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SoHE News & Events: December 14-20

Lauren Papp Co-chairs Committee to Find New Dean of Students Professor and Associate Dean Lauren Papp will be co-chairing the committee to find a new Dean of Students alongside Billie Welsh, chair of Associated Students of Madison. Following Lori Berquam’s departure, the 20-member committee made up of students, faculty and staff will conduct a search for […]

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Meet New HDFS Grad Olivia Saleh

This year 382 students graduated with a SoHE major. One was Olivia Saleh (’18), a Brooklyn, NY, native who earned a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Learn more about this recent grad and new SoHE alumna. How did choose your HDFS major? I am incredibly curious about how and why people become who […]

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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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Detention at a “Tender Age”

Even though we may have all breathed a sigh of relief on June 20 with President Trump’s Executive Order ending family separations, the crisis has not ended. Even before arriving at our borders, the children in the headlines and heart-wrenching photos in the news this week were already acutely vulnerable.  It is often extreme violence […]

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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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New Study: Quality Preschool Experience Provides Critical Support to Most Vulnerable Children Living in Poverty

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that an innovative Head Start program featuring an improved curriculum and better teaching practices can help prevent increasing disparities in children’s thinking and problem solving skills over time. Dr. Robert Nix, professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and an […]

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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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Cancer Care, Couples and Depression: New Research

Assistant Professor Kristin Litzelman shines light on depression and spouses of cancer patients A new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center highlights a troubling disparity in cancer care: the depressed spouses of cancer patients are 33 percent less likely to receive adequate treatment for depression than are patients whose spouses don’t have […]

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2018 Summer Courses

Take a course Summer Term and make progress on your degree. Check out SoHE’s class schedule below or search here  https://summer.wisc.edu/course-search/.  Enrollment begins on April 2 and scholarships are available. Get all the info at summer.wisc.edu Civil Society & Community Studies CSCS 130: Community Newswriting Learn writing styles that better deliver information to individuals, families, […]

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SoHE News and Events: January 19-January 25

Professor Poehlmann-Tynan Cover Story | CNPL Alumna’s Path to Nonprofits | MFA Candidate Awarded Fellowship When Parents are Incarcerated “Surreal…stressful…” When young children visit a parent who is incarcerated the experience may be highly emotional. “It’s great for children to have a positive visit and positive connections with their incarcerated parents. It can reassure them that […]

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SoHE News and Stories: August 28 – September 3

Check out what’s going on in SoHE this week! HDFS Professor Raison Interviewed on MDMA as PTSD Treatment SoHE Professor Dr. Charles Raison was interviewed by Channel 3 news on his research regarding MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, as a possible treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Food and Drug Administration has referred […]

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HDFS Student Julia Presten Soars High

When NYC native Julia Presten was in high school she founded ANGELIC NYC, a clothing company with a positive message and that donates to nonprofits. Today, Julia’s company is continuing to grow and she is looking forward to her junior year at UW-Madison this fall. With ANGELIC top of mind, Julia started off at SoHE […]

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WI Legislature Honors Bogenschneider

(As I write this post I know Professor Karen Bogenschneider is cringing at the thought of being the center of attention. With a deep breath and hope she will forgive me, here goes): On Wednesday May 10 2017 the following Joint Resolution was confirmed by the Wisconsin Legislature: Relating to: the commitment-to-family policy of Karen Bogenschneider […]

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SoHE News & Stories: April 14 – April 21

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week!   Research in the Rotunda = SoHE Shines! Sponsored by UWSA, Research in the Rotunda is a stunning showcase of the breadth of work happening across the System- special s/o to SoHE undergrad students and their faculty mentors who presented more than twenty posters – […]

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SoHE News & Stories: March 31- April 7

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Bakken: Evaluation, Ethics and Integrity Associate Professor Lori Bakken has been named to the American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles For Evaluators.  The AEA is a professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. […]

Caregiver Well-being Connected to Patient Care

Cancer patients report lower quality of care when their caregivers are ill or depressed, according to data from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) consortium. “Many clinicians understand the importance of their patients’ caregivers and care about them,” Dr. Kristin Litzelman from University of Wisconsin in Madison told Reuters Health by email. “And […]

Human and Development and Family Studies PhD Graduate Abra Vigna

Grad Student Vigna: The Power of Self-Compassion

Abra Vigna, PhD Human Development & Family Studies As a researcher of LGBTQ+ youth with both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the School of Human Ecology, Abra Vigna has a firm understanding of the ways in which our identities comprise the very core of our own human ecological systems. […]

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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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SoHE Stories: August 1-16

  2016 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 […]

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New Hockey Coach Sets Goal at SoHE

  On July 13, Granato read to children in the SoHE Preschool Lab on chameleons and crocodiles. New Hockey Coach Comes Back to the Badgers & SoHE The new men’s hockey coach, Tony Granato, has returned to UW-Madison and the School of Human Ecology to finish his Human Development and Family Studies degree. Granato played […]

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HDFS’s Albert Burgess-Hull Receives Fellowship

Congratulations to Albert Burgess-Hull, Human Development and Family Studies graduate student, who was recently awarded a competitive Social Network and Health Scholars (SNHS) Training Fellowship at Duke University. The NICHD funded (R25) program is designed to help bridge the gap between social network research demand and training. As a SNHS Fellow, Albert will participate in an […]

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HDFS Undergrad Receives Fellowship

UW-Madison junior Oona-Ifé Olaiya (Human Development & Family Studies)  and Michelle Tong, in partnership with the Bayview Foundation in Madison, WI, have been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to support local high school students with tools to achieve academic and personal success. “College Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP)” was awarded the first-ever Michael Thornton and […]

Human Development & Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) combines coursework, outreach, and the latest research to examine lifespan development and to strengthen the quality of everyday life and human well-being. While earning a Bachelor of Science degree, students learn about human development in the classroom as well as through service-learning, volunteer, and internship opportunities. Students are exposed […]