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January 23, 2017

Soc Snippets 1/23/17

Hi all,

It’s quite a time to be a sociology major. I’m sure you’re all busy using your Sociological Imaginations to analyze the myriad political events occurring on the national and international scene over the past few days.

This week we have a lot of information for you – from graduate programs, to scholarships to research opportunities. As always feel free to contact me with questions, comments or other items for sociology snippets.

Have a great week. Enjoy the sun and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Peer Advising Office Hours

Need advice on classes to take? What to do with your sociology degree? How to figure out how soon you can graduate? The peer advisors have the following office hours this Winter.

Monday 11:00-3:00pm
Tuesday 8-9:30am and 11:30am-1:30pm
Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday 11:30-1:30pm
Friday 8-10:30am


Scholarship Opportunities

Margaret J. Wiese Scholarship

The Health Professions Program invites you to apply for the Margaret J. Wiese scholarship, which honors outstanding students who have an interest in health and family related matters, particularly in health preservation and enhancement, health education, nutrition and/or family health and well-being.  If you are interested in any of these areas, we encourage you to read through the review criteria and application instructions on our website.   Juniors, seniors, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students are eligible.  To apply, please complete the online application (Links to an external site.) and submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor to by Friday, February 24th.

Questions?  Email

UROP Mini-grant program

Provides awards of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate student research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project. The awards 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: February 6


VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship

Provides a $5,000 stipend to conduct research, creative scholarship or complete work on an innovative project full-time during the summer.

Deadline: April 10


Center for the Study of Women in Society Research Grant

CSWS Research Grant for Undergraduate Students: applications due January 30

Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship: funding amount: $1,000. The Center for the Study of Women in Society invites applications from University of Oregon undergraduate students writing a senior thesis or producing a comparable senior project anywhere on campus, within a wide range of disciplines, as long as the thesis or project relates to women and/or gender, and demonstrates support of women’s empowerment. This award honors the life and work of Jane Higdon (Links to an external site.). Financial support for this scholarship is provided by the Jane Higdon Foundation (Links to an external site.). Awards are subject to conditions set by CSWS, which falls under the purview of the Office of the Vice President for Research. Students must meet financial need criteria in order to apply. For more information, please refer to the application guidelines.

Higdon Application Form PDF

Higdon Application Form Word document

Higdon Guidelines

Read about earlier Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship winners

  • 2009-10 UO Student AlexAnn Westlake Awarded the Inaugural Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship
  • 2010-11 Shelley Annette Grosjean (History) and Sara S. Quinn (Anthropology) chosen as co-winners for Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship


Research Opportunities

UO Undergraduate 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 10



Summer Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities to conduct research and creative scholarship away from the University of Oregon during the summer.  These opportunities are hosted by a wide variety of institutions and occur in many different academic disciplines.

Deadline: Various



Now accepting EDITORIAL BOARD applications!

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. OUR Journal is currently accepting applications to serve on the student editorial board. Members of the editorial board are involved in every step of the publication process, from peer review to copy editing and layout design.


-University of Oregon undergraduate graduating after Spring 2017
-Interest in editing and peer review
-Editorial, research, and/or design experience
-Self-motivated, committed, and flexible
-Strong passion for undergraduate research

The online application can be found at: (Links to an external site.)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout Winter 2017.

PRIORITY DEADLINE: February 10th, 2017

For more information, feel free to contact

Thanks so much and we look forward to receiving your application!

Attached: OUR


Film Screening

The ASUO Men’s Center is going to be hosting a screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary film, the “13th”. This film delves into the white supremacist history of this country’s prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration; as well as it’s origins to slavery from the 1800s.

The Men’s Center is collaborating with Black Student Leadership groups on our campus to put on this event. After the screening, there will be breakout sessions to discuss and debrief the film.

The event is next Thursday, January 26th @ 6 p.m. It will be in Straub 156. The film will start promptly at 6:20 pm. The discussions will follow after a short break at the end of the film.


Graduate Programs

Professional Journalism Master’s Program

The School of Journalism and Communication’s Professional Journalism Master’s Program is looking for inquisitive, highly motivated, and forward thinking individuals who are interested in making a difference in their communities and society at large. If this is you, we are here to provide you with the skills you need to achieve your professional goals.

Our Professional Journalism Master’s Program offers a 12-to-15 month program designed for those holding bachelor’s degrees in other fields, but who have little or no academic or professional journalistic or media background. Graduate students in this program will acquire professional journalism skills within a vibrant intellectual context.

