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Clark Honors College historian Mark Carey earns fame as a mountaineer

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/clark-honors-college-historian-earns-fame-mountaineer

from Around the O, Sept. 19, 2018—Mark Carey never saw it coming, but his 20 years of research in a region of South America strongly affected by glaciers have elevated him into international mountaineering fame.

Carey, a historian in the UO’s Clark Honors College and director of the Environmental Studies Program, received the King Albert Mountain Award during ceremonies Sept. 8 in Pontresina, Switzerland. The honor goes to “persons or institutions that have distinguished themselves in some way in the mountain world.”

Carey was joined at the winner’s podium in the King Albert I Memorial Foundation’s 13th award ceremony by Iranian female mountain explorer Nasim Eshqi, Swiss filmmakers who documented a cross-country skiing trip on the Silk Road, and representatives of Italy’s Val Grande National Park.

“I was pretty surprised. I was in shock when they got in touch with me,” Carey said. “I appreciate this award because it values the historical context that I bring into research on glaciers, climate change and natural hazards. And it recognizes the fundamental importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations, which I have increasingly put at the forefront of my research practices with concepts like hydro-social modeling and integrated disaster prevention.” › Continue reading

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Argentina’s history has sinister echoes in America today

Chris Chavez

This op-ed by UO journalism professor Christopher Chávez appeared in the Eugene Register-Guard Sunday edition on August 5, 2018.

Source: Argentina’s history has sinister echoes in America today

“I recently took a trip to Victoria, a small town about an hour outside of Rosario, Argentina, where I’m teaching a course for the University of Oregon. On a street just off the main plaza, there’s a striking mural dedicated to Las Madres, the mothers whose children were either killed or disappeared during Argentina’s “Dirty War,” which lasted from 1976 to 1983. On one side of the mural are the disappeared, blindfolded and despondent. On the other side are the mothers, marching in solidarity and carrying a banner with the word “Justicia” (Justice).” For the full text of this op-ed, go to: Argentina’s history has sinister echoes in America today

Josh Snodgrass, “Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development”

Josh Snodgrass

A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.

Dr. Josh Snodgrass and Dr. Lawrence Sugiyama were featured in an article in The Scientist, entitled “Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development,” about their research, the Shuar Health and Life History Project.

Click here to read the full article!

Three CLLAS affiliated faculty members win Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards

Rocio Zambrana / photo by Alice Evans.

June 19, 2018—Three CLLAS affiliated faculty members are among the 15 UO faculty members selected for the prestigious Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards for 2018-19, which were announced this week by UO Provost Jayanth Banavar.

The three scholars are:

  • Christopher Chávez, associate professor, advertising
  • Ernesto Martinez, associate professor, ethnic studies
  • Rocio Zambrana, associate professor, philosophy

Professor Zambrana is a current member of the CLLAS Executive Board. Professors Chávez and Martinez have previously served on the Board.

From the Around the O article: “The Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards was established in 2006 through the support of Lorry Lokey and increases the academic quality and reputation of the University of Oregon by highlighting and supporting world-class research and teaching.

“The fund is designed to recognize, reward and retain nationally competitive faculty members who have a record of excellence in research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and education. More than 150 faculty members have now received the award.

“Candidates are nominated by deans, with advice from faculty and unit heads, and nominations are reviewed by the Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards review committee before a final determination is made by the provost. The awards provide faculty members with a $20,000 salary supplement or $30,000 for research support.”

For the full article and the full list of 15 recipients, go to: Around the O / Fund for Faculty Excellence.

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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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University Theatre season closes with lost comedy of New Spain

Editor’s Note: There is still time left to see this play recently unearthed by UO Latin American studies director Pedro García-Caro. The director is UO doctoral candidate Olga Sanchez Saltveit, who is a 2018-19 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant awardee. Ticket info

From Around the O: University Theatre is putting on the first-ever English translation of a 1789 Spanish Enlightenment comedy that looks at Latino culture and racial classification in the New World.

The play, “Tricks to Inherit: A Nephew and his Uncle,” originally was written by Fermín de Reygadas in Mexico City and was recently unearthed by UO Latin American studies director Pedro García-Caro.

Shortly after its transcription, director and UO doctoral candidate Olga Sanchez Saltveit translated the play into English and added a modern flair to illuminate the play’s complex themes.

“It’s part of reclaiming Hispanic history in California,” Sanchez Saltveit said. “I think it’s in keeping with the kind of theater that matters.”

Students and community members will be able to see Sanchez Saltveit’s adaptation, “Tricks to Inherit,” at Robinson Theater May 25-26, June 1-3 and June 8-9. UO students are admitted free by claiming tickets at the box office one hour before the show. › Continue reading

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