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Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 10

You’ve made it to Week 10!  You’ve got what it takes to complete exam week that’s up next—good luck with it.  This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:







CURE Applications Open – Undergrad Research Funding (due April 16th)

CURE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) awards fund full-time undergraduate summer research conducted under the mentorship of a UO faculty. SURF offers $4000 funding, and FYRE provides $4000 student funding, and $1000 for the faculty mentor. The application is now open, and the deadline is April 16, 2021 (no later than 5:00 pm PST).  CURE also provides funding (up to $500) to undergraduate students who will present their research at a professional conference. Full details can be found at to an external site. or visit Virtual Open HoursLinks to an external site. for additional conversation. Undergraduate students conducting research in all academic fields are welcome to apply.


The 11the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will held on May 27!

You’re invited to present your research (or work-in-progress) at the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium that will take place, virtually, on May 27, 2021! Research and creative work presentations (poster, oral, data stories presentations) from all academic disciplines and fields are welcome. Register your participation by April 12, 2021. Check out last year’s phenomenal presentations on the symposium YouTube channel. Questions? Email:


Sociology Club – Join in!

A reminder that the Peer Leaders are launching a new student organization:  Sociology Club!  If you are interested in joining sign up at the Engage Page.




March 10, 5:00–6:15 pm
#AdultingWhileBlack in America: A Discussion About Identity and Black Survival

Sarah Kutten, Ed.D, University of Oregon 
What does it mean to #AdultWhileBlack, and what does this look like in historically white spaces? Together, we’ll look at new research findings and identify avenues to better support the success of Black folks in educational and workplace settings.  Sign-up for the FREE virtual event here.


March 24, 5:00–6:15 pm
Wildfire Rumors and Denial in the Trump Era

Laura Pulido, Collins Chair, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies & Geography, University of Oregon
In Fall 2020 the western U.S. experienced unprecedented wildfires in response to global warming and management practices. Numerous rural communities in Oregon disseminated false rumors that Black Lives Matter activists and Antifa were deliberately setting the fires and preparing to loot vulnerable communities.  We’ll explore how deep racial and political anxieties fed these rumors. Sign-up here


March 31, 5:00–6:15 pm
Brown v Board of Education and the Backlash to Public Education

Gordon Lafer, Phd., LERC; Dr. Lorretta Johnson, Former AFT Secretary Treasurer; and Sherman Henry, LERC
Public interest in equitable education has been a lifetime challenge for public education. We will explore how Brown v. Board of Education has been undermined through various corporate privatization strategies like charter schools models. These charter schools models have drained funding away from taxpayers and have not produced promised outcomes from students. Sign-up here




Ophelia’s Place is seeking students for practicum and internship experiences for the 2021-2022 school year.  Ophelia’s Place is a non-profit community and resource center for female-identifying youth ages 10-18.  They provide counseling services, after and out of school programs, classes and workshops, and an extensive school program that offers presentations on topics such as bullying, media and body image, and healthy relationships as well as term-long empowerment groups for girls.

Volunteers and interns at OP will provide direct service to girls and gain real world professional development that is helpful for future employment and application to graduate school. They select the top applicants who will be invited back for our mandatory training in September and are asked to commit to the school year.

This is a competitive and rewarding opportunity so interested students should complete the attached application and email it to  Interviews will be scheduled promptly for April or May.  See the Canvas announcement that went out to all undergraduate SOC majors on 3/3 for the application.


The Nevada Teacher Corps provides a pathway into teaching for those without an education degree. They partner with elementary schools in Las Vegas. Our Fellows complete a seven-week pre-service training before beginning to teach in Fall 2021. During the first two years of teaching, they continue to complete certification coursework and receive coaching from our staff of experienced educators.



UO’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) announces the Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project in Latinx and/or Latin American-related issues in any field of study. CLLAS expects to award three prizes of $250 each to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence through an undergraduate thesis, research paper, capstone project, STEM project, or creative work. Applications due by Friday, April 9thSee website for details and submission criteria.