Tag Archives: Graduate Student

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 […]

Slow Food Nations, Denver, Colorado

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. […]

Horse track in Trenton, North Dakota

Student Blog: Trenton, North Dakota

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. […]

Powwow Grounds Coffee Store Front

Student Blog: My first stop working with Native communities

This summer, Civil Society and Community Studies 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 […]

Several hundred participants break into smaller groups for discussion during "A Campus Conversation About Diversity and Inclusion," a campuswide forum for students, faculty and staff held in Union South's Varsity Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Jan. 20, 2015. The event was facilitated by Chancellor Rebecca Blank; Lori Berquam, vice provost for student life and dean of students; and Patrick Sims, interim vice provost and chief diversity officer to encourage thoughts, concerns and creative solutions to issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

MFA Degree Requirements

Pre-MFA Preparation Courses (credits vary) Methods and Theory in Design and Culture (6 cr.) Seminar Courses (6 cr.) History and Criticism (6 cr.) Non-Studio Academic Coursework (2-3 cr.) General Studio Work (9 cr.) Focus Area Studio Work (12-13 cr.) Interim MFA Qualifier (3 cr.) Preparation of Final Thesis (9 cr. Research and Thesis) Final Thesis […]

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Design Thinking

  What is Design Thinking at SoHE? At SoHE we understand that when the design process is applied as a problem-solving strategy, the success rate for innovation dramatically improves. Design thinking is at the core of successful strategy development and organizational change. Appreciating good design is easy. It is the process behind it that often […]

Hand in Hand – Student Starts Fundraiser for ACLU

SoHE graduate student and MFA candidate Hannah Bennett is a paper maker, textile artist, and philanthropist. Troubled by climate change and the situation surrounding the acceptance of refugees, Bennett started a GoFundMe page for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Wanting to help in some way, she decided to sell some of her art in the […]

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For Our Planet – For Our Health

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  2017 Global Health Symposium Members of the UW-Madison and extended global health community are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the annual symposium: TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 Health Sciences Learning Center Keynote Speaker: Jennie Ward-Robinson, CEO and president of the PAHO Foundation Oral and poster global health presentations […]

Tayler Nowak

Title/Department: Graduate Student, Consumer Science Office: Nancy Nicholas Hall 4241 Office Hours: By Appointment Email: tjnowak@wisc.edu   Biography Tayler Nowak is a M.S. student studying Consumer Behavior with a graduate certificate in Strategic Innovation. Through experience in multifaceted areas in research, retail, business development, and communication design, she discovered a passion for innovation through brand & design strategy, […]

Sunyee Yoon, graduate student

Grad Student Yoon: Passion Found

Sunyee Yoon, PhD Consumer Sciences Having completed her PhD in May 2016, Sunyee Yoon is now an assistant professor of marketing at SUNY Buffalo. It’s a field that’s fascinated her since her undergraduate studies in business and mass communication at Sogang University in South Korea, but her personal journey within marketing has taken a 180-degree […]

Grad Student Dave Smallen

Grad Student Smallen: Well Connected

Dave Smallen, Doctoral Candidate Human Development & Family Studies In 2006, at the age of 21, singer/songwriter Dave Smallen was signed to Capitol Records and touring the U.S. with his band, Street to Nowhere. To the casual observer, he was living the dream, but like so much in pop culture, it was partly just an […]

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Graduate student Claire Berezowitz receives 2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Written By: Kelsey Anderson University Health Services– Health Communications Specialist   Claire Berezowitz, a joint doctoral student in the Civil Society and Community Research in the School of Human Ecology and Departments of Educational Psychology, is one of 10 recipients (in the nation) of the 2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. The award recognizes graduate students […]

Allison Sambo

Graduate Student Sambo: A Remarkable Fellowship

Allison Sambo, a Masters student in International Public Affairs and a Doctoral Candidate in Civil Society and Community Research at UW-Madison has won the US DACOR Bacon House Graduate Fellowship for Study of International Affairs. This highly competitive program is open to just eleven schools, five perennial: American University-SIS Johns Hopkins-SAIS Georgetown-Walsh School The George Washington University-Elliott […]

Students study in a second-floor common area near the Robin's Nest Café in the newly renovated Nancy Nicholas Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 10, 2012. The building houses the School of Human Ecology.

Funding

Funding opportunities for Human Ecology graduate students are available and made possible, in large part, by generous donations to SoHE. Every year, these funds are used to fund assistantships, award academic excellence scholarships, and provide students doing their masters or doctoral research or final MFA project with conference travel scholarships and graduate research scholarships. See […]

Center for Child and Family Well-Being

Welcome to the Center for Child and Family Well-Being! Overview Families and the people who serve them often have difficulty accessing research information and using it to improve practices, policies, and the lives of families. At the same time, the quality and relevance of research are significantly enhanced when it is informed by families and […]

Dave Metler

One Graduate Student’s Journey to Transform the Parent-Child Relationship

A passion for children and parenting brought human development and family studies graduate student Dave Metler to UW-Madison and SoHE, where his dreams are taking off. Metler’s vision of founding a nonprofit that works to transform the way adults relate to childhood became a reality when he launched The Allied Childhood Experience (ACE) in September 2013. “It’s […]