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Sociology Snippets – Week 8 – November 18, 2020

As we start winding up for finals and heading back home for holidays there are still many events for you to stay connected to UO from anywhere. Remember to sanitize often, get free testing before you travel, and reach out to those who may need a “hello” this holiday season.

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This week’s Sociology Snippets contains the following sections:

American Sociological Association Honors Program

Lectures/Events Support & Wellness



American Sociological Association Honors Program

The ASA Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Once admitted, these exceptional students come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA Annual Meeting.

By participating, Honors Program students develop long-lasting networks with other sociologists while their sponsoring departments get to “showcase” their most outstanding majors.

At the Virtual 2021 ASA Annual Meeting, Honors Program students will:

  • Present in an Honors Program roundtable paper session and participate in Honors Program workshops on careers and graduate school;
  • Take part in regular sessions and special events; and
  • Learn more about the ASA’s programs, initiatives, resources, special interest sections, elected leadership, and governance arms

Participation in the Honors Program requires nomination by a sociology faculty member at your college or university. Your completed application, including the faculty nomination letter, should be submitted online by February 18, 2021.

2021 APPLICATION: The application link is available here.

For more information or to ask any questions, please contact Like us on Facebook!

The Honors Program is proud of its partnership with Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society. The three winners of the AKD Undergraduate Student Paper Competition are automatically eligible to be part of the Honors Program.

For more information on the AKD Undergraduate Student Paper Competition and other opportunities offered by AKD, visit


Lectures/Events Civil Society’s Debt to Higher Education

 Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Virtual Event

Ruth Simmons has held administrative and professorship positions at the University of Southern California, Princeton University, Spelman College provost, and President of Smith College and President of Brown University. She is the first African American to be named President of an Ivy League university where she established the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice to explore the university’s historical connection with the slave-trading industry. Simmons has been a particularly prominent advocate of equal opportunity education for students of color. She is currently the president of Praire View A&M University in Praire View, Texas.


Creating a Meaningful Career Experience

 Thursday, November 19 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Join Qualtrics Chief Experience Officer Julie Larson-Green to learn how to create a meaningful career experience as an intern or new employee. Larson-Green is a former Microsoft executive, an overall expert in company culture, and a phenomenal leader dedicated to building technology that gets out of the way so consumers can focus on what matters most.

This webinar will discuss the following:

  • Company culture: what is it and how do I find the best fit for me?
  • Things to look for in a manager as you are looking for an internship or job
  • How YOU can contribute to company culture as an intern or new employee

Leaders for Change Mixer

 Thursday, November 19 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Virtual Event

Have you ever thought about Peace Corps? Or City Year or Teach For America? The Leaders for Change Mixer is a space created to answer all your questions about how to get engaged in a service year (or two!) after graduation. These opportunities can be a fantastic way to ease your way into a career path, earn funding for further education or student loans, or serve and learn about a community that needs dedicated individuals like you. This virtual event will have representatives from each of the above-mentioned programs and there will be time to connect based on individual program. Please register here and you will receive a Zoom link in your email at least one hour prior to the event.

Thanks But No Thanksgiving: Decolonizing an American Holiday

 Thursday, November 19 at 2:00pm to 2:50pm

Virtual Event

Millions of families gather together every year to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Americans do not grow up thinking much of the history behind the holiday. The main messages are that of gratitude, food, and family; however, Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe. This workshop will focus on ways in which we can continue to show gratitude while raising our critical consciousness and identifying ways to decolonize the holiday. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Climate Justice Lecture: “Climate Change in the American Mind”

 Thursday, November 19 at 5:00pm

Virtual Event

What are the psychological, cultural, and political reasons why some people passionately engage with issues surrounding climate change, while others are apathetic, and some are downright dismissive and hostile?

Anthony Leiserowitz, the founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment, will explore this question as he delivers the 2020-21 Kritikos lecture “Climate Change in the American Mind” on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. His talk will be the first in the OHC’s 2020-21 Climate Justice series.

Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges of our time. Americans have diverse and sometimes opposing views about global warming, fundamentally shaping the political climate of climate change. Leiserowitz will explain recent trends in Americans’ climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior and discuss strategies to build public and political will for climate action.

Leiserowitz’s lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate in the live Zoom event. Register at: The talk will be recorded and available for viewing on the OHC’s YouTube channel. For more information contact

So You Voted…Now What?: A Workshop on Further Civic Engagement

 Friday, November 20 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Event

So, you voted if you were able, and now…what next?
How can you be engaged civically year round, not just during a divisive presidential election?

Join us for a virtual workshop where you will leave empowered to take action right now. We must be engaged as active citizens year round and it’s never too late to start.


Resumes and Cover Letters Webinar

 Friday, November 20 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Virtual Event

Thinking about applying for research jobs and opportunities?  Join ASURE (Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research or Engagement) on Friday November 20th at 3:30 pm for a virtual workshop about how to write great resumes and cover letters!

