SoHE News

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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.

Mariaelena Huambachano

Three SoHE faculty put food first: Working at the intersection of culture, knowledge and food

Food is both a central, shared experience of everyday human life and a nexus of cultural, political, environmental, and economic questions that speak to our broader values as a society. Drs. Jennifer Gaddis, Mariaelena Huambachano, and Judi Bartfeld study food systems in depth from different yet intersecting angles, all committed to advancing healthy, whole meals for more people in communities across the U.S. and the world.

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See the 2020 Design Studies Student Showcase

View student portfolios at the THREADS website. Watch the Facebook Designer Discussion Event. At this time of the year, we would usually be presenting the TFD showcase in the Design Gallery, which gives the rest of the school a chance to see the exciting work that our students have been doing. Of course, that could […]

Talesa Allen

SoHE News: Dec 4–Dec 10

Two CNPL grads highlighted by the university, Dong on feng shui and wellbeing, Fairbanks workshop and show upcoming, Kerr on the pandemic’s toll on women, Murray on resale fashion, O’Brien on airline mask policies, and more.

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Partners in Giving: Last Call for 2020

Deadline to e-pledge – DECEMBER 15 2020 We want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated this year! Each and every dollar raised is very appreciated by the organizations and will go to good use in making our world a better place because we are Stronger, Together! Through this campaign you can […]

Cliff Robb

SoHE News: Nov 20–Dec 3

Robb, Wong, and O’Brien lend insights on Black Friday 2020; Angus & Fairbanks featured in new international show; new research from Huambachano, DiPrete Brown, Gaddis, Horowitz, Bea, Raison, and Hartley; and more.

Jerry O'Brien.

SoHE News: Nov 13–19

O’Brien talks retail trends and shopping local with Channel 3000, Raison on the mental health impacts of COVID-19, Collins on voter turnout, new paper from Poehlmann-Tynan, and more.

Charles Raison

SoHE News: Nov 6–Nov 12

Raison joins scientific advisory board of John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, Whelan discusses staying happy under stricter safer-at-home orders, Collins talks military debt with Wallethub, Robb on the debt and homeownership connection, and more.

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Research Funding Opportunities & Updates

Funding Opportunities
Due 12/1: UW Division of the Arts, Creative Arts Awards
Due 12/1: CCFW/CDL/P25 Research Incentive Funding
Due 12/11: CommNS Research Incentive Funding
Due 12/15: CFS Research Incentive Funding (limited competition)
Due 1/31: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College – Dissertation Fellowships
Training Event
11/17: ED/SBS IRB – Consent Considerations

Sigan Hartley

SoHE News: Oct 30–Nov 5

Hartley wins major NIH grant with Waisman Center, Wong featured on Marketplace, new Angus show at MOWA given rave review, Dilworth-Bart on scholar-activism and wellness, Community Altar Project featured in Cap Times, and more.

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Research Funding Opportunities & Updates

Funding Opportunities
Due 12/1: CCFW/CDL/P25 Research Incentive Funding
Due 12/11: CommNS Research Incentive Funding
Due 11/20: ICTR Pilot Projects
Deadline approaching: Due 11/13: VCRGE Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative
Due 1/31/21: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Fenaba Addo

SoHE News: Oct 23–29

Addo featured on NPR’s Marketplace, Gaddis wins IACP book award, Personal Finance majors take 3rd place in financial planning competition, and more.

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Research Funding Opportunities & Updates

Funding Opportunities
Due 12/1: CCFW/CDL/P25 Research Incentive Funding
Due 11/9: Baldwin WI Idea Seed proposals and Project Grant pre-proposals
Due 11/20: ICTR Pilot Projects
Due 12/1: Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy (dissertator award)
Due 12/4: Terra Foundation for American Art – LOI for academic workshop/symposium
Due 12/15: Morgridge Center for Public Service – Community-Based Research grants