Category Archives: Centers of Excellence

Yellow paper shopping bag lying on its side

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.

Fig 1 Lewis and Clark handkerchief

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 […]

Hello! Loom example weaving, color 2 no hands

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. She recently launched Hello! Loom to make her popular hand-held looms available to the public. What inspired Hello! Loom? And what was its development process? I first […]

Carolina Sarmiento headshot

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

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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

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

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 […]

Marianne Fairbanks

SoHE News & Events: Oct 4–10

Marianne Fairbanks and Dakota Mace to show in MMoCA’s Wisconsin Triennial | Jennifer Angus show opens this weekend | SoHE undergrad a local climate leader | Jerry O’Brien praises Von Maur’s entry into Madison | Jennifer Gaddis on WHYY to talk school lunch shaming

Baby Carrier

Textile Tuesday: Hmong Baby Carrier

Baby Carrier, Thailand, 26 x 17 in. Yenchen J. Xiong is a fourth year student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design. In a world with lurking spirits and soul-stealing demons, of tigers who kidnap young maidens, and zombies who haven’t realized they’ve passed on already, there must be a […]

View of the "Intersections" exhibit in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery at SoHE.

SoHE News & Events: Sep 27–Oct 3

“Intersections” show glowingly reviewed in The Isthmus | Major funding awarded to research financial vulnerability | Christine Whelan talks clothing rental | Jennifer Gaddis in Mother Jones | Jennifer Angus show opening soon in St. Pete

Junior Scholars in Training participants, standing together on Memorial Union Terrace, June 20, 2019

Junior Scholars in Training Program Preps the Next Generation of Financial Vulnerability Researchers

The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center mentors a diverse cohort of future leaders in the field.

Stomacher detail image

Textile Tuesday: Stomacher

Stomacher, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1750-1799, horn, linen, silk, 14×9 in. Jennifer Schlavensky is a recent graduate of the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design. Stomachers—fabric panels, often decorative, that fit into the front opening of gowns and robes—have been called the “ancestors of the corset.” Stomachers […]