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November 18, 2020

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 honors@asanet.org. 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 www.alphakappadelta.org.

 

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.

Register: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VBMzg8eHZE9r0N

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: ohc.uoregon.edu. The talk will be recorded and available for viewing on the OHC’s YouTube channel. For more information contact ohc@uoregon.edu.

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: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93353146612?pwd=d3ViUDhVemQ2VFFMMEovclJXOTF6QT09

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:
https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eh2XTLlw0nTawSx

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

Synapse National at the University of Oregon
https://www.uosynapse.com/
https://uoregon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/synapse_eugene
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 .

 

Register: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25ztyudT0wDjg9L

 

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: https://forms.gle/uPKEcKTEdDNpcqMP8. To read more about OSA, visit our website: https://orstudents.org/

 

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

November 4, 2020

Sociology Snippets – November 4, 2020

We’re more than halfway through a unique term filled with remote and online learning, a global pandemic, and a presidential election.  Hopefully you are staying safe as you balance all of your circumstances and endeavors.

 

This week’s Sociology Snippets contains the following sections:

SOCIOLOGY EVENTS

TYKESON FLIGHT PATH EVENT

STOP THE SPREAD CONTEST

Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal – Call for Submissions

SOCIOLOGY & SOCIOLOGISTS IN THE NEWS

 

 

SOCIOLOGY EVENTS:  First Generation Sociology Students:  “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) with Prof. Michael Aguilera and Undergraduate Coordinator Mike Peixoto.  Thursday Nov. 5th from 1:00 PM to 2:00 via Zoom.

I’m writing to invite any students out there who are first generation college students to an informal zoom event with me and Prof. Michael Aguilera. The meeting is this Thursday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Both Prof. Aguilera and I were first gen college students and we know how it can add an extra layer of confusion, particularly when it comes to networking, choosing classes, and getting the most out of your major. I can only imagine that such experiences are only magnified during a pandemic. This event is really meant to be an “ask me anything” (AMA) style forum. It’s for all levels of student whether you just started the major or are halfway through fall quarter of your senior year. We’ll talk about some general tips for doing well as a sociologist, but really this is an opportunity to create community and find out what concerns might be on your mind and how the department can help. Looking forward to seeing you there at 1:00 Thursday! Here’s the zoom info:

 

Topic: First Generation Sociology Students
Time: Nov 5, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Please email sociology@uoregon.edu for the Zoom link and passcode.

 

 

TYKESON FLIGHT PATH EVENTS (for “Public Policy, Society, and Identity”)

Flight Path Presentation:  Monday November 9th, 4-5pm

Registration Workshop:  Tuesday November 10th, 4-5pm

Career Services:  Wednesday November 11th, 4-5pm

Register Here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mCjLm7NE7Ddswt

 

 

STOP THE SPREAD CONTEST (CITY OF EUGENE)

“Stop The Spread” contestSubmit an entry for a chance of winning $500! The City of Eugene is seeking submissions from people ages 14-30 living in Lane County for Stop the Spread, a community COVID-19 messaging contest geared toward young adults.

Stop the Spread encourages anyone ages 14-30 to submit visual (graphic design or illustrative) or video content (no longer than 30-seconds) in English or Spanish that emphasizes to their peers the importance of the preventing the spread of COVID-19.

All submissions must be received by 11: 59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Visit Engage Eugene for full contest rules and entry form.

Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal – Call for Submissions

Would you like to see your creative work 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 undergraduate cover art to publish for our Spring 2020 edition. Submissions must be: 1) Original art, photography, or other creative work by the undergraduate student. 2) Accompanied by a brief description or statement about the piece (around 250 words). An exceptional submission will explain why it is representative of undergraduate research and/or the spirit of OURJ. 3) Able to fit, in high resolution, an 8.5″ by 11″ page in portrait orientation. 4) Accompanied by a brief (~3 sentences) biography of the undergraduate student. Please submit your artwork to ourj@uoregon.edu by November 30th, 2020. For more information, feel free to contact us at ourj@uoregon.edu. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

