SoHE News

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SoHE News: Apr 2–8

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.

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SoHE News: Mar 19–Apr 1

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.

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SoHE News: Mar 12–18

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.

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SoHE News: Mar 5–11

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.

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SoHE News: Feb 26–Mar 4

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.

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Research Funding Opportunities & Updates

Funding Opportunities
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)
Training Event
4/7: ED/SBS IRB – I Have IRB Approval-Now What?

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SoHE News: Feb 19–25

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.

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SoHE News: Feb 12–18

Fairbanks patents Hello! Loom, Collins features in UW Now livestream event, Thomas to present to Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus, Dong highlighted for teaching innovation, and more.

Jenny Angus

SoHE News: Feb 5–11

NEA grant to support Angus exhibit at Staten Island Museum, new SoHE online degree highlighted by UW, returning personal finance student featured on NHL.com, and more.

Julie Poehlmann

SoHE News: Jan 29–Feb 4

Poehlmann-Tynan publishes on prisons’ family communication policies during COVID-19; Whelan publishes audio lecture series with The Great Courses; Raison discusses depression’s evolutionary role and treatments in longform interview; Carter guests on Bard podcast; and more.

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SoHE News: Jan 22–28

Litzelman reports on Wisconsin community organizations’ efforts to combat loneliness during the pandemic, Fairbanks conversation on social weaving published in Textile: Cloth and Culture, Dong comments on the wellbeing design components of interiors, and more.

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SoHE News: Jan 15–21

Robb wins distinguished teaching award from university, news from two Design Studies alumnae, Nix joins Pediatrics podcast to discuss his toddler healthy eating research, Huambachano publishes on Peruvian Amazonian land management models, Whelan advises on battling the winter blues, and more.

Lauren Papp

SoHE News: Jan 8–Jan 14

Barringer, Papp publish on college students’ Rx stimulant misuse; Thomas presents tonight to the Real Dads Network; CSCR PhD student writes in Edge Effects about Indigenous food revival; Emeritus Prof. Riley comments on best/worst states to raise a family; and more.

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Advancing Online Education: New SoHE degree option lights the way for UW–Madison overall

In 2019, well before the changes brought by the novel coronavirus, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the goal of providing comprehensive online degree programs for students who are unable to be on campus due to work, family, or other circumstances. This fall, in a first step toward that vision, students began logging on to earn UW–Madison’s first fully online degree: a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from the School of Human Ecology.

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SoHE News: Dec 18–Jan 7

Nix “Recipe 4 Success” research written up in Reuters, Collins discusses the meager stimulus checks with Yahoo! Finance, HDFS PhD student cited in The Progressive on psychedelics and Indigenous communities, and more.

Image from What Would a Microbe Say? online exhibition that explores the intersection of human and microbial worlds.

Material World: The Center for Design and Material Culture centers learning on the objects all around us

When COVID precautions limited in-person gatherings and closed campus galleries, the CDMC quickly adapted. Exhibitions were put online. Social media channels were revamped. And before the end of the summer, the center had launched a new website (cdmc.wisc.edu) as well as CDMC Conversations: live, online discussions between artists, designers, industry professionals, staff, and students.

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SoHE News: Dec 11–17

New CFS research on millennials’ pandemic finances featured on Yahoo! Finance, Nix research on preschool social-emotional program written up in Consumer Affairs, Litzelman and grad students publish on cancer survivors’ spouses’ mental health, new Angus show upcoming, and more.