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Lynn Stephen and Erin Beck among those to receive OVPRI 2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards

Erin Beck & Lynn Stephen

July 16, 2018—Lynn Stephen and Erin Beck, two members of the CLLAS Executive Board, are among those whose research will receive 2018 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The program will award up to $50,000 to four UO research teams, described in an article in Around the O: UO researchers awarded grants for interdisciplinary projects

Lynn Stephen, founding director of CLLAS and professor of anthropology, and Erin Beck, associate professor of political science, were selected for “Gendered Justice: Addressing Violence Against Women in Guatemala and the U.S.”

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 Advisory Board, Awards, Funding, Research No Comments

Education professor Lauren M. Cycyk among first recipients of new UO-OHSU seed funding

Lauren Cycyk

Around the O / June 15, 2018—CLLAS-affiliated faculty Lauren M. Cycyk, assistant professor in Communication Disorders and Sciences in the UO College of Education, is among those announced as a recipient of the new UO-OHSU seed funding.

Cycyk was selected along with Katherine Zuckerman of OHSU for the project “Addressing Disparities in the Assessment and Treatment of Communication Disorders for Young Children from Latino Backgrounds.” 

Lewis Taylor, UO Communications, wrote for Around the O:

“Collaborative research teams examining everything from healthcare-associated infections to carbon nanotubes have been awarded funding to jump-start research projects as part of the 2018 OHSU-UO Collaborative Seed Grant program.

”Ten teams were chosen as part of the program, which creates new collaborations between researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Oregon.”

For the full story, go to “First recipients of new UO-OHSU seed funding announced.” 

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PhD candidate James Daria receives a Food Studies Graduate Research Grant

June 2018—UO’s Food Studies Program announced recipients of its 2018-19 Food Studies Graduate Research Grants, with some additional funds provided by the Graduate School. Among those receiving a grant was James Daria, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, for his graduate research work: “Modern Slavery in Agricultural Sweatshops along the US/Mexican Border.” Daria has been a recipient of a past Faculty Collaborative Research Grant from CLLAS for producing a multilingual documentary film in collaboration with faculty member Philip Scher, another graduate student, and the farmworkers union Pineros y Campesinos Unidos de Noroeste (PCUN).

Brenda Garcia Millan wins prestigious fellowship & teaching award

2017 Tinker Fellow Brenda Garcia Millan (MA International Studies, 2018) has been selected to participate in the prestigious Latino Mental Health International Research Training Program (MHIRT), sponsored by the University of Southern California Department of Psychology. As a MHIRT fellow, Brenda will spend her summer working alongside her faculty mentor, Dr. Shoshana Berenzon Gorn, at the National Psychiatric Institute in Mexico City, where her research will focus on improving access to mental health care for underserved communities. MHIRT is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, and is designed to train the next generation of researchers focused on reducing mental health disparities for U.S. Latinx communities. Kristin Yarris, assistant professor of international studies, is also an MHIRT Faculty Mentor.

Brenda was also awarded the distinguished and extremely competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award to teach in Madrid, Spain. Starting Fall 2018, Brenda will be working at an instituto (secondary school), where she will prepare students for the Global Classrooms (Model UN) project. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

Brenda’s Fulbright ETA award is funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Community of Madrid.

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Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Awards, Funding, Graduate students, News, Research No Comments

Katie Meehan is engaged in a 3-year-research project funded by NSF

Katie Meehan

April 2018—Last summer, Katie Meehan, associate professor in the UO Department of Geography,  started a three-year research project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, exploring how scientists integrate and mobilize climate change knowledge across disciplinary cultures, spatial scales, and international borders. The project examines three case studies of research initiatives in the Americas, including a US-Brazil project, the Fulbright NEXUS, and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). Here is the link to the project website: https://www.knowledgeintegrationproject.org/

This research was profiled in a short media story by reporter Emily Halnon for Around the O: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-researcher-trails-intriguing-subject-other-researchers.

Go here for Meehan’s recent article based on a hemispheric study of climate change knowledge at the science-policy interface across the Americas, supported by the Fulbright NEXUS grant: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0162243917745601

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Thursday, April 5th, 2018 Affiliated faculty, Funding, Research No Comments

UO faculty in the field of Latinx Studies: CLLAS now offers seed grant money

April 6, 2018
12:00 pm

 

 

Deadline: April 6

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces
2018 Seed Grant Award for Faculty in the Field of Latinx Studies

CLLAS announces its first Latinx Studies grant award for research or creative projects. We plan to award one seed grant of up to $2500; the funds must be used during the 2018-2019 academic year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). This grant is specifically intended to support research or creative projects in Latinx Studies that fits within the CLLAS mission.

Projects that include collaboration between UO units, involve the wider Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, or Latinx communities/organizations/institutions in the U.S. or propose other forms of community engagement are particularly welcome, but not required.

For full information on requirements and on how to apply, go to: 2018 Call for Faculty Latinx Grants Final

See also: Drop-in Session March 1

Grant application deadline for both this grant and the Faculty Collaborative Grant: 12:00 p.m. (noon), Friday, April 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified by May 4, 2018.

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Friday, January 5th, 2018 Academics, Events, Funding, Research No Comments



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