Category: News

Survey of UO community reveals caregiver concerns

A recent survey shows UO faculty and staff who care for children, elders, and other dependents are very concerned about available caregiving support for the upcoming academic year during the COVID-19 crisis.

In June, associate professor of African and medical history Melissa Graboyes, Clark Honors College, conducted an independent survey of student, staff, and faculty views […]

CSWS celebrates affiliate promotions

CSWS is delighted to extend congratulations to those members of the community who have received tenure and promotion and especially to faculty in our CSWS community: Gabriela Pérez Báez, associate professor, Department of Linguistics; Kemi Balogun, associate professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Tara Fickle, associate professor, Department of English; Franny Gaede, associate […]

Ninth Circuit Court hears appeal in Freyd’s gender discrimination case

Three years ago, professor Jennifer Freyd sued the University of Oregon for violating federal law by paying her less than her male colleagues in the Psychology Department. In May 2019, a federal judge granted the University’s request to dismiss the case without trial.

Freyd’s request for a jury trial was heard recently by the Ninth […]

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 […]