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Sociology Snippets – Spring 2021, Week 8

Sociology Snippets

Spring 2021 Week 8

Good luck as you see the light at the end of the tunnel of this term!

This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:








  1. Sociology Club – Join in!

We have a Sociology Club!  If you are interested in joining sign up at the Engage Page.

Meetings are Monday 6pm via Zoom: 3323532686

Follow Soc Club on Instagram:  @sociologyclubatuo



  1. The Week of Researchand virtual 11th Undergraduate Research Symposium is May 24-28.

The full schedule for the Symposium, and Week of Research is available in the Agenda section of the symposium website.  The schedule blocks will be continue to be populate with names of individual presenters, and faculty mentors, as well as abstracts and abstract titles, and Zoom links to all sessions.

Registration is not required for any of the Symposium Sessions or Week of Research Events.


  1. Campus events for Asian Desi Pacific Island American Heritage Month are found here. Many opportunities to be engaged throughout the month of May!



Applications are open for the Wayne Morse Scholars program!

The Wayne Morse Scholars program serves UO undergrads from diverse backgrounds and majors, providing skills building, service learning, and leadership training to students interested in public affairs and community engagement. Any current UO student with at least two full years remaining in their undergraduate program is eligible to apply. The deadline for academic year 2021-22 is Friday, May 28. Apply here.



Are you interested in gaining research experience? The Prevention Science Institute’s Understanding Turning Points for Women Study is looking for motivated research assistants to join our team!

About the study: This study is examining the development pathways of delinquency, health-risk behaviors, and trauma from adolescence into adulthood among a sample of justice-involved women, many of whom also experienced child maltreatment.

What you will learn: Research assistants will have the opportunity to learn about the intersection of juvenile justice and child welfare and the effects of risk-taking behaviors and trauma on women’s long-term psychosocial and biological and self-reported health outcomes.

Time Commitment:

-       At least 1 full academic term

-       Opportunity to receive 1-2 upper-level research credits per term

Research Assistant Expectations: 

-       Attend a bi-weekly team meeting

-       Assist with recruitment by conducting web searches for participants’ contact information

-       Schedule participants for assessments

-       Create and process biomarker and health assessment packets

-       Write blog posts on topics related to the study

-       Opportunities to conduct assessments with research participants

Additional Opportunities

There are opportunities to receive additional credit with an in total 3 term commitment.

-       Paid positions

-       Opportunity to work with the data toward publication or honors thesis projects

How to apply: Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume/CV to the Project Coordinator, Jena Kunimune ( Please include the following:

1.     Relevant research or direct-service experience (Prior research experience is not required)

2.     What motivates you to want to work on this study

3.     Number of credits/terms desired



UO professor seeking participants for workplace study

My name is Dr. Kate Zipay. I am an Assistant Professor here at the University of Oregon in the Lundquist College of Business. I study how employees’ lives outside of work influence how they feel, think, and act at work. I am conducting new research in partnership with Dr. Catherine Kleshinski and Dr. Kelly Schwind Wilson from Purdue University. In our study, we are examining leisure, well-being, and the workplace.

Below you will find a link to the first survey, hosted by Purdue’s licensed Qualtrics survey software. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to:
1.    Complete three 15-minute surveys over the course of several months.
2.    Provide the email address of your partner/spouse and email address of a coworker. They will each be asked to complete one 15-minute survey that we will email to them directly.

You are eligible to participate if you:
1.    Work at least 30 hours per week on average.
2.    Have a partner/spouse who also works at least 30 hours per week on average and would be willing to participate.
3.    Have a coworker who you interact with regularly who would be willing to participate.

If you participate in this study, you can earn up to $15 in Amazon gift cards ($5 per survey). Your partner/spouse and coworker can each earn a $5 Amazon gift card. To learn more about the details of the study and begin, please follow the link below.

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

The study has been determined exempt by University of Oregon IRB “Dyadic Leisure and workplace outcomes,” STUDY00000050 and Purdue University IRB, “Leisure in Dual Earner Couples,” #2021-405. Your responses will be completely confidential and never shared outside of the study team. If you are interested in participating, before you begin the first survey, please connect with your partner/spouse and a coworker to see if they are both willing to participate. If you have questions, please contact Catherine Kleshinski ( or me (

Thank you very much for your consideration! Your support means very much to me!

Kate Zipay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Lundquist College of Business
University of Oregon