Category: Academic

Dr. Lynn Stephen Elected Vice-President of Latin American Studies Association

March 6, 2017 — University of Oregon professor Lynn Stephen, founding director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, was elected vice-president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the term beginning June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2018. On June 1, 2018, she will assume the presidency of LASA for […]

Job Opening at Labor Education & Research Center

The Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) has a great opportunity for a graduate employee next year. This position will assist LERC’s faculty with research projects related to economic and gender equity, workers’ rights, labor union organizing trends, and state and federal policies that affect workers.
Application priority deadline is April 11.  http://gradschool.uoregon.edu/node/2675
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Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Jane Irungu
February 2, 2017 — “Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, will serve as the UO’s point of contact and resource for international students and students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“The appointment is effective immediately and is part of the Division of Student Life. The Deferred Action for Childhood […]

CLLAS Receives Tinker Foundation Grant for Graduate Student Funding

University of Oregon is Now a Tinker University
The Board of Directors of the Tinker Foundation <http://www.tinker.org> has approved a matching grant of $10,000—renewable for three years—to the University of Oregon to initiate a Tinker Field Research Grants Program within the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS). Thanks to matching funds being contributed from […]

CSWS Research Grant Proposals due January 30

[ January 30, 2017; ] Proposals for CSWS research support grants for faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students are due by 5 p.m. on January 30, 2017.

Guidelines and applications are available at: http://csws.uoregon.edu/funding/research-grants/

These support grants include:

2017-18 Faculty/staff Research Grants
2017-18 Graduate Student Research Grants
2017-18 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship
2017 Jane Higdon Senior Thesis Scholarship 

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Campus unrest can be a time to advance, not panic, VP writes | Around the O

“American universities may be missing out on the chance learn and evolve by reacting defensively when students take to the streets to demand change, writes Yvette Alex-Assensoh, the UO’s vice president for equity and inclusion, in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
“In an op-ed article in the publication’s Dec. 4 issue, Alex-Assensoh says campuses should embrace […]