Professional development, volunteer opportunites, and more
Professional development, volunteer opportunites, and more
University of Oregon
Graduate Student Newsletter - Jan. 12, 2023
Dear Graduate Students, 
Welcome back to campus! We have a great slate of opportunities set for winter term. Up first: The Graduate Research Forum which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Applications to participate are due this coming Monday, Jan. 16.  
Sign up today and gain valuable experience presenting your research to a broad audience in a supportive environment. Graduate students from all disciplines and at all levels of study are encouraged to participate.
We are excited to announce that the location for this year’s Forum has been changed to the prestigious Ford Alumni Center.  
Schedule of Events
  • 8 - 10 a.m. - Check In  
  • 9 - 11 a.m. - 3MT Preliminaries 
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Panel Presentations 
  • 10 a.m. - Noon - Poster Presentations 
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch 
  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - 3MT Finals 
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this celebration of graduate research at UO. Questions? Contact Jen McNutt-Bloom at
Professional Development 
Research Funding for Graduate Students Webinar 
When: Friday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m.; Where: Remote. Learn what kind of research supports are available and how to find them using the Pivot funding opportunities database. This webinar is offered in collaboration with the Division of Graduate Studies by the Research Development Services (RDS) to help you find and apply for external funding. This event is tailored towards graduate students, as well as faculty mentors who may be new to grant writing and proposal submissions at UO. Register now.  
Winter Term Writing Groups
Join a weekly, peer-facilitated writing group to take the isolation out of your writing process. All groups are held in the Graduate Student Lounge on the first floor of Susan Campbell Hall. Registration required:
  • Mondays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with Sabrina Sherman | Register
  • Tuesdays from 2 - 5 p.m. with Will Fitzsimmons | Register
  • Thursdays from 2 - 5 p.m. with Katie Conley | Register
Events + Volunteering 
March -or- Volunteer at the 2023 Eugene/Springfield Martin Luther King Jr. March
Join us as a participant or a volunteer on Monday, Jan. 16 from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The march starts at Autzen Stadium and ends at the Hult Center around noon; a short program will follow. UO Grad Students interested in marching as a group, please meet Emra in front of Tykeson Hall at 10 a.m. Families welcome. Questions? Email Emra, Click here for more information or to volunteer.  

Volunteer on UO’s National Day of Service 
Join us for our National Day of Service as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteer with a community partner for two hours. Continental breakfast provided. Click here for more information and to RSVP

Volunteer for DisOrient’s 2023 Film Festival in Eugene 
DisOrient is a grassroots, community-centered organization committed to celebrating films with authentic Asian American and Pacific Islander voices, faces, creativity, and experiences. Click here to volunteer for their 2023 Film Festival taking place March 10-12 in Eugene. Many perks offered in gratitude for volunteering. Send any questions to Mee Wai Lam at
Services + Support 
Textbook Subsidy 
UO Basic Needs is accepting applications for textbook subsidy funds up to $150. Applications will be accepted until the end of Week 3 or until funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Students must be enrolled at least part time. Visit their website for more information or click here to apply now

Accessible Education Center  
Disability is an important part of our campus diversity. However, not all environments or classes are designed to include all learners and abilities. The Accessible Education Center (AEC) is available to support students with disabilities in determining the most effective strategies and accommodations to ensure access.  

Students are welcome to connect with AEC at any point during their time at UO. No previous educational accommodations or diagnoses are required to receive services. AEC is located in Oregon Hall 360 and can be reached at 541-346-1155 or To schedule an appointment with an AEC access advisor, complete this online scheduling form

DEI Faculty Database 
Looking for faculty who conduct research on diversity, equity, and inclusion? Searching for just the right committee member? Here is a database of faculty members and their research areas to help you find the best fit for your academic goals.

Alumni Spotlight 

Alison Cerezo
“You are more skilled and talented than you know! Put yourself out there and seek out new work that intimidates you. This is how you grow. Seek out professional networks and connections. Always try to connect with folks who intimidate you - this is where you can see a path toward career growth.”

This advice comes from Alison Cerezo, who earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from UO in 2009. Late last year, Alison was appointed to lead a $17.5 million LBTQ Health Equity Initiative at UC Santa Barbara. Click here to learn about Alison’s path at UO and her tips for navigating life after graduation.

Quick Links

Graduate Research Forum
GE Opportunities
Application Deadline:
Jan. 27
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P: 541-346-5129 | F: 541-346-2804
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