|Hello Sociology Majors!
Welcome to week 8! Just a few more weeks until a much deserved winter break. This week in Sociology Snippets we have opportunities for academic engagement and an invitation to a movie screening.
Have a great week and Go Ducks!
Social Problems: An Applied Approach
Soc 407 and Soc 399 is a two-quarter sequence created to provide students with the opportunity to synthesize academic and experiential knowledge in a service-learning experience. Service-learning involves the purposeful integration of: academic content, direct service to the community, and critical reflection.
This course is a wonderful opportunity to become engaged in our local community in a small, supportive classroom environment. For additional information, application, or questions, please contact Amy Luebbers at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 6 or filled. Class is limited to 15.)
First Year Research Engagement Fellowship
Although the deadline is not until April 3, 2020 –interested students are encouraged to conduct an early review of the submission criteria. Send CUREious students to our open hours (GSH #104 | 4-6 pm | Monday to Thursday, and Wednesdays from 10 am to Noon)
Film: Desmond Tutu – Children of the Light
Hello Sociology Majors!
Call for Papers: The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy and Society
Due to technical difficulties, The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy, and Society (UJPPS) has decided to extend the deadline for the call for papers.
The Undergraduate Journal of Politics, Policy, and Society (UJPPS) is an emerging interdisciplinary academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed work of undergraduate students in social sciences and humanities. The journal provides a platform for aspiring academics to gain experience in publishing, research, and critical thinking while contributing to current debates and discussions in their disciplines.
The theme for the third issue is Politics in the Digital Age which evaluates all transformations of the political and social world. We invite submissions addressing topics including, but not limited to, cyber conflict; radicalization and identity politics; censorship; ethics and institutions; big data; climate change; media politics; digital security and surveillance, electoral integrity; human rights in the digital age; globalization; modern challenges to democracy; privacy concerns; online activism and political engagement as well as intellectual property.
These topics engage with a diverse set of questions, such as the following:
- What role does social media play in politics?
- Has technology changed conflict?
- Has technology influenced intersectional politics?
- What are the ethical, political and social implications of big data usage?
- Is public policy evolving with the development of technology?
- Has the usage of technology impacted environmental change and the distribution of wealth and resources?
- What is the effect of technology on political processes and institutions?
- What is the influence of “fake news” on governments and societies?
- Have technological advancements impacted globalization & regional integration?
- Does access to technology affect global and local communities?
The submission deadline is November 3rd, 2019. Interested authors should submit their manuscript via the journal’s homepage: https://www.ujpps.com/index.php/ujpps. All articles must conform to the journal’s submission guidelines. Submissions will undergo a blind peer review and those selected by the editorial team will be published in the 2020 issue of the journal. Published papers will be entered for the UJPPS Article of the year award. Questions pertaining to this call for papers should be directed to one of the editors, Nadia Ackah (me) at email@example.com. Please forward this message to whoever would be interested.
Call for Artwork: Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal
Would you like to see your artwork published? The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-run, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal that showcases high-quality undergraduate work in the sciences, humanities, and arts at the University of Oregon. We are currently looking for cover art to publish in Fall 2019/Winter 2020.
Upcoming deadline for art submissions: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2019
Please follow the guidelines found at:
Previous issues and cover art examples can be found at:
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your submissions! Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Human Rights Workshop Applications
The Oxford Consortium for Human Rights will be conducting its annual workshop at The University of Oxford in March 2020. The deadline is Nov 3rd, 2019. If any students need an extension, they should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the application form : https://forms.gle/F82rYSTga6res8w86
Past Students’ Testimonies:
“This human rights workshop changed my understanding of what it means to be human…if we wish to advance human rights, we must first create and develop human bonds. This is the way to form communities that recognize the common ground we all share.” – Iago
“The OCHR was an invaluable opportunity for me to broaden my understanding of humanitarian policy and ethical systems of international policy. Along with driven and intelligent students of diverse backgrounds, I discussed complex issues, and made lifelong connections that I’ll take with me as I begin a career in politics/policy-making.” – Natalie
“I knew the OCHR trip would be amazing, but this trip exceeded my expectations. What a fantastic group of students, professors, staff, and volunteers. I walked away from this summer with new knowledge, new friends, and above all, a newfound passion for these issues” – Momo
“The OCHR was the pinnacle of my professional development and one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Having the opportunity to not only meet and learn from respected leaders within the human rights field but create a network of equally engaged, determined peers” – Casey
The Tykeson Advising website is live, and the team is looking forward to welcoming students. Majors are organized into Flight Paths for advising. Each Flight Path represents an academic and career theme, and includes majors and minors from across the University that fit in the theme. Sociology is a part of the Public Policy, Society, and Identity Flight Path.
Tutoring for students in WR 121, WR 122, and WR 123 is available. To schedule appointments, first create an account at https://wr121tutor.uoregon.edu/
Peer writing tutoring for students in 100- or 200-level English literature, composition, and Clark Honors College is also available. To get started, visit https://english.uoregon.edu/writingassociates
The College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting online applications for the following scholarships and fellowships for 2018-2019:
Mildred Braaten Archibald Scholarship Fund in Science and Mathematics
Mary Chambers Brockelbank Endowed Assistance Fund
Norman Brown Graduate Fellowship
Hazel Leonard Buck Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship
Henry V. Howe Scholarship
Hildegard Kurz Foreign Language Scholarship
John L. and Naomi Luvaas Graduate Fellowship
Miller Family Graduate Award in Technology & Science
Everett D. Monte Scholarship
Risa Palm Graduate Fellowship
Charles A. Reed Graduate Fellowship
Marthe E. Smith Memorial Science Scholarship
Clayton and Sheryl Steinke General Social Sciences Scholarship
Carolyn M. Stokes Memorial Scholarship
Susan A. Winn Memorial Scholarship
Please visit http://cas.uoregon.edu/cas-scholarships/ for more information on each scholarship’s criteria, average award amounts, and a link to the online application materials. The application deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018.
If you have any questions please contact the College of Arts and Sciences by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 346-0045.