SoHE News

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Centro Hispano & SoHE Publish Community-Based Research Toolkit

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.

Mary Hark, photographed in profile, 2021

Hark Wins Major Book Arts Award

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.

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SoHE News: May 14–20

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.

Pedestrians enter the new Nancy Nicholas Hall, which houses the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 10, 2012. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

SoHE News: May 7–13

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.

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SoHE News: Apr 30–May 6

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.

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SoHE News: Apr 23–29

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.

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SoHE News: Apr 9–22

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.

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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.