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May 20, 2022

Sociology Snippets – Week 8, Spring 2022

This seems to be the season of a host of on campus events.  A few that sociology is sponsoring or we think you’ll find interesting are highlighted below.  We are also re-launching the Soc Club — details below.

 

The contents of this message include:

UO SOCIOLOGY CLUB

UO EVENTS

UO OPPORTUNITIES

 

UO SOCIOLOGY CLUB

The Peer Leaders are re-launching the Sociology Club!  The Soc Club Re-Launch meeting will be in the Diamond Lake Room (EMU 119) on Monday May 23rd 4:30-5:30pm.  Snacks provided.  Zoom option available–join Soc Club on Engage for updates and Zoom link.

 

UO EVENTS

1. Book Talk by UO Soc Faculty Krystale Littlejohn: “Just Get on the Pill: The Uneven Burden of Reproductive Politics

Wednesday, May 25 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

 Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Room

Refreshments will be provided. The first 20 people will receive a free copy of the book.

https://gsi.uoregon.edu/events-workshops 2. Talk by Raka Ray (UC Berkeley), “The Politics of Masculinity in the Absence of Work” The Center for the Study of Women in Society’s 2022 Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, May 20 • Ford Lecture Hall Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 3. Annalise Gardella, Anthropology,  “Otro Mundo Posible: Environmentalist Activism and Agroecology in El Salvador”

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Zoom link: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/91752576761?pwd=SS8vcktKZ0RFQm4vb2xKNU0rZ3FaZz09

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES

1. The SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program is hiring counselors to lead our in-person programs this summer! We are hiring for ~40 staff members and our pay rate starts at $13.50 per hour. This position is flexible and offers 3 different shifts for students to work (Day, Evening, and Night Shift).

SAIL staff work as liaisons and mentors for 8th – 12th grade students from various Oregon high schools participating in our week-long experiential learning summer camp hosted on the UO campus. Through this position, college students gain experience in facilitation, supervision, and time management. SAIL Summer Staff members are First Aid certified and enjoy networking opportunities with many faculty and staff members across various UO disciplines that volunteer their time to operate the SAIL program.

Timeline/Key Dates: 

·         All Staff Orientation: Friday, May 20th

·         Staff Training: July 25th – 30th, 2022

·         Program Dates: July 31st – August 12, 2022

Apply on our website: 2022 SAIL Summer Staff

Apply on Handshake: 2022 SAIL Summer Staff 

 

May 4, 2022

Sociology Snippets – Spring 22, Week 6

Sociology Snippets:  Spring 2022, Week 6

I hope you are enjoying the (changing) weather and your classes this term.

The contents of this message include:

UO SOCIOLOGY “MEET & GREET”

UO OPPORTUNITIES

UO EVENTS

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

 

UO SOCIOLOGY “MEET & GREET”

Come meet and mingle with fellow Sociology majors, minors, faculty, graduate students, and staff with beverages in Memorial Quad in front of PLC on Friday May 13th 2-4pm!

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES

1. The SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program is hiring counselors to lead our in-person programs this summer! We are hiring for ~40 staff members and our pay rate starts at $13.50 per hour. This position is flexible and offers 3 different shifts for students to work (Day, Evening, and Night Shift).

SAIL staff work as liaisons and mentors for 8th – 12th grade students from various Oregon high schools participating in our week-long experiential learning summer camp hosted on the UO campus. Through this position, college students gain experience in facilitation, supervision, and time management. SAIL Summer Staff members are First Aid certified and enjoy networking opportunities with many faculty and staff members across various UO disciplines that volunteer their time to operate the SAIL program.

Timeline/Key Dates: 

·         All Staff Orientation: Friday, May 20th

·         Staff Training: July 25th – 30th, 2022

·         Program Dates: July 31st – August 12, 2022

Apply on our website: 2022 SAIL Summer Staff

Apply on Handshake: 2022 SAIL Summer Staff 

 

UO EVENTS

1. BRYANT TERRY
James Beard- and NAACP-Award-winning chef, food justice activist,
critically acclaimed author, and publisher

Speaking on “FOOD JUSTICE at the intersection of race, politics, poverty, and public health.”

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
4:00–5:30 p.m.
EMU Redwood Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Seating is limited, virtual attendance available
at blackstudies.uoregon.edu

 

2.  CLLAS Research Series Event.
Faculty Research Presentation:  Cross-Border Hollywood: Production Politics and Practices in Mexico 

By Daniel Gómez Steinhart, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies.  In-person event on Wednesday, May 11th, 3:30-5pm in the Crater Lake Rooms, EMU.

 

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Operation Groundswell:  Go Backpacking with a Purpose

Learn from activists and organizations around the world inspiring change in their communities. Get back out into the world and meet it with confidence.

At Operation Groundswell, we connect you with our friends in faraway places who are working towards social and environmental justice in their communities. In small groups led by fun-lovin’ Program Leaders, we’ll dive into life on the ground and learn about how we can work towards a more just and sustainable world through travel.

Apply today to take advantage of Financial Assistance Grants, which can cover up to 25% of your program fee.

START YOUR JOURNEY AT www.operationgroundswell.com

 

April 25, 2022

Sociology Snippets – Spring 2022, Week 4

Sociology Snippets:  Spring 2022, Week 4

I hope you are enjoying the (changing) weather and your classes this term.

The contents of this message include:

UO OPPORTUNITIES

UO EVENTS

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES

1. The SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning) program is hiring counselors to lead our in-person programs this summer! We are hiring for ~40 staff members and our pay rate starts at $13.50 per hour. This position is flexible and offers 3 different shifts for students to work (Day, Evening, and Night Shift).

SAIL staff work as liaisons and mentors for 8th – 12th grade students from various Oregon high schools participating in our week-long experiential learning summer camp hosted on the UO campus. Through this position, college students gain experience in facilitation, supervision, and time management. SAIL Summer Staff members are First Aid certified and enjoy networking opportunities with many faculty and staff members across various UO disciplines that volunteer their time to operate the SAIL program.

Timeline/Key Dates: 

·         All Staff Orientation: Friday, May 20th

·         Staff Training: July 25th – 30th, 2022

·         Program Dates: July 31st – August 12, 2022

Apply on our website: 2022 SAIL Summer StaffLinks to an external site.

