Halpern-Meekin discusses pandemic poverty implications with 1050 Bascom podcast, Collins joins Yahoo! Finance on retirement savings disparities in America, CommNS to host annual fundraising conference online in brief, Whelan offers work-from-home tips on WPR, and more.
Scholars in the program, hosted by the Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center, especially appreciated the opportunity to connect directly with one another and with mentors during online office hours.
A message from Dean Shim, a fellow international scholar at UW–Madison.
An illustrated poem from Human Development and Family Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Alvin Thomas.
CDMC gallery exhibitions now available online, Kerr TV interview on parenting stresses under COVID-19, Ponto wins data science research grant from American Family Insurance, new food security mapping tool from Bartfeld featured in Mid-West Farm Report, and more.
Several Human Ecology faculty have earned promotions in their departments, and we bid farewell to several retiring faculty.
Hartley on strategies for parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism, Moskowitz on politics in our textiles, Addo on COVID’s added economic impact for Black women, Wong on the future of consumer behavior, and more.
Dr. Alvin Thomas discussed Black men’s mental health and Dr. Nancy Wong the future of consumer behavior in two virtual discussions, hosted by Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, that drew hundreds of alumni audience members in recent weeks.
Recently, the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (“the CommNS”) hosted two live, virtual conversations on the topic “Sustained Engagement for Racial Justice.” The events featured local and national leaders as panelists and drew hundreds of attendees for the live conversation.
Poehlmann-Tynan research with Sesame Workshop featured by university, Thomas talks mental health with alumni for UW Now, CFS RDRC hosts its second annual Junior Scholars in Training program, and more.
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, currently Visiting Executive Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Studies, has accepted an invitation to serve as CDMC’s Executive Director beginning in fall of 2021.
• Addo on the racial wealth disparity in the stock market rebound
• Remembering Mark Anthony Rolo
• Awards to SoHE faculty from Global Health Institute and Baldwin Wisconsin Idea
• Personal finance online degree written up in On Wisconsin magazine, and more.
A new mental health discussion group for Black men intends to help them cope with the added stressors of COVID-19 in daily life, as well as recent events of police violence against Black people. Dr. Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, helps lead the group alongside fellow health and well-being experts in Wisconsin.
Dean Shim, on behalf of the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison, addresses students directly on recent police violence against Black Americans and resulting uprisings nationwide.
Harvey on alternative financial services in times of crisis, Addo on compounded financial pressures for Black Americans, Hartley on the Alzheimers-Down Syndrome link, Kirkorian on screentime for young children, Ponto on emerging tech trends, and more.
Design History PhD student wins major research award, McInnes describes the “wau” in Wisconsin place names, incoming undergrad wins Summit Credit Union scholarship, Whelan remembers an unorthodox self-help author, and more.
Natalie Wright, who just completed her first year of PhD coursework in Design Studies, has won the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recognized as a top applicant, Wright will research histories of making and disability under the mentorship of Professors Marina Moskowitz and Sarah Anne Carter.
New faculty coming to SoHE, Addo on utility bills for struggling families, upcoming webinar on student debt management, and more.
Dr. Robert Nix, of Human Development and Family Studies, and Extension colleague Brook Berg win a $110,000 award to support a family well-being program in 16 rural counties and tribal nations representing the highest-risk parts of Wisconsin.
Currently the National Poverty Fellow at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Harvey studies how public policies affect economically vulnerable populations in the U.S., with a focus on the effects of K-16 financial education on the financial outcomes of youth and young adults across different socioeconomic groups.
Soyeon profiled in Madison Magazine, Addo on America’s “subaltern middle class,” CNPL major profiled in Chicago Tribune, O’Brien anticipates a very different retail future, and more.
Drs. Nastaran Shishegar and Uchita Vaid will teach in the Interior Architecture program.
Dr. Christine Whelan offers a brief guide to managing one’s new routines, challenges, and opportunities, alongside a roundup of other resources from SoHE faculty addressing the COVID-19 crisis.
Student accomplishments to celebrate, Collins joins Crossroads of Ideas COVID-19 discussion, Addo on financial impacts for millennials, and more.