Evelyn Cruz, Director of Program Planning & Evaluation of Centro Hispano—Dane County’s leading social services provider for the Latinx community—partnered with SoHE Professor Emerita Lori Bakken to develop a comprehensive toolkit to support community-based organizations deciding whether and how to engage with researchers and evaluators. The guide includes key principles in four areas of focus, a checklist, and templates for shared agreements.
The McKnight Foundation and Minnesota Center for Book Arts have named Professor Mary Hark, of SoHE’s Design Studies department, a 2021 McKnight Book Artist Fellow for her hand papermaking works.
The new Human Ecology alum reflects on the advisors and funding opportunities that allowed her to “find my identity and concrete philosophy as a designer, an artist, and an educator.”
A Q&A with Dr. Troy M. Williams, who graduated in spring 2021 from SoHE’s PhD program in Civil Society and Community Research.
TODAY: Wong presents to Social Security Advisory Board; New research from Bea, Shin; Next week: Thomas presents with HELI; Whelan talks pandexit on UW Now; and more.
A Q&A with Dr. Karen Bogenschneider, coauthor with Dr. Thomas Corbett, of the recently published second edition of their book, Evidence-Based Policymaking: Envisioning a New Era of Theory, Research, and Practice.
Wong to present to Social Security Advisory Board; Undergrads highlighted by the university; Kirkorian on proposed “Instagram for Kids”; new research from Papp, Nix; and more.
From environmental education to board member development, the spring 2021 graduates of SoHE’s applied master’s degree in human ecology address important community opportunities with their final projects.
An accomplished class of human ecologists transitions from SoHE in this spring’s commencement.
Three CNPL grads featured by university, Wong explains rebuilding local consumer confidence, RCB major talks fashion with The Black Voice, Whelan on pandexit resocialization, and more.
Gaddis cited in The New Republic, Whelan advises on making your “pandexit,” Bogenschneider publishes second edition of researcher-policymaker engagement handbook with Routledge, and more.
The UW–Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research has awarded a Clinical & Community Outcomes Research Pilot Award to a new project by Drs. Alvin Thomas and Tova Walsh, in collaboration with the Milwaukee-based African American Breastfeeding Network, to explore opportunities for Black fathers to support positive maternal child health outcomes.
Thomas speaks with WORT and PBS Wisconsin on recent events’ impact on Black Americans’ mental health; Whelan joins Badger Talks on post-COVID socializing; Dodge Francis publishes new research on COVID-19 stress and coping among Native American and Alaska Natives; and more.
SoHE PIs will examine the relationship between minimum wage policies and low-income families’ access to financial services, and how COVID-19 affected essential immigrant workers.
The fiftieth anniversary of this national annual celebration spotlights the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers recognizes the quick and thoughtful responses of two SoHE experts in addressing pandemic-related financial challenges for families, couples, and individuals.
Bartfeld wins CALS award and speaks with NPR’s Marketplace, Harvey research noted in New York Times, Huambachano to keynote Global Health Initiative summit 4/14, McInnes to discuss Wisconsin’s Indigenous languages 4/12, Duncan to present on mental health for farmers 4/9, and more.
New research from Drs. Harvey, Dodge Francis, and Papp; HDFS PhD student Tia Murray on the role of doulas in addressing the racial inequities in Madison-area maternal and child health; Whelan on pandemic parenting on The Today Show; Gaddis on school lunch in The Conversation; and more.
Halpern-Meekin discusses the poverty aids in the newly passed American Rescue Plan on WPR, Kirkorian shares tips on transitioning kids back to in-person schooling, Collins describes the WisconsinSaves program on Yahoo! Finance, Gaddis on extended school lunch program through summer, Huambachano to keynote UW Global Health Symposium, and more.
Sarmiento quoted in LA Times, Halpern-Meekin on poverty impacts of COVID relief bill, grad student Evans keynotes for Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board, Shin publishes on community design for aging residents, Ashton publishes on food safety history, and more.
A member of the SoHE Board of Visitors and a fixture of Madison’s design and philanthropic communities, Phillip Levy was a determined advocate for people-centered design and the human ecology approach. The Phillip A. Levy Design Excellence Fund will help to honor his legacy.
Whelan audiobook places in Audible’s top 10 for nonfiction; Muentner, Weymouth, and Poehlmann-Tynan publish on the impact of children witnessing a father’s arrest; two SoHE alumnae named in In Business Madison’s 40 under 40; Collins introduces “WisconsinSaves” program on Channel 3000; Interior Architecture undergrad highlighted by Nelson Institute; and more.
Due 3/8: Applications for PA support for Extension-related activities
Due 4/1: Indigenous EcoWell small grant
Due 7/15: NSF Developmental Sciences (DS) and Social Psychology programs
Read the NIH Notice of Intent to Publish an FOA on Structural Racism and Discrimination (SRD)
4/7: ED/SBS IRB – I Have IRB Approval-Now What?
Keeler joins SustainUW podcast to speak on American Indian activism, Collins discusses Wisconsin’s retirement crisis on WORT and publishes report on reverse mortgages, Raison co-chairs steering committee for psychedelics education symposium, Shim publishes on financial satisfaction related to college payment method, and more.