Category Archives: Center for Financial Security

Scenes from the municipal market in Tucuru, Guatemala. Indigenous women of Guatemala’s Polochic valley are feeding their families, growing their businesses and saving more money than ever before. With the help of a joint UN programme that’s empowering rural women, women's groups in the area have learned to produce shampoo in bigger batches and in different varieties—such as aloe, cacao, avocado and honey—and sell them in local markets. The Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women by FAO, WFP, IFAD and UN Women is working to advance advance gender equality and economic empowerment of women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. In Guatemala, the programme started in 2015, with funding from Norway and Sweden, supporting rural women to develop a range of skills, from sustainable agricultural practices to marketing organic shampoo and learning solar engineering. With better knowledge of their own rights and access to skills, credit and income, women participants can make more decisions within their homes and participate in municipal spaces.

SoHE News: Aug 14–20

Angus opens a new show in Pittsburgh, Huambachano discusses Indigenous food sovereignty, Litzelman on the cancer caregiver burden, Whelan on back-to-school shopping changes, highlights from Human Ecology MS 2020 grads, and more.

Two women in a park doing yoga. in boat pose holding hands. They are both wearing masks.

SoHE News: Aug 7–13

Mace wins Fellowship.art award, Whelan discusses marriage and birth rate trends, Carter’s material culture take on “The Goonies,” Raison to present on depression and the pandemic, and more.

Grandmother on a couch reading Sesame Workshop materials to grandson

SoHE News: June 12-18

Poehlmann-Tynan research with Sesame Workshop featured by university, Thomas talks mental health with alumni for UW Now, CFS RDRC hosts its second annual Junior Scholars in Training program, and more.

Milwaukee skyline

SoHE News: May 22-28

Design History PhD student wins major research award, McInnes describes the “wau” in Wisconsin place names, incoming undergrad wins Summit Credit Union scholarship, Whelan remembers an unorthodox self-help author, and more.

headshot of Melody Harvey

Dr. Melody Harvey to Join Consumer Science in Fall 2020

Currently the National Poverty Fellow at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, Harvey studies how public policies affect economically vulnerable populations in the U.S., with a focus on the effects of K-16 financial education on the financial outcomes of youth and young adults across different socioeconomic groups.

Commencement

SoHE News: May 1-7

Student accomplishments to celebrate, Collins joins Crossroads of Ideas COVID-19 discussion, Addo on financial impacts for millennials, and more.

Social Poverty

SoHE News: Apr 17–23

Image: Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Thanks for reading our weekly roundup of news and events at the School of Human Ecology. Have something we should know about? Email Public Relations Manager Serena Larkin, or submit your SoHE event via this form. View past issues of news and events here. Congratulations! CNPL major wins outstanding returning student award “I want people to know […]

Empty Shelves Food Store

SoHE News & Events: Mar 27–Apr 2

Image: Empty Shelves Photo by Boris Dunand on Unsplash Thanks for reading our weekly roundup of news and events at the School of Human Ecology. Have something we should know about? Email Public Relations Manager Serena Larkin, or submit your SoHE event via this form. View past issues of news and events here. SoHE scholars in the news Bartfeld quoted on Marketplace about food […]

Checkbook Balancing

SoHE News & Events: Mar 13–26

SoHE and Extension experts advise on family finances in COVID-19 crisis | DiPrete Brown promotes COVID-19 survey for Wisconsin | Whelan shares tips for mental health under safer-at-home guidance | Keeler profiled in Badger Insider | Addo on the value of a writing community | Shim APLUS research featured on PsychCentral | Outside Magazine highlights Raison’s heat therapy research | Badger$ense covers credit scores for Badger Herald | CFS research cited in Motley Fool | Hartley on parent-child relationships in families with children on the autism spectrum | Shim on young adults’ relationship choices and financial resources | Hilgendorf and Moore on collaborative health equity evaluation models | Ahrens on multiple internships for college students

Aaron Bird Bear, assistant dean for Student Diversity Programs, speaks to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation and other UW community members during a heritage marker dedication ceremony for the "Our Shared Future" plaque on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

SoHE News & Events: Jan 31–Feb 6

Image: Aaron Bird Bear, assistant dean for Student Diversity Programs, speaks to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation and other UW community members during a heritage marker dedication ceremony for the “Our Shared Future” plaque on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on June 18, 2019. (Photo by Bryce Richter /UW-Madison) Thanks for reading our weekly […]

Picture of CFS lecture

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

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

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