Apply on Handshake: 2022 SAIL Summer Staff 

 

2. UO’s CURE (Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement)  Undergraduate Summer Research funding opportunities (SURF and FYRE)

CURE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and First-Year Research Experienc(FYRE) awards fund for full-time undergraduate summer research conducted under the mentorship of a UO faculty.

·        SURF offers $4000 funding

·        FYRE provides $4000 student funding ($1000 for the faculty mentor).

·        The application is now open with deadlines of April 25th (for SURF) and April 27th (for FYRE).

·        CURE also provides funding (up to $500) to undergraduate students who will present their research at a professional conference.

·        Full details can be found at https://cure.uoregon.edu/award-funding/ or visit Open Hours (virtual or in-person) for additional conversation.

·        Undergraduate students conducting research in all academic fields are welcome to apply.

·        Questions? Email: uocure@uoregon.edu

 

UO EVENTS

1.

 2022 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Colloquium:  Resilience in Transnational Communities

 

Thursday, April 28, 3:30pm-5:00pm
125 McKenzie Hall
University of Oregon

 

Alejandra Pedraza (Global Studies)
The expansion of caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from a migrant-sending community in rural Mexico

David Peña (School of Art and Design)
Ecotone

 

Attendees must follow UO Covid guidance at coronavirus.uoregon.edu.

 

2.  Talk sponsored by CSWS:  Niki DeRosa, Education Studies, “Helping Mom and Helping the Community:
Immigrant Youth’s Perspectives of the Future” 

Friday, April 29, 2022 • 12-1 p.m. via Zoom

Talk description: “In this talk I will share perspectives and reflections on the lives and futures from a group of immigrant high-school students in the southwest U.S. We will dive into the ways in which gender is highlighted and elided in student visions of individual and communal success and happiness.”

Zoom link: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93304327376?pwd=VzQzZ1duMm5GU1J4bkgvd2JrSTVYZz09

 

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Operation Groundswell:  Go Backpacking with a Purpose

Learn from activists and organizations around the world inspiring change in their communities. Get back out into the world and meet it with confidence.

At Operation Groundswell, we connect you with our friends in faraway places who are working towards social and environmental justice in their communities. In small groups led by fun-lovin’ Program Leaders, we’ll dive into life on the ground and learn about how we can work towards a more just and sustainable world through travel.

Apply today to take advantage of Financial Assistance Grants, which can cover up to 25% of your program fee.

START YOUR JOURNEY AT www.operationgroundswell.com

 

April 8, 2022

Sociology Snippets – Spring 2022, Week 2

Sociology Snippets:  Spring 2022, Week 2

I hope you all are enjoying the start of classes and the blooming flowers and trees that make campus so beautiful.  This issue contains the following sections:

UO OPPORTUNITIES

UO EVENTS

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES

1. UO’s CURE (Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement) — 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium–Participation Registration Deadline April 11th

Register by April 11 to participate in the 12th Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 26, 2022 (virtually and in-person).

·        Research and creative work presentations from all academic disciplines and fields are welcome!

·        Final Abstract information is due April 25th. Registrants will be sent an abstract submission form.

·        Visit the symposium site for info. Check out last year’s phenomenal presentations on the symposium YouTube channel.

·        Questions? Email: ugresearch@uoregon.edu

 

2. UO’s CURE (Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement)  Undergraduate Summer Research funding opportunities (SURF and FYRE)

CURE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and First-Year Research Experienc(FYRE) awards fund for full-time undergraduate summer research conducted under the mentorship of a UO faculty.

·        SURF offers $4000 funding

·        FYRE provides $4000 student funding ($1000 for the faculty mentor).

·        The application is now open with deadlines of April 25th (for SURF) and April 27th (for FYRE).

·        CURE also provides funding (up to $500) to undergraduate students who will present their research at a professional conference.

·        Full details can be found at https://cure.uoregon.edu/award-funding/ or visit Open Hours (virtual or in-person) for additional conversation.

·        Undergraduate students conducting research in all academic fields are welcome to apply.

·        Questions? Email: uocure@uoregon.edu

 

UO EVENTS

SPRING CAREER READINESS WEEK: GET CURIOUS!

APRIL 8-15, 2022

 

Curious about Resumes and Cover Letters? (Virtual Workshop)

Wednesday, April 6, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm. via Zoom

OR Monday, April 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. via Zoom

Is your resume ready to hand out at the Spring Career Fair? Come learn about the basics of resume and cover letter writing and have the opportunity to ask questions on formatting, structure, your own resume, and much more!

 

Suit-Up University of Oregon

Sunday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m at JCPenney – Valley River Center

Stop by JCPenney or shop online to find a great interview-worthy outfit (at a great price!) that will give you a confidence boost to bring your best self to the job interview or first day on the job. 

 

Curious about the Spring Career Fair? (Virtual Workshop)

Friday, April 8, 4p.m.-5 p.m. via Zoom

OR Monday, April 11, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Learn the ins and outs of navigating an in-person career fair, updating your Handshake profile, researching employers, and how to present yourself authentically during the fair. 

 

Curious about the Global Climate Crisis- How can you make a difference with Peace Corps

Monday, April 11, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. at Tykeson Commons

Come hear from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served share how they helped strengthen their communities’ understanding of environmental issues, by providing people with the knowledge to develop their own programs and make their own choices about how to best protect and preserve the local environment.

 

Navigating Your Identity and Imposter Feelings from College to Career

Monday, April 11, 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m. at Multicultural Center (EMU)

Hear from BIPOC alumni, employers, and community leaders as they share their stories of career path-finding through the barriers, obstacles, and sometimes unclear rules of the workplace.

 

Health is Wealth Fair 

Tuesday, April 12, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at EMU Redwoods

College students already stress about school but money too?! Learn about resources on campus that can make the college experience a bit easier. 

 

Resume Extravaganza

Tuesday, April 12, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Tykeson Commons

Hot chocolate and cookies with a side of resume! Did you know you can have someone review your resume before the Career Fair? Drop-in any time to get feedback on your resume. Don’t have a resume? Come learn how to make one!