This intense program begins with summer immersion courses that will provide students with a solid background in the skills needed for advanced graduate course work. This is followed by at least three quarters of course work, tailored to the individual interests of each student. The program culminates in either the creation of a top notch professional project or a substantive internship.

The program also offers the option of specializing in science and/or environmental reporting.

Application review for Summer 2017 admission will begin on February 1, but we will continue to accept applications until all available spots are filled.

More information about the program is available at


January 10, 2017

Soc Snippets 1/10/17

Hi all,

What a first week of the quarter this has been so far – given the messages I’m receiving in my inbox it sounds like many of you are still stranded in airports across the country. Hang in there and safe travels! Know that you are in good company as many of your fellow Ducks make a slow, icy, snowy sojourn back to Eugene as well.

This week in Soc Snippets we have scholarship, internship and research presentation opportunities.

As always, stay up on Department news and events by following our Facebook page and Twitter feed (@OregonSociology).

Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Undergraduate Program Director


Scholarship Opportunities

CAS Scholarships

The application process for 2017-2018 scholarships and fellowships is now open.


Scholarships for International students

The Office of International Affairs offers a number of scholarships to international students. You can see them here: For an online workshop about applying for these scholarships, see here:


Volunteer Opportunities

Safe Ride Volunteers

ASUO Safe Ride offers a free, safe alternative to traveling alone at night. We give rides to students, faculty and staff, in groups of at-risk people (3 people or less) and we can travel within our boundaries which consist of about a 3-5 mile radius around campus.

Safe Ride is in need of passionate, positive, and enthusiastic volunteers! When you volunteer for Safe Ride, you make running another van possible, and allow an additional schedule to open up. This is extremely important in decreasing the number of people we are forced to turn away each night. Safe Ride is dedicated to giving students, faculty, and staff a safe alternative to traveling alone at night or being stuck in a potentially dangerous situation.

Volunteering is a huge help to us, our campus community, and you! It is a fun and easy way to earn volunteer hours, meet new people, and get to know the streets of Eugene. By volunteering you’re signing up for a 2-2.5 hour shift, one night per week, every week. We want our volunteers to be consistent but if you cannot make it to a volunteer shift for any reason feel free to let us know and we will accommodate your schedule. Shifts are available in Winter term for 6pm-8pm, 8pm-10pm, or 10pm-12am on Sunday-Thursday.

You can get involved by emailing us at and/or filling out this brief questionnaire:

We would love to have you join the Safe Ride team!


Victim Advocate Training

Please see the attached flyer and an application for volunteering with Kids’ FIRST. Application deadline for Winter Volunteer Victim Advocate Training is

February 15th.


Research Presentation Opportunity

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 2017 Symposium will take place on Thursday, May 18 and will conclude with a reception and awards ceremony from 5-7 pm and a co-sponsored talk (with theCenter for Global Health) at 7 pm by Professor Robert Fullilove (Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University)—“Mass Incarceration and its Impact on Community Health”

Abstracts for student presentations at the 2017 event are due by 11:59 pm on March 10 and are submitted via the Undergraduate Research Symposium website ( The submission link will “go live” on January 4, 2017. Questions about submissions should be directed

We have an information session for students planned for Tuesday, January 17 at 6 pm in the Global Scholars Hall Learning Commons.

November 28, 2016

Soc Snippet: 11/28/16

Welcome to week 10!

You are all in the home stretch – a few more classes and a couple of tests and you will have rightfully earned a break from the books for a few weeks.

That said, this is perhaps one of the most interesting times in recent history to be a Sociology major. This unprecedented political season is ripe for sociological analysis of class, race, region, gender, and nation among myriad other aspects of the social world. I hope your class discussions on these topics have been lively and insightful.

I do want to reiterate, in the wake of the election, that as ever the Department of Sociology remains committed to valuing diversity and maintaining a welcoming environment for all students based on learning, inquiry and mutual respect.

Best of luck on finals and, as always, Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe
Undergraduate Program Director

Picture Contest!
We are in the middle of revamping the department website. As part of the redesign process we are looking to include photos that capture sociological images. Do you have such a photo? Photos that illustrate a sociological concept? Photos of a project you’ve made for a class? Photos that just scream SOCIOLOGY? If so – send them my way ( and should yours end up on the website you can choose a prize from the Sociology Grab Bag (yes, it exists).


