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SoHE News & Events: Oct 4–10

Marianne Fairbanks and Dakota Mace to show in MMoCA’s Wisconsin Triennial | Jennifer Angus show opens this weekend | SoHE undergrad a local climate leader | Jerry O’Brien praises Von Maur’s entry into Madison | Jennifer Gaddis on WHYY to talk school lunch shaming

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap has information about the upcoming Baldwin WI Idea pre-proposal deadline, and proposal calls from the Gates Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation. Training events include an IRB workshop and the Researcher Regulatory Fair.

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Textile Tuesday: Hmong Baby Carrier

Baby Carrier, Thailand, 26 x 17 in. Yenchen J. Xiong is a fourth year student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design. In a world with lurking spirits and soul-stealing demons, of tigers who kidnap young maidens, and zombies who haven’t realized they’ve passed on already, there must be a […]

Crystal Yichen Zhao speaks at the Madison Climate Strike Rally September 20, 2019. Photo by Alissa Herring, used with permission.

Activism at SoHE: From the Classroom to the Capitol

A conversation between climate strike speaker and SoHE undergrad Crystal Yichen Zhao and a SoHE professor who researches youth activism, Dr. Connie Flanagan, shows how SoHE lessons transfer from research to action.

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SoHE News & Events: Sep 27–Oct 3

“Intersections” show glowingly reviewed in The Isthmus | Major funding awarded to research financial vulnerability | Christine Whelan talks clothing rental | Jennifer Gaddis in Mother Jones | Jennifer Angus show opening soon in St. Pete

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Junior Scholars in Training Program Preps the Next Generation of Financial Vulnerability Researchers

The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center mentors a diverse cohort of future leaders in the field.

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Jennifer Angus to Open Her Largest Show Ever in Florida Next Week

The SoHE professor encourages viewers to reflect on what they value and protect on this Earth with her show, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories, as Told by Jennifer Angus.

Research funding opps, news & info

Funding Opportunities UW Office of the Provost: Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Pre-Proposals are due November 11, 2019.  SoHE faculty planning to submit a pre-proposal are asked to notify Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator, by November 1, 2019, for planning purposes.  Sarah can also pre-review the budget and provide non-technical/compliance review of the pre-proposal. Russell Sage […]

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Textile Tuesday: Stomacher

Stomacher, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1750-1799, horn, linen, silk, 14×9 in. Jennifer Schlavensky is a recent graduate of the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design. Stomachers—fabric panels, often decorative, that fit into the front opening of gowns and robes—have been called the “ancestors of the corset.” Stomachers […]

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SoHE News & Events: Sep 20–26

Fenaba Addo in Washington Post and TheGrio | Julie Poehlmann-Tynan’s new book | Jennifer Gaddis on Mother Jones “Bite” podcast | Kevin Ponto brings VR to CSI | Mariaelena Huambachano on Indigenous foodways | Día de los Muertos community art project underway

Day of the Dead altar box display from 2014 fiesta at Edgewood College.

Participate in This Year’s Day of the Dead Community Celebration

Make your own altar box to remember a loved one as part of SoHE’s annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta.

Research funding opps, news & info

Funding Opportunities SoHE: SoHE grad scholarship and fellowship opportunities have been updated on their website. UW Office of the Provost: Baldwin WI Idea Pre-Proposals are due November 11, 2019.  SoHE faculty planning to submit a pre-proposal are asked to notify Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator, by November 1, 2019, for planning purposes.  Sarah can […]

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SoHE News & Events: Sep 13–19

Caring for caregivers, students advise peers on budgeting, and more.

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SoHE News & Events: Sep 6–12

How school lunch offers important policy opportunities; five new faculty join SoHE; and what we get wrong about student debt.

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Five New Faculty Join SoHE This Fall

SoHE welcomes Drs. Yiwei Zhang, Mariaelena Huambachano, Brian McInnes, Megan Doherty Bea, and Alvin Thomas.

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Textile Tuesday: Cornhusk Bag

Bag, Idaho, 1900-1929, cornhusk and wool, 23 x 18 in. Dakota Mace (Diné) recently received her MFA in Textiles from the School of Human Ecology and is a Collections Assistant in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Kendra Greendeer (Ho-Chunk) is a doctoral student in History of Art and Collection Manager for the Little Eagle […]

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Three SoHE Faculty Earn Promotions to Full Professor

Dr. Janean Dilworth-Bart, Professor Mary Hark, and Dr. J. Michael Collins return to campus with added distinction.

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SoHE News & Events: Aug 30 – Sep 5

Advice for new students (and their parents); Wisconsin second-lowest in credit card debt; and three faculty promotions.

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Smile for the Camera and SoHE Website

September 10 or 12: Photo time! Time to get your new photo done for the SoHE website AND have a professional image for presentations and publications. We have two half-day shoots scheduled – please click on the one date that works for you then pick your time (NOTE – you must use your @wisc.edu email […]

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SoHE News & Events: August 23-29

An alum’s path from consumer science to crooked grinds; What’s a Weaving Lab?; and more.

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Textile Tuesday: Chalice Veil

Chalice Veil, France, 1700-1765, metallic foil, metallic-wrapped silk, silk on silk, 24 x 23 in. Olivia Scumaci is a third-year student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior. I originally chose my piece, a French chalice veil from around 1700-1765, because of its remarkable beauty. The delicate milky-white square of […]

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Karon Ohm: “Learning Is Making Mistakes”

SoHE’s 2019 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award winner learns by doing—and she encourages others to do so, too.

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SoHE News & Events: August 9-15

What’s really in our clothes?; Back-to-school savings tips; Background TV’s impact on kids; and more.

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Rebecca Brown: Because of SoHE, “I Solve Problems in a More Holistic Way”

SoHE’s 2019 Early Career Alumni Award winner credits her SoHE Master’s degree with helping her serve clients better.