 

 

SOCIOLOGY & SOCIOLOGISTS IN THE NEWS

 1.     Article from USA Today News quoting Prof. Pascoe (“In first presidential election post-Me Too, survivors of sexual violence largely invisible”): https://amp.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/21/trump-biden-painful-election-survivors-sexual-violence/3639941001/

2.     Opinion article from New York Times, “To Learn the Truth, Read My Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers”:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/opinion/sunday/wikipedia-sichuan-pepper-misinformation.html                                                                              As the article states, “research is a skill we can and should all acquire, given the abundance of information and misinformation mixed up at our fingertips.”

October 21, 2020

Soc Snippets – Week 4, Fall 2020

Sociology Snippets

Fall 2020 Week 4 

Greetings to everyone who is making it happen in Week 4!

Today’s installments of Soc Snippets includes three items:

  1. A virtual wellness event on “resiliency to help in pandemic times” sponsored by the Sociology Department and the Duck Nest this Thursday the 22nd at 3:00pm. Details below.
  2. Virtual UO Fall Career Fair
  3. New Program Offerings at the University of Chicago

 

A WELLNESS EVENT ON RESILIENCY TO HELP IN PANDEMIC TIMES

Topic: Resiliency:  Getting Through Today (Hosted by the Sociology Department and Duck Nest)
Time: Oct 22, 2020 3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) (One hour)

Email sociology@uoregon.edu to get the Zoom link and password.

 

VIRTUAL UO FALL CAREER FAIR

Are you looking for a summer internship or starting to think about your post-graduation plans? Or maybe you’re still early in your college career but want to explore possible career paths?

The following employers are looking to hire students in your major for positions in management, sales, client services, marketing, and more! They’ll be at our virtual Fall Career Fair on Thursday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To meet them, register on Handshake and sign up for one of their 30-minute group sessions or 10-minute one-on-one sessions. You must register and select sessions in advance in order to attend.

Selected organizations and opportunities:

This is just a sampling—view a full list of employers here.

First time attending a virtual event? Check out our blog post on how to prepare, by Career Readiness Coach Kyle Santos.

For questions on the fair contact Colleen Lewis, or schedule time with a Career Coach  for more help.

  

NEW PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Master of Public Health (MPH)
The Public Health Sciences department in the Biological Sciences Division is excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Autumn 2021, which also offers a joint MD-MPH degree with UChicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. The MPH program is broad in its scope, with students gaining proficiency across several public health disciplines, and includes concentrations in epidemiology and global health, health policy, and data science. In addition to coursework, students will complete a practicum experience and capstone project, gaining hands-on skills and foundational knowledge that prepares them for careers as public health professionals and researchers.

Master of Science in Molecular Engineering
The one-year Master of Science in Molecular Engineering (MSME) program at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering is designed to enhance a student’s career path as a traditional engineer and to prepare them for leadership positions across industries. By immersing themselves in our unique curriculum, they learn to address complex technical problems within a professional context. In keeping with the interdisciplinary tradition of UChicago studies, MSME students are able to take elective opportunities at the Booth School of Business, the Division of the Humanities, and other departments across campus.

Certificates Within Social Sciences Master’s Programs
The Social Sciences Division is pleased to announce a number of certificates available through our MA programs. Certificates include Computational Social Science, Education and Society, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Certificates can be completed as part of the one year master’s programs in International Relations and in Social Sciences (MAPSS), as well as the two year master’s programs in Computational Social Science (MACSS) and in Middle Eastern Studies. Applicants to all master’s programs are considered for substantial merit aid. To learn more about our programs, please contact E.G. Enbar.

Institute of Education Sciences Pre-Doctoral Training Program
The Institute of Education Science (IES) Pre-Doctoral Training Program in the Education Sciences is an ambitious, multi-year, university-wide fellowship program, sponsored by the Committee on Education, which supports PhD students interested in pursuing research related to education while they are training for a doctoral degree in a social science discipline or within the Harris School of Public Policy or the School of Social Service Administration. Fellows in this program receive a five-year package of support that includes a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend of $34,000 annually and fringe benefits. Additional funds are available to support travel and research related to education research. More information can be found here.

