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FALL 2015 – WEEK 6 

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Journal Club

This week we will continue to focus on science literacy.  Please read

Brickman, P., Gormally, C., Francom, G., Jardeleza, S. E., Schutte, V. G., Jordan, C., & Kanizay, L. (2012). Media-Savvy Scientific Literacy: Developing Critical Evaluation Skills by Investigating Scientific Claims. The American Biology Teacher74(6), 374-379.

For your convenience, we offer two weekly meetings in 317 LISB (Lewis Integrated Sciences Building):

Thursdays at 9:00 am

Fridays at 12:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Elly and Julie

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Alan Alda Center Flame Challenge – What is Sound?

Just Announced Today!

About this year’s contest:
After reviewing hundreds of questions submitted by children from around the world, the 2016 Flame Challenge will ask the burning question, “What is Sound?” The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University is challenging scientists to answer that resounding question in video or written form.

Scientists: Submit your entries:
Scientists, if you’re interested in entering your visual or written entry for this year’s contest, please fill out the form here.

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Winter 2016 Scholars and Fellows

We are now recruiting undergraduate SLP scholars and graduate SLP fellows. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2015.

Undergraduate application and CAS 409 Practium information.

Graduate application.

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One person’s vision for math education, K-20 with Dev Sinha

Dev Sinha will present a seminar touching on high school pathways for math and a future effort on campus to have companion courses to science and social science focusing on relevant applied math.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Deady 210

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Two events with comic artist and educator Nick Sousanis



Thursday, November 12th | 4:00 PM to 5:20 PM | Straub Hall, Room 145

Spend part of your afternoon in conversation about experiments in visual thinking and knowledge construction with Nick Sousanis, comic artist and educator. Sousanis published his unconventional scholarly exploration, in comic form through Harvard Press. Bring your questions about ways of seeing, learning, and construction of narrative and knowledge through graphic storytelling.

A light reception and book signing will follow.


Friday, November 13th | 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM | Susan Campbell Hall, Graduate Student Lounge

Join us for a lively discussion about alternative formats for your dissertation and career paths outside the academy.

A light luncheon will be served. You can RSVP here, but feel free to just show up to the event.

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AAC&U New Institute on Project-Based Learning

Institute on Project-Based Learning
June 22-25, 2016
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in partnership with AAC&U
Worcester, Massachusetts
Apply through February 15, 2016

The Institute on Project-Based Learning is a 2.5-day intensive workshop where teams of five or more faculty and administrators from colleges and universities will gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate those learnings into their own curricula. The Institute curriculum is a mix of interactive workshops on project-based learning, consultations with Institute faculty, and collaborative teamwork.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Flame Challenge – What is Sound?

Winter 2016 Scholars and Fellows

One person’s vision for math education

Comic Artist Nick Sousanis

AAC&U New Institute on Project Based Learning

Upcoming Events and Deadlines


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Get Savvy

Every fall, students can participate in the Teaching and Learning Center’s Get Savvy, a series of workshops designed to help students gain skills for academic success. These TLC workshop are free and available all UO students.  Attend one or as many as you like!  Tuesday 11/3 and Wednesday 11/4 — 11am-8pm, 72 PLC

To learn more and see a complete schedule visit:

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UO Science Literacy Program

1210 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403