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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
Website

May 5, 2021

Sociology Snippets – Spring 2021, Week 6

Sociology Snippets

Spring 2021 Week 6

 

Lots going on at this point in the term so feel free to participate!

This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:

UO SOCIOLOGY EVENTS

UO EVENTS

PAID RESEARCH STUDY OPPORTUNITY

 

 UO SOCIOLOGY EVENTS

 

  1. Webinar on “Housing and the Unhoused Crisis in Eugeneon May 12th at 3pm. Key community leaders will be speaking at this informational panel put on by Sociology Club and Peer Leaders. The webinar will feature a former city council member, VP of Eugene City Council, a Lane County Commissioner, a Human Rights Committee member and HIV Alliance Director, a housing advocate and more! Come learn about the goals, challenges, and successes that leaders in the community have had in addressing this issue.

Webinar ID: 948 0673 6512    Passcode: 949119

 

  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.    Poetry in the Park in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxns’ Day – May 5 th, 6:30pm 
In the tradition of the REDress Project, and to honor women in our own region, illioo Native Theatre, together with the Indigenous Womxn’s Wellness Group of UO, will share a series of poems by indigenous poets.  Prayer and song will begin and close the event.  The readings will be accompanied by the hanging of red garments in the trees.

DIRECTIONS:  Meet at Willamalane Park/Heron Playground parking area at the corner of Aspen and D Street in Springfield. (see our Facebook page for map.)

COVID PROTOCOLS – PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE (Participants are encouraged to wear a red or black mask and a red article of clothing if they wish.)

We will begin at 6:30 from the meadow adjacent to the Heron Playground Parking Area, where we will begin with prayer, song and land acknowledgement.  Then we walk a wheel-chair accessible trail, stopping at specific locations for the readings. After a prayer, the garments are lowered, folded and gathered up again for return to the parking area.

 

  1. The University of Oregon Disability Studies Minor presents: Careers in Disability Equality

Join us Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2 pm: uoregon.zoom.us/j/99975369593

An all-star, multiracial panel of professionals with disabilities from across the United States  tell how they put their principles to work.

 

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

 

PAID RESEARCH STUDY OPPORTUNITY

 

  1. 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
Website

March 11, 2021

Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 10

You’ve made it to Week 10!  You’ve got what it takes to complete exam week that’s up next—good luck with it.  This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:

UO OPPORTUNITIES

UO EVENTS

JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES

CURE Applications Open – Undergrad Research Funding (due April 16th)

CURE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) awards fund full-time undergraduate summer research conducted under the mentorship of a UO faculty. SURF offers $4000 funding, and FYRE provides $4000 student funding, and $1000 for the faculty mentor. The application is now open, and the deadline is April 16, 2021 (no later than 5:00 pm PST).  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/Links to an external site. or visit Virtual Open HoursLinks to an external site. for additional conversation. Undergraduate students conducting research in all academic fields are welcome to apply.

 

The 11the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will held on May 27!

You’re invited to present your research (or work-in-progress) at the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium that will take place, virtually, on May 27, 2021! Research and creative work presentations (poster, oral, data stories presentations) from all academic disciplines and fields are welcome. Register your participation by April 12, 2021. Check out last year’s phenomenal presentations on the symposium YouTube channel. Questions? Email: ugresearch@uoregon.edu

 

Sociology Club – Join in!

A reminder that the Peer Leaders are launching a new student organization:  Sociology Club!  If you are interested in joining sign up at the Engage Page.

 

 

UO EVENTS

March 10, 5:00–6:15 pm
#AdultingWhileBlack in America: A Discussion About Identity and Black Survival

Sarah Kutten, Ed.D, University of Oregon 
What does it mean to #AdultWhileBlack, and what does this look like in historically white spaces? Together, we’ll look at new research findings and identify avenues to better support the success of Black folks in educational and workplace settings.  Sign-up for the FREE virtual event here.