 

Take Flight with Tykeson

Tuesday, April 12, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. via Zoom

OR Wednesday, April 13, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m at Tykeson Commons

This 90-minute workshop will help you learn about yourself, explore your major and career options, and plan for your future. Plus, you’ll leave the event with a list of exploratory courses that will help you prepare for summer/fall registration.

 

Curious about Your Future in Oregon? (Virtual Workshop)

Wednesday, April 13, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom

Come learn from our friends at the Oregon Employment Department about hot career opportunities across the state, and the must-have skills employers are looking for from the class of 2022 and beyond.

 

Curious about Interviewing for Jobs and Internships? (Virtual Workshop)

Wednesday, April 13, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. via Zoom

Let’s talk about interviews! We will discuss different types of interviews, how to prepare, and how to answer certain types of questions. Interviews can be nerve-racking, so come learn about strategies to help you feel more comfortable and prepared.

 

Network & Connect: Alumni and Employer Intro and Pitch Prep 

Wednesday, April 13, 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m. at EMU Ballroom

Build a bridge from “social distancing” to career connecting! Speed network with alumni and walk away confident to share about yourself at the Spring Career Fair and excited to add some new connections to your network.

 

Preview the Spring Career Fair (In Person Tour & Tips)

Thursday, April 14, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. at EMU Ballroom Lobby

First career fair? Or just a little nervous? Come early and get a low-stress, behind-the-scenes look at how to navigate the fair and make a good first impression with employers.

 

Spring Career Fair: Get Curious!

Thursday, April 14, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at EMU Ballroom

GET CURIOUS about your future and connect with LOTS of employers who are hiring for career opportunities NOW! Dozens of organizations from across the U.S.A. including businesses, non-profits, and government agencies, will be searching to fill a diverse range of summer and early career talent opportunities allowing you to strengthen your resume and gain invaluable experience or enter the workforce with your first full-time job!

 

Spring Career Fair Interview Day

Friday, April 15, 9 a.m-5 p.m. at EMU Ballroom

DID YOU KNOW that some of the top employers from the Spring Career Fair will be actively taking resumes at the fair and INTERVIEWING the next day. Come prepared to the fair with your resume and walk away with a job interview!

 

Tech Oregon College Career Expo (Virtual Fair + Networking)

Friday, April 15, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Join the Technology Association of Oregon for an exclusive look at some of the hottest tech jobs open in Oregon. 

 

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

1.  Paid Affordable Housing/Community Development Intern (application due April 8, 2022)

Are you community-minded?  Passionate about making a positive impact in peoples’ lives?  Would you like to learn about the work of nonprofit organizations building and providing dignified affordable housing in underserved communities?  If so, this opportunity in Roseburg, Oregon may be the right fit for you.

The California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) is proud to announce its 25th Annual Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. The CCRH Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship designed to recruit, train, and retain housing development professionals who enhance inclusion and racial equity within the Affordable Housing Development field.   Selected interns are placed with CCRH members and partner organizations in CA, OR, and WA state through the internship program. CCRH member and partner nonprofit organizations have responded to the need for affordable housing by building, maintaining, and rehabilitating affordable housing complexes in the rural West since the 1960s.

For over 24 years, this Internship Program has bridged college students from historically underrepresented rural, farmworker, immigrant, Native American, and low-income communities to rewarding careers in the affordable housing and community development field.  Interns learn the following leadership and technical skills that can help in their personal lives and prepare them to jumpstart a career in affordable housing.

Preference is given to those entering their last year of school -or- recent college graduates, have an interest in learning about housing development, and want to pursue a career in the nonprofit housing field.  Students with a solid understanding of subjects like college-level math, and different calculations. Good college-level writing skills and good with Excel. Students who can demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life of low-income and underserved communities.  All majors are welcome to apply.

A positive attitude is a must. Historically underrepresented college students from rural, farmworker, Native American, immigrant, or low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Internship Program begins in June 2022 and ends on May 31, 2023. Interns must commit to the following work schedule: full-time (40 hours a week) June – August 2022, part-time work (16 – 20 hrs. a week) during the academic year from September 2022 – May 2023 and be able to participate in a three-day in-person training at UC Davis and periodic online training between July –  August 2022. Given the current pandemic, interns will engage in a hybrid model of remote and in-person day-to-day work at the host site. CCRH pays for all intern lodging and meals per CCRH guidelines.

PAY RATE:  The pay rate is $16.00 per hour.

Apply today to get a head-start on your career as you learn and gain invaluable experience in Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development.  Download an application from this email, if available, or email Roda@calruralhousing.org to request one. The application deadline is April 8, 2022.  

To learn more visit us here:

CCRH Website

Instagram @ccrh_Internship

CCRH Internship Program Facebook

March 9, 2022

Sociology Snippets – Winter 2022, Week 10

Greetings everyone!  Good luck finishing off this term.  Today’s announcements focus on two non-UO job opportunities (paid).

 

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

  1. The Sexual health, Erotic life, and pleasure eXperiencing (SEX) Assessment, led by B. Ethan Coston (they/them; Advanced Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University), seeks an undergraduate scholar to serve as the project’s Communications and Public Engagement Director for the first project year (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). Deadline:  May 15th via this google form:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rCfzJaxcWrZZfBQI9f5bj_r9TBPZ_QUCk5yB-KWoEyA/edit?usp=sharing

 

  1. Paid Affordable Housing/Community Development Intern (application due April 8, 2022)

Are you community-minded?  Passionate about making a positive impact in peoples’ lives?  Would you like to learn about the work of nonprofit organizations building and providing dignified affordable housing in underserved communities?  If so, this opportunity in Roseburg, Oregon may be the right fit for you.

The California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) is proud to announce its 25th Annual Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. The CCRH Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship designed to recruit, train, and retain housing development professionals who enhance inclusion and racial equity within the Affordable Housing Development field.   Selected interns are placed with CCRH members and partner organizations in CA, OR, and WA state through the internship program. CCRH member and partner nonprofit organizations have responded to the need for affordable housing by building, maintaining, and rehabilitating affordable housing complexes in the rural West since the 1960s.

For over 24 years, this Internship Program has bridged college students from historically underrepresented rural, farmworker, immigrant, Native American, and low-income communities to rewarding careers in the affordable housing and community development field.  Interns learn the following leadership and technical skills that can help in their personal lives and prepare them to jumpstart a career in affordable housing.

