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November 20, 2019

Sociology Snippets – November 19, 2019

Hello Sociology Majors!

Welcome to week 8! Just a few more weeks until a much deserved winter break. This week in Sociology Snippets we have opportunities for academic engagement and an invitation to a movie screening.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Prof Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe
Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
458-215-1901
Office Hours: Tues 1:30-2;30, Th 3:30-4:30 & by appointment; Sign up: goo.gl/dESU4s

 

Social Problems: An Applied Approach
Calling all Sociology Ducks! If you’re interested in learning more about social problems, engaging in direct service, earning 8 credits, and reflecting with friends along the way, look no further!  Consider applying for Sociology 407 and Sociology 399: Social Problems.

Soc 407 and Soc 399 is a two-quarter sequence created to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize academic and experiential knowledge in a service-learning experience. Service-learning involves the purposeful integration of: academic content, direct service to the community, and critical reflection.

This course is a wonderful opportunity to become engaged in our local community in a small, supportive classroom environment.  For additional information, application, or questions, please contact Amy Luebbers at aluebber@uoregon.edu.  (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 6 or filled. Class is limited to 15.)

First Year Research Engagement Fellowship
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement is pleased to announce the application release for F Y R E (First Year Research Engagement Fellowship)! This NEW fellowship was established to encourage first year undergraduate student exploration of research.

Although the deadline is not until April 3, 2020 –interested students are encouraged to conduct an early review of the submission criteria.  Send CUREious students to our open hours (GSH #104 | 4-6 pm  | Monday to Thursday, and Wednesdays from 10 am to Noon)

 

Film: Desmond Tutu – Children of the Light
UO PeaceJam Film Showing – Desmond Tutu
Film: “Desmond Tutu – Children of the Light” (1hr 32mins)
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: 177 Lawrence Hall
Cost: free (snacks will be available!)

 

 

October 31, 2019

Sociology Snippets – Oct. 31, 2019

Hello Sociology Majors!

I’m sure you are all in the middle of midterms right now – hang in there! If you need a diversion, check out this sociological brain candy (video) on moral panics and Halloween.  You can read more about sociological takes on Halloween here. Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!
Associate Professor |Undergraduate Program Director
Incoming Co-editor, Socius
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
Office Hours: Tues 1:30-2;30, Th 3:30-4:30 & by appointment; Sign up: goo.gl/dESU4s
Inside Out Prison Exchange Class Applications
In winter 2020, you will have the opportunity to apply for an Inside Out Prison Exchange class being taught through Sociology.  This class is comprised of half UO students and half incarcerated students at a medium security prison in Salem.  Together we will study social inequality through the lens of ethnographic research on race, class and gender. If you are interested, you must be available for class from 4-10:30pm on Wednesdays during winter term, and you must apply for the class (see attached application).
The application deadline is Nov. 8th at 5PM SHARP.  No exceptions.
Feel free to contact Professor Ellen Scott if you have any questions:  escott@uoregon.edu
Statistics Workshops
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Call for Papers: The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy and Society
Due to technical difficulties, The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy, and Society (UJPPS) has decided to extend the deadline for the call for papers.

The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy, and Society (UJPPS) is an emerging interdisciplinary academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed work of undergraduate students in social sciences and humanities. The journal provides a platform for aspiring academics to gain experience in publishing, research, and critical thinking while contributing to current debates and discussions in their disciplines.

The theme for the third issue is Politics in the Digital Age which evaluates all transformations of the political and social world. We invite submissions addressing topics including, but not limited to,  cyber conflict; radicalization and identity politics; censorship; ethics and institutions; big data; climate change; media politics; digital security and surveillance, electoral integrity; human rights in the digital age; globalization; modern challenges to democracy; privacy concerns; online activism and political engagement as well as intellectual property.

 These topics engage with a diverse set of questions, such as the following:

  • What role does social media play in politics?
  • Has technology changed conflict?
  • Has technology influenced intersectional politics?
  • What are the ethical, political and social implications of big data usage?
  • Is public policy evolving with the development of technology?
  • Has the usage of technology impacted environmental change and the distribution of wealth and resources?
  • What is the effect of technology on political processes and institutions?
  • What is the influence of “fake news” on governments and societies?
  • Have technological advancements impacted globalization & regional integration?
  • Does access to technology affect global and local communities?

