-seconds) in English or Spanish that emphasizes to their peers the importance of the preventing the spread of COVID-19.

All submissions must be received by 11: 59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Visit Engage Eugene for full contest rules and entry form.

Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal – Call for Submissions

Would you like to see your 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. We are currently looking for undergraduate cover art to publish for our Spring 2020 edition. Submissions must be: 1) Original art, photography, or other creative work by the undergraduate student. 2) Accompanied by a brief description or statement about the piece (around 250 words). An exceptional submission will explain why it is representative of undergraduate research and/or the spirit of OURJ. 3) Able to fit, in high resolution, an 8.5″ by 11″ page in portrait orientation. 4) Accompanied by a brief (~3 sentences) biography of the undergraduate student. Please submit your artwork to by November 30th, 2020. For more information, feel free to contact us at We look forward to receiving your submissions!




 1.     Article from USA Today News quoting Prof. Pascoe (“In first presidential election post-Me Too, survivors of sexual violence largely invisible”):

2.     Opinion article from New York Times, “To Learn the Truth, Read My Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers”:                                                                              As the article states, “research is a skill we can and should all acquire, given the abundance of information and misinformation mixed up at our fingertips.”