Preference is given to those entering their last year of school -or- recent college graduates, have an interest in learning about housing development, and want to pursue a career in the nonprofit housing field.  Students with a solid understanding of subjects like college-level math, and different calculations. Good college-level writing skills and good with Excel. Students who can demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life of low-income and underserved communities.  All majors are welcome to apply.

A positive attitude is a must. Historically underrepresented college students from rural, farmworker, Native American, immigrant, or low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Internship Program begins in June 2022 and ends on May 31, 2023. Interns must commit to the following work schedule: full-time (40 hours a week) June – August 2022, part-time work (16 – 20 hrs. a week) during the academic year from September 2022 – May 2023 and be able to participate in a three-day in-person training at UC Davis and periodic online training between July –  August 2022. Given the current pandemic, interns will engage in a hybrid model of remote and in-person day-to-day work at the host site. CCRH pays for all intern lodging and meals per CCRH guidelines.

PAY RATE:  The pay rate is $16.00 per hour.

Apply today to get a head-start on your career as you learn and gain invaluable experience in Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development.  Download an application from this email, if available, or email Roda@calruralhousing.org to request one. The application deadline is April 8, 2022.  

To learn more visit us here:

CCRH Website

Instagram @ccrh_Internship

CCRH Internship Program Facebook

February 11, 2022

Sociology Snippets – Winter 2022, Week 6

Sociology Snippets:  Winter 2022, Week 6

Hopefully you are all doing well in this busy time of midterms.  This Soc Snippets includes the following sections:

NEWS FROM UO SOCIOLOGY

UO OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

UO EVENTS

CAREER WEBINAR

FOOD SECURITY RESOURCES

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

 

NEWS FROM UO SOCIOLOGY

1.  “Concentrations” for the Sociology major are now here!  These tracks are aimed to steer you through the major by routing you toward classes that interest you most.  Go to the website to read about them and sign up for one:  https://sociology.uoregon.edu/undergraduate-program/sociology-major-concentrations/

2. The UO Sociology Peer Leadership program is accepting applications from Sociology majors interesting in supporting their peers and department via a one-credit (two term) project-based class.  To learn more and apply (application period is open through end of Week 7), click here:   https://forms.gle/TZsx4rdRHic3Bd5r9

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

1. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is offering scholarships!

Visit the CAS Scholarships and Fellowships page for more information on each award’s criteria and average award amounts. Explore the website to review the significant number of donor-supported scholarships and fellowships available to CAS students. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.  The deadline for student applicants is Monday, March 7, 2022.

 

2. Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE) opportunities

Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE) is an organization that helps undergraduates get involved in research for any discipline. We assist by hosting peer mentor office hours, workshops, and general events to connect undergraduate researchers.

How to Fund Your Independent Research Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 5:00 pm – Justice Bean 1201 or Virtual via Zoom

Interested in applying for research fellowships and other awards for your honors thesis or independent research project? Come to ASURE’s workshop on Tuesday, March 1 at 5pm to learn about the application process from members of the ASURE team that are fellowship recipients! Join us on Zoom or in person. If you’re joining us in person, please bring your UO ID card. Zoom link for remote attendees: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93662527697?pwd=ZUw2RW95YXRzWmQ4UVFNSHkzc0VzQT09

 

3.  Writing opportunity for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) annual zine (February 28, 2022)

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) is the largest, longest-running environmental law conference in the United States. PIELC is organized by student members of the Land Air Water environmental law society at the University of Oregon School of Law. Traditionally, PIELC is a weekend-long conference held in March. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting a virtual event again this year from March 3-6th.

Write for the  PIELC’s annual zine: the WELU (Western Environmental Law Update).  Today, the WELU serves as a companion piece to PIELC. While PIELC is a space for scientists, environmental lawyers, political figures, and activists to educate legal professionals on current issues in the field, the WELU is a platform for aspiring illustrators, poets, journalists, photographers, scientists, and storytellers to give their vital perspectives on issues relating to environmental justice. Therefore, WELU welcomes informal pieces that capture what it is like to live in today’s environmental and social paradigm. The theme for this year’s PIELC is ‘A Different Normal’. Feel free to consider this phrase while thinking about how the world we inhabit has changed in the last two years, the last two decades, or within your time at the university.

All students who have their pieces admitted to the WELU will be awarded a modest gift of $25.00 from the University of Oregon’s Land Air Water Society. For more information about PIELC, visit http://pielc.org/. For last year’s WELU, navigate to the ‘Land Air Water’ Tab. Please feel free to reach out to Miranda Barfield at mbar@uoregon.edu or kiring@uoregon.edu with questions or submissions. Our submission deadline will be February 28, 2022.

 

4.  The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops (due March 1, 2022)

The Kidd Workshops are a special yearlong sequence of courses that allows you to study your passion for creative writing and grow as an artist. Program highlights include:

  • Generous Scholarships (up to $3,000 each)
  • Workshop Original Poetry or Fiction
  • Small Classes with a Creative Community
  • Lectures by Visiting Writers and Faculty
  • Fulfills Half of the Requirements for the CRWR Minor
  • Mon/Wed, 2:00pm–3:50pm, Each Term

Applications include a short personal statement, an unofficial copy of your transcript (DuckWeb), and writing sample (Fiction → Up to ten pages of fiction or creative nonfiction; Poetry → Up to four pages of poems).  Students may apply to both tracks.

Accepting applications beginning January 1, 2022

Deadline to Submit: Noon on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

About the Kidd https://crwr.uoregon.edu/undergraduates/kidd-workshops/

How to Apply https://crwr.uoregon.edu/undergraduates/kidd-workshops/applying-to-the-workshops/To

 

5. Nominations for UO’s 2022 Sustainability Awards now open (deadlines vary, February to March)

Nominations are now open for several of the 2022 Sustainability Awards – Research and Innovation (two awards), Excellence in Teaching, Student Leadership (undergraduate and graduate awards), and others. I hope that you will nominate yourself or others for one or more of these awards!

Deadlines and nomination processes are on this page. They each have different deadlines so for your planning purposes:

  • Research and Innovation, due by February 11th.
  • Excellence in Teaching, due by March 4th.
  • Student Leadership, due by February 7th.