American Sociological Association Honors Program
Are you interested in learning more about sociology as a discipline? Perhaps considering a career in sociology? The ASA Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Exceptional sociology students from throughout the country and the world come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA Annual Meetings. By participating in the Honors Program, students develop long-lasting networks with other aspiring sociologists while their sponsoring departments have a chance to “showcase” their own quality programs and their most outstanding students.

The application deadline for participation is February 15th. You can see the application guidelines here:

Diana May Woodruff Scholarship
Thinking about going into social work as a career? The Sociology Department has a fellowship for undergraduates who are planning to pursue a career in social work. It is designed to be used on your undergraduate education, not for graduate school.  For more application information about the Diana Woodruff fellowship, see here:

Sociology Tutoring
Do you need a sociology tutor? Would you like to tutor other students in sociology? Undergraduates who are interested in receiving tutoring may sign up on the board between rooms 706 and 707 PLC. Graduate students and skilled undergraduates who are willing to offer tutoring can sign up on an adjacent board. Please let Sociology Advisor Elizabeth Milner ( know if you have any questions.

Master’s Degree in Public Sociology
Wondering what to do with your sociology degree after graduation? Consider Humboldt State University’s Master’s Degree in Public Sociology. The HSU Master’s Program in Sociology fosters a network of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who are committed to Sociology, social justice and social action. At HSU we focus on public sociology, which takes sociological knowledge and skills beyond the confines of the academy into the communities where these resources are much needed. Whether speaking to girls and boys about media, gender and violence or consulting with a non-profit on a community survey on corporatization and locally owned business, the work of our faculty and students is tightly interwoven with our local communities.


As a 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 in Northern California.

Learn more here:


October 24, 2016

Soc Snippets 10/24/16

Hi Sociology Majors,

It’s that time of the quarter, when you are staring down midterms. So we’ve got a short Soc Snippets this week – peer advisors, career shadowing and a summer service learning opportunity.

Good luck on midterms and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Undergraduate Program Director


October 10, 2016

Soc Snippets: 10/10/16

Hi Sociology Majors!

Well, it appears that the glorious Oregon summer has left us and fall is in full swing. While some of us may be picking ourselves back up after the crushing defeat by UW on Saturday, hopefully this week’s Sociology Snippets will have some opportunities that will raise your spirits. This week we have information for those of you interested in politics, in conducting sociological research, seeking funding for your studies or looking for information about how to build a successful and fulfilling career with a sociology degree. 

And remember, to stay up to day with department happenings follow us on Twitter or Facebook

Happy Indigenous People’s Day.

Professor Pascoe

Undergraduate Program Director


September 26, 2016

Soc Snippets: 9/26/16

Welcome to Fall Quarter 2016, Sociology Majors!

I hope you all had interesting, adventure filled, and (of course) deeply sociological, summers.  Now back to the work of being a Duck!  We’ve got an exciting line up of classes and events this quarter, as well as several new staff members to welcome.

As always, if you have questions (or just want to pick up your Sociology Sticker) feel free to email or visit me during my office hours in 720 PLC.

Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


May 31, 2016

Soc Snippets 5/31/16

Hi all,

Congratulations, you made it to week 10!  Summer and, for some of you, graduation, are right around the corner. I’ve just got two brief announcements for you this week. But remember, feel free to send me any information you’d like me to share with sociology majors and minors and I’m happy to include it.

This week:

  • New Career and Advising Services
  • Be a Student Ambassador!

Happy *almost* summer and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


April 25, 2016

Soc Snippets: 4/25/16

Hello Sociology Majors and Minors!

This week in Sociology Snippets we’ve got a last call for Sociology Honors Program Applications, information on getting funding for graduate studies and a screening of a new documentary by sociology prof Michael Dreiling.

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


April 11, 2016

Soc Snippet 4/11/2016

Hello Sociology Majors!

Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and Eugenians are entering sneezing season. Nothing like Spring in the Willamette Valley! This week in Sociology Snippets we’ve got information on becoming a Peer Advisor, Internship opportunities and talks of interest to sociology majors.

As always to stay up to date on department news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@oregonsociology)

Have a great week and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe


March 29, 2016

Soc Snippets 3/29/16

Hi all,

Welcome to Spring Quarter! I hope you all had rejuvenating and relaxing Spring Breaks and, at the very least, enjoyed today’s gorgeous weather. We’ve got a Sociology Snippets chock full of talks, academic opportunities, graduation information and career resources.

As always, should you have questions, events you’d like to share via Sociology Snippets or you need one of the always popular green and black Soc Major stickers, let me know.

Happy Spring and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Director


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