Cinema Studies Remote Learning FAQ

Cinema Studies Remote Learning FAQs

The Cinema Studies faculty and staff are united to ensure that all students have equal access to their education. We are attentive to the many challenges facing our students and faculty in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent wildfires, such as inequitable access to technology, the limitations of technological infrastructures, and/or the displacement that some of our community may be facing.

Below are helpful remote learning FAQs and resources to address questions related to the Department of Cinema Studies classes and operations. Please check this page frequently, as we will continue to update this page as more information, ideas, and helpful resources become available.

If you don’t see an answer to your question, let us know by submitting the Remote Learning Feedback Form:

Remote Learning Feedback Form

Tykeson College and Career Advising Now Providing Remote Advising

COVID-19 Update March 18, 2020

Advising operations for Tykeson College and Career Advising have moved to solely remote advising, utilizing Microsoft Teams. Advising continues to be held during regular operating hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

For more information and to schedule a Tykeson advising appointment, please visit for up-to-date advising information and directions on how to schedule a remote advising appointment. 

To call Tykeson College and Career Advising, please call their direct number: 541-346-9200.

CINE Community Message from Dept. Head Professor Ovalle

Cinema Studies Department Head Priscilla Peña Ovalle

Hello, Cinema Studies majors!

Hello, everyone. I'm Professor Ovalle, Department Head of Cinema Studies. I just wanted to let you know that your well-being is a key concern of our faculty and staff. For these reasons and more, we are currently working hard to prepare for remote learning in early spring. I do, however, want to acknowledge that this is a stressful time and that the first few weeks of spring will undoubtedly present challenges as we all juggle new demands with concerns about our loved ones and more. 

Upcoming application deadlines for CURE awards


CURE offers a variety of competitive grants to support undergraduate research endeavors. The conference travel award assists students to present their research findings at a conference or professional meeting. Fellowships are also available to support students to conduct summer research under the mentorship of a University of Oregon faculty mentor. CURE has also created a fund to assist eligible students in emergency situations, and designed to help students participate in research related opportunities. 

Cinema Studies is Hiring! Student Office Assistant

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Cinema Studies is currently accepting applications for a Student Office Assistant

The Student Office Assistant supports the Department of Cinema Studies staff and faculty in the general operation of the office. The position is 8 to 10 hours per week. For a description of duties and the application, please visit the job posting on Handshake

Deadline Extended! Apply by Midnight Monday, March 2, 2020

Call for Proposals: What is Information? Conference

What is Information? Conference

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational effects and affects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from differential equations to physical information; and from volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.

Send 150–200 word abstracts for papers / panels / installations by JANUARY 24, 2020 to: Janet Wasko at

Apply Now for Spring Term! CINE 408: The Art of Producing

Art of Producing 2020

Featuring Guest Lectures by Independent Spirit Nominated Producer Ryan Zacarias

Taught by Cinema Studies Assistant Professor Masami Kawai, this spring term course features guest lectures by Ryan Zacarias, producer of Bull (2019), Give Me Liberty (2019), The Mountain (2018), Entertainment (2015), Mediterranea (2015), and more.

Deadline Extended!  Apply online by 8 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2020


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