Articles by Kristy Hammond

LGBTQ Faculty Happy Hour

LGBTQ Faculty Happy Hour Thursday, October 26 6-8pm Barnlight Café, Downtown Eugene (Willamette and Broadway) No agenda, just a get together with drinks and food for UO Faculty who identify as LGBTQ or allies. Build community and meet your colleagues across campus!


Distinguished Professor Lisa Lowe presents “Archives, Materiality, History”

6th Annual Peggy Pascoe Memorial Lecture The Department of Ethnic Studies welcomes Lisa Lowe “Archives, Materiality, History” Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:00-4:30pm EMU 245 Gumwood Room Presentation- Drawing connections between the past and the present, this presentation will discuss interdisciplinary methods for constituting and interpreting archival documents and material culture in the recovery of transhemispheric links between European liberalism, settler colonialism in the Americas, the transatlantic African slave trade, and trades in Asia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Lisa Lowe is Professor of English and Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, where she also directs the…


Tentative Agreement for Contract Extension

[Update: This summer, we sent an email to members of United Academics regarding our intent to enter into negotiations with UO administration. Below is an overview of were we are currently in that process.] Late last week, we were able to reach a tentative agreement with the administration for a two-year extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. We will be holding a ratification vote later this month. The agreement will only be finalized upon approval of a majority of voting members. This email contains a short summary of the agreement, followed by a longer explanation and a link to the…


United Academics End of Year Report

Dear Colleagues and Members of United Academics: I trust that many of you can attest to the mix of challenges and achievements across our campus and our union this last academic year. In state politics, we began the academic year optimistically with the potential to stabilize Oregon’s treasury with a corporate tax. By November, large corporations spent tens of millions of dollars to defeat the corporate tax in Measure 97; the result was a stinging defeat capped by other electoral woes. With one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the country, Oregon faces another state budget shortfall of $1.4…