 

March 24, 5:00–6:15 pm
Wildfire Rumors and Denial in the Trump Era

Laura Pulido, Collins Chair, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies & Geography, University of Oregon
In Fall 2020 the western U.S. experienced unprecedented wildfires in response to global warming and management practices. Numerous rural communities in Oregon disseminated false rumors that Black Lives Matter activists and Antifa were deliberately setting the fires and preparing to loot vulnerable communities.  We’ll explore how deep racial and political anxieties fed these rumors. Sign-up here

 

March 31, 5:00–6:15 pm
Brown v Board of Education and the Backlash to Public Education

Gordon Lafer, Phd., LERC; Dr. Lorretta Johnson, Former AFT Secretary Treasurer; and Sherman Henry, LERC
Public interest in equitable education has been a lifetime challenge for public education. We will explore how Brown v. Board of Education has been undermined through various corporate privatization strategies like charter schools models. These charter schools models have drained funding away from taxpayers and have not produced promised outcomes from students. Sign-up here

 

 

JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Ophelia’s Place is seeking students for practicum and internship experiences for the 2021-2022 school year.  Ophelia’s Place is a non-profit community and resource center for female-identifying youth ages 10-18.  They provide counseling services, after and out of school programs, classes and workshops, and an extensive school program that offers presentations on topics such as bullying, media and body image, and healthy relationships as well as term-long empowerment groups for girls.

Volunteers and interns at OP will provide direct service to girls and gain real world professional development that is helpful for future employment and application to graduate school. They select the top applicants who will be invited back for our mandatory training in September and are asked to commit to the school year.

This is a competitive and rewarding opportunity so interested students should complete the attached application and email it to  yuki@opheliasplace.net  Interviews will be scheduled promptly for April or May.  See the Canvas announcement that went out to all undergraduate SOC majors on 3/3 for the application.

 

The Nevada Teacher Corps provides a pathway into teaching for those without an education degree. They partner with elementary schools in Las Vegas. Our Fellows complete a seven-week pre-service training before beginning to teach in Fall 2021. During the first two years of teaching, they continue to complete certification coursework and receive coaching from our staff of experienced educators.

 

AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

UO’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) announces the Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project in Latinx and/or Latin American-related issues in any field of study. CLLAS expects to award three prizes of $250 each to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence through an undergraduate thesis, research paper, capstone project, STEM project, or creative work. Applications due by Friday, April 9thSee website for details and submission criteria.

February 24, 2021

Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 8

Winter 2021 Week 8

…and now we’re in the thick of Week 8.  We hope you’re doing well!  This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES

UO EVENTS

MORE EVENTS & WEBINARS

AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

 

UO OPPORTUNITIES

CURE Applications Open – Undergrad Research Funding (due April 16th)

CURE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) awards fund full-time undergraduate summer research conducted under the mentorship of a UO faculty. SURF offers $4000 funding, and FYRE provides $4000 student funding, and $1000 for the faculty mentor. The application is now open, and the deadline is April 16, 2021 (no later than 5:00 pm PST).  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/Links to an external site. or visit Virtual Open HoursLinks to an external site. for additional conversation. Undergraduate students conducting research in all academic fields are welcome to apply.

 Sociology Club – Join in! A reminder that the Peer Leaders are launching a new student organization:  Sociology Club!  If you are interested in joining sign up at the Engage Page.

 

UO EVENTS

Lewis Gordon, “Freedom, Justice and Decolonization”

Black History Month Distinguished Lecture

Feb. 24, 1-2pm PST

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3aGZqCEENY&feature=youtu.be

 

Soc & WGSS Faculty Kemi Balogun to give a book talk! The CSWS Women of Color Project presents a discussion of Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation (Stanford University Press, Globalization in Everyday Life Series, 2020) by Oluwakemi “Kemi” Balogun, 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2021. Register in advance:  https://uoregon.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdOitpz4oHNZZpGQYGlG9n60qv2SL8ZQj

 

CAS Interdisciplinary Research Talk: Interdisciplinary explorations of the microbial world

Brendan Bohannan, Professor, Environmental Studies and Biology

Wednesday, March 3, 3:30-5:00

Email sociology@uoregon.edu for the Zoom link.

MORE EVENTS & WEBINARS

Organizations, Occupation, and Work (OOW) Section Panel on  Racism, Policing, and Incarceration: Organizational & Occupational Perspectives

When: Wednesday, March 3, 1:30-2:45 Eastern

Registration link:  https://wustl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpf-qtrzgqG9ZXna6YNxNgQT8s5wz0atpV

Leading scholars consider how racism in policing, incarceration, and criminal justice are linked to organizations, occupations, and work.