If you, or your students, have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to our staff at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu. A full list of academic programs, as well as admissions requirements, financial aid opportunities, and more can be found on our website, grad.uchicago.edu/admissions.

June 8, 2020

Sociology Snippets – June 8, 2020

Dear Sociology Majors,

I send you this last Sociology Snippets of the 2019-2020 school year amid a cacophony of emotions. We are now witnessing some of the largest scale collective action ever undertaken in this country, amidst an ongoing global pandemic that underscores the seriousness of this moment. We are seeing and (for many of us, participating in) visible and dramatic resistance to racism, white supremacy and racial inequality. As sociologists, you have the tools to understand both the inequality these protests are addressing as well as the varied forms of activism themselves. That said, all the sociological analysis in the world falls short of capturing the range of emotions many of us feel at this current moment – sorrow, rage, sadness, grief, overwhelm and, indeed, empowerment, optimism, and a zeal for change. So, while I am writing to say goodbye for the school year, I am also writing to say that we, as sociologists at the University of Oregon, are deeply dedicated to using sociological analysis to understand the root causes, consequences, experiences of and solutions to racial inequality, white supremacy and the intersections of those with other inequalities. We hope that we have helped to convey those questions, lessons and analytic tools in our classes.

We see you, we stand with you and we are here for you.

As always,
Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director
Co-editor, Socius
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
458-215-1901

April 15, 2020

Sociology Snippets – April 15, 2020

Hello All,

Hopefully by now the move to online college is a bit calmer and more routine. I for one am holding out hope that we will be learning together in person sooner rather than later – and from what I’m hearing from many of you, I’m not alone in that hope!  For some of us thinking sociologically about all of these changes can feel comforting. If that is true for you, you might find this set of articles compiled by sociologists about disasters and related social issues interesting: https://www.asanet.org/covid-19-asa-journals.  If it is not true for you, please skip this and do what feels good for you in this time – baking, Netflix binges or just breathing.

This week in Soc Snippets we have information about applying for the honors program, applications for Wayne Morse Center Scholars, a webinar about how to manage as a student during this pandemic and some resources to support you in taking classes online.  As always feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a great day and Go Ducks,

Prof Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe
Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
458-215-1901

Sociology Honors Program Application Deadline – May 1, 2020
This small, selective year-long class for highly motivated sociology majors walks you through all aspects of the research process from coming up with a research question, to putting together a research proposal, to conducting your research, to actually writing an honors thesis. Participants in this program have had their research covered by Cascade Magazine (such as Daniel Silberman’s research on racism and punishment in Oregon),  have presented their research at academic conferences, such as the Annual Pacific Sociological Association Conference and have used their theses as writing samples for successful graduate school applications.

You can apply for the program online here or using the attached form (and email it to me).

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at cpascoe@uoregon.edu with any questions about the program or your eligibility for it.

Wayne Mores Scholars Program
Application Deadline – May 29, 2020

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.

Learn more about the program and apply here: https://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/scholars

Sociology Student Town Hall: Navigating Covid-19
The American Sociological Association’s Student Forum Advisory Board invites sociology graduate and undergraduate students to a town hall to discuss how to navigate the challenges of being a student during this difficult time. Whether you are taking courses or in the final stages of writing your dissertation, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted students in unique ways. We invite students at all stages to join us for a conversation to share resources, discuss coping strategies, and commiserate. You can register here.

Managing Online Classes
For some of us, the pacing, lack of structure and lack of in person contact in online class can make them a little challenging.  Here is a list of suggestions about how to manage online classes from UO’s Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center: https://engage.uoregon.edu/remote-learning-resources/  and from Northeastern University:https://www.northeastern.edu/graduate/blog/tips-for-taking-online-classes/

March 31, 2020

Sociology Snippets – March 31, 2020

Hi all,

Welcome to the first day of Spring term. I hope that everyone is able to settle in to this new normal as smoothly as possible. It’s a time of adjustment for all of us. If you are needing resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, to medical health services (https://health.uoregon.edu/) or mental health services (https://counseling.uoregon.edu/) at U of O.

