SoHE Stories: August 1-16

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Kelsey Card SoHE 2016 Alum at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Discus Throw2016 SoHE Graduate takes on the Rio Olympic Games

Recent SoHE graduate, Kelsey Card, finishes up senior year as an Olympian at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Kelsey made history Monday night as she placed top 25 in Discus Throw. Learn more about Card and the development of her Olympic career.



Heather Kerkorian Toys Affecting Baby DevelopmentHeather Kirkorian talks toys in new Morgridge video

HDFS Professor Heather Kirkorian answers the question “how do toys affect a baby’s development?” in a great Q&A video produced by the Morgridge Institute for Research. Also this month, Professor Kirkorian’s From Simple Words to Complex Ideas: Understanding the Role of Language in Learning research received a $297,128 UW2020 grant. She serves as co-principal investigator.


Rebecca Shlafer HDFS GradHDFS alum Rebecca Shlafer featured in Star Trib story

SoHE Alum Rebecca Shlafer, is quoted in the Star Tribune story “Shackles off: Care for Minnesota’s pregnant inmates is improving.” The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winner is a national expert on expectant incarcerated mothers and the community’s investment for policy change and a pediatrics professor at the University of Minnesota.



Sigan-HartleyCharles RaisonHartley and Raison receive research funding

Professor Sigan Hartley and Professor Charles Raison, both in HDFS, are working on innovative research teams that have been awarded funding from the UW-Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. These highly competitive awards will pilot intervention projects lifting communities and families.


Weaving Lab ThreadWeaving Lab reception next Thursday

Next Thursday, August 25th,  4-6 p.m., is the closing celebration of the temporary Weaving Lab at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery. Design Studies’ Marianne Fairbanks and students headed the hands-on lab all summer for he public to learn the artwork behind looms and cloth.



Hunter in blaze pink jacketIs pink the new orange?

Professor Majid Sarmadi‘s work in the science of color, aka “blaze pink,” continues to be a hot topic for hunters around the country and is included in a recent New York Times article.





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