The submission deadline is November 3rd, 2019. Interested authors should submit their manuscript via the journal’s homepage: https://www.ujpps.com/index.php/ujpps. All articles must conform to the journal’s submission guidelines. Submissions will undergo a blind peer review and those selected by the editorial team will be published in the 2020 issue of the journal. Published papers will be entered for the UJPPS Article of the year award. Questions pertaining to this call for papers should be directed to one of the editors, Nadia Ackah (me) at nacka056@uottawa.ca. Please forward this message to whoever would be interested.

 Call for Artwork: Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal
Would you like to see your artwork 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 cover art to publish in Fall 2019/Winter 2020.

Upcoming deadline for art submissions: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2019

Please follow the guidelines found at:

https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ourj/submissions/

Previous issues and cover art examples can be found at:

https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ourj/issues/

Please send submissions to ourj@uoregon.edu.

We look forward to receiving your submissions! Contact ourj@uoregon.edu with any questions.

Human Rights Workshop Applications 

The Oxford Consortium for Human Rights will be conducting its annual workshop at The University of Oxford in March 2020.  The deadline is Nov 3rd, 2019. If any students need an extension, they should contact me at alandau2@uoregon.edu. Here is the application form : https://forms.gle/F82rYSTga6res8w86
Past Students’ Testimonies:

“This human rights workshop changed my understanding of what it means to be human…if we wish to advance human rights, we must first create and develop human bonds. This is the way to form communities that recognize the common ground we all share.” – Iago 

“The OCHR was an invaluable opportunity for me to broaden my understanding of humanitarian policy and ethical systems of international policy. Along with driven and intelligent students of diverse backgrounds, I discussed complex issues, and made lifelong connections that I’ll take with me as I begin a career in politics/policy-making.” – Natalie

“I knew the OCHR trip would be amazing, but this trip exceeded my expectations. What a fantastic group of students, professors, staff, and volunteers. I walked away from this summer with new knowledge, new friends, and above all, a newfound passion for these issues”  – Momo

“The OCHR was the pinnacle of my professional development and one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Having the opportunity to not only meet and learn from respected leaders within the human rights field but create a network of equally engaged, determined peers” – Casey

April 6, 2018

Sociology Snippets – April 9, 2018

Hi all,

Welcome back to Spring Term! The flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and it’s still raining. This week we’ve got information on the new global health minor and opportunities for those of you interested in social impact careers. There are also several events of interest coming up focused on environmental and racial inequality.

Happy Spring and Go Ducks!

Prof. Pascoe
Associate Professor, Sociology | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director

Academic and Career Opportunities

Global Health Minor
The Spring application cycle for new Global Health Minors is open. Applications are due Monday of Week 2 by 4pm to me. You may either email your application (as ONE PDF file please) to Prof. Clare Evans (cevans@uoregon.edu), or you may drop them off in 175 PLC. There will be an opportunity to apply to the Global Health minor in Fall 2018, as well. Here is an application form: GH Minor Application – Updated FIllable.pdf

Student Health Advisory Committee
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) application is open. Application Deadline: April 8th @ 11:59pm. The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) members work with UO students and the University Health Center (UHC) to provide the best quality health care and support. They promote public health policies and organize events and outreach to meaningfully connect UHC with UO students. SHAC members are also educated in UHC policy in order to effectively connect the student body with UHC. Members frequently communicate with the UHC executive leadership in order to give student voice to administrative decisions. Apply on orgsync:  https://orgsync.com/159033/forms/304431

Post-graduate Opportunities in Social Impact Organizations
Interested in working with social impact organizations like Teach for America, City Year, or Peace Corps after graduation? Check out this upcoming panel:
Launching a Career of Social Impact
Tuesday, April 10th 6-7pm
Willamette 100

 

Events

Talk by Damon Davis
Director of Whose Streets? A a documentary that follows the protests and unrest in Ferguson that followed the killing of Michael Brown and failure to indict Darren Wilson. Thursday 4/12 7p GSH 123 Great Room / public event with Damon Davis

Our Children’s Trust Case Event
The Cascadia Action Network, a student organization at the University of Oregon is a group dedicated to environmental and social justice and they are currently organizing around the Our Children’s Trust case. On Friday, April 13th, 2018, our group is hosting the #YouthvGov Fair, an event dedicated to creating awareness surrounding the upcoming trial in Eugene. While we are including games, food and a raffle in the event, we are also organizing opportunities for in depth learning about this case and youth-led activism. We are holding workshops on activists’ rights, environmental racism, and the Jordan Cove Pipeline. We also will be showcasing a detailed timeline of supreme court cases and youth-led activism that changed our nation forever.

