SoHE News: Sep 11–17

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

Addo research featured in MarketWatch Q&A

MarketWatch interviewed Dr. Fenaba Addo, SoHE’s Lorna Jorgenson Wendt Associate Professor in Money, Relationships, and Equality (MORE), for its series The Value Gap, about how student debt is fueling the Black-white wealth gap.

She was also quoted at length in a Daily Cardinal article about the increased economic and financial challenges for graduates of the class of 2020—challenges that are worse for graduates of color.

CDL kids featured in Wisconsin State Journal

Child Development Lab students were featured in a small photo spot in the Wisconsin State Journal Wednesday morning in the Local & State section (page A4).

Raison on psychedelics’ therapeutic potential as “narrative interventions” in patients’ lives

Dr. Charles Raison, the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, spoke in a recent Psych Congress session about the potential for psychedelic treatments to “…generate narratives that collide with narratives of our lives, usually in surprising ways.” He also presented at Psych Congress 2020 about the benefits of targeted exposures to stress for ameliorating depressive symptoms.

Villa Terrace show with Fairbanks written up in Shepherd Express

A new show at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, “The Trajectory Series,” including work by Design Studies’ associate professor Marianne Fairbanks, was written up in the Milwaukee alt-weekly newspaper Shepherd Express.

CommNS report cited in Kenosha News op-ed

Amy Greil, an Extension Community Development Educator in Kenosha, wrote an op-ed for the paper Kenosha News about the civic health investments she thinks will help her community build back better and more equitably. She cited throughout her piece a recent report from the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (“the CommNS”), “The Civic Health of Wisconsin.”

New research

Engbretson, Poehlmann-Tynan, Vigna, Raison: “Effects of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training on Parenting Interactions and Children’s Empathy”

Human Development and Family Studies PhD student Ashleigh M. Engbretson is first author on a new paper in the journal Mindfulness titled “Effects of Cognitively-Based Compassion Training on Parenting Interactions and Children’s Empathy.” Co-authors on the paper included Dr. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, the Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology; Dr. Charles Raison, the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families; and HDFS PhD program alumna Dr. Abra Vigna, now with the UW Population Health Institute.

Hartley: “Cross-lagged model of bullying victimization and mental health problems in children with autism in middle to older childhood”

Dr. Sigan Hartley, the 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology, is coauthor on a new paper in the journal Autism titled “Cross-lagged model of bullying victimization and mental health problems in children with autism in middle to older childhood.” Second author on the paper, Kim Drastal, is a SoHE alum who majored in Human Development and Family Studies and has worked in the Hartley Lab at the Waisman Center for three years.

Huambachano: “Indigenous Good Living Philosophies and Sustainable Food Systems in Aotearoa New Zealand and Peru” (book chapter)

Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, of Civil Society and Community Studies, has a chapter in the recently published Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems titled “Indigenous Good Living Philosophies and Sustainable Food Systems in Aotearoa New Zealand and Peru.”

Park: “Understanding Resilient Parenting in the Context of Poverty” (dissertation)

New alumna of the Human Development and Family Studies PhD program Dr. Ye Rang Park has published her dissertation online with ProQuest, “Understanding Resilient Parenting in the Context of Poverty.” Her committee members were Dr. Robert Nix, Dr. Janean Dilworth-Bart, Dr. Larissa Duncan, and Dr. Pajarita Charles (Social Work).

Events

The Potential of Paper: Fiber Artists, Papermakers & Sculptural Form,” with Professor Mary Hark

Virtual event | Wednesday, September 23, 1:00–2:00 p.m. CT: Design Studies Professor Mary Hark will join a conversation with the Studio Art Quilts Association next week as part of its “Textile Talk” series. More information and registration are available here.

“Beyond Health: The Social Impacts of COVID-19,” with Drs. J. Michael Collins and Sarah Halpern-Meekin

Virtual event | Wednesday, September 30, 7:00–8:30 p.m. CT: The UW LaFollette School of Public Affairs will host a series of virtual town halls this fall in advance of the U.S. general election featuring expert panels from across the university. Dr. J. Michael Collins, the Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance and Director of the UW Center for Financial Security, and Dr. Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, will be panelists for the first discussion late this month, “Beyond Health: The Social Impacts of COVID-19.” The series is free and open to the public. More information and registration are available here.

“The Developing Mind,” with Dr. Poehlmann-Tynan

Virtual event | Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. CT: According to a survey conducted by Sesame Street, nearly 80 percent of parents agreed it’s more important for their child to be kind than academically successful. Learn more about ways to nurture the development of children’s healthy minds and hearts in a session hosted by Center for Healthy Minds and featuring Dr. Sarah Short and Dr. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, the Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology. The event is free and open to the public. More information and registration are available here.

“The Past and Future of School Lunch as a Form of Public Care,” with Dr. Jennifer Gaddis

Virtual event | Tuesday, November 17: As part of the fall lecture series, “Forward? The Wisconsin Idea, Past and Present,” Dr. Jennifer Gaddis will discuss her research on school lunch systems in a talk titled “The Past and Future of School Lunch as a Form of Public Care.” The series is free and open to the public. More information and registration are available here.

SoHE Events

TODAY: Thu, 9/17 | Washington Mandela Fellows – Follow Up on Community Projects

Fri, 9/25 | FOR SoHE RESEARCHERS: Online Workshop: Overview of Research and Sponsored Programs for SoHE Researchers

Wed, 10/14 | 2020 CommNS Annual Event: Getting the Work Done: “How-Tos” in Community and Nonprofit Efforts

View the full calendar of SoHE events, including ongoing online exhibitions from the Center for Design and Material Culture.

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