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FALL 2016- WEEK 6

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Journal Club

For this week, please read:

Reinholz, D. L., & Dounas-Frazer, D. R. (2016). Using Peer Feedback to Promote Reflection on Open-Ended Problems. arXiv preprint arXiv:1603.03686.

For your convenience, we will continue to offer two weekly meetings in 217 LISB. Feel free to attend either.

Thursdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 1:00 pm

Hope to see you there.

Elly and Julie

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Graduate School Book Club

On Friday, November 18, 12:00-1:00 pm, in the Graduate Student Center in Susan Campbell Hall, the Graduate School Book Club is discussing Between the World and Me. Intrigued, moved, or troubled by this book? Come share your thoughts with other graduate students. Also joining us will be two UO faculty guests: Krista Chronister (Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Education and faculty in Counseling Psychology) and Erik Girvan (faculty in Law and Conflict Resolution, and implicit bias researcher). Can’t read the book by November 18? Read a copy over Thanksgiving break and then join us on Monday November 28, 4:00-5:00 pm, for the Graduate School Book Club to discuss Between the World and Me – round 2! Come back or come for your first time to talk about this compelling and provocative book. This time, two other UO faculty with relevant research will join us as guests: Julie Heffernan (Graduate Director for UOTeach, UO’s teacher licensing program, and faculty in Educational Studies) and Daniel HoSang (Department Head in Ethnic Studies and faculty in Political Science).

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Undergraduate Research Symposium Info Session

The Seventh Annual Undergraduate Symposium, which will be held on May 18, 2017, will host over 200 undergraduates engaged in original research, creative work, and community-based projects from over 50 majors and seven colleges in the Erb Memorial Union for a day of oral and poster presentations, creative work installations, and artistic performances. On Tuesday, November 1, 6-7 pm, in Global Scholars Hall Learning Commons, there will be an info session for students to learn about presenting their original research or creative work. Past presenters will be present to answer questions, and food will be served.


ASMCUE gathers over 350 microbiology and biology educators for an interactive four-day conference. Educators come from colleges, universities and international institutions to learn and share the latest information in the biological sciences and education research. The conference program includes plenary, concurrent, poster, and exhibit sessions. Participants engage in formal and informal small group discussions between colleagues all focused on the same goal: to improve teaching and learning in the biological sciences. The conference will take place on July 27-30, 2017 in at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver Colorado. The deadline to submit abstracts for poster presentation is February 15, 2017. Please see our list of Important Dates & Deadlines and mark your calendar appropriately. If you have an idea for a session and would like to present, submit a session proposal. The Planning Committee will review proposals and issue invitations to accept presenters beginning in January 2017. Click here to learn more about proposal requirements. Deadline: November 7, 2016.

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In This Issue:

Journal Club

Graduate School Book Club

Undergraduate Research Symposium Info Session


Upcoming UO and Local Events

Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Faculty of Color and Allies Happy Hour

When: Thurs, Nov. 10 from 4-5 pm
Where: EMU Falling Sky Brewery

Join your colleagues for a time to network and to learn more about upcoming faculty events hosted by the Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS). Bring business cards to exchange with your colleagues. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. RVSP using this link.

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McNair Scholars Program

For the past 17 years, the UO McNair Scholars Program has been helping undergraduate students prepare for and get accepted into PhD programs.  If you are interested in research, graduate school, and financial assistance to complete your bachelor’s degree, then the McNair Program may be a good match for you.  To qualify, a student must be a US citizen or permanent resident who is also either:
· A first-generation college student who is also low-income.
·  A student from an ethnic group historically underrepresented in higher education.

More information and applications are also available on the McNair Scholarswebsite or by contacting Gail Unruh, McNair Director, 68 PLC, 541-346-2182,

The priority deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

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TLC Get Savvy Workshops

What: Get Savvy features 20 free workshops to help UO students boost their academic success. Topics include time management, speed reading, test anxiety, note-taking, procrastination, perfectionism, money management, and more.

When: Nov. 2 & 3, 1-5 pm
Nov. 7 & 8, 1-7 pm

(50 minute workshops)

Where: EMU 023 (Lease Crutcher Room, formerly known as the Mallard Room)

Why: Students can gain new ideas for effective and efficient learning, meet TLC staff, and enter to win prizes given away at each session.

How to learn more:
For the workshop schedule and descriptions, please usethis link. If you have questions, please email Amy Nuetzman.

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University STEM Centers:  What and Why?

Dr. Martin Storksdieck and Ms. Julie Risien, Director and Associate Director, respectively, for Oregon State University’s Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning will be presenting as guests of STEM CORE on Thursday, November 3rd 3-5PM in HEDCO Education Building room 230T.  The presenters will share their perspectives on the national state of affairs around STEM Centers as well as perspectives from their own center. In their presentation, the presenters will discuss and invite conversation about STEM centers as centers for research, as places for institutional reform, as places for educational improvements, and as institutions for outreach to communities, including, but not limited to K-12..


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