 

UO EVENTS

1. African Studies Lecture Series—Winter 2022 All Events held Wednesdays, 10-11.15 PST on zoom. Zoom link: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/96444405160. NO Password Required   Wed, Feb 16—Tewodros Workneh. Kent State University. “Africa’s Imagination in American Culinary Adventure Reality Television” CAREER WEBINAR (FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION)

Career-Focused Webinar for Your Undergraduate Students

March 2, 3-4 p.m. Eastern/ 12-1 p.m. Pacific 

The skills that students learn in sociology courses are exactly the skills that employers say they are looking for: critical thinking, teamwork, data analysis, and multicultural awareness, to name a few. But how can you translate the things you learn in sociology to lines on your resume? Invite your undergraduate students to attend the webinar “Making the Most of Your Major: A Resume Workshop for Undergraduate Sociology Students,” designed specifically for them. Tom Buchanan of Mount Royal University will discuss how students can ensure that their resumes show off their sociology skills and offer tips for job searching.

Closed captioning provided; this event is open to anyone working or studying in an ASA Affiliate Department. Register here.

FOOD SECURITY RESOURCES

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Dean of Students Office (346-3216, 164 Oregon Hall) for support.  https://dos.uoregon.edu/food

The Student Food Pantry

Location: The Student Food Pantry is located at 710 E. 17th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 – Please note the new location!   Phone: 541-913-9114
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.    Only for college students. Students may come once a week. Bring your student ID and a bag for food.

The Student Food Pantry—a ministry of the Episcopal Campus Ministry in Eugene and a partner agency with Food for Lane County—is open to all college students in the greater Eugene area.  The pantry provides free supplemental food for college students.  Depending upon availability, this may include canned fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables and fresh vegetables; bread, rice, pasta and cereal; canned beans, soups and other protein sources; dairy products, frozen meats and meat substitutes.  Additional quantities are given to students with children.

Produce Drop – Now Every Tuesday 3-5 pm

Hours: Every Tuesday of the academic term, 3-5pm.
Location: EMU Amphitheater, rain or shine
Bring: Mask; Student ID; Bag for your produce

Produce Drops are like a pop-up farmer’s stand, but everything is free to eligible students and their families. There’s no enrollment or sign-up. Just come and fill a bag with what you need.

The Produce Drops occur every Tuesday of the academic term. Questions? Want to get involved and help run these programs? Contact us at foodsecurity@uoregon.edu

Hearth & Table – Thursdays, 6-7 pm

Location: Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St (right by campus)
Hours: Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hearth & Table is maintaining a meal pick-up model, with the pick-up window being 6-7 pm. They offer completely free, chef-prepared, delicious and nutritious weekly meals, and are exploring creative ways to continue cooking education and community-building. Details available at begoodsoil.org/hearthandtable and @hearthandtableck on Instagram.

Additional Resources:

This UO webpage includes resources for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, technology, finances, and legal support: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/basicneeds/food/

 

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

1.  American Sociological Association Honors Program (Applications due February 18) 

There is still time for your junior and senior students to apply to ASA’s Honors Program, which provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of sociologists. Admitted students will have several professional development opportunities during the ASA Annual Meeting, such as presenting their work in a roundtable paper session and participating in workshops on careers and graduate school. Applications are due February 18. Click here for more information and to access the application.

 

2.  Paid Affordable Housing/Community Development Intern (application due April 8, 2022)

Are you community-minded?  Passionate about making a positive impact in peoples’ lives?  Would you like to learn about the work of nonprofit organizations building and providing dignified affordable housing in underserved communities?  If so, this opportunity in Roseburg, Oregon may be the right fit for you.

The California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) is proud to announce its 25th Annual Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. The CCRH Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship designed to recruit, train, and retain housing development professionals who enhance inclusion and racial equity within the Affordable Housing Development field.   Selected interns are placed with CCRH members and partner organizations in CA, OR, and WA state through the internship program. CCRH member and partner nonprofit organizations have responded to the need for affordable housing by building, maintaining, and rehabilitating affordable housing complexes in the rural West since the 1960s.

For over 24 years, this Internship Program has bridged college students from historically underrepresented rural, farmworker, immigrant, Native American, and low-income communities to rewarding careers in the affordable housing and community development field.  Interns learn the following leadership and technical skills that can help in their personal lives and prepare them to jumpstart a career in affordable housing.

Preference is given to those entering their last year of school -or- recent college graduates, have an interest in learning about housing development, and want to pursue a career in the nonprofit housing field.  Students with a solid understanding of subjects like college-level math, and different calculations. Good college-level writing skills and good with Excel. Students who can demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life of low-income and underserved communities.  All majors are welcome to apply.

A positive attitude is a must. Historically underrepresented college students from rural, farmworker, Native American, immigrant, or low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Internship Program begins in June 2022 and ends on May 31, 2023. Interns must commit to the following work schedule: full-time (40 hours a week) June – August 2022, part-time work (16 – 20 hrs. a week) during the academic year from September 2022 – May 2023 and be able to participate in a three-day in-person training at UC Davis and periodic online training between July –  August 2022. Given the current pandemic, interns will engage in a hybrid model of remote and in-person day-to-day work at the host site. CCRH pays for all intern lodging and meals per CCRH guidelines.

PAY RATE:  The pay rate is $16.00 per hour.

Apply today to get a head-start on your career as you learn and gain invaluable experience in Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development.  Download an application from this email, if available, or email Roda@calruralhousing.org to request one. The application deadline is April 8, 2022.  

To learn more visit us here:

CCRH Website

Instagram @ccrh_Internship

CCRH Internship Program Facebook

 

3.  Portland Internship Experience is accepting applications for paid internships through February 18th.

The Portland Internship Experience connects undergraduate UO students with a select group of Portland-based small businesses, nonprofits, and community and educational organizations. Students will receive a $5,000 philanthropically funded stipend from the UO, which will support their participation in an unpaid internship in the Portland area during summer 2022.

The program focuses on social justice, community building, racial equity, and economic recovery. Building on the success of last year’s program, we will be able to serve more students this year. Fifty internship sites have been selected from more than 100 who applied to host an intern, with a wide range of focus areas such as communication, business, public policy, education, and more.

