Journal Club

The theme for fall is exploring science teaching practices that are inclusive, engaged, and research-led. We invite anyone across all ranks and disciplines to join the whole series or stop by for a specific conversation. For Week 8, please read:

Inouye, C. Y., Bae, C. L., & Hayes, K. N. (2017). Using whiteboards to support college students’ learning of complex physiological concepts. Advances in Physiology Education41(3), 478-484. http://advan.physiology.org/content/41/3/478

Fall term journal club will be held on Thursdays at 9 am in 217 LISB.

Hope to see you there,
Elly and Julie

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The Lab Lit Book Club

The Science Literacy Program is sponsoring a new book club, devoted to works of fiction that feature scientists as main characters, performing plausible science in a real-world setting. At our first meeting, Nov. 29 at 7 PM in LISB 217, we’ll discussFlight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. We will discuss literary fiction, science communication, and the narrative challenge of pairing accurate science with a compelling story.  We aim to attract a diverse group. So please feel free to invite your friends and family members, if they are book lovers, as well as colleagues in other departments. For more information please contact Rachel Rodman or Phil Lotshaw

Happy reading, and we’ll see you on Nov. 29th!
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STEM Education Advisory Panel Seeking Nominations

The National Science Foundation is accepting nominations for the newly formed STEM Education Advisory Panel. The panel will meet twice a year to provide expert advice to the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM), an interagency group that coordinates STEM education programs across the federal government. CoSTEM is also responsible for developing five-year strategic plans for federal STEM education investments. Nominations are due by November 30, 2017.

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VIII International Geoscience Education Conference

It is a pleasure for us to announce the VIII International Geoscience Education Conference (GeoSciEd), a quadrennial conference organized by the International Geoscience Education Organization.  In 2018 it will be hosted at Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil, from July 22-27. For more inforamtion, please visit our website.

The abstract submission deadline is November 30, 2017.

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American Society for Microbiology: Curriculum Design, Teaching and Assessment Course

The American Society for Microbiology is offering a 5-month online course prepares participants for science teaching positions at a variety of non-doctoral institutions – community colleges, minority-serving institutions, regional or state colleges, and primarily undergraduate institutions. Fellows in the course take part in a highly focused training experience that combines in-depth webinars, pre- and post-webinar assignments, structured mentoring, and a community of practice. The experience is fast-paced, intense, interactive, and presents practical examples in microbiology education. The registration deadline is December 1. To register, clickhere.

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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Michigan

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is aimed at bringing more undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field into the conservation arena. In addition to a stipend, accepted students will also receive room and board, a discretionary allowance and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The application deadline is January 31, 2018.For more information, please visit our website.

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See a conference you might like to attend? Contact the Science Literacy Program to see if travel funds may be available!


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In This Issue:

-Journal Club
-The Lab Lit Book Club
-STEM Education Advisory Panel Seeking Nominations
-VIII International Geoscience Education Conference
-American Society For Microbiology
-Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
-Job Opportunities
-Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Corner
-Upcoming UO and Local Events

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Corner
Week 8 Spotlight:

How do you structure your class sessions? You may have multiple parts to a given class period, and the order in which students encounter those parts can affect how well they learn the material.  The 5E Model provides a framework for aligning the components of a class with the way people learn.  For details, see:

Tanner, K. D. (2010). Order matters: using the 5E model to align teaching with how people learn. CBE-Life Sciences Education9(3), 159-164. http://www.lifescied.org/content/9/3/159.shortBack to top

Upcoming UO and Local Events:
Common Reading Events

Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) has long been hailed as one of the most important writers in contemporary Native fiction, and The Round House is perhaps her most brilliantly realized narrative. Told from the perspective of a young adult narrator, the book deals directly with questions of tribal sovereignty, federal Indian policy, sexual violence, social justice and individual accountability. Please check out these related events:

Native American Heritage Month- Teaching Engagement Program:

NAS Research Colloquium: “Oregon Indian History Research Presentations,” Jennifer O’Neal (Grande Ronde) and ES399 Students

November 14: 12:00-1:30pmin the Many Nations Longhouse

Silver of the Full Moon- A Play by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee)

Friday November 17: 6-9pmin the Many Nations Longhouse

“Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty in Our Stories,” a lecture by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation)

November 17: 12:00 pm –1:30 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room

NAS Research Colloquium: Joyce Pualani Warren (Kanaka Maoli), Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnic American Literatures and Cultural Productions

Dec 6, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the Many Nations Longhouse

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The Eugene Natural History Society Presents: The Really Big One: How Did It Come To This?

The Eugene Natural History Society is offering a free program with Dr. Chris Goldfinger, a professor of Marine Geology at Oregon State. Dr. Goldfinger will explain the methods he and his group have developed that have allowed them to determine how many major earthquakes have occurred in Cascadia over the past several thousand years, and, importantly, the intervals between them. The talk will be held Friday, November 17 in 100 Willamette Hall at 7:30pm.

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Quack Chats: Ideas on Tap  with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for Ideas on Tap, a conversation series held the first Wednesday of the month at Sprout! Regional Food Hub. Enjoy Claim 52 craft beers and thought-provoking discussions about science, culture, and more. Cosponsored by Claim 52 Abbey, La Granada Latin Kitchen, Pig & Turnip, NEDCO, and 100 Mile Bakery. The event will be held December 6 at 6:00pm at the Sprout! Regional Food Hub, MarketplaceSprout! Regional Food Hub, Marketplace.

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University of Oregon Environmental Leadership Program 

The Environmental Leadership Program is accepting applications for the Winter-Spring term. The program offers service learning opportunities for participants to gain valuable professional skills while helping connect the community with nature. Click here for more information.

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