SoHE News

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap includes information about the NIH’s invitation for comment on a draft data management policy and guidance, and links resources on the UW Office of Business Engagement’s newly updated website.

Lace Seal with United States Seal

Textile Tuesday: Lace Mat

Mat depicting the seal of the United States President, Needle lace in cotton or linen, 1950-1990, United States, 7” diameter. By Nora Renick Rinehart, a first year MFA student in Design Studies. While doing research for an upcoming project on textiles and American politics, this exquisite example of needle lace immediately caught my attention. Created […]

Brenda Baker and Bird Ross, co-founders of Wisconsin Artists Forward Fund and local artists themselves, flank Jennifer Angus and Dakota Mace at the awards reception for the inaugural Forward Art Prize, which Angus and Mace have been awarded for 2019.

SoHE News & Events: November 8-14

Gaddis op-ed in Teen Vogue | Angus and Mace win major art prize | Sarmadi’s “blaze pink” research featured in policy brief | Grad student Williams publishes on culturally responsive evaluation | Huambachano discusses food sovereignty | Moskowitz lectures to Madison Knitters Guild

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap includes newly released funding opportunities from the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College; and from the Russell Sage Foundation Small Grants Program.

Children hand prints on painted wall

Give Hope: Partners in Giving Underway

Because we care – we act! Give now at www.giving.wi.gov To all our fellow Human Ecologists: It’s time to sign up for Partners in Giving once again. For 45 years, Partners in Giving has allowed Wisconsin state employees to make a difference by supporting hundreds of local, state, national, and international charities that have met […]

Brenda Baker and Bird Ross, co-founders of Wisconsin Artists Forward Fund and local artists themselves, flank Jennifer Angus and Dakota Mace at the awards reception for the inaugural Forward Art Prize, which Angus and Mace have been awarded for 2019.

Two SoHE Women Artists Win Inaugural Forward Art Prize

Professor Jennifer Angus and Design MFA alum Dakota Mace each earn recognition as outstanding women artists of Wisconsin.

Printed Textiles

Textile Tuesday: Fabric Sample

Mathilda Schwalbach, Faces of the Nation Facing the World, screenprinting on cotton, United States, 1968 Samantha Comerford is a graduate student in Art History at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Collection Assistant in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. In looking through the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection I was immediately struck by this printed […]

POWER Collective group shot

The P.O.W.E.R. Collective @ SoHE

Critical Research//Community Engagement//Radical Advancement House in SoHE’s Civil Society and Community Research department, The P.O.W.E.R. Collective—People.Of.Wisdom.Eternally.Revolutionizing—consists of graduate students on a mission to support research, political and community action programs, and professional development for and by communities of color. While not new to campus, the group has found a new online presence on the SoHE […]

Charles Raison

SoHE News & Events: November 1-7

Raison’s research featured in Vice | Keeler on the 1950s erasure of Indian Country | Sarmadi to discuss sustainable plastics at Chazen | Angus talks insect art on podcast | New SoHE faculty member Alvin Thomas featured by UW

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap includes a final reminder about WI Idea Baldwin Pre-Proposals, which are due November 11th along with a re-posting of upcoming proposal deadlines for UW Global Health Institute and the Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) LOI call.

Textile Tuesday Woven Sample Image

Textile Tuesday: Weaving Sample

Woven sample and pattern, 20th century, textile and paper, 8 ½ x 11 in. Amanda Thatch is a second year MFA candidate in Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (HLATC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison contains many beautiful and astounding objects. There is also, however, a far […]

Picture of the interior of the human ecology building.

Are you hosting an event at SoHE? Let us know!

A handy new online form makes it easy to submit your event.

Nancy Nicolas Hall in the winter

‘Tis the Season for UW Winter Weather Policies

October snow means an early reminder of inclement weather guidelines UW-Madison’s inclement weather guidelines for employees and the updated campus-wide policy are available online. Key points of the guidelines include: Only the Chancellor has the authority to cancel classes, suspend services, and close the campus to the public and employees. Individual colleges and schools will […]

Lesley Sager, faculty associate in design studies, talks with undergraduate student Laurel Pierskalla during Design Studies 341 in the UW-Madison Makerspace

SoHE Helps Launch New Accelerated MS in Design + Innovation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s new degree option responds to student interest, faculty expertise, and employer needs.

Erin Bailey on NBC15 discussing racial disparities in healthcare

SoHE News & Events: Oct 25–31

CSCS grad student Erin Bailey on NBC discussing racial disparities in healthcare | New research on Down syndrome-dementia link from Hartley | New research from Litzelman on caregiver use of social resources | Blumenstock and Papp on young adult relationship and sexual satisfaction | Raison’s Usona study begins recruiting patients | Fairbanks noted in Wisconsin Triennial review

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap includes newly released funding opportunities from the UW Global Health Initiative and the National Endowment for Financial Education. Also upcoming is the Baldwin WI Idea pre-proposal deadline – due November 11th.

Day of the Dead dancers at SoHE 2018

Media Alert: Day of the Dead Fiesta Friday, Nov 1

Excellent video and photo opportunities: The annual event, free and open to the public, features community-created altar boxes, food, music, dance, and other activities.

Michelle Kwasny

SoHE News & Events: Oct 18–24

A new accelerated master’s degree launches with SoHE | Bartfeld on hunger solutions for Wisconsin | Angus exhibit “dazzles” | Collins appointed to retirement task force by Governor | SoHE grad student publishes research on mindful parenting of teens | Diprete Brown wins Global Citizen Award

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap includes a reminder about the Baldwin WI Idea pre-proposal deadline and a new proposal call for doctoral dissertation research from the Horowitz Foundation.

Mulberry Maze fabric detail

Textile Tuesday: The Norton Sisters of Folly Cove

– Margaret Norton, Tablecloth in Mulberry Maze print, United States, 1947, ink on cotton, 71 x 44 in. – Schumacher Company, Drapery Fabric in Polka Dot Pony print, designed by Hetty Beatty Whitney, United States, 1946, ink on cotton Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in […]

Image: Detail of textiles featured in the “Intersections” exhibit in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery. Photo by Dakota Mace.

SoHE News & Events: Oct 11–17

Celebrating Wisconsin’s first Indigeneous Peoples Day | SoHE student founds group to diversify design industry | Shim examines impacts of student debt | Bartfeld finds free school meals improves elementary attendance | Two SoHE artists at MMoCA Triennial show, opening Friday | Jennifer Angus show now open | Food politics panel, including Gaddis, at Wisconsin Book Festival

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap includes SoHE’s new Research Support webpages. Also included are a reminder about the Baldwin WI Idea pre-proposal deadline and new proposal calls from UW ICTR Pilot Awards program and The Retirement Research Foundation.

bust inhancer detail

Textile Tuesday: Bustle and Bust Improver

Bustle, United States of America, 1887, wire, 10 x 31 x 3 in. Bust Improver, United States of America, 1890-1910, silk and cotton, 5 x 11 x 2 in. Caitlyn Beczkiewicz is a student in the School of Human Ecology, studying Textiles and Fashion Design. I have been researching how women’s fashion relates to sexism […]

Detail of textiles featured in the Intersections exhibit at SoHE. Photo by Dakota Mace

Wisconsin’s First Indigenous Peoples Day: Celebrate with SoHE

Resources and opportunities from the School of Human Ecology, including a handout for students.