The Coalition Against Environmental Racism
The Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) is excited to host our 24th annual conference. This year we will be focusing on the built environment including gentrification, food justice, transportation, green space, public health and more. We invite students, faculty and the community to attend, Saturday, April 14th from 10 am to 6 pm, in Willamette 100, on the University of Oregon campus. Our conference will feature six presentations/panels, including our keynote presenter, Sharon Sutton, a professor and an activist. Lunch and dinner will be provided. If you have any questions, feel free to email caer@uoregon.edu.

March 7, 2018

Sociology Snippets – March 6, 2018

Hi all,

The quarter is winding down, the trees are blooming and the sun is shining! Could we really ask for much more?

This week in Sociology Snippets we’ve got some conference announcements, graduate school resources and opportunities to present your research.

As always, have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe
Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon

 

Sociology Club!
This is a reminder that the Sociology Club will be holding a Q&A with current UO grad students for any and all students interested in going to graduate school. This will be a casual event, so feel free to drop by whenever! The panel will take place in Lawrence 115 on Wednesday, March 7th from 4 to 6 PM. We hope to see you there!

Submit Your Research to the Undergraduate Research Symposium!
The 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 17. The deadline for submitting abstract proposals is Friday, March 16 at 11:59pm via our Symposium website (http://undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu/).

Students simply need to submit a 250-word abstract and details about their format preferences. The Symposium defines research expansively and welcomes all forms of undergraduate creative work from the sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, professional schools, study abroad, service learning, and community-engaged projects. The symposium has grown each year and the 2017 event included nearly 300 presenters, representing 60 majors and 8 colleges.

The 2018 event will take place in the EMU on Thursday, May 17 and will conclude with a reception and awards ceremony from 5-5:30 and a poster session from 5:30-7:30 pm.

ASURE (Associated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement) is  offering a series of drop-in workshops designed to guide students through the process of writing an abstract, designing a poster, and preparing and delivering an oral presentation. The ASURE website (https://blogs.uoregon.edu/nexus/events/) lists the dates of all workshops—there is an Information Session scheduled for Monday, March 5 at 4 pm in the EMU Metolius Room and an Abstract Writing Workshop on Monday, March 12 at 4 pm in the EMU Metolius Room.

Looking for funding for your research? Here are some great resources!

 

See here for more information: https://cure.uoregon.edu/

CURE Funding Opportunities for Students
CURE awards competitive grants that fund travel to conferences for undergraduates who want to present their research findings. Fellowships are also available to support students conducting summer research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Additionally, CURE has funding resources to assist eligible students in emergencies, which are designed to help students participate in research and experience learning opportunities.

DataStories for the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Data can help narrate a story from a different angle. A new session is being introduced at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Attend the information on March 5 (4 pm, EMU Metolius room) to learn more.

Faculty Awards for Research Mentoring
The Faculty Research Mentor Award is a $2500 one time award that recognize a faculty member for their exceptional mentoring of undergraduate research and experiential learning. Two awards are available for the 2017-2018 academic year. Winners will be recognized at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 17, 2018. The awards will be given for the 2017-2018 academic year. Nomination deadline: March 16, 2018.

Interested in human rights? Check out this new graduate program.
The University of Arizona is pleased to announce two new programs:
MA and Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Practice

Leveraging the online format, the degrees combine theoretical and methodological training with practical skills and applications, as students will study cutting-edge issues through webinars and the online participation of human rights practitioners from around the globe. Unique experiences include virtual field trips, in-depth analyses of current human rights crises with input from actors on the ground, community-engaged projects, and the incorporation of students’ current human rights work.

The degrees are designed for individuals who are currently employed as well as full time students. The programs began in January, 2018, and operate in 7.5 week course durations throughout the year.

  • The MA can be earned within one year, though most students will take 18-24 months to complete. The Certificate can be completed in 4-9 months.
  • The programs cost $15,000 for the MA and $6,000 for the Certificate.  Students may be able to apply credits from graduate work at other institutions, up to three credits for the Certificate and six credits for the M.A.  If approved, the cost of the degree will be pro-rated to reflect the transferred credits.
  • The format avoids the costs of travel and lodging in the USA, allows students to continue working full time, and opens up networking avenues for future employment!

