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Conference: Academia//Activism: Reimagining Education Without Gender Discrimination

April 18, 2014
10:30 amto3:15 pm

Academia-flyer-FINALAllen Hall 221
1020 University St.
UO campus

Calling undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to engage in a collaborative conference to create interdisciplinary solutions to gender discrimination.

Conference Schedule
10:30am-11:30am  “Women’s Experiences of Violence in Higher Education: Considerations for Preventive Intervention.”  Format: Introduction and Roundtable.
Presenters:

Krista Chronister, Leah Heng, Harpreet Bahia, Kelsey South, Anjuli Chitkara, Colleen McCarthy, Anna Reichard, Yolanda Valenzuela, and Catherine Woods continue reading….

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Erin Beck: “Development or Debt? The Long-term Effects of Microcredit for Guatemalan Women”

April 17, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Erb Memorial Union, Walnut Room
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

CLLAS Faculty Grantee Talk, by Erin Beck, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Erin-Beck-Poster_WEBSince its introduction in Latin America in the 1970s, microcredit quickly became a powerful force across the region. Today microcredit accounts for 45 percent of all lending in Latin America, reaching 18 million people, the vast majority of them poor women. And yet, there is surprisingly little systematic information about microcredit’s long-term economic and social effects. Instead, most microfinance institutions (MFIs) look at their repayment rates to evaluate their success and often lack the resources or will to keep track of their beneficiaries after they have left the organization, inhibiting their ability to determine their long-term effects. continue reading….

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Grants from Center for the Study of Women in Society to fuel 20 projects

Grants from Center for the Study of Women in Society to fuel 20 projects | Around the O.

Jeneé Wilde

Jeneé Wilde

April 10, 2014—“Needing more time to finish her doctoral work, Jeneé Wilde in the UO’s English department was thrilled to learn she is the winner of the Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year.

”The fellowship, which provides $12,000 and tuition remission, is the top award given each year by the UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society. In all, 12 graduate students and eight faculty members will get grants totaling $80,000 for research issues related to women and gender.”

Read the entire story in Around the O. Story by Jim Barlow.

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Deadline April 18: CSWS RIG Innovation Funding & Special Project Support 2014-15

April 18, 2014
5:00 pm
Novelist Ruth Ozeki headlined the 2013 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium, a CSWS Special Project. Seated center, she is thronged by Professor Alisa Freedman and her Japanese literature students.

Novelist Ruth Ozeki headlined the 2013 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium, a CSWS Special Project. Seated center, she is thronged by Professor Alisa Freedman and her Japanese literature students.

The deadline for RIG innovation Grants and Special Project funding has been extended from 4/11 to 4/18 at 5 p.m.

RIG Innovation Funding: up to $6,000 – Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014, 5 p.m.

Guidelines

RIGs can request (individually or in collaboration with other RIGs) up to $6,000 on an annual basis. RIG coordinators and members should meet with CSWS staff during winter or spring term to discuss RIG activities of the past year, and plans for the future. RIGs seeking funding must submit: continue reading….

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Forty Years of Feminism

Carol Stabile (left), director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and Gabriela Martinez, the center’s associate director.

Carol Stabile (left), director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and Gabriela Martinez, the center’s associate director.

Forty Years of Feminism | giving.uoregon.edu.

From the spring 2014 issue of Oregon Outlook, an article about the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Jane Grant legacy: “Forty Years of Feminism.”

“The UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society got its start with a gift on behalf of early feminist Jane Grant— a gift that, at the time, was the largest the university had ever received from a single donor.”

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CSWS Announces New Research Interest Group: UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence

University of Oregon Coalition to End Sexual Violence (UO-CESV) Research Interest Group

Established in 2014, the UO-CESV is a collaboration of faculty and students striving to raise awareness about sexual violence on our campus and to advocate for a safe and equitable educational experience. RIG members engage in research and activism to create institutional change at the University of Oregon. continue reading….

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UO study: Abusive relationships damage girls’ educational pursuits

UO study: Abusive relationships damage girls’ educational pursuits | Around the O.

CSWS faculty affiliate Krista M. Chronister, associate professor in the UO Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services in the College of Education, led this study. Chronister’s research has been supported previously by a CSWS Faculty Research Grant.