Researchers: Show your support for UO Librarians

The UO Libraries are one of several areas on campus facing significant loss of Career faculty FTE in the coming year, according to United Academics (UA).

A recent article on UA’s website notes that, “of the 42 faculty librarians, 15 have been renewed at only .55 FTE for the coming year, and 5 more face half-time […]

Research productivity and gender in the time of COVID

How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted research productivity?

A recent story in The Guardian explores how female academics are struggling to keep up with teaching and care-giving responsibilities during lockdown. According to the report, women in higher education say that prioritizing their students’ and family’s needs during this crisis has meant allowing research projects, article […]

Gash, Raiskin and Hames-Garcia receive 2020 Distinguished Teaching Awards

CSWS congratulates three faculty affiliates who have won the UO’s prestigious Distinguished Teaching Awards. The awards are presented every spring to faculty members who are nominated by the campus community based on their demonstration of exceptional teaching that is inclusive, engaged and research-led.

Michael Hames-Garcia, Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies, received the Herman Faculty Achievement Award […]

Caribbean Women Healers project completes first phase

On April 22, the Caribbean Women Healers: Decolonizing Knowledge in AfroIndigenous Traditions Digital Humanities Project launched the first phase of their website to an enthusiastic online audience. The project’s social media reached around 5,000 people in one day and RSVPs to the Zoom launched after only five days of publicity were in the hundreds […]

Freyd launches the Center for Institutional Courage

Jennifer Freyd

University of Oregon psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has launched a new research and educational organization dedicated to institutional transparency and equity. The non-profit organization is called the Center for Institutional Courage.

According to the organization’s website, institutional courage is “an institution’s commitment to seek the truth and engage in moral action, despite unpleasantness, risk, and […]

DEI, CoDaC offer resources, remote services to faculty

On April 21, vice president for equity and inclusion Yvette Alex-Assensoh sent a letter of gratitude to all University of Oregon faculty members. The message outlined invisible challenges around equity and inclusion that our students are facing and listed some guidance and resources for teaching, urging faculty to show kindness and compassion to their students […]

Karen Guillemin named to national academy

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published April 24, 2020, in Around the O. Karen Guillemin is a CSWS Faculty Affiliate.

UO biologist Karen Guillemin, an internationally renowned pioneer who developed a zebrafish model to examine how animals coexist with their microbial residents and the role bacteria play in development and disease, has been elected to […]

Goodman receives NHC fellowship

Bryna Goodman

Professor Bryna Goodman, history, has been awarded a residential fellowship grant from the National Humanities Center (NHC) in North Carolina for her book project, Finance and Fortune: Economics, Calculation, and the Fate of the Chinese Republic.

The book project explores ideas of economics and the imagination of China as a republic. The research examines understandings […]

Latino Roots class makes documentaries through remote teaching

Latino Roots student Kate Weiss on Zoom office hours with professor Lynn Stephen.

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published April 20, 2020 in Around the O. Lynn Stephen and Gabriela Martínez are CSWS Faculty Affiliates.

“Rich and crazy” is how Sergio B. Sanchez describes the street art he observed growing up in his Chicano community of Santa Ana, California.

Sanchez is now a University of Oregon senior who aspires […]