Checkout our website at: https://humanrightspractice.arizona.edu/

 

 

February 1, 2018

Sociology Snippets – January 31, 2018

Hi all,

We are almost at the halfway point! It’s midterm time that means many of you are studying hard. I just want to remind you in the midst of an intense flu season to make sure to take care of yourselves. Here are some tips from the New York Times about staying healthy: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/well/live/flu-h3n2-virus-care-remedy.html.

In other news, we have a lot of opportunities pertaining to undergraduate research this week – funding, presenting and publishing. Think about how impressed those future employers will be when they see that you can gather, analyze and make an argument about your data. Speaking of future employment – we are also looking for a few good Sociology Peer Advisors! If you want to indicate leadership and teamwork on your resume, this is a great way to do it.

As always if you have any questions or information you’d like me to share in Sociology Snippets feel free to contact me.

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe
Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon

Peer Advising
Do you want to develop leadership skills? Just can’t get enough sociology? Want to earn credit doing both? Take a look at the Sociology Peer Advising program. Peer Advisors not only provide essential advising resources for students they also assist the Undergraduate Program Director (me) in all sorts of ways – developing a sociology club, putting together newsletters, contacting alumni and coming up with innovative ways to meet the needs of sociology majors and minors. See here for application information: https://sociology.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-program/advising-and-careers/

Sociology Club
Can’t get enough of Sociology? Want to beef up your resume with some extracurriculars? The University of Oregon Sociology Club invites you to join their Marx and Muffins meeting this coming friday. If you would like more information about the club and meeting informaiton please email Leanne Johnson and Annalise Cameron at peersoc@uoregon.edu.

Research Opportunities

UROP Mini-grant
Awards of up to $1,000 to assist with research expenses including supplies, materials, equipment, and travel to conduct research.
Deadline: February 14
Websitehttp://urop.uoregon.edu/mini-grants

Summer Research Opportunities
Opportunities to conduct research and creative scholarship away from the University of Oregon during the summer.  Hosted by a wide variety of institutions and occur in many different academic disciplines.
Deadlines: February 1 (60+ opportunities); other deadlines throughout February
Website: https://urop.uoregon.edu/students/opportunities/external-opportunities/

UO Undergraduate Research Symposium
The UO’s annual celebration of undergraduate research and creative scholarship. Students from every academic discipline can submit to present their research or creative work to members of the UO’s community of scholars.
Deadline: March 16
Websitehttp://undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu

Publish Your Research in The Promise
The Promise is an open access, interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal that showcases research through a sociological lens. Inspired by classical sociological theorist, C. Wright Mills, The Promise believes in the power of knowledge to solve social problems. We are accepting submissions from any discipline, but each submission must incorporate a sociological theory.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis, so please submit in a timely manner. If all spots have been filled for the upcoming edition we will notify you that your work may be considered for the next edition, which will be published the following semester.

Submission guidelines: 
Please submit articles to Dr. Johanna Foster, The Promise’s faculty advisor, at jfoster@monmouth.edu in the interim while the website is being produced.
Articles submitted should meet the following standards:

  • American Sociological Association formatting guidelines, with author-date style in-text citations and page numbers
  • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word
  • Font- 12 point, Times New Roman, double spaced
  • Articles must not exceed the maximum 8,000 word limit, including references.

Please submit two separate files. The first, the author’s cover sheet. Second, the manuscript stripped of any identifying information.

Cover sheet guidelines:

  • Article title
  • Author’s name
  • University affiliation
  • Abstract of approximately 200 words
  • Manuscript word count (including references)
  • Cover sheet title: “[author’s last name] cover sheet”

Manuscript guidelines: 
The manuscript should not have the author’s name or university anywhere in the file or attached to the file name. Please replace any mention of the university with “[university],” to reduce potential for bias from reviewers. The manuscript file should be titled the name of the article without the author’s last name or affiliated university.

If you have any questions please feel free to email our editors at thepromisemu@gmail.com.

 

Class Opportunity

Wild Rockies Field Institute 
The Wild Rockies Field Institute (WRFI) offers field-based, academic courses to undergraduate students, accredited through the University of Montana and transferable to other universities and colleges. Our courses provide 300-level credits in Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Resources, Philosophy and Native American Studies. Courses take place in Montana, Southern Utah and the Canadian Rockies. WRFI’s small group size and interdisciplinary curriculum offer students an exceptional opportunity to complement their coursework on campus with experiential education in the field.  Scholarships are available!

