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Wei Dong featured in Madison Magazine
The latest issue of Madison Magazine features an in-depth profile of SoHE’s Wei Dong, the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in Design Studies. The article highlights his decision to come to Madison nearly three decades ago, his work to connect students to meaningful engagements with Chinese culture, and the extra effort he has invested to support a successful educational experience for his students learning remotely during the pandemic. Read the full profile online here.
Poehlmann-Tynan on how witnessing violence impacts a child’s life
Following the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake last week in front of his three children, Dr. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, the Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology, spoke with WPR’s Central Time show on Tuesday about how witnessing violence impacts a child’s life in the short- and long-term.
Addo and Robb win grant to study financial aid-supported college transfer students’ success
Dr. Fenaba Addo, the Lorna Jorgenson Wendt Associate Professor in Money, Relationships, and Equality (MORE), and Dr. Cliff Robb, associate professor of Consumer Science, have won a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to study the impact of Wisconsin’s Promise Tuition grants on various success metrics of students transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions, especially degree completion.
Angus show full of “macabre delights”
The Pittsburgh City Paper reviewed Design Studies’ Jennifer Angus‘s new show, The Museum of Everything, as full of “macabre delights,” including “curios right out of the imaginings of a mad taxidermist or eccentric entomologist.” Angus is the Audrey Rothermel Bascom Professor in Human Ecology and teaches in the Textiles and Fashion Design major.
Flanagan research cited in Psychology Today re school reopenings
Dr. Constance “Connie” Flanagan, Professor Emerita of Civil Society and Community Studies and whose research specialized in the civic identity development of young people, was cited in a recent Psychology Today article examining the school reopening debate from the perspective of fostering youths’ citizenship competency.
Whelan on “learning pods” with NBC 15 News
Dr. Christine Whelan, Director of the Money, Equality, and Relationships (MORE) Initiative and Clinical Professor of Consumer Science, joined NBC 15 News last Friday to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the “learning pods” some families are developing to facilitate their children’s academic and social growth as a new school year begins.
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Papp, Hartley: Mother-father physiological synchrony during conflict from parents of children with autism spectrum disorder
Dr. Lauren Papp, Associate Dean for Research and the Vaughan Bascom Professor in Women, Family, and Community, and Dr. Sigan Hartley, the 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology and Director of SoHE Graduate Studies, are co-authors on a new paper in Families, Systems, and Health examining mother-father physiological responses during conflict among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their findings indicated that mothers’ and fathers’ levels of physiological responding were positively linked to their partner’s, and more strongly connected during conflicts over parenting compared to other topics. The study extends evidence for linked physiological responding to parents raising a child with ASD and offers implications for managing stress responses in families with children with disabilities.