Panelists:

  • Brittany Friedman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Armando Lara-Millán, University of California-Berkeley
  • Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland
  • Michael Sierra-Arévalo, University of Texas-Austin

Moderator:

  • Heather Schoenfeld, Boston University

 

AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

UO’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) announces the Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Project in Latinx and/or Latin American-related issues in any field of study. CLLAS expects to award three prizes of $250 each to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence through an undergraduate thesis, research paper, capstone project, STEM project, or creative work. Applications due by Friday, April 9thSee website for details and submission criteria.

February 9, 2021

Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 6

Hoping this note finds you past your midterms and doing well.  This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:

AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION HONORS PROGRAM

UO SOCIOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES

UO EVENTS

 

AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION HONORS PROGRAM

The American Sociological Association 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. Please note that if this is your first time in the log-in portal, you will first have to create a profile. Once you do, you will see the Honors Program as one of the application options.

For more information or to ask any questions, please contact honors@asanet.org.

 

UO SOCIOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES

Become a Sociology Peer Leader!

The Peer Leader Application form is ready to receive your applications—due end of Week 6.  A brief introduction to what Peer Leaders Do:

Sociology Peer Leaders serve as undergraduate leaders aiding the department in communication, Sociology Club development, and event planning.  Peer leaders help craft bi-weekly Sociology Snippets that go out to all Sociology majors, create quarterly undergraduate newsletters, plan and put on events for undergraduates, and aid in projects to support the undergraduate program. Peer leaders work in conjunction with the Sociology club and are encouraged to be in club leadership (but not required).

 

Sociology Club – Join in!

A reminder that the Peer Leaders are launching a new student organization:  Sociology Club!  If you are interested in joining sign up at the Engage Page.

 

Sociology Club Leadership Meeting February 15 @ 6:00 PM

The Sociology Club is meeting this Monday to discuss and plan upcoming events! Please join us in the discussion to share your thoughts and opinions about upcoming events that you want to see happen. We are always looking for new ideas and this meeting is open to all! Email sociology@uoregon.edu for the Zoom link.

 

UO EVENTS

 

1. Global Migration, Capitalism, and Racist Nationalism

Thu, February 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST

Join Harsha Walia and Robin D.G. Kelley for a discussion about racist border regimes, capitalism and migration, and the ascent of the far-right across the world, marking the release of Walia’s Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism.

Event details and access here

 

2. Latinx Studies Minor Meet & Greet Event – February 18th 4-5pm.

This meet & greet is for undergrads who have either declared the minor or are interested in doing so. Register here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8J1uIXDRJhLZtEW

 

3. Holden Center Leadership Summit (Virtual) on February 16th-18th

Description: The Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement will be hosting their annual Leadership Summit virtually this year, on February 16th-18th. The Leadership Summit is an opportunity for students to authentically connect and develop their leadership skills. Our goal is participants will feel empowered and enabled to create positive lasting change within their community.  Free registration for students. Register at holden.uoregon.edu/leadership-summit.

Theme: This year’s theme is “Beyond All Limits: Empowering Your Leadership and Your Community.”

Schedule: This year we will be offering six live sessions on Zoom and four pre-recorded sessions on Zoom. Each session will fall under one of our sub-themes: Empowering Your Leadership (EL) or Empowering Your Community (EC).  See website for schedule and to register: holden.uoregon.edu/leadership-summit.

4. The Center for the Study of Women in Society presents “Black Americans and the Borders of Belonging”: A Conversation with Martha S. Jones on February 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Professor Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. Event Registration

January 19, 2021

Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 2

Happy new year and new term!  We wish you well in these continuing unprecedented times in our nation and globally.

This Soc Snippets includes three brief announcements.

 

Sociology Club – Join in!

Your Sociology Peer Leader team is starting a Sociology Club that begins this week. Come to a general info meeting on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM. We will be doing introductions and brainstorming what we would like to get out of this club.

Email sociology@uoregon.edu to request the Zoom link.

Webinar

Sponsored by the American Sociological Association, this webinar is open to all members of affiliate departments, and is specially aimed at undergraduate sociology majors and minors.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time

After the Degree: Career Options for Sociology Majors

Students majoring in sociology have skills that make them ideal candidates for various jobs and career paths. But knowing where to look for jobs and how to prepare yourself for different career paths is not always straightforward. In this webinar, we will talk with several professionals who majored in sociology about their job search experience and career trajectories. Whether you are graduating in the spring of 2021 or later, this webinar is an excellent opportunity to learn about the options available to sociology majors.