Learn More at an Information Session:
Wednesday, February 7th | Columbia Hall Room 142 | 12-1:30 P.M. | Free Pizza!
Learn more on our website: www.wrfi.net and blog: www.wildrockies.wordpress.com
Please contact Keri McWilliams (WRFI Executive Director) with questions at keri@wrfi.net or 406-549-4336.

January 9, 2018

Sociology Snippets – January 8, 2018

Hello Sociology Majors and Minors,

Welcome back!  I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating winter break. This week in Sociology Snippets we have some graduate school opportunities for those of you thinking about graduation and what to do next. I also want to remind you that the CAS scholarship applications are open. You can find more information here:  http://cas.uoregon.edu/cas-scholarships/. As always, if you have questions or information  you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon

 

The Prevention Science Program, University of Oregon

The Prevention Science Program at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon is now accepting applications for its PhD program for Fall 2018 enrollment. Full-time PhD students are typically funded by research, teaching, or other graduate assistantships, and receive tuition waivers. We also offer a 1 yr M.Ed. degree (45 credits) and a 2 yr MS degree (65 credits) in Prevention Science. Applications for the two Masters programs will be accepted starting January 1, 2018.

The Prevention Science Program has 19 faculty with inter-disciplinary backgrounds and diverse research interests. In 2017, our faculty received over $8 million in external grant funding. For more information about UO’s Prevention Science Program and faculty research interests, click here: https://education.uoregon.edu/program/prevention-science and also visit our Prevention Science Institute website: http://psi.uoregon.edu/

PhD Admissions:
https://education.uoregon.edu/program/prevention-science-phd/admissions

MS Admissions:
https://education.uoregon.edu/program/prevention-science-ms/admissions

MEd Admissions:
https://education.uoregon.edu/program/prevention-science-med/admissions

Send email inquiries to prevsci@uoregon.edu

 

Public Sociology Graduate Program, Humboldt State University

Our MA program is unique, with an explicit focus on Public Sociology. We encourage our students to take the sociological imagination they gain in their undergraduate courses, and use this unique perspective to create a socially just society. Our program is a good fit for students who would like to get a career without needing a PhD (e.g. to lead a non-profit, work for a government agency, or teach at a Community College), though the program is also great preparation for doctoral programs. Students also get to choose if they would rather write a thesis or complete a hands-on project with a community partner.

In the Teaching Sociology emphasis, students learn cutting-edge pedagogical practices, and receive both hands-on experience and close mentorship. This is great preparation for teaching at the community college level, a teaching assistantship in a PhD program, facilitating and leading groups, and designing educational materials.

In the Practicing Sociology emphasis, students learn a variety of research skills, tailored to their research/or and career goals. Practicing Sociology students, this year, have been evaluating the academic advising practices on campus to hone their program evaluation and other skills as part of what we call their Public Sociology Toolkit.

One important note: as part of the Western Regional Graduate Program we are able to offer students from 16 Western states and territories the ability to pay in-state tuition to study with us along the coast of beautiful Northern California.

If you would like any additional information about the program, our web site has information about our staff and faculty, funding opportunities, how to apply (no GRE required!) and much more: https://www.flipsnack.com/merewilliams/hsu-ma-in-public-sociology-brochure.html

 

 

November 2, 2017

Sociology Snippets – November 1, 2017

Happy First Day of November! 

We may be all sugar crashing from yesterday’s festivities but in this week’s Sociology Snippets we have some interesting leadership, career and educational opportunities for you. As always if you have information you would like me to share or questions about sociology, please feel free to contact me.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
510-301-1771
Office Hours: Wed 11:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00 | Sign Up: https://goo.gl/PJJJm3 

New Applied Sociology Class
Ever want to apply all those analytic skills you are developing in your sociology classes to real world issues? We’ve got the class on that! A new two term seminar entitled “Social Problems: Applied Approaches” (Soc 407) will be taught by Amy Leubbers in Winter and Spring quarters. This class will include both in-class and experiential out-of-class components, helping to forge connections between classroom learning and real world social problems. Please contact Amy Luebbers (aluebber@uoregon.edu) for more information.