This week I’ve included some information about  a variety of funding opportunities and information about applying to the Sociology Honors Program.

As always, have a great day and Go Ducks,

Prof Pascoe

 

CURE Funding DeadlinesCURE

 

Honors Thesis Research Awards
Thanks to generous support from a Mellon Foundation grant, the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures. plans to award 5 awards of $1,000 each to UO undergraduates for honors thesis research projects in any area of the environmental humanities. The field of environmental humanities contextualizes and complements environmental science and policy by pursuing research on narrative, critical thinking, history, cultural analysis, aesthetics, and ethics of diverse environmental topics and issues, such as land use, animals, resource allocation, agriculture, species conservation, climate change, water, and other related issues. Research in environmental justice is also an integral part of the environmental humanities at the UO.

UO undergraduate students from any major pursuing an honors thesis in the environmental humanities and related fields, including environmental justice, are eligible to apply for these awards. All Clark Honors College students and others pursuing an honors thesis within a specific department are eligible. Students in all colleges and departments can apply. Thesis projects could include traditional honors theses as well as work in creative arts, service projects, or outreach. Students can be at any stage of the research or writing process during the 2019-2020 academic year, and awards can support any aspect of the thesis process — from the research stage to the writing of the thesis, dissemination of the results, or as a prize recognizing exemplary thesis work recently completed or nearly completed in the environmental humanities.

* Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020

Click here. to apply: https://cef.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-honors-thesis-awards/

 

Sociology Honors Program

Have you ever found yourself in a sociology class thinking “Gosh, this study is great! I’d love to do a study like this!” Or have the research posters on the walls of the Sociology Department hallway piqued your interested? If so, the Sociology Honors Program is for you. This small, selective year-long class for highly motivated sociology majors walks you through all aspects of the research process from coming up with a research question, to putting together a research proposal, to conducting your research, to actually writing an honors thesis. Participants in this program have had their research covered by Cascade Magazine (such as Daniel Silberman’s research on racism and punishment in Oregon:  https://cascade.uoregon.edu/fall2016/social-sciences/crime-and-punishment/), have presented their research at academic conferences, such as the Annual Pacific Sociological Association Conference and have used their theses as writing samples for successful graduate school applications.

You can the application for the program here: https://sociology.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2020/02/Sociology-Honors-App-1.pdf

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at cpascoe@uoregon.edu with any questions about the program or your eligibility for it.

March 20, 2020

Sociology Snippets – March 20, 2020

Hello Sociology Majors,

I wanted to touch base with all of you on the eve of what is likely the strangest start to a spring break you have experienced during your college career. I know you are receiving a lot of messages from UO as leadership tries to make the best decisions to keep students, faculty and staff safe during the upcoming months. Many of these changes are disappointing – moving classes online and changing what graduation will look like. I know many of you may have a lot of questions and I am happy to answer them or endeavor to find out the answers for you, so do not hesitate to contact me. In the meantime, I have been in contact with the career center about ways to support graduating seniors, have been brainstorming ways to celebrate graduating seniors even if from far and will be in touch early next term about things like the honors program, the transformation of the Peer Advising program into a Peer Leadership program and hopefully a new date for an alumni dinner.

In the mean time, please take care of yourselves and please contact me if you are in need of resources or have questions.

Best,

Prof Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe
Associate Professor |Undergraduate Program Director
Co-editor, Socius:  Sociological Research for a Dynamic World
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
(458) 215-1901 | cpascoe@uoregon.edu
February 24, 2020

Sociology Snippets – February 20, 2020

Hello Sociology Majors!

Does it ever feel like sociology is a bit of a downer? Well, this week we have some good Valentine’s Day themed good news for you. According to Sociology professor Philip Cohen divorce is on the decline – you can see his research here:https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2378023119873497. It’s not all bad news!

