During November (Native American Heritage Month), about two dozen campus volunteers, including Brian McInnes and Marianne Fairbanks, assisted Bill Quackenbush, tribal historic preservation officer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, in constructing a Ho-Chunk housing structure on …
UW System honors two from UW–Madison with DEI achievement awards (diversity.wisc.edu; Sarmiento)
Carolina S. Sarmiento, PhD, Assistant Professor, Civil Society & Community Studies, received the Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award from the UW System. This is an honor given annually to faculty, staff, students or …
Research Insights: Online Racial Discrimination Among Youth
The Journal of Youth and Adolescence recently published a study, “The good with the bad? Social Media and Online Racial Discrimination Inﬂuences on Psychological and Academic Functioning in Black and Hispanic Youth.” Here, lead author …
Beads of Connection: Indigenous EcoWell event highlights beadwork in fostering community and resilience
The inaugural EcoWell Beading Exhibition showcased the creations of selected Indigenous artists from across Wisconsin, as well as providing a learning venue to illustrate the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. Through hands-on beading activities, attendees were invited to experience the creativity of beading and cultural humility as it relates to Indigenous traditions of learning and social interactions.
Some Districts That Removed Police From Schools Brought Them Back (Teen Vogue; Fisher)
Associate Professor Ben Fisher was quoted in a recently published Teen Vogue article in regards to police presence in schools. Fisher is a strong advocate for allocating funds to what is proven to work for …
This Halloween, choose your costume wisely (Wisconsin State Journal; Mace)
Human Ecology Artist, Scholar and Photographer, Dakota Mace, was quoted in an article on madison.com to be mindful of cultural appropriation during the Halloween holiday.
Child poverty fell by nearly half in 2021, Census Bureau says (Marketplace; Halpern-Meekin)
Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin reacts to the U. S. Census Bureau report on poverty and what the numbers tell us.
Oral history project honors 50 years of Native community’s activism, education at UW-Madison (Madison.com; Keeler)
Dr. Kasey Keeler tells about the launch of an oral history project honoring 50 years of American Indian student activism and education at University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Artist and UW–Madison professor bugs out with her art (PBS-Wisconsin Life; Angus)
Professor Jennifer Angus showcases her incredible exhibit of dried and petrified insects that she uses to create Victorian-style art installations on the season premiere of Wisconsin Life.
Stories of Impact Series: Women’s Philanthropy in Action
This story series explores the impact of investing in women-led wellbeing projects around the world, made possible by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Women’s Philanthropy Council. Women’s Philanthropy in Action: Advancing Women and Wellbeing in …