Join the Sociology Peer Advising Team!
Do you want to develop leadership skills? Just can’t get enough sociology? Want to earn credit doing both? Take a look at the Sociology Peer Advising program. Peer Advisors not only provide essential advising resources for students they also assist the Undergraduate Program Director (me) in all sorts of ways – developing a sociology club, putting together newsletters, contacting alumni and coming up with innovative ways to meet the needs of sociology majors and minors. See here for application information: https://sociology.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-program/advising-and-careers/

Environmental Leadership Program
There are still a few spaces available in the Environmental Leadership Program!  We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until the projects are full.  However we recommend that you apply as soon as possible so you can plan your winter term.  For application information see here: http://envs.uoregon.edu/elp_program/. Here is a little more information on the projects:

  • Restoring Connections – If you have a love of local flora and fauna, and/or are interested in a career in teaching (either formal classroom or informal with nonprofits), and/or like the idea of spending time out at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum hiking and getting young students excited about exploring nature, consider this project.  This team will be working with lower elementary grades.
  • Canopy Connections – If you like the idea of teaching children about forest biology/ecology, and spending time exploring the majestic old-growth forests of the PNW, all the while sharing your enthusiasm for exploring, learning, and stewarding our natural world, consider this project.  This team will be working with mostly 6th & 7th graders. BI 213, BI 307 or ENVS 410 are recommended (but not required)
  • Climate and Phenology – If you are interested in ecological research and/or graduate school, consider this project; it is our most scientifically rigorous one.

Interested in Graduate Study in PPPM?

PPPM offers master’s degrees in Community and Regional Planning, Nonprofit Management, and Public Administration. If you’re interested in attending grad school, either next year or in the next few years, I’d like to invite you to PPPM’s information session: 

Friday, November 3
Noon- 1:30 pm
Hendricks Hearth

You will hear about our three graduate programs from each program’s head, learn more about faculty research interests, and hear from current grad students about their experiences. If you plan on attending please RSVP to Bob Choquette (choquett@uoregon.edu) by Thursday. We’ll be providing lunch, so we want to be sure we have enough food.

Law School Fair
Law School Fair  – Saturday, November 11, 2017, Erb Memorial Union Ballroom
Stop by the annual Law School Fair to connect with admissions officers from over 60 law schools! Gain tips for admissions, scholarships, and more. Two test prep companies and the UO Undergraduate Law Society will also be present. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of two LSAT prep course scholarships just for attending the fair!

Schedule:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Law School Admissions Panel: How to Prepare Effectively for Law School – Featuring admissions representatives from four west coast law schools.

11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
Law School Fair Expo – Connect with representatives from over 60 law schools!

 A list of attending schools and tips for preparing for the law fair can be found at the UO Prelaw Advising Blog

October 12, 2017

Sociology Snippets – October 11, 2017

Hello Sociology Majors and Minors!

We’ve made it to Week Three – aka Midterm Time! Hang in there, remember to breathe and that Thanksgiving Break is just a few weeks away. In the meantime, we’ve got a new Sociology Club, leadership opportunities, research opportunities and a new sociology course  to share with you.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
510-301-1771
Office Hours: Wed 11:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00 | Sign Up: https://goo.gl/PJJJm3

 

Sociology Club
Can’t get enough of Sociology? Want to beef up your resume with some extracurriculars? The University of Oregon Sociology Club presents its first event, “Donuts and Durkheim!” Come join us in PLC 705 on Wednesday, October 18th from 5-7pm for donuts, games, and more information about our newly formed student group. We can’t wait to see you there! If you would like more information about the club please email Leanne Johnson and Annalise Cameron at peersoc@uoregon.edu.

New Applied Sociology Class
Ever want to apply all those analytic skills you are developing in your sociology classes to real world issues? We’ve got the class on that! A new two term seminar entitled “Social Problems: Applied Approaches” (Soc 407) will be taught by Amy Leubbers in Winter and Spring quarters. This class will include both in-class and experiential out-of-class components, helping to forge connections between classroom learning and real world social problems. Please contact Amy Leubbers (aluebber@uoregon.edu) for more information.

