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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

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
Tuesday, May 25

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

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.

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.