To learn more about the incredible experiences last year’s students had, including some of their reflections about the program, see this inspiring Around the O article.

Students are asked to fill out an application, including references, by February 18. In early March, students selected to advance to the next stage of the program will be invited to apply to individual internship sites and offered support with writing cover letters and resumes. The internship sites will then decide which students to interview and offer their position to a chosen student. Thus, not every student accepted into the program is guaranteed an internship.

The students who accept internships will work up to 40 hours per week for 10 weeks between late June and early September. Students will identify career competencies that they want to focus on during their internship and be supported in achieving those goals. Students will also receive an orientation, as well as professional development and support services from the university and will have the chance to participate in social gatherings and events with other students in the program this summer.

Key goals of the program – which is made possible through the work of a variety of UO departments – are to remove barriers and provide access and support for organizations that may not have the budget for a paid intern and students who would greatly benefit from a professional opportunity but need funding support.

Students can learn more about the program in several different ways:

We have created an online folder with social media graphics, a poster, and email language you might find helpful in promotion to students.

 

4.  The Oregon Research Institute (ORI) would like to invites participants to join two ongoing studies.

Eating Behavior Treatment:

This study invites women who engage in disordered eating behaviors to participate in a group-based treatment program study.

Participants must be women in the Eugene area between the ages of 18-34 and MRI eligible. If you are eligible and decide to participate you can receive up to $305 over the span of the nine month study.

Project Health:

This study is open to both men and women aged 17-20.

Participants will take part in 6 weeks of group lifestyle coaching or educational videos designed to help build body confidence and teach skills to develop more control over-eating and exercise habits. In addition to attending groups or watching the educational videos, participants are also asked to complete 5 research assessment visits which are spread out over two years, for which you’ll be compensated up to $220.

If you’re interested in participating, you can find out more about this study and complete a quick, confidential eligibility screener at www.ProjectHealthORI.com.

If you have any questions about either study, contact Camy Sibley by email at csibley@ori.org.

January 26, 2022

Sociology Snippets – Winter 2022, Week 4

Hello!  Lots of news and opportunities this week so take a look below!

This Soc Snippets includes the following sections:

UO SOCIOLOGY PEER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

UO OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

UO EVENTS

FOOD SECURITY RESOURCES

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

 

UO SOCIOLOGY PEER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

  1. The UO Sociology Peer Leadership program is accepting applications from Sociology majors interesting in supporting their peers and department via a one-credit (two term) project-based class.  To learn more and apply (application period is open through end of Week 7), click here:   https://forms.gle/TZsx4rdRHic3Bd5r9

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is offering scholarships!

Visit the CAS Scholarships and Fellowships page for more information on each award’s criteria and average award amounts. Explore the website to review the significant number of donor-supported scholarships and fellowships available to CAS students. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.  The deadline for student applicants is Monday, March 7, 2022.

 

  1. Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE) opportunities
Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE) is an organization that helps undergraduates get involved in research for any discipline. We assist by hosting peer mentor office hours, workshops, and general events to connect undergraduate researchers.

How to Get Involved in Research Workshop

January 26, 5:00 pm – GSH 117 or Virtual via Zoom

Thinking about getting involved in research or creative scholarship? Join ASURE in person or via Zoom Wednesday, January 26 at 5pm for a workshop about how to get involved in research! If you’re joining us in person, please bring your UO ID card. Zoom link for remote participants: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/91691804775

 

Undergraduate Research Symposium and Abstract Writing Workshop
February 10, 5:00 pm – GSH 117 or Virtual via Zoom

Interested in presenting your research or creative scholarship project? Learn about the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium, how to participate, and how to write an abstract! If you’re joining us in person, please bring your UO ID card.  Zoom link for remote attendees: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/97947654746?pwd=ZG1ReUVHWEdwUXJ5S3NMUnNxSllGQT09

 

How to Fund Your Independent Research Workshop
Tuesday, March 1, 5:00 pm – Justice Bean 1201 or Virtual via Zoom

Interested in applying for research fellowships and other awards for your honors thesis or independent research project? Come to ASURE’s workshop on Tuesday, March 1 at 5pm to learn about the application process from members of the ASURE team that are fellowship recipients! Join us on Zoom or in person. If you’re joining us in person, please bring your UO ID card. Zoom link for remote attendees: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93662527697?pwd=ZUw2RW95YXRzWmQ4UVFNSHkzc0VzQT09

 

  1. Writing opportunity for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) annual zine (February 28, 2022)

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) is the largest, longest-running environmental law conference in the United States. PIELC is organized by student members of the Land Air Water environmental law society at the University of Oregon School of Law. Traditionally, PIELC is a weekend-long conference held in March. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting a virtual event again this year from March 3-6th.

Write for the  PIELC’s annual zine: the WELU (Western Environmental Law Update).  Today, the WELU serves as a companion piece to PIELC. While PIELC is a space for scientists, environmental lawyers, political figures, and activists to educate legal professionals on current issues in the field, the WELU is a platform for aspiring illustrators, poets, journalists, photographers, scientists, and storytellers to give their vital perspectives on issues relating to environmental justice. Therefore, WELU welcomes informal pieces that capture what it is like to live in today’s environmental and social paradigm. The theme for this year’s PIELC is ‘A Different Normal’. Feel free to consider this phrase while thinking about how the world we inhabit has changed in the last two years, the last two decades, or within your time at the university.

All students who have their pieces admitted to the WELU will be awarded a modest gift of $25.00 from the University of Oregon’s Land Air Water Society. For more information about PIELC, visit http://pielc.org/. For last year’s WELU, navigate to the ‘Land Air Water’ Tab. Please feel free to reach out to Miranda Barfield at mbar@uoregon.edu or kiring@uoregon.edu with questions or submissions. Our submission deadline will be February 28, 2022.

 

  1. The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops (due March 1, 2022)

The Kidd Workshops are a special yearlong sequence of courses that allows you to study your passion for creative writing and grow as an artist. Program highlights include:

  • Generous Scholarships (up to $3,000 each)
  • Workshop Original Poetry or Fiction
  • Small Classes with a Creative Community
  • Lectures by Visiting Writers and Faculty
  • Fulfills Half of the Requirements for the CRWR Minor
  • Mon/Wed, 2:00pm–3:50pm, Each Term

Applications include a short personal statement, an unofficial copy of your transcript (DuckWeb), and writing sample (Fiction → Up to ten pages of fiction or creative nonfiction; Poetry → Up to four pages of poems).  Students may apply to both tracks.

