Science Literacy Program Newsletter

Congratulations to Two Former SLP Scholars

Two former SLP Scholars presented their summer research recently as part of the McNair Scholars Program.

Bettie_WanjeriBettie Wanjeri participated in the HHMI EXROP program working on “Determining the protein concentration of malaria vaccine candidate antigen apical membrane antige-1 (AMA1)” at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Bettie was an Undergraduate SLP Scholar during the Winter 2014 term working with UO Faculty Mentor Alan Kelly on Biology 123, Cancer Biology

Caitlyn_HazlettCaitlyn Hazlett worked on “Gallium and Aluminum Cluster Synthesis” at the University of California, Davis.

Caitlyn was an Undergraduate SLP Scholar during the Fall 2013 term working with UO Faculty Mentor Mark Lonergan on Chemistry 111, Introduction to Chemical Principles.

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Task Force Recommendations Include Educational Messaging

UO Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support has shared a statement that faculty can include in their syllabi and support for faculty to bring conversations about sexual assault into the classroom.Draft of Syllabus Statement Regarding Sexual ViolenceDraft of Guidelines for Classroom Discussions of Sexual Violence

The above educational messaging covers one of the five recommendations the task force put forth. Read the full list of recommendations here.

We encourage everyone to look carefully through these documents.

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In This Issue:

Congratulations to Former Scholars

UO Senate Task Force Shares Recommendations on Sexual Violence

Journal Club

Upcoming Events

Journal Club:

Meets in 317 LISB (Lewis Integrated Sciences Building)

Thursday 10/2/2014

Friday 10/3/2014

See this week’s readings.

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Upcoming Events:

National Coming Out Week
October 4-11, 2014

There will be several events over the week. See more information here.

In celebration of National Coming out day, the UO LGBTQ community will run their 21st annual Outlist. Add your name to the Out and Proud or Allies section. The Outlist 2014 will run in the Oregon Daily Emerald the week of October 11.

Add your name to the 21st annual Outlist here.

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An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Monday 10/6/2014
Online course begins

To enroll, register online. For more information see our story from last week.

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Career Advancement in the Biological Sciences seminar
Monday 10/6/2014
350 Willamette Hall

Speaker: Gerry Ostheimer, Ph.D., Sustainable Bioenergy Lead with the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

Talk: Citizen Scientists: Science-Based Approaches to Global Challenges

RSVP to Ruth Siboni if you want to continue the discussion over a catered lunch.

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Try Outreach and Teaching
Wednesday 10/8/2014
12:00 – 2:00pm
Willamette Hall Atrium

STEM CORE is holding an event for UO students to explore a variety of teaching related opportunities. 30+ programs will be represented at the fair. STEM CORE will provide refreshments, giveaways, and prize drawings.

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