Category: Academic

The Taormino-OSU Case Study: a pedagogical tool

A Pedagogical Case Study of the Keynote-Speaker Controversy at Oregon State University’s Modern Sex Conference
by Lacey Mamak, MLIS, February 2012
http://csws.uoregon.edu/wp-content/docs/Misc/TaorminoOSU_casestudydistro.pdf
Abstract
This pedagogical case study is designed to stimulate discussion in undergraduate and graduate courses in higher education and student affairs administration, women’s studies, intellectual freedom, and related subjects. The case involves the invitation of sex educator […]

UO’s Goodman Offered Institute for Advanced Studies Membership

From InsideOregon—Bryna Goodman, a professor of modern Chinese history and executive director of the University of Oregon’s Confucius Institute, has been offered a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study beginning next fall. The title of her project is “Economics and the New Chinese Republic: Sovereignty, Capitalism, and Freedom in the Shanghai Bubble of 1921-22.” […]

The Female Programmer: Gender Stereotypes & Computers

The article “The Female Programmer: Gender Stereotypes & Computers” discusses a trend of female disinvolvement in the field of computer programming. The article describes how modern stereotypes have discouraged women from becoming programmers, and calls readers to change the way we think of computer programming. “The profession was at first heavily dominated by females,” notes […]

Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

[ November 7, 2012; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association, will speak on “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy” in Knight Library’s Browsing Room, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fiztpatrick, a professor of media studies at Pomona College, is the […]

Queer Experiments in Pedagogy, a Roundtable

[ October 25, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Graduate Student Center
111 Susan Campbell Hall
UO campus

The Queer RIG Roundtable Series presents:
“Queer Experiments in Pedagogy”
Guest speakers:

Chicora Martin, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, LGBT Education and UO Support Services
Mary Wood, Associate Professor, UO Department of English
Drew Beard, Postdoctoral Instructor, UO Department of English

How do we place “queerness” in historical and cultural context in ways that […]

UO Doctoral Student Offers PowerPoint Presentation on Educational Reform

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Under the current austerity regime forced on school districts by lack of tax revenue, imagining a more equitable school system that respects individuals may seem out of step with the business oriented forces at work in U.S. education policy. But Shelley Jensen thinks there is no time like the present to […]