The Committee for Research on Women and Gender (CROW) at the University of Akron is pleased to announce our call for proposals for our 7th annual undergraduate and graduate conference. 



The conference theme will be "Standing at the Crossroads: The Multiple Intersections of Self and Systems."  Our theme is purposely a broad and inclusive one, in order to provide opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students working on a variety of topics and within many disciplines to participate. This conference is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program whose work centers on women and/or gender, even if it does not necessarily center on the topic of intersectionality, per se. While we expect most women's and gender studies applicants will be contributing to fields associated with the humanities and social sciences, we especially want to encourage those students enrolled in MFA, performance art programs, nursing, law, biology, and other disciplines to apply and will work with them to find appropriate ways to present their work.

The conference will be March 6-7th, 2015. Please see our website for information regarding submissions: http://uakronstudentlife.orgsync.com/org/crow/Conference_2015.  The call for proposals can be found on the website. The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, January 18th, 2015.  Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and students.  Please contact Rachelle at crowatua@gmail.com with any questions. 

Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond

Friday, Jan. 30 to Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

In 1997, United States President William J. Clinton chose UA as the location for his first Town Hall Meeting on Race.

Each February, The University of Akron provides a forum in which race and race-related issues can be discussed, examined, and hopefully, better understood. The series offers both the University and Northeast Ohio community the opportunity to hear and share a wide variety of viewpoints.

Through films, performances, Face-2-Face Conversations, and keynote speakers, Rethinking Race hopes to engage the public with important topics such as diversity in the workplace and awareness of issues and culture.

Please visit the website for more information and session details: http://www.uakron.edu/race/  

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium (UASIS) April 9, 2015!
UASIS is a state-wide research symposium for Undergraduate and Graduate Students from all disciplines! UASIS 2014 was a great success, drawing over 420 attendees! Please mark your calendars and begin preparing for the next UASIS. Registration opens in October 2014. More information! 

 Center for the Treatment and Study of Traumatic Stress, Summa Health System 

We are seeking research assistants to assist with several research projects focusing on trauma, traumatic stress, risk/resiliency factors, and treatment outcomes. A partial list of projects includes the following:

1.Examining treatment-related trajectories of change in self-reported psychological outcomes.
2 Evaluating integrated primary care and behavioral health care services.
3.Investigating the role of sleep problems in the mental and physical health outcomes of patients receiving treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
4.Assessing risk for persistent psychopathology in recently traumatized individuals. 

Generally, research assistants work on multiple projects in some capacity.  Typical tasks and duties include literature searches, background reading, participant recruitment, running participants through research protocols, data entry, database management, preliminary data analyses, attendance at regular lab meetings, and learning about specialized hardware and software.  Prior research experience would be ideal but is not necessary, as training will be provided.  We generally ask people to commit to the equivalent of at least two semesters if possible.  

Only volunteer positions are available at this time.  Course credit may be possible if desired. Please e-mail the following information to Amanda Smith smithaman@summahealth.org) if you may be interested, and we will follow-up with you: 

A. Year in school.
B. List of psychology courses you have taken and the grades you have received.
C. GPA overall and in psychology.
D. Indicate whether you are interested in earning course credit.
E. Months and/or semesters you are available.
F. Approximate number of hours per week you are available.
G. Describe any research experience you have had.
H. Name and e-mail of a professor/instructor you have had either for a completed psychology course or for research activities who can be contacted for a reference.
I. A few sentences about why you are seeking research experience and what your future plans are.