This week in Soc Snippets we have some publication and job opportunities.

As always have a great day and Go Ducks!

Prof Pascoe

Associate Professor |Undergraduate Program Director Co-editor, Socius:  Sociological Research for a Dynamic World Department of Sociology | University of Oregon (458) 215-1901 | www.cjpascoe.org

 

Submit Your Research!
We are honored to invite you and your students to participate in the 10th Anniversary Undergraduate Research Symposium on Thursday, May 21 in the EMU. Students may submit abstracts through April 6.

Since 2011, the Undergraduate Research Symposium has hosted more than 2,000 students and served as a signature moment for undergraduates to present their original research and creative work to the campus and local community.  The 2019 Symposium welcomed 513 presenters and 290 faculty mentors representing 75 majors from every UO school and college.

This year we will also be joined by local high school students and teachers in collaboration with the Summer Academy to Inspire Leadership (SAIL); Lane Community College (LLC) students and faculty (including a transfer student panel); and McNair Scholars students from the UO and programs across the Pacific Northwest.

 

OREGON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL
Would you like to see your research project, term paper, thesis, or creative
work 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. OURJ recently published its Winter 2020 issue, which you can read
here: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ourj/issues/.

We are currently looking for undergraduate research and cover art to publish
in Spring 2020. We are dedicated to featuring research papers from all
academic disciplines and would love to see submissions from your department!

Upcoming deadline for manuscript submissions: Sunday, March 22, 2019.

Please follow guidelines here:
https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ourj/submissions/ and send submissions to
ourj@uoregon.edu

For more information, feel free to contact us at ourj@uoregon.edu

 

Work with SAIL this Summer
The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program is hiring counselors and residential assistants for summer 2020! We are looking for positive, can-do folks who are excited to work with students in a fun, educational environment.  Sound like you? Email sailstaff@uoregon.edu for more information

Summer staff work full time during our training week July 13-16 and our two program weeks July 20-24 & July 27-31.

The University of Oregon’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program is an innovative pre-college program hosted on the University of Oregon campus. Serving middle and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds, including lower income and/or first-generation college students, SAIL empowers students to enroll and succeed in college through early exposure and exploration.

SAIL offers free, one-week summer programs on the University of Oregon campus, where students can choose from a wide variety of subject areas like Biology, Performing Arts, World Languages and more, all taught by distinguished University of Oregon faculty volunteers through fun social and interactive activities. SAIL programs also include sessions on college admissions, the financial aid process, and scholarships, as well as opportunities to bond with like-minded peers through team-building and leadership activities.SAIL Hiring Slide.pdf

 

Internship Opportunity
PAID Undergraduate/Graduate Internship Opportunity – Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) 2020 Summer Scholars Program: The Summer Scholars Program which runs from May 24- August 1, 2020 provides a unique opportunity for highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need to learn about federal higher education policy in the nation’s capital.  Fully funded, the program provides scholars with accommodations, a metro card, a move-in stipend, an hourly wage, and transportation to and from Washington D.C. at the start and end of the program.

While in D.C., scholars work with the larger PNPI team to create high-quality learning experiences for current and prospective federal higher education policymakers, draft content for the PNPI website, engage in research on postsecondary issues, and attend D.C. based policy events.  The goal of the program is to provide scholars with an opportunity to build their knowledge base and their network in federal higher education policy.  In their final evaluations of the program, all of our scholars have credited PNPI with expanding their understanding of federal higher education policy, exposing them to new career paths, and impacting their long-range career goals. They also credited us with instilling in them greater confidence and a higher level of comfort in professional circles.

