SoHE News

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SoHE News & Events: Jan 17–23

Poehlmann-Tynan on child visitation rooms in prisons | Center for Financial Security to advise national program to counsel low- and moderate-income consumers | Whelan discusses Madison’s #1 work-life balance ranking and on New Year’s Resolutions | Raison live event on the mind-body connection | Fairbanks to speak at Kent State | Shim’s new research on the college-to-career financial transition | Dodge Francis on diversifying the research profession

Research funding opportunities, news & info

Find the complete list of current funding opportunities posted to the “Research funding opps, news & info” blog. Funding Opportunities for the week of January 13-17, 2020 INTERNAL – SoHE: SoHE research leads have issued calls for research incentive funding (“seed”) proposals for 2019-20, available only to those in SoHE. Proposal due dates are as […]

Charles Raison

SoHE News & Events: Jan 10–16

Facebook Live event with Raison on the mind-body connection to wellbeing | SoHE students win prestigious awards | New research from Poehlmann-Tynan and SoHE alumni and grad students | Gaddis Q&A in Wisconsin State Journal | Horowitz on unprecedented Australia wildfires

Research funding opportunities, news & info

SoHE internal funding opportunities will close in mid-January. A final reminder that the ICTR Pilot Award program LOI deadline is January 15th. Newly released: The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood invites LOIs, due January 31, 2020.

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SoHE News & Events: Dec 20–Jan 9

Speaking events by Keeler, Dilworth-Bart, and Whelan | New research from Kirkorian and Raison | Collins, Robb, Kirkorian, Gaddis, Papp, Angus, Olive, Lepe, and Flanagan in the news

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Textile Tuesday: A Recap of 2019

Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in the Design History department of the School of Human Ecology. A year ago, a unique collaboration between student researchers, the SoHE Communications team, and the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (HLATC) launched the year-long Textile Tuesday project to celebrate […]

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Innovation in Teaching & Celebrating Donors: Transforming the Second Floor

Details on construction to run February through August 2020 Innovation Lab: Fostering tomorrow’s breakthroughs A successful learning environment for innovation fosters creativity and brings together groups of students and faculty to collaborate, exchange ideas, feel engaged, and be a part of a team. Starting February 2020 construction on the new Innovation Lab will begin, transforming […]

Research funding opportunities for this week

SoHE research funding opportunities have been issued. UW Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program (IARP) proposals are due January 31. Russell Sage Foundation is accepting applicants to one of four summer institutes, with due dates in February.

Students show off the garments they designed in Professor Angus's Printing & Dyeing class, with Rob Bowhan.

SoHE Design Students Learn from Local Street Wear Shop Owner Rob Bowhan

The owner of local shop August lends his expertise and experience to hopeful, budding designers.

Four shopping interface examples with a brown leather chair: still image, video, 3D, and 3D virtual reality.

SoHE News & Events: Dec 13–19

3D VR shopping’s impact on consumer decision-making | New research on bipolar depression treatment | O’Brien on the shortened holiday season and door-buster deals’ legality | Gaddis interviewed in Cap Times

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Textile Tuesday: Dye Analysis of a Saltillo Serape

Serape, Saltillo, Mexico, early 19th century, woven wool and cotton. Carolyn Jenkinson is the Curator of Collections of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection When faced with a lack of information about a historic textile, museum curators use many contextual clues such as textile structures and material or dye types to help identify how old […]

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SoHE News & Events: Dec 6–12

Gaddis op-ed in Washington Post shared by Bernie Sanders | Sarmadi discusses Pantone’s “Classic Blue” | Flanagan on youth environmental engagement | New research from Huambachano | Wright reviews Chazen show | Mace profile featured in Tone Madison | Micro-podcast on “digital parenting” | Whelan hosts a “Dinner On Wisconsin”

Research funding opps, news & info

SoHE internal funding opportunities are available. Morgridge Center for Public Service CBR grants and course development grants are due January 3rd. Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program invites proposals for artist residencies. UW’s Data Science is hosting the Data Science Research Bazaar on January 24-25.

Now Open: Nominations for SoHE’s 2020 Alumni Awards

Know a great alum who deserves some recognition? Nominate them!

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Textile Tuesday: Teaching Textiles Symposium Report

Embroidery sampler (detail), Germany, early 19th century, linen on linen; overall work 14 x 17 in; detail approximately 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in the Design History department of the School of Human Ecology. On December 6 and 7, the […]

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SoHE News & Events: Nov 28–Dec 5

SoHE faculty give holiday shopping season trends and tips | Duncan launches new study on Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting | Raison on rebooting your PM hours | Carter discusses an odd new feature on wealthy diners’ plates | New research: Horowitz on Indigenous mineral rights in the Russian Arctic

Research funding opps, news & info

UW ICTR has released its Pilot Award Program call for proposals. SoHE internal funding calls are beginning to be released by the research leads. The William T. Grant Foundation invites proposals to its Reducing Inequality program. In NIH news, the open comment period on Data Management and Sharing is available through January 10th, and NIH has issued a guide notice to expand inclusivity and promote workforce diversity.

Mary Beth Collins

Giving Tuesday advice from the Center for Community & Nonprofit Studies

Six tips from Executive Director Mary Beth Collins—and her decades of experience in nonprofit and philanthropic settings.

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Textile Tuesday: Souvenir Handkerchief

Handkerchief from Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, United States, 1905, 13” x 13” By Natalie Wright is a first-year graduate student in Design Studies Twelve years after historian Frederick Jackson Turner proclaimed the end of American westward expansion during a speech at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, organizers of the Lewis and Clark Exposition in […]

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2019 Holiday Shopping Tips and Trends, Courtesy of SoHE

“This is where consumers spend and decide who wins and who doesn’t.”

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SoHE News & Events: Nov 22–27

SoHE-led research for families affected by incarceration featured by Institute for Research on Poverty | Fairbanks launches Hello! Loom | Call for posters opens for CCFW 2020 conference | Q&A with Jen Gaddis in FERN’s Ag Insider and WORT Radio | Sarmadi’s research informs proposed legislation in PA | Psilocybin research by Raison gets key approval from FDA

‘Calories’ Handkerchief, Franshaw Inc, mid-20th century, United States, 14 x 14 inches.

Textile Tuesday: “Calories” Handkerchief

‘Calories’ Handkerchief, Franshaw Inc, mid-20th century, United States, 14 x 14 inches. While we cannot vouch for the scientific accuracy of the calorie counts on this handkerchief (which in fact seem quite dubious!), tucking this in your pocket might remind you of the relative merits or demerits of the holiday table this Thanksgiving week! This […]

Hello! Loom example weaving, multi-color, in process.

Q&A with Hello! Loom Creator and Design Studies Professor Marianne Fairbanks

Image: Hello! Loom example weaving, multi-color, in process. Marianne Fairbanks is a textile artist and assistant professor of Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison, which offers undergraduate degrees in Textiles and Fashion Design and Interior Architecture, as well as MFA, MS, and PhD graduate programs. Professor Fairbanks, who recently earned tenure, […]

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SoHE News & Events: Nov 15–21

Research: Youth involvement in Madison planning process | Teaching Poverty 101 workshop opens applications | Forbes notes SoHE’s Badger$ense program | Research: SoHE grad student publishes on increasing minority participation in cancer clinical trials | Grad student interviews Menominee forester for Edge Effects | Research: Spouse and caregiver roles and recognition | Badger Herald features Hartley’s Down Syndrome-Alzheimer’s research | Angus show a “wondrous environment”—plus, “Bugsgiving”! | Feedback survey for Day of the Dead Community Altar Project