Graduate Student News

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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

Brenda Baker and Bird Ross, co-founders of Wisconsin Artists Forward Fund and local artists themselves, flank Jennifer Angus and Dakota Mace at the awards reception for the inaugural Forward Art Prize, which Angus and Mace have been awarded for 2019.

SoHE News & Events: November 8-14

Gaddis op-ed in Teen Vogue | Angus and Mace win major art prize | Sarmadi’s “blaze pink” research featured in policy brief | Grad student Williams publishes on culturally responsive evaluation | Huambachano discusses food sovereignty | Moskowitz lectures to Madison Knitters Guild

Brenda Baker and Bird Ross, co-founders of Wisconsin Artists Forward Fund and local artists themselves, flank Jennifer Angus and Dakota Mace at the awards reception for the inaugural Forward Art Prize, which Angus and Mace have been awarded for 2019.

Two SoHE Women Artists Win Inaugural Forward Art Prize

Professor Jennifer Angus and Design MFA alum Dakota Mace each earn recognition as outstanding women artists of Wisconsin.

Lesley Sager, faculty associate in design studies, talks with undergraduate student Laurel Pierskalla during Design Studies 341 in the UW-Madison Makerspace

SoHE Helps Launch New Accelerated MS in Design + Innovation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s new degree option responds to student interest, faculty expertise, and employer needs.

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.

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SoHE News & Events: August 9-15

What’s really in our clothes?; Back-to-school savings tips; Background TV’s impact on kids; and more.

SoHE Recognizes Two Grad Students as Exemplary Mentors with New Award

Winners Madelaine L’Esperance and Carolyn Liesen graduate this summer with an extra feather in their caps.

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Wild Turnips for White Corn Project

Building Tribal Food Sovereignty on the Fort Peck Reservation Using Oral History and Digitally Mapped Trade Networks Indigenous food sovereignty is about more than just getting healthy, local food into urban Native centers and onto reservations. Indigenous food sovereignty works to rebuild and strengthen communities’ relationships to the land. For centuries, settler colonialism disrupted the […]

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SoHE Grad Student Receives Campus Honor

Update October 28, 2019: Mariela Victoria Quesada Centeno has also just been awarded the UW System-wide Outstanding Woman of Color award. Mariela Victoria Quesada Centeno, MPH, doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) was honored on March 5 ,2019, as part of UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Award celebration. The award, now in […]

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SoHE News and Events: February 15-21

Kirkorian Quoted on WRMZ | Halpern-Meeking on WPR | Vivian Empowers Communities to Overpower Diabetes Kirkorian on Children and Interactive Media Heather Kirkorian, PhD, was recently quoted in an interview by a WFMZ, a Pennsylvania and New Jersey news outlet. The article cites her research that determines if 2-year-olds learn best from interactive digital media. […]

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The Ecology of Well-being: New Faculty Hires Underway

The University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Nursing, School of Human Ecology, and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are currently searching for three new faculty members who are interested in creating meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with tribal communities and sovereign Native Nations through interdisciplinary research and outreach. While each school has a unique set of requirements […]

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SoHE News and Events: October 26-November 1

Ponto’s VR World | Travois  Art featured in Kansas City Assistant Professor Ponto Featured in The Cap Times Assistant Professor, Kevin Ponto, answered a Q&A on how Virtual Reality simulations can be used to solve real-world problems. He’s used his VR expertise and research, to map out crime scenes, help solve medical questions, and solve other […]

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SoHE News and Events: June 22-28

Students travel to China | Bennett’s artist-in-residence | Kirkorian research feature | Collins is “Big” of the year | APLUS research coverage | Kerr on “dad brains” Consumer Science’s Dr. Nancy Murray and Students in China This May, Teaching Professor Dr. Nancy Murray spent the month in China with a group of students studying abroad […]

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SoHE News and Events: June 1-7

Burgess-Hull Wins Award | TFD Student Receives AATCC Award | Warmath on Cool Credit Cards Albert Burgess-Hull Wins Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award Graduate student Albert Burgess-Hull, M.S. was selected for the Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Resources Program. With this award, Burgess-Hull will be attending the 2018 […]

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SoHE News and Events: May 25 – 31

SoHE’s Olive Sagapolu is a Backflipping Extraordinaire Badger’s lineman and ukulele player Olive Sagapolu captured the hearts of all with his skillful backflipping videos on Instagram and toe-touches at basketball games. Also known as “Mr. Aloha,” Sagapolu brings joy and happiness to everyone he sees. He was recently featured in a national ESPN story that […]

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SoHE News and Events: March 16 – March 22

Campus features YMA wins | Flanigan talks national Walkout Day | Collins wins Kohl’s funding SoHE’s TFD and R&CB students YMA scholarship wins capture campus attention SoHE students wins in the 2018 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund are featured in the UW News article Trent-setters: Badgers win big (again and again) in national fashion and design competition. […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reads the book, "The Little Red Hen," to children at the School of Human Ecology

Open to All: Design Thinking Workshop for Little Free Library

We’re bringing a Little Free Library to One City Learning in Madison, and we need YOUR HELP!  Having opportunities to read, learn, and be curious are all extremely important for child development and family well-being. Please consider joining us for a  Design Thinking Workshop Thursday March 22nd 5:30-7:30 in Room 3115 – Nancy Nicholas Hall. At this workshop, […]

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CCFW Affiliate Baldwin Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our CCFW Affiliates Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, & Julia Yeary for winning a Baldwin Seed Project Grant! The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project Grants are small grants provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to “explore or expand new dimensions of existing translational outreach, community-based, and research and public engagement activities.” […]

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Grad Student Burgess-Hull Begins Yale Fellowship

This week, Human Development and Family Studies Ph.D. candidate Albert Burgess-Hull, along with 39 other young science leaders, kicked off his year as a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. This program provides graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, networking, and skills development while enabling them to make contributions to their […]

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J Michael Collins Receives Honor: Romnes Award

Congratulations Dr. J. Michael Collins, Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance and Associate Professor in Consumer Science for receiving the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships Award. Dr. Collins studies on consumer behavior insights focus primarily on the role of information in consumer decision making, especially for low-income and vulnerable households and serves UW Cooperative Extension as a state specialist in family […]

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SoHE News and Events: February 2-February 8

Professor Sarmadi in the News | Grad Student Hess Wins Award Professor Majid Sarmadi on ‘Hunter’s Pink’ and AATCC On January 24, Design Studies professor Majid Sarmadi, Ph.D., testified before the Michigan House Department on Natural Resources regarding his research on increased visibility of “Hunter’s Pink.” Additionally, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 1 – December 7

PSL Receives Accreditation | Blumenstock Recognized with SSSS Rising Scholar Award Preschool Lab Awarded with National Early Childhood Program Accreditation The Preschool Lab (PSL) has achieved the National Accreditation award from National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Having this national accreditation allows PSL to serve low income student families that are eligible for Access for […]

Emily Parrott

Emily Parrott: Grad student Spotlight

SoHE HDFS graduate student Emily Parrott has been awarded UW-Madison’s prestigious Institute for Research on Poverty Dissertation Fellowship. Through the award, Emily is provided with a year of funding to work on her Ph.D. dissertation, which she is using to broaden the understanding of first-generation college students and their social capital investments post-graduation. As a […]

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Student Blog: Slow Food Turtle Island

This summer, Civil Society and Community Research graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the Catherine K. […]