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Humans not guilty in shaping chimpanzee, bonobo behavior

Frances White

Frances White

Humans not guilty in shaping chimpanzee, bonobo behavior | Media Relations.

UO’s Frances White and doctoral student are part of international team that analyzed behavior patterns of the two African apes.

EUGENE, Ore. — Sept. 17, 2014 — Human encroachment has not turned chimpanzees and bonobos into warmongers bent on violence and infanticide as many people have theorized. The behavior comes naturally, report 30 international researchers, including University of Oregon anthropologist Frances White, in the Sept. 18 issue of Nature.

CSWS Note: Frances White is a CSWS faculty affiliate.

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Mary Rothbart honored for her career in personality psychology

Mary K. Rothbart

Mary K. Rothbart

Mary Rothbart honored for her career in personality psychology | Around the O.

Mary K. Rothbart, professor emerita of psychology at the University of Oregon, has won the 2014 Block Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. The award is the society’s principal recognition for research accomplishment in the field of personality psychology.

Professor Rothbart is one of the founding members of the Center for the Study of Women in Society. CSWS supported her work with several faculty research grants in the 1980s.

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Books Aren’t Dead: Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Technomobility in ChinaSeptember 5, 2014—Books Aren’t Dead: Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

In this month’s BAD interview, Fan Mai (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia) talks with Cara Wallis (Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University), author of Technomobility in China (New York University Press, 2013).

Fembot is a special project of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

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Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship: An Interview with 2014 Fellow Kathryn Allan

Kathryn Allan (l) chats with Jenée Wilde, then CSWS development GTF, at the CSWS 40th Anniversary Celebration in Nov. 2013 / photo by Jack Liu.

Kathryn Allan (l) chats with Jenée Wilde, then-CSWS development GTF, at the CSWS 40th Anniversary Celebration in Nov. 2013 / photo by Jack Liu.

Editor’s Note: The deadline for the 2014-15 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is September 5, 2014. This interview appears in the 2014 CSWS Annual Review.

“‘The Other Lives’—Locating Dis/Ability in Utopian Feminist Science Fiction”

CSWS interviewed Kathryn Allan, inaugural winner of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship, during her May 2014 visit to do research at the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. Allan immersed herself in the archives, reading the letters of Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, and other feminist science fiction authors, seeking out conversations about disability and utopia, and delighting in her discoveries. The Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, Robert D. Clark Honors College, and University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA).

Q: How does it feel to be selected as the first winner of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship?

KA: It is the best honor I’ve had in my academic career by far. Having left academia after I finished my degree in 2010, I didn’t really think that I’d have the same kind of opportunities to keep going with my research. But if I did, it was going to be out of pocket, which wasn’t going to happen for a long time. The fact that the committee chose someone who identifies as an independent scholar was astounding to me.

Q: You’re doing research in UO Special Collections and University Archives. What materials are you exploring? How do you know where to look?

KA: I’m going through Ursula K. Le Guin’s papers at my beginning. continue reading….

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Speakers urge UO to do more to prevent sexual assaults

Speakers urge UO to do more to prevent sexual assaults | Around the O.

August 27, 2015—A crowd of about 50 gathered for the first public forum at the University of Oregon by the President’s Review Panel, which heard thoughts and comments from a dozen people. Read more in this report from Around the O.

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CSWS Graduate Student Coffee Hour

October 22, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

10_22_14-Grad-Coffee-Hour_WEBJane Grant Conference Rm
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
UO campus

Join us for conversation, coffee and sweets!  Meet with CSWS director Michael Hames-García to learn more about research grants, research interest groups, and other opportunities for graduate students through CSWS. We would also like to hear from you how CSWS can better serve the needs of graduate students.

Please RSVP to csws@uoregon.edu to help us know how much food and coffee to order.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society.

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Archivist Jennifer O’Neal receives national diversity award