Accepting applications beginning January 1, 2022

Deadline to Submit: Noon on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

About the Kidd https://crwr.uoregon.edu/undergraduates/kidd-workshops/

How to Apply https://crwr.uoregon.edu/undergraduates/kidd-workshops/applying-to-the-workshops/To

 

  1. Nominations for UO’s 2022 Sustainability Awards now open (deadlines vary, February to March)

Nominations are now open for several of the 2022 Sustainability Awards – Research and Innovation (two awards), Excellence in Teaching, Student Leadership (undergraduate and graduate awards), and others. I hope that you will nominate yourself or others for one or more of these awards!

Deadlines and nomination processes are on this page. They each have different deadlines so for your planning purposes:

  • Research and Innovation, due by February 11th.
  • Excellence in Teaching, due by March 4th.
  • Student Leadership, due by February 7th.

 

UO EVENTS

  1. African Studies Lecture Series—Winter 2022 All Events held Wednesdays, 10-11.15 PST on zoom. Zoom link: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/96444405160. NO Password Required   Wed, Feb 2—Adrian Parr. University of Oregon. “The Intimate Realities of Water”   Wed, Feb 16—Tewodros Workneh. Kent State University. “Africa’s Imagination in American Culinary Adventure Reality Television” FOOD SECURITY RESOURCES

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Dean of Students Office (346-3216, 164 Oregon Hall) for support.  https://dos.uoregon.edu/food

The Student Food Pantry

Location: The Student Food Pantry HAS MOVED to 710 E. 17th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 – Please note the new location! |  Phone: 541-913-9114
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.    Only for college students. Students may come once a week. Bring your student ID and a bag for food.

The Student Food Pantry—a ministry of the Episcopal Campus Ministry in Eugene and a partner agency with Food for Lane County—is open to all college students in the greater Eugene area.  The pantry provides free supplemental food for college students.  Depending upon availability, this may include canned fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables and fresh vegetables; bread, rice, pasta and cereal; canned beans, soups and other protein sources; dairy products, frozen meats and meat substitutes.  Additional quantities are given to students with children.

Produce Drop – Now Every Tuesday 3-5 pm

Hours: Every Tuesday of the academic term, 3-5pm.
Location: EMU Amphitheater, rain or shine
Bring: Mask; Student ID; Bag for your produce

Produce Drops are like a pop-up farmer’s stand, but everything is free to eligible students and their families. There’s no enrollment or sign-up. Just come and fill a bag with what you need.

The Produce Drops occur every Tuesday of the academic term. Questions? Want to get involved and help run these programs? Contact us at foodsecurity@uoregon.edu

Hearth & Table – Thursdays, 6-7 pm

Location: Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St (right by campus)
Hours: Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hearth & Table is maintaining a meal pick-up model, with the pick-up window being 6-7 pm. They offer completely free, chef-prepared, delicious and nutritious weekly meals, and are exploring creative ways to continue cooking education and community-building. Details available at begoodsoil.org/hearthandtable and @hearthandtableck on Instagram.

Additional Resources:

This UO webpage includes resources for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, technology, finances, and legal support: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/basicneeds/food/

 

NON-UO OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Paid Affordable Housing/Community Development Intern (application due April 8, 2022)

Are you community-minded?  Passionate about making a positive impact in peoples’ lives?  Would you like to learn about the work of nonprofit organizations building and providing dignified affordable housing in underserved communities?  If so, this opportunity in Roseburg, Oregon may be the right fit for you.

The California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) is proud to announce its 25th Annual Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. The CCRH Internship Program is a one-year paid Internship designed to recruit, train, and retain housing development professionals who enhance inclusion and racial equity within the Affordable Housing Development field.   Selected interns are placed with CCRH members and partner organizations in CA, OR, and WA state through the internship program. CCRH member and partner nonprofit organizations have responded to the need for affordable housing by building, maintaining, and rehabilitating affordable housing complexes in the rural West since the 1960s.

For over 24 years, this Internship Program has bridged college students from historically underrepresented rural, farmworker, immigrant, Native American, and low-income communities to rewarding careers in the affordable housing and community development field.  Interns learn the following leadership and technical skills that can help in their personal lives and prepare them to jumpstart a career in affordable housing.

Preference is given to those entering their last year of school -or- recent college graduates, have an interest in learning about housing development, and want to pursue a career in the nonprofit housing field.  Students with a solid understanding of subjects like college-level math, and different calculations. Good college-level writing skills and good with Excel. Students who can demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life of low-income and underserved communities.  All majors are welcome to apply.

A positive attitude is a must. Historically underrepresented college students from rural, farmworker, Native American, immigrant, or low-income backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Internship Program begins in June 2022 and ends on May 31, 2023. Interns must commit to the following work schedule: full-time (40 hours a week) June – August 2022, part-time work (16 – 20 hrs. a week) during the academic year from September 2022 – May 2023 and be able to participate in a three-day in-person training at UC Davis and periodic online training between July –  August 2022. Given the current pandemic, interns will engage in a hybrid model of remote and in-person day-to-day work at the host site. CCRH pays for all intern lodging and meals per CCRH guidelines.

PAY RATE:  The pay rate is $16.00 per hour.

Apply today to get a head-start on your career as you learn and gain invaluable experience in Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development.  Download an application from this email, if available, or email Roda@calruralhousing.org to request one. The application deadline is April 8, 2022.  

To learn more visit us here:

CCRH Website

Instagram @ccrh_Internship

CCRH Internship Program Facebook

 

  1.  Portland Internship Experience is accepting applications for paid internships through February 18th.

The Portland Internship Experience connects undergraduate UO students with a select group of Portland-based small businesses, nonprofits, and community and educational organizations. Students will receive a $5,000 philanthropically funded stipend from the UO, which will support their participation in an unpaid internship in the Portland area during summer 2022.

