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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.

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 […]

‘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 […]

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.

Textile Tuesday Woven Sample Image

Textile Tuesday: Weaving Sample

Woven sample and pattern, 20th century, textile and paper, 8 ½ x 11 in. Amanda Thatch is a second year MFA candidate in Design Studies in the School of Human Ecology. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (HLATC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison contains many beautiful and astounding objects. There is also, however, a far […]

Nancy Nicolas Hall in the winter

‘Tis the Season for UW Winter Weather Policies

October snow means an early reminder of inclement weather guidelines UW-Madison’s inclement weather guidelines for employees and the updated campus-wide policy are available online. Key points of the guidelines include: Only the Chancellor has the authority to cancel classes, suspend services, and close the campus to the public and employees. Individual colleges and schools will […]

Research funding opps, news & info

This week’s research recap includes newly released funding opportunities from the UW Global Health Initiative and the National Endowment for Financial Education. Also upcoming is the Baldwin WI Idea pre-proposal deadline – due November 11th.

bust inhancer detail

Textile Tuesday: Bustle and Bust Improver

Bustle, United States of America, 1887, wire, 10 x 31 x 3 in. Bust Improver, United States of America, 1890-1910, silk and cotton, 5 x 11 x 2 in. Caitlyn Beczkiewicz is a student in the School of Human Ecology, studying Textiles and Fashion Design. I have been researching how women’s fashion relates to sexism […]

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 […]

Crystal Yichen Zhao speaks at the Madison Climate Strike Rally September 20, 2019. Photo by Alissa Herring, used with permission.

Activism at SoHE: From the Classroom to the Capitol

A conversation between climate strike speaker and SoHE undergrad Crystal Yichen Zhao and a SoHE professor who researches youth activism, Dr. Connie Flanagan, shows how SoHE lessons transfer from research to action.

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 […]

Research funding opps, news & info

Funding Opportunities SoHE: SoHE grad scholarship and fellowship opportunities have been updated on their website. UW Office of the Provost: Baldwin WI Idea Pre-Proposals are due November 11, 2019.  SoHE faculty planning to submit a pre-proposal are asked to notify Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator, by November 1, 2019, for planning purposes.  Sarah can […]