The Fund for Faculty Excellence supports the university’s strategic commitment to improving its academic quality and reputation by supporting, recognizing, and retaining world-class tenure-related faculty. These awards are made to professors who demonstrate quality of scholarship, contribution to their field and contribution to the university. Two Sociology professors, Kari Norgaard and Jessica Vasquez-Tokos were selected as 2017-18 FFE Award recipients. Congratulations!
Professor Ryan Light was selected to be the inaugural Knight Library Digital Scholarship Center Faculty Fellow in the Social Sciences beginning Spring 2018. He joins Professor Heidi Kaufman (English) who serves as the inaugural DSC Faculty Fellow in the Humanities. Both will serve a two-year fellowship term. Congratulations, Ryan!
Professor Richard York has been awarded the 2017 Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Environment and Technology. This award recognizes scholars for outstanding service, innovation, and publication in environmental sociology and/or the sociology of technology.
Congratulations Professor York!
Watch here as Professor Jill Harrison discusses her research on globalization’s effects on Louisiana’s shrimp industry with UO Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9QciS22HjY
Check out this article in the New Yorker, which features Professor Richard York talking about economic growth and global warming.
This article features Professor C.J. Pascoe’s research on masculinity featured in USA Today.
Check out this article from UO’s Cascade Magazine on recent Sociology grad, Daniel Silberman and his research on whether the prosecutorial process can result in different outcomes, depending on a defendant’s race.
PeaceJam 2017: Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias
March 10, 6:30-8:00pm in 156 Straub
Nobel Peace Laureate and former Costa Rican president, Oscar Arias. Arias will deliver a public lecture at the UO on March 10th 6:30-8:00pm in 156 Straub. PeaceJam workshops March 11-12. More at the UO Global Justice Program.
Elected President of Costa Rica in 1986, Óscar Arias Sánchez sought peace in Central America. With a mandate from the people of Costa Rica he sought to disentangle the region from the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. As armed conflicts were underway in four of five neighboring countries, Arias coordinated a series of meetings with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua. Each president eventually agreed to the plan (Esquipulas II Accords), which called for each country to limit the size of their armies, assure freedom of the press, and hold free and open elections. The plan was successful and, with the signing of the accords, fighting in the region came to an end. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for these efforts. He served as President of Costa Rica again in 2006-2010. President Arias studied law and political science at the University of Costa Rica and in 1974 obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Essex. Dr. Arias has received dozens of honorary degrees, including doctorates from Princeton, Harvard, and Washington University.
Sponsored by: Division of Student Life, Office of the President, Holden Center, Center for Latino/a/Latin American Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies, Global Justice Program, History, Oregon Humanities Center, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Office of the Provost.
Check out this new article in the Journal of World-Systems Research, “Hollow Ecology: Ecological Modernization Theory and the Death of Nature,” by UO graduate student Jeff Ewing.