With millions of children learning from home or passing time during their parents’ workdays in the pandemic, Dr. Heather Kirkorian, SoHE’s Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development and an expert in young children’s screen-based learning, advises parents to develop a “three Cs” system—and to forgive themselves when they can’t always stick to it.
Newly published research briefs from the Kerr Parent Lab in the School of Human Ecology detail the challenges and opportunities to mental health and well-being that parents have found as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with their families.
Angus opens a new show in Pittsburgh, Huambachano discusses Indigenous food sovereignty, Litzelman on the cancer caregiver burden, Whelan on back-to-school shopping changes, highlights from Human Ecology MS 2020 grads, and more.
Kirkorian presents in the Pediatric Grand Rounds, Wong discusses eco-conscious and frugal consumer trends, Addo joins the Urban Institute on student debt in the pandemic, Gaddis publishes on South Korea’s school lunch program, and more.
Dr. Charles Raison, of Human Development and Family Studies, has been announced as the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families, thanks to generous support from the Shannons and from a Morgridge match.
Halpern-Meekin discusses pandemic poverty implications with 1050 Bascom podcast, Collins joins Yahoo! Finance on retirement savings disparities in America, CommNS to host annual fundraising conference online in brief, Whelan offers work-from-home tips on WPR, and more.
An illustrated poem from Human Development and Family Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Alvin Thomas.
CDMC gallery exhibitions now available online, Kerr TV interview on parenting stresses under COVID-19, Ponto wins data science research grant from American Family Insurance, new food security mapping tool from Bartfeld featured in Mid-West Farm Report, and more.
Several Human Ecology faculty have earned promotions in their departments, and we bid farewell to several retiring faculty.
Hartley on strategies for parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism, Moskowitz on politics in our textiles, Addo on COVID’s added economic impact for Black women, Wong on the future of consumer behavior, and more.
Dr. Alvin Thomas discussed Black men’s mental health and Dr. Nancy Wong the future of consumer behavior in two virtual discussions, hosted by Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, that drew hundreds of alumni audience members in recent weeks.
• Addo on the racial wealth disparity in the stock market rebound
• Remembering Mark Anthony Rolo
• Awards to SoHE faculty from Global Health Institute and Baldwin Wisconsin Idea
• Personal finance online degree written up in On Wisconsin magazine, and more.
A new mental health discussion group for Black men intends to help them cope with the added stressors of COVID-19 in daily life, as well as recent events of police violence against Black people. Dr. Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, helps lead the group alongside fellow health and well-being experts in Wisconsin.
Harvey on alternative financial services in times of crisis, Addo on compounded financial pressures for Black Americans, Hartley on the Alzheimers-Down Syndrome link, Kirkorian on screentime for young children, Ponto on emerging tech trends, and more.
Dr. Robert Nix, of Human Development and Family Studies, and Extension colleague Brook Berg win a $110,000 award to support a family well-being program in 16 rural counties and tribal nations representing the highest-risk parts of Wisconsin.
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Mariela Quesada Centeno is linking area Latinx and Indigenous families struggling financially due to COVID-19 with “resilience boxes” of purchased and donated produce from southwest Wisconsin farms.
CNPL major wins Truman Scholarship, Grad student connects local farms’ produce with Latino/Indigenous families in need, Consumer Science PhD alum publishes CDL research in Nature, Hartley featured on WPR and Wisconsin State Journal, Halpern-Meekin applies “social poverty” concept to understanding families’ COVID experiences, and more.
Two SoHE faculty win awards | Gaddis op-ed in USA Today | Halpern-Meekin on Big Ten Network | Thomas on WKOW and Madison365 | Hartley on WPR | Bartfeld on food security | and more…
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Rashard Griffith profiled by UW Athletics | Gaddis cited in The Week | Halpern-Meekin and Whelan cited in Psychology Today | Raison talks psychadelics for MDD with MDedge podcast | Whelan discusses fear in the face of tragedy on Channel 3000 | New research by Halpern-Meekin, Hartley, and HDFS grad students | Dean Shim and SoHE undergrad at the “Souper Bowl”
Halpern-Meekin gives TV interview on single-child families | McInnes highlights heritage marker at SoHE in Cap Times | Addo’s joint open letter on student debt | Mace and Greendeer in prominent Crafts magazine | Gaddis cited by fellow scholars in Aeon | Hark’s work on display at Chazen | Huambachano to present at 2020 Global Health Symposium | Poehlmann-Tynan webinar for foster parents
Readers respond to Gaddis op-ed | Fairbanks residency at Villa Terrace | Raison discusses inflammation, psychedelics, and depression with two podcasts | Badger$ense advises on how to read a job offer | New research from CSCS grad student with Morgridge colleagues
Gaddis op-ed in the New York Times | Angus featured in the Isthmus | Wong research on the materialism-happiness connection compared between US and East Asian cultures | Raison research on exercise and depression | Carter to talk on natural history collecting in the 19th century