Month: September 2020

In Memoriam: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pictured is Ruth Bater Ginsberg.

Justice Ginsburg
Professor emerita and CSWS affiliate Caroline Forell, School of Law​​​​​​, has written an account of her relationship to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Around The O. Forell taught Women & the Law for 25 years in the School of Law. She is co-author of the book “A Law of Her Own: The Reasonable Woman […]

Caregiver networks available to UO community members

From Around the O, Sept. 21, 2020:

The University of Oregon has launched two new caregiving resources, Care Provider Network and Shared Care Network, exclusively for the UO community to help faculty members, staff and students meet caregiving needs while balancing school and work responsibilities.
“We recognize that our community is contending with uncertainties on many […]

Talks to Celebrate Wayne Morse Center’s 20th Anniversary

This fall, the Wayne Morse Center celebrates 20 years of promoting civic engagement, inclusive democracy, and justice with a series of talks on the theme of science, policy, and the public:
The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome 
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 p.m.
Featuring Alondra Nelson, Institute for Advanced Study and Social Science Research Council. 
This […]

Tara Fickle Wins American Book Award

Pictured is Tara Fickle.

Tara Fickle
CSWS faculty affiliate Tara Fickle, associate professor of English, has been named a 2020 American Book Award winner for her first book, The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities (New York University Press).
The book publisher describes The Race Card as follows: “As Pokémon Go reshaped our neighborhood geographies and the human flows […]

CoDaC Writing Circles Return in Fall

CoDaC is ready to support your research, writing, and sense of faculty community and support as we begin Fall Term. The center has a robust schedule of Faculty Writing Circles set to start in Week 1 of Fall term.
Nine writing times are available, including Parent/Caretaker circles designed to meet the needs of those of […]

Black studies minor launched at UO

Black Panthers speak on the UO campus in support of a Black student protest at OSU in the late 1960s.

Editor’s Note: From Around The O, September 7, 2020. Several CSWS faculty affiliates teach courses in Black Studies.

Black Panthers speak on the UO campus in support of a Black student protest at OSU in the late 1960s. (Image: Organa/Oregon Digital)


It’s been a long time coming, but UO students can now minor in Black studies.
The university […]