Attend this workshop via Zoom Friday November 20th at 3:30 pm using this link:

Meeting ID: 933 5314 6612

Passcode: 480371

Creative Spaces: CHC Inspiration – Projects and Art by the Community

 Monday, November 23 at 8:00am

Virtual Event

The Creative Spaces project seeks to showcase the creativity of the CHC and the community. Art, projects, research and other pursuits are given a space in the form of a digital gallery.

Different themes will be showcased throughout fall term.

Creative Spaces: CHC Inspiration – Projects and Art by the Community will be highlighted November 23 through December 11, 2020.

Resilience in the Brain and Beyond

 Monday, November 23 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

We are Synapse National at the University of Oregon! We are a student-run advocacy and awareness group created to serve the Eugene/Springfield area’s growing community of brain injury survivors. Join us for our webinar: Resilience in the Brain and Beyond!

Our guest speakers Dr. Linville and Aaron Rothbart are from our very own HEDCO clinic, David Kracke is the Oregon Brain Injury Advocate Coordinator at CBIRT, as well as Ben Luskin who is a local community collaborator, who will be speaking from his own experience on behalf of the brain injury community. They will all be bringing their unique expertise from practice, research, education, and lived experience to discuss resilience; both in the brain and while managing a chronic medical condition like brain injury. Please come if interested, or forward to anyone who might benefit! Our goal is to build brain injury awareness and strengthen community resources, so ALL are welcome!

If you are interested, but unable to attend, we encourage you to register anyway. We will be sending out a recording to all registered attendees after the webinar event.

Synapse is also hiring! If you are interested in gaining experience with service, outreach, and advocacy, please fill out our member application below:

If you are a brain injury survivor and interested in joining our bi-weekly peer support group, please email us at to be added to our mailing list.

Synapse National at the University of Oregon
IG: @uosynapse
Facebook: @SynapseNationalUO

African and African American Relations, c. 1960 to Recent Times: Transformations in Global Blackness

 Tuesday, December 1 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Emmanuel Akyeampong is the Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies and Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He was appointed Loeb Harvard College Professor in July 2005. Akyeampong is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (FGA), and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK). He serves as the president of the African Public Broadcasting Foundation (US), a co-founder and director of the International Institute for the Advanced Study of Cultures, Institutions and Economic Enterprise (IIAS:) based in Accra, Ghana. He is the author of several books and articles including Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c.1800 to Recent Times .




An Invitation from Oregon Student Association

OSA is a statewide, student-led advocacy and organizing nonprofit. OSA was established in 1975 to represent, serve, and protect the collective interests of students in post-secondary education in Oregon. This is why we are actively recruiting UO students to join our Campaign Groups for this next legislative session– these campaign groups vary depending on our priority issues: from Textbook Affordability, to Food and Housing Insecurity, to DACA Student Support, and much more! Students will be able to participate in writing legislative testimonies, lobbying, building a campaign strategy, recruitment, and grassroots organizing! Here is the link for students to register and participate in one (or more) of the campaign groups: To read more about OSA, visit our website:


Support & Wellness Hui Pacifica Discussion Space

 Thursday, November 19 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

More dates through December 3, 2020

Virtual Event

A supportive space for Asian, Desi, Pacific Islander students to connect, discuss and build community. Students may attend as many of the meetings as they find helpful. Though a therapist will be present, please note that these services are not considered to be counseling, therapy, or treatment. They may, however, still be beneficial to the emotional well-being of participants.

Let’s TeleTalk: LGBTQIA+ Support

 Monday, November 16 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

More dates through December 14, 2020

Talk with a LGBTQIA+ Therapist

Chris Michaels will be available on Mondays from 1-3PM, and he is a psychologist who focuses on the needs of LGBTQIA+ students, including a specialty in gender support services for trans and gender expansive students.
Click here for Waiting Room


Holidays On A Budget (with UO Craft Center)

 Monday, November 23 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event

Can you believe it?! The holiday season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. This interactive workshop will help students to identify ways to participate in thoughtful, but thrifty, gifting this holiday season. You will even have the opportunity to learn how to make your own gift for someone special. This workshop will be presented collaboratively with the UO Craft Center. Registered participants will receive a craft kit that will help them on their way to creating their first gift! Space is limited and registration is first-come-first served.

Self-Care During COVID

 Wednesday, November 18 at 1:00pm to 1:30pm

More dates through December 2, 2020

Virtual Event

This workshop is designed to help students who are interested in learning creative ways to start, improve, or adjust their self-care practices during COVID-19. With the impact of COVID-19 and the loss of resources many of us have previously relied on for self-care, it is more important than ever to consider ways in which we can maintain and improve our mental, emotional, and physical wellness through engaging in on-going self-care practices.

This workshop will consist of a one-hour introductory workshop that will be recorded and available on our website, followed by a series of 30-minute weekly virtual workshops that will focus on learning and practicing specific self-care skills.

Week 8, November 18
Cultivating Gratitude and Positive Thinking

Week 9, November 25
Boundaries, Assertiveness, and Interpersonal Effectiveness

Week 10, December 2
Taking Care of Yourself During Finals