The program focuses on social justice, community building, racial equity, and economic recovery. Building on the success of last year’s program, we will be able to serve more students this year. Fifty internship sites have been selected from more than 100 who applied to host an intern, with a wide range of focus areas such as communication, business, public policy, education, and more.

To learn more about the incredible experiences last year’s students had, including some of their reflections about the program, see this inspiring Around the O article.

Students are asked to fill out an application, including references, by February 18. In early March, students selected to advance to the next stage of the program will be invited to apply to individual internship sites and offered support with writing cover letters and resumes. The internship sites will then decide which students to interview and offer their position to a chosen student. Thus, not every student accepted into the program is guaranteed an internship.

The students who accept internships will work up to 40 hours per week for 10 weeks between late June and early September. Students will identify career competencies that they want to focus on during their internship and be supported in achieving those goals. Students will also receive an orientation, as well as professional development and support services from the university and will have the chance to participate in social gatherings and events with other students in the program this summer.

Key goals of the program – which is made possible through the work of a variety of UO departments – are to remove barriers and provide access and support for organizations that may not have the budget for a paid intern and students who would greatly benefit from a professional opportunity but need funding support.

Students can learn more about the program in several different ways:

We have created an online folder with social media graphics, a poster, and email language you might find helpful in promotion to students.

 

 

  1. The Oregon Research Institute (ORI) would like to invites participants to join two ongoing studies.

Eating Behavior Treatment:

This study invites women who engage in disordered eating behaviors to participate in a group-based treatment program study.

Participants must be women in the Eugene area between the ages of 18-34 and MRI eligible. If you are eligible and decide to participate you can receive up to $305 over the span of the nine month study.

Project Health:

This study is open to both men and women aged 17-20.

Participants will take part in 6 weeks of group lifestyle coaching or educational videos designed to help build body confidence and teach skills to develop more control over-eating and exercise habits. In addition to attending groups or watching the educational videos, participants are also asked to complete 5 research assessment visits which are spread out over two years, for which you’ll be compensated up to $220.

If you’re interested in participating, you can find out more about this study and complete a quick, confidential eligibility screener at www.ProjectHealthORI.com.

If you have any questions about either study, contact Camy Sibley by email at csibley@ori.org.

October 22, 2021

New report on parental support at Oregon universities, by UO Soc alum Dr. Autumn Greene

Congratulations to Dr. Autumn Greene, Research Scientist at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, on the release of her team’s latest report on the availability of support for student parents at Oregon colleges and universities! From Dr. Greene:

This report provides a comprehensive landscape scan of how Oregon’s public colleges and universities, Department of Human Services, and policy makers are currently influencing equitable college access and success for student parents. In this report, we examine the prevalence of a number of family friendly campus characteristics at all of Oregon’s public colleges and universities, as well as how Oregon and federal policy makers could help to improve higher education access and opportunity for Oregon student parents. UO is featured in multiple categories for its support for student parents.

We managed to launch our research team with up community college and university student parents from across Hawaii, and we recently began to onboard new team members from California and the Pacific Northwest to help us continue to document and analyze the same data for the entire Pacific Western Region (OR, CA, HI, AK, MT, NV, UT, WA & the U.S. Pacific Islands).

We started this project through a partnership through which Hawaii’s Bridge to Hope Program (Hawaii’s TANF program for student parents) hired their students to conduct this research as part of their campus employment. We also were able to set up similar arrangements with Sacramento State, UCSC, and PSU, but we’re still exploring all of the creative options and strategies to keep this project moving forward, while expanding our research team to include representation of student parents across the region.

We’re proud to say that as of the beginning of September, we have collected data on more than 75% of the accredited colleges and universities in the entire region!

If you are interested in checking out where we’ve gone with the project so far, our project website is: www.wcwonline.org/findyourway

The full report is available on the Wellesley Centers for Women website. Way to go, Dr. Greene!

June 17, 2021

Graduate Student Awards

Every year the department recognizes graduate students for their research and teaching. Congratulations to the following departmental award recipients for 2021:

Wasby-Johnson Dissertation Award

Mauricio Betancourt De La Parra

Dawn Harfmann

 

Lawrence Carter Graduate Student Research Award

Kindra De’Arman

 

Joan Acker Graduate Fellowship

Jinsun Yang

 

Charles W. Hunt Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Michelle Alexander

 

Research Award for Publication

Mauricio Betancourt De La Parra: “The effect of Cuban agroecology in mitigating the metabolic rift: A quantitative approach to Latin American food production,” Global Environmental Change (2020).

 

Research Award for Data Collection and Presentation

Natasha Erickson

Myra Haverda

Haisu Huang

 

Spring awards from the Graduate School include:

Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award

Mila Listrovaya

 

David S. Easly Memorial Award

Kindra De’Arman

May 19, 2021

Sociology Snippets – Spring 2021, Week 8

Sociology Snippets

Spring 2021 Week 8

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

This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:

UO SOCIOLOGY EVENTS

UO EVENTS

WAYNE MORSE SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITY

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP POSITION

PAID RESEARCH STUDY OPPORTUNITY

 

UO SOCIOLOGY EVENTS

  1. Sociology Club – Join in!

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

Meetings are Monday 6pm via Zoom: 3323532686

Follow Soc Club on Instagram:  @sociologyclubatuo

  

UO EVENTS

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

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

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

 

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

 

WAYNE MORSE SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITY

Applications are open for the Wayne Morse Scholars program!

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

 

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP POSITION

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

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

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

Time Commitment:

-       At least 1 full academic term

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

Research Assistant Expectations: 

-       Attend a bi-weekly team meeting

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

-       Schedule participants for assessments

-       Create and process biomarker and health assessment packets

-       Write blog posts on topics related to the study

-       Opportunities to conduct assessments with research participants

Additional Opportunities

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

-       Paid positions

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

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

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

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

3.     Number of credits/terms desired

 

PAID RESEARCH STUDY OPPORTUNITY

UO professor seeking participants for workplace study

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

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

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

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

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Rj9qoN6F3Jf2Iu?Q_DL=47anbqi52OsYrjc_3Rj9qoN6F3Jf2Iu_MLRP_e5I094zlKDZB80u&Q_CHL=email

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

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

Best,
Kate Zipay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Lundquist College of Business
University of Oregon
Email: kzipay@uoregon.edu
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