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Week of Research [clear filter]
Monday, May 24
 

8:00am PDT

Welcome to the Week of Research!
Join us for the opening session for the Week of Research! Be sure to subscribe to both the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium and UO Office of the VP for Research and Innovation YouTube channels for updates throughout the week.

Monday May 24, 2021 8:00am - 8:20am PDT
YouTube

1:45pm PDT

Culturally Responsive Mentorship Workshop
Join the new 2021-22 Provost Mentorship Fellow and faculty panelists for an interactive workshop on culturally responsive mentoring. We will discuss how mentoring differs from advising and sponsorship and what it means to be a mentor that recognizes and respects cultural differences within mentorship networks. You will learn alongside UO faculty panelists with expertise in this area, working collaboratively through scenarios that build upon your current mentoring practices.

Monday May 24, 2021 1:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93376133494
 
Tuesday, May 25
 

9:00am PDT

Preliminary Rounds of Three Minute Thesis Competition Group 1
Join on Zoom: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98514044349

In coordination with the Week of Research, the Graduate School is pleased to host a Virtual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
The 3MT challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in an engaging form that can be understood by a non-specialist audience. This exercise develops presentation, research, and academic communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their work effectively. Learn more on our 3MT FAQ.

All current UO graduate students are eligible to compete. More than $2500 in prize money will be awarded to the winners. Competitors must sign up by Monday, May 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. Register here. The competition will be presented live via Zoom webinar on Tuesday, May 25. Preliminaries will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. The Finals are at 10:45 a.m. For questions or more information contact Jennifer McNutt-Bloom, jenmb@uoregon.edu.

Tuesday May 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PDT

11:00am PDT

The Science Communication Experience: UO students, research, creative work, and a new minor
We spend billions annually on science, and our 21st-century way of life depends on its insights and new technologies. But the public is increasingly distrustful or dismissive of some spheres of scientific knowledge.
The Center for Science Communication Research (SCR) is changing that. Through research excellence, evidence-based education, and meaningful engagement with the public, SCR is leading and teaching about cutting-edge science communication research that addresses complex problems and improves evidence-based decision making.

Media have a role in connecting the value of science to informed decision making, and this fall, the School of Journalism and Communication, through SCR, is launching a hands-on science communication minor to provide a first-of-its-kind minor. The minor will prepare undergraduate students for careers that allow them to communicate their science, to conduct science communication research, and to innovate science-based creative inquiry through media production.

During the session, SCR Associate Director Mark Blaine will be joined by several undergraduate students, whose experiences informed the design of the Science Communication Minor. Their stories will demonstrate the SCR’s focus on the issues, skills, and scholarship critical to the science of science communication. In a roundtable discussion, students will talk about their work and experiences developing them. And we’ll seek connections between these specific projects and paths forward for these budding professionals and for the program itself here at the University of Oregon. We’ll explore the motivations for students to get involved in this work, the challenges they faced along the way, and the insights they realized as a result.

Offering majors across campus a way to explore the field and apply the research and tools of communicators in a variety of contexts, the SCR Science Communication Minor explores original research and story development and production.

Join us as we share the stories of how undergraduate students at UO are bridging the trust gap between a dismissive public and scientific knowledge and are acting as connectors, researchers, and storytellers for a growing number of careers that rely on science communication.


Tuesday May 25, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/95243401150

1:45pm PDT

Finals Round Three Minute Thesis Competition
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98938027286

In coordination with the Week of Research, the Graduate School is pleased to host a Virtual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
The 3MT challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in an engaging form that can be understood by a non-specialist audience. This exercise develops presentation, research, and academic communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to explain their work effectively. Learn more on our 3MT FAQ.

All current UO graduate students are eligible to compete. More than $2500 in prize money will be awarded to the winners. Competitors must sign up by Monday, May 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. Register here. The competition will be presented live via Zoom webinar on Tuesday, May 25. Preliminaries will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. The Finals are at 10:45 a.m. For questions or more information contact Jennifer McNutt-Bloom, jenmb@uoregon.edu.

Tuesday May 25, 2021 1:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98938027286

2:00pm PDT

Advancing Gender Equity in Academe: Challenges, Strategies, and Institutional Change
Despite decades of effort by federal science funders to increase the numbers of women holding advanced degrees and faculty jobs in science and engineering, they are persistently underrepresented in academic STEM disciplines, especially in positions of seniority, leadership, and prestige. Women filled 47% of all US jobs in 2015, but held only 24% of STEM jobs. Barriers to women are built into academic workplaces: biased selection and promotion systems, inadequate structures to support those with family and personal responsibilities, old-boy networks that can exclude even very successful women from advancing into top leadership roles. But this situation can―and must―change.

Ann Austin’s keynote lecture “Advancing Gender Equity in Academe: Challenges, Strategies, and Institutional Change” provides an evidence-based, action-oriented response to the persistent, everyday inequity of academic workplaces.

Ann Austin is currently the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education and a Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University, where she was twice selected to hold the Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education.

Speakers

Tuesday May 25, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/95761506243

3:30pm PDT

Rehearsing for Life: Practical Skills for Difficult Dialogues
NEW LINK: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/99423564873?pwd=eWNmQ1Q4QXdiNVd4QVhVMG40Rmw4QT09
Rehearsing for Life: Practical Skills for Difficult Dialogues
Join the graduate student theater troupe "Rehearsals for Life" for a lively and interactive discussion about undergraduate research/creative work and issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and nationality. This workshop will use interactive theatre techniques and meaningful conversations to facilitate a space where all participants learn from one another’s ideas, perspectives, and experiences. Walk away better prepared and more confident to confront difficult dialogues in your academic and professional life.

5:00pm PDT

Asian Studies Research Event
Students will present their original research and creative work on topics in the broad, interdisciplinary field of Asian Studies. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion about research and creative processes and will offer helpful hints for students interested preparing independent projects. Presentations are eligible for the new Asian Studies Award.

This event is the fourth of a series of undergraduate research events sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and is held in partnership with the UO 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021.

For more information please contact Alisa Freedman (alisaf@uoregon.edu) or Dan Buck (danielb@uoregon.edu).


Tuesday May 25, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/94942956438
 
Friday, May 28
 

12:00pm PDT

Oregon Humanities Center "Civil War Prisons and the Problem of Confederate Memory"
Timothy J. Williams, Clark Honors College, and 2020-21 OHC Faculty Research Fellow
This book project is a cultural history of prisoners of war and the literature they wrote and published during the era of the U.S. Civil War. It focuses on southern men held in northern prisons. These men played important roles in developing a unique genre of southern history commonly called the “Lost Cause,” which at once exalts southern military leadership and outlines southerners’ justifications for secession, slavery, and white supremacy. Their stories illustrate how this pernicious regional history took shape. In the process, it also reveals insight into wartime carceral culture and its impact on authorship and readership in the twentieth century.
Registration is required.
https://ohc.uoregon.edu/calendar_event/civil-war-prisons-and-the-problem-of-confederate-memory/