Leadership Opportunities

Peer Advising
Do you want to develop leadership skills? Just can’t get enough sociology? Want to earn credit doing both? Take a look at the Sociology Peer Advising program. Peer Advisors not only provide essential advising resources for students they also assist the Undergraduate Program Director (me) in all sorts of ways – developing a sociology club, putting together newsletters, contacting alumni and coming up with innovative ways to meet the needs of sociology majors and minors. See here for application information: https://sociology.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-program/advising-and-careers/

Wayne Morse Scholars Program
Are you a sophomore or junior interested in politics? The Wayne Morse Scholars program is an opportunity for students from across disciplines to tackle big questions of democracy and governance, and to explore various forms of political engagement. Wayne Morse Scholars meet throughout the year with a diverse set of prominent officials, activists, and scholars.  They also engage in praxis in real-world settings, do applied research, and develop specific leadership skills in a supportive environment.  The program aims to build a community of students committed to service and justice, and to cultivate future leaders to take on complex realities. Applications are due October 23rd. See her for application information: https://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/scholars/

Research Opportunities

See below for a list of opportunities to fund your research projects:

UROP Mini-grant
UROP Mini-grants are awards of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate student research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project. The mini-grants may be used by recipients to purchase materials, equipment, and supplies that are necessary to complete their project and/or assist with travel expenses related to their project.
Deadline: November 1
Website: http://urop.uoregon.edu/mini-grants


McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program (TRiO) prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study leading to PhD degrees. McNair Scholars receive comprehensive support to earn undergraduate degrees, complete research projects in their fields of study, and apply to graduate schools.
Deadline: November 1
Website: http://mcnair.uoregon.edu/

External Research and Presentation Opportunities
UROP’s website maintains a list of upcoming deadlines for internal and external research programs and conference opportunities.
Upcoming deadlines: http://urop.uoregon.edu
External opportunities: https://urop.uoregon.edu/students/opportunities/external-opportunities/

Sociology Snippets – September 26, 2017

Hello Sociology Majors & Minors!

Welcome back! For those of you who are new to the Sociology major or minor, I am Professor Pascoe, the Undergraduate Program Director in the Sociology Department. Every two weeks or so I send out Sociology Snippets, a brief newsletter of interesting events and opportunities for Sociology majors and minors. If you have any items of interest you’d like me to share, feel free to send them my way. This week we have information about the newly formed Sociology Club and some research opportunities.

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe
Associate Professor | David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
510-301-1771 | www.cjpascoe.org
Office Hours: Wed 11:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00 | Sign Up: https://goo.gl/PJJJm3

Sociology Club!
Can’t get enough of Sociology? Want to beef up your resume with some extracurriculars? Interested in talking about social change, human behavior and social problems? We’ve got the club for you! Two sociology seniors, Leanne Johnson and Annalise Cameron, are starting a sociology club this year. They will be holding an interest meeting during Week 4. If you would like more information about the club, meeting times, etc. Please email me at cpascoe@uoregon.edu and Leanne or Annalise will be in touch.

Research Opportunities

McNair Scholars Program
Are you a student from a low income or first generation background who would like to do original research to prepare for graduate studies? Consider applying for the McNair Scholars Program. You can find more information here https://mcnair.uoregon.edu/ or in the attached flier.

Psychology Department

Have you ever wondered about the music that infants hear at home? Are you interested in the visual objects that infants see and learn about every day? Are you curious about early language learning and the tools we use to study it?

Dr. Caitlin Fausey is looking for undergraduate students to work as Research Assistants in the Learning Lab. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in a psychology research setting.

We have multiple on-going projects, examining the sights and sounds that infants encounter in their everyday lives and how those encounters help infants build knowledge about the world.

RA positions are open to students in all fields and of all levels of experience.

No prior research experience is expected. There are also no course prerequisites.

You must be able to commit 10 hours per week to working in the Learning Lab.

If you are interested in becoming a research assistant in the Learning Lab, please complete our application found on this page of our website: http://www.uolearninglab.com/what-we-do/

Please send completed applications to Dr. Fausey. You may bring it to the psychology front office in Straub Hall and have it put in Dr. Fausey’s mailbox. You may also type or scan your responses and then send it via email to Dr. Fausey (fausey@uoregon.edu).

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the position, please email Dr. Fausey (fausey@uoregon.edu) or Christine White (cwhite5@uoregon.edu), our lab manager.

May 16, 2017

Soc Snippets 5/15/17

Hi all,

Happy Week 7!  We are so close to summer, and for some of you, so close to graduation! This week in Sociology Snippets we’ve got opportunities to participate in the Sociology Department, ways to support your fellow sociology majors and some career resources.