Register for the free webinar HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at rpa@asanet.org.

 

Opportunities

The American Studies and Culture at Washington State University reinstated the Ph.D. Program and are encouraging students to apply. They accept a handful of students every year and everyone who is accepted into our program receives an assistantship with a nine-month stipend, tuition waiver, and full medical insurance for 4 years.  Link to the overview page of the program: https://slcr.wsu.edu/american-studies-overview/

December 2, 2020

Sociology Snippets – Week 10, Fall 2020

You’re wrapping up the term!  We applaud you for powering through one of the more unusual terms of your schooling.  Wherever this week’s Soc Snippets finds you, we wish you well, good luck on finals, and health and happiness over the holidays and New Year.

 

This Soc Snippets includes:

Sociology Club Interest Form

Events

Opportunities

Recorded Webinars

 

Sociology Club Interest Form

Your Peer Leaders and I (Director of Undergraduate Studies) are looking for student interest in starting a new Sociology club on campus! We are currently in the process of starting one but need your help to fully establish it. Please take some time and fill out the form if you are at all interested in being a part of the planning process or joining the club.

Here is the link to the survey!

https://forms.gle/dwHN7pHSo8KVNE4s8

 

Events

  1. Join the center for Environmental Futures on Tuesday, December 8th
    (10am-11:30am) for an “Interdisciplinarity 101” talk featuring Kelsey Juliana and Tia Hatton from the Juliana v. United States case.

    From Our Children’s Trust: “In 2015, 21 youth, and organizational plaintiff Earth Guardians, filed their constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, against the U.S. government. Their complaint asserts that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.”

    Kelsey and Tia will discuss the case with updates on where it currently stands and plans for the future.

 Join Zoom Meeting
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98296538662__;!!C5qS4YX3!W2WTMoRI16-5MG8BgtPBYXhzyP9jzhSDomjdlCW5RgKox7T0cGB-2KzleavrfHWfsg$
Meeting ID: 982 9653 8662

More information on the lawsuit can be found here:
https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/juliana-v-us__;!!C5qS4YX3!W2WTMoRI16-5MG8BgtPBYXhzyP9jzhSDomjdlCW5RgKox7T0cGB-2KzleavjiDQuyA$
More information on the event can be found here:
https://cef.uoregon.edu/2020/11/30/interdisciplinarity-101-kelsey-juliana-and-tia-hatton-from-juliana-v-united-states/

 

  1. RobinMorris Collin, the Norma Paulus Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law, will share her passion for creating solutions to remedy environmental injustice. She will deliver the 2020-21 Colin Ruagh O’Fallon Memorial lecture “The Geography of Injustice and the Ecology of Reparations” on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5 p.m.via Zoom.

Collin’s talk 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

Opportunities

 1. The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops

Do you love to write and be creative? Are you a storyteller or poet? The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year starting January 4th. 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. Scholarships are also available: This year the Kidd Program gave $52,000 to undergrad creative writers.

 

Program highlights include:

  • Generous Scholarships Available (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 Minor
  • Mon/Wed, 2:00pm–3:50pm, Each Term

 

Submitting Your Application: For the fiction track, submit up to ten pages of fiction or creative nonfiction. For the poetry track,  submit up to four pages of poems. Students may apply to both tracks. Applications should also include an unofficial copy of your transcript and a short personal statement.

To Apply, click here:  https://crwr.uoregon.edu/kidd-workshops/applying-to-the-workshops/

Accepting Applications Starting Monday January 4th

Application Deadline: Monday March 1nd, 2021

For More Information: https://crwr.uoregon.edu/kidd-workshops/

 

 2. The Department of Sociology at Stony Brook is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are due January 15, 2021 through our online application system. (The application checklist provides a handy reference of documents that are required to apply. But, please note that the Sociology Department is not requiring GRE scores for this application cycle.) Our website provides more information about the program, our faculty research interests, and degree requirements. In addition, prospective students should feel free to email burroway@stonybrook.edu with any questions.

Our faculty expertise is concentrated in Global Sociology, Computational Social Science, the Environment, Health, International Development, Social Inequality, Politics, and Culture. We value a diversity of backgrounds, methodological orientations, and theoretical perspectives and look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students in the fall of 2021 to further add to our vibrant community.

 

Recorded Webinars

A recording of OSPIRG’s Health Policy Webinar event folks who couldn’t attend is available HERE.

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

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