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FALL 2016- WEEK 8

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OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF EXCELLENT SCIENCE TEACHERS.

Journal Club

For this week, please read:

Mynlieff, M., Manogaran, A. L., Maurice, M. S., & Eddinger, T. J. (2014). Writing assignments with a metacognitive component enhance learning in a large introductory biology course. CBE-Life Sciences Education13(2), 311-321.  http://www.lifescied.org/content/13/2/311.full

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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Note: Safety Pins

Safety pins as a symbol of tolerance and inclusion are available at various locations across campus including the SLP, physics, CAS, and biology main offices.

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Minority Science Writers Internship Program atScience

The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don’t reflect that diversity. The internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’sScience magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors practicing what science writers do for a living. They have a chance to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover breaking news. This year’s application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.

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Distinguished Math Lecture for Undergraduates

As part of the Distinguished Mathematics Lectures for Students series, Jayadev Athreya – Director the Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington, and co-creator of the project Axiomatic that blends math and art  – will give a broadly accessible talk titled “From billiards (or lasers) to Pac-Man.” All are welcome, and undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend. The talk will take place on Monday, November 14, 5:15-6:15 pm in 245 Straub. After the talk, 8 undergraduate students will have the opportunity to go out to dinner with Professor Athreya (who is visiting for one day from the University of Washington).  Dinner will be covered by the math department.  If you would like to join the dinner, please email Professor Ellen Eischen at eeischen@uoregon.edu.  Priority will be given to the first 8 students to respond.  After that, a wait list will be formed. Additional information about the series is available at http://blogs.uoregon.edu/mathisawesome/



Meet a Scientist Day at the Science Factory

We are pleased to invite you to participate in this year’s “Meet a Scientist Day” at the museum. The goals of this annual event are to introduce the public (our visitors) to UO scientists and celebrate the important scientific research that goes on at our local university. The event will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017. We are looking for representatives from every University science department (and at every level from professor to undergrad) to share some aspect of their scientific field with our visitors. We encourage submissions of all types, including conference-style posters, hands-on activities, and lecture/demonstrations in the planetarium. If you are interested, please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/sfuoday  Responses are due by January 6th. If you are not sure about how to turn your research interests into a public presentation format, please contact Nick Spicher.


In This Issue:

Journal Club

Note: Safety Pins

Minority Science Writers Internship Program at Science

Distinguished Math Lecture for Undergraduates

Meet a Scientist Day at the Science Factory

Upcoming UO and Local Events


Upcoming UO and Local Events:

Needed Conversations: Supporting African American/Black Graduate Students in the Classroom and Beyond

Do you want to be a more effective faculty advisor, instructor, supervisor, or ally?  Do you want to facilitate meaningful, inclusive classroom conversations involving diversity and equity?  Do you want to better support students of color in your program? The College of Education’s Student Diversity Affairs Committee invites you to attend Needed Conversations: Supporting African American/Black Graduate Students in the Classroom and Beyond.  This event will feature African American/Black College of Education graduate students from each Department who will share their experiences studying at the UO and living in Eugene, and the advising, mentoring, and program supports that help them persist and excel.  Please join us Friday, November 18th, 1-2pm, in HEDO 220. Light refreshments provided.

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Allies in the Classroom:
Gender-Inclusive Teaching as
part of Transgender Week of Celebration

When: Fri, Nov. 18, 1:00-2:30pm
Where: EMU Diamond Lake Room (119)

TEP is joined by Maure Smith-Benati, UO’s director of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender education and support services, and Eric Braman, a graduate student who has held leadership appointments in Rehearsals for Life, Student Housing, and the LGBTESS Office, to discuss inclusive teaching with particular focus on classroom practices that support students of all gender expressions.

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Peace Corps for Science Majors

Interesting in being a teacher? Peace Corps wants you! Find out how to work and live abroad post-graduation while teaching anything from Biology to English, in levels preschool to university. There will be a panel discussion, titled “Stories from Returned Volunteers in Education” on Thursday, Nov. 17th 6-7:30pm in Willamette 100. Questions? Contact: Nicolette Ulrich at pcorps@uoregon.edu.

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