As always if you have any questions or something you’d like to share in Sociology Snippets, just let me know.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Join a Focus Group and Share Your Ideas!

Are you a graduating senior? Do you have ideas you want to share about the Sociology Major? The Sociology Department needs your input! We will be holding a series of three focus groups over the next few weeks to assess the strength of our methodological training and to hear your feedback about the program. In this focus group, you and other seniors will have the opportunity to discuss basic research methods as well as share what you have learned about research methods as a sociology major. Participants will also be able to share their experiences in the sociology program.

These focus groups will be held in 705 PLC on

Friday, May 19th from 10-11am
Friday May 26 from 1-2pm
Friday June 2nd from 11-12pm.

Delicious snacks will be provided! If you would like to attend please RSVP to Undergraduate Program Director, Professor C.J. Pascoe (cpascoe@uoregon.edu). Thank you for your help and we look forward to hearing your ideas!

 

Support your fellow Sociology Majors at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Four of the participants in the Sociology Honors Program will be presenting their research on racial diversity in college, disability and internet use and working mothers. Come learn about their research and support them!

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase student work through oral, poster, and creative work presentations. The Symposium will feature multi-term projects such as honors theses and capstone projects, as well as single-term research projects and a few other community based research projects. These projects and presentations will cover a wide range of disciplines from science to performance arts, making this a diverse and unique event. The Symposium will also feature six judged awards that will be offered to top presenters. These awards are monetary prizes and will be granted to students in the fields of biology, pre-med, food studies, and others.

When: Thursday May 18th at 5-7pm
Where: EMU Ballroom
For More Info: undergradsymposium.uoregon.edu.

 

Career Prep Opportunities

Saturday Senior Career Prep “Crash Course”
The Sociology Department’s Career Advisor Bill Sherman will be conducting a seminar to help graduating sociology majors navigate the workforce. The seminar will focus on a variety of skills including resume building, job interviews, job searches, and deciding which career is best for you. Space is limited so you must register at http://bit.ly/2pMayaB to guarantee your spot.

When: June 3rd from 11am-2pm
Where: Willamette room 110
For More Info Contact Bill Sherman at wsherman@uoregon.edu

Career Center: Career Insights Trip
Interested in Nonprofits and advocacy? The career center is hosting a field trip to two local nonprofits on Thursday, May 18th. The trip will provide and inside view of how these organizations operate, you will also be able to meet professionals in the field. The morning site visit will be to Mobility International USA, and the afternoon site visit will be at Looking Glass Community Services. To learn more and apply for this opportunity, contact Molly Neher at insightsintern@uoregon.edu, or use this link: Learn More & Apply Today

Research Project Opportunity at The Prevention Science Institute
Gain research and professional experience by participating in a research projects as a behavioral coder. The Prevention Science Institute is looking for sociology undergraduate students to participate as coders for fall, winter, and spring terms next year. This can be done for class credit or on a volunteer basis. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining research experience. The institute is especially looking for bilingual English and Spanish-speakers but it is not a requirement to participate. If you are interested email AnnaCecilia McWhirter at amcwhirt@uoregon.edu.

 

 

Commencement Reminder

All students who are finishing their degrees this spring or summer need to complete the Commencement RSVP form at https://sociology.uoregon.edu/commencement-2017/rsvp-for-sociology-commencement/ to allow us to properly plan for the number of attendees at the June 19thceremony.  If you are finishing in fall 2017 and would like to “walk” in June at the commencement ceremony, please complete the form as well.

Elizabeth Milner would like to remind all students who are graduating to apply for their undergraduate degree in Duckweb as well.  Submit your application for the final term in which you will be taking ANY UO classes for your degree, not just sociology. Applying for the wrong term can affect registration eligibility, so if you have questions about this please get in touch with Elizabeth as soon as you can.

General information about commencement may be found at: https://sociology.uoregon.edu/commencement-2017/ and at http://commencement.uoregon.edu/.

 

University Day

University Day is an annual opportunity for students to give back to their campus. As a tradition that was originally created to beautify campus for commencement, University Day continues to be a day where students come together to take care of our campus. This is a great opportunity to not only take pride in our campus, but also get to know fellow students. All volunteers will also receive a University Day t-shirt.

When: Thursday May 18th between 9am and 4pm
Where: Meet at the Collier Lawn to volunteer

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