Summer Scholars Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as a rising or current senior undergraduate or graduate student (full or part time status). Proof of enrollment required (recent transcript).
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Undergraduate students must have received a Pell grant in the most recent academic year. Graduate students must have received a Pell grant in the final semester of their senior year AND must demonstrate Pell-eligibility for the most recent academic year per the estimated family contribution listed on their Federal Student Aid Report (2019-2020 EFC must be $5,576 or less).
  • All majors/fields of study accepted, but candidates must indicate an interest in postsecondary education policy.
  • If currently living outside of D.C., must be able and willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. from May 24 to August 1, 2020.
  • If selected for an interview, must have access to Zoom or Google Hangouts.
  • Must be able to work 35 hours/week in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the internship.
  • Must be able to travel with PNPI staff to Congressional events and seminars both on Capitol Hill and in the contiguous United States (all travel expenses covered by PNPI).
  • Must have excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a self-driven and highly-motivated independent worker.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who currently live or attend school outside of Washington, D.C. and who have never previously interned in Washington D.C.
  • Must submit application and all required materials no later than 5pm ET on Monday, March 2, 2020. No late applications will be reviewed or accepted.

 

February 19, 2020

Sociology Snippets – February 4, 2020

Hello Sociology Majors!

Well, this week Punxsutawney Phil did *not* see his shadow, which, lucky for us means an early spring. It turns out that sociology actually has something to say about Groundhog Day and other weird rituals. To read more about why we engage in social rituals like this, even though they may fly in the face of scientific evidence, see here.

This week in Sociology Snippets, we have information about conferences, funding and an alumni event.

Have a wonderful day and Go Ducks!

Prof Pascoe
Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director
Incoming Co-editor, Socius
Department of Sociology | University of Oregon
Office Hours: Th 1:30-2:00, 3:30-5:00 & by appointment; Sign up: goo.gl/dESU4s

UO Sociology Student and Alumni Networking Dinner

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 5-7:30 PM, EMU Redwood Auditorium
What can you do with a degree in sociology from UO? Join us for a free dinner and panel discussion, and meet alumni now working as teachers, scholars, researchers, activists, organizers, entrepreneurs and more! RSVP here by March 6: https://forms.gle/AF13zMCQYeuuR4cA8

Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference, March 26-29, 2020
Have you ever wanted to hear more about your professor’s research area? Or wanted to hear more about those studies you’ve read about in class? Lucky for us, the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association is here in Eugene this year! Its theme is “Democracy in a Divided Society.” And free day passes are available for Sociology students! If you have questions about attending an academic conference, I am happy to answer them.

For more information about how to attend and receive the free day pass, contact Nena Pratt, 736 PLC or janeap@uoregon.edu. More information about the conference and UO-sponsored panels on our website: sociology.uoregon.edu/legacies-in-critical-sociology 

To see a list of faculty and students from UO who will be presenting, see here: UO Sociology at PSA 2020(2).pdf

Apply to be a Sociology Peer Advisor!
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 –  helping out with department events, 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/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2016/10/PA-Application-2016-17-1g44sww.pdf

The application is due by the end of Week 6 .

Research Opportunities and Money for Research!
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) research fellowship funding, and conference presentation travel award applications are now open. This year, we are excited to offer approximately $40k in support of research and conference travel to undergraduate students.

  • F Y R E(First Year Research Engagement fellowship) is a new award being introduced for this summer that offers $4000 to the student, and $1000 to the faculty mentor.
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship offers $4000 to the student to conduct 8 weeks of research during summer 2020.
  • CURE also supports undergraduate students (up to $500 per individual) who will plan to travel to a conference to present their research work.
  • Full details can be found at cure.uoregon.edu.

Publish Your Paper!
Would you like to see your research project, term paper, thesis, or creative work 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. OURJ recently published its Winter 2020 issue, which you can read here: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ourj/issues/.

We are currently looking for undergraduate research and cover art to publish in Spring 2020. We are dedicated to featuring research papers from all academic disciplines and would love to see submissions from your department!

Upcoming deadline for manuscript submissions: Sunday, March 22, 2019.

Please follow guidelines here:  https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ourj/submissions/ and send submissions to ourj@uoregon.edu For more information, feel free to contact us at ourj@uoregon.edu .

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!)

 

 

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