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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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SoHE News & Stories: June 23 – June 29

Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! CommNS Affiliate’s Research Aids Local Farmers Markets CommNS Affiliate and Urban and Regional Planning Professor Alfonso Morales has been collecting data on the economic impact of community farmers markets with graduate student Lauren Suerth. After having already worked with nine farmers markets in three regions by 2015, the […]

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SoHE News & Stories: June 8 – June 15

Check out what’s happening at SoHE – just an average week in Nancy Nicholas Hall! Assistant Professor Litzelman Receives Baldwin Mini-Grant Assistant Professor Kristin Litzelman was selected to receive one of ten mini-grants from the Baldwin endowment. This competitive grant program aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects. Litzelman was awarded the grant […]

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APLUS Project: Research on Young Adult Maturity & Growth

Wave 4 of the first scientific, longitudinal study of young adults’ changing financial knowledge and practices was released in May 2017. The APLUS (Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students) project culminates eight years of research by SoHE’s Dean Soyeon Shim, PhD, who founded the study and now serves as co-principal investigator along with […]

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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: April 7 – April 14

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Dean Shim Helps Combat UW Bullying  An article in this week’s Cap Times highlighted SoHE’s Dean Soyeon Shim’s efforts to confront the rise in faculty bullying at UW-Madison. More than 35% of faculty have experienced “hostile” behavior, according to a recent UW Madison survey. Dean Shim advocates […]

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Creating EcoYou

EcoYou: How to Create a Research-Based Course on the Ecology of Happiness For years, SoHE professor Linda Roberts, Ph.D. taught a course for first year students that focused on drinking in ecological perspective. It examined alcohol use from multiple disciplinary perspectives and integrated academic content with a topic that directly touched student lives, promoting “critical […]

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Grad and Undergrad Students Present at National Conference

Eight students from Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan’s research lab traveled to Minneapolis to attend the 2016 annual National Council on Family Relations conference held from November 2-5, 2016 in the Twin Cities. The students co-authored a poster presentation entitled “Attachment and Family Drawings in Young Children with Jailed Parents” which they presented on November 3rd. Students […]

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UW–Madison Teams Up with Madison Police to Foster Officer Well-being

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Madison Police Department are launching a pilot study to better understand the impact of mindfulness-based practices on police officers’ physical and mental well-being. The collaboration, which has been almost a year in the making, will begin in the fall and will focus on […]

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Prenatal to Five: Early is the Answer

SoHE understands that early childhood development research and innovation is the solution to reducing the achievement and poverty gaps impacting all of Wisconsin’s children, families, and communities. Communication between an adult and a baby is critical to the child’s health and well-being. Through an initiative that focuses on the first five years of every child’s […]

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Purpose before paycheck? New data says yes!

New Survey Data Find Graduates Seeking Purpose Before Paycheck For graduates nationwide wondering what the future will hold for them, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Christine Whelan has some advice: Figure out what matters most to you, why and then how make it happen with her latest book, The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your […]

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SoHE Stories: March 11-17

Before you leave for Spring break, don’t forget to stop by this week’s Science Café on Friday, March 18th. Design Studies Professor, Mark Nelson, will leading a fascinating workshop on Socially Conscious Design. For more details, click here!       Assistant Professor Fenaba Addo (co-author of study), interviewed  in this story on NBC News, the story noting “African-American […]

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HDFS Faculty & Research

Burkholder, Kristi Career Advisor, Faculty Associate, PhD 1194H Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive | 608-890-2588 kburkholder@wisc.edu   Dilworth-Bart, Janean, Department Chair Associate Professor, PhD 4132 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive | 608-262-9770 jedilworth@wisc.edu Duncan, Larissa Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being and Associate Professor 4140 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive | 608-263-4026 larissa.duncan@wisc.edu Halpern-Meekin, Sarah […]

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Researchers to examine best ways to alter concussion attitudes, behaviors in athletes and young adults

By Todd Finkelmeyer A multidisciplinary team of UW-Madison researchers is receiving funding from the NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense to study the most effective ways to teach athletes and young adults about the importance of reporting when they have suffered a concussion. “What our study will address is why education and awareness efforts have […]

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Collins wins Award for Financial Capabilities Project

Congratulations to Associate Professor J Michael Collins, winner of a prestigious Vilas Associates Award as submitted by the LaFollette School of Public Affairs.  The campus-wide competition recognizes new and on-going research of the highest quality and significance. According to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Research Committees […]

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Grad Student Eunjin Lee wins award

Eunjin Lee, PhD candidate in Human Development and Family Studies received the 2015 New Investigator Award at the 27th Annual Colloquium on Aging. The award is given to a UW-Madison student or advanced trainees to recognize outstanding achievement in aging or life course studies. SoHE grad student Lee was noted for Excellence in Psychosocial Research […]

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Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology

The Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology is a joint gift given in 2015 by O’Brien (BS ’70 Home Economics Journalism) and her husband, Richard Antoine, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE). For O’Brien, the professorship is an investment in researching long-term solutions to the current issues facing individuals, communities […]

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Forward to October 8 Investiture: Frankly, it’s going to be incredible!

With great pleasure, enormous pride and joy *, Dean Soyeon Shim invites every member of the School of Human Ecology community to join her: Thursday October 8, 2015 For the Inaugural Celebration and Investiture Ceremony of : Larissa Duncan, Ph.D. Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Ph.D. Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in […]

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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 […]

Funding Opportunity

2014-15 Statewide Outreach Incentive Grant Program   As part of campus efforts to strengthen engagement around the state, the Office of Univerfsity Relations operates a small grant program to help fund outreach programming outside of Dane County.  You can learn more about it here.   Recent examples of projects partially funded by this grant program include: Science on […]

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Professor Hark receives campus Vilas Associates Award

 Art and Life Bound Seamlessly Together~ The Adinkra Cloth-makers of Ntonso,Ghana “…shining a light on the seamless integration of daily life with this artistic activity by the makers, as well as the ability of the Adinkra symbol language to respond to current events.” Associate Professor Mary Hark Starting in 2006 when she was awarded a Senior Fulbright […]

Research and Funding

Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment: Pre-proposal due date January 26 2015   Please see message below from Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sarah Mangelsdorf regarding the Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment funding opportunity, for which pre-proposals are due in the Dean’s Office on January 26th.  Last year, I was able to provide support to many […]

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Research and Engaged Scholarship

The human experience is everything we touch and everything that touches us. The School of Human Ecology is home to four academic departments, five Centers of Excellence, and one of the largest university-held textile collections in the nation. We have a world-class faculty bound together by a shared commitment to make like better in Wisconsin, […]