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News & Events

SoHE News & Events: Dec 6–12

Image: Dr. Jennifer Gaddis.

Thanks for reading our weekly roundup of news and events at the School of Human Ecology. Have something we should know about? Email Public Relations Manager Serena Larkin, or submit your SoHE event via this form.

Gaddis op-ed in Washington Post shared by Bernie Sanders

Dr. Jennifer Gaddis, assistant professor in Civil Society and Community Studies, has an op-ed this week in the Washington Post discussing the importance of universal free school lunch for America’s children. Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders shared her piece on Twitter, noting his legislation to provide just that for schoolkids across the U.S.

Gaddis also talks with the FoodNavigator podcast about the National School Lunch Program’s chronic under-funding—and the opportunity to do better by children and by those who prepare their meals. And her recent Teen Vogue op-ed, “a school lunch call to arms,” received top billing in Food and Environment Reporting Network‘s Friday Feed.

Flanagan writes on civic environmental education in urban schools

Dr. Connie Flanagan, Vaughan Bascom Professor in Women, Family, and Community and Associate Dean at SoHE, wrote for the Green Schools National Network today about her work and research with youth of color in southeast Michigan engaged in citizen science and education projects.

Sarmadi comments on Pantone’s Color of the Year with Channel 3000

Dr. Majid Sarmadi, the Rothermel Bascom Professor of Design Studies at SoHE, joined Channel 3000’s Live at Four program yesterday afternoon to discuss Pantone’s newly announced Color of the Year for 2020, “Classic Blue.”

New research: Huambachano on food as sacred medicine

Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, assistant professor of Civil Society and Community Studies new to SoHE this fall, has a new paper out in the New Zealand Journal of Ecology examining the food sovereignty principles and practices of Quechua and Maori people comparatively.

SoHE fellow reviews Chazen show “Plastic Entanglements”

Natalie Wright, currently the Jane Graff Fellow with the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, explores questions of our plastic, synthetic world in her recent review of “Plastic Entanglements,” currently exhibiting at the Chazen Museum. Read the review in Edge Effects, the digital magazine of the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

Dakota Mace praised in Tone Madison

Tone Madison recently profiled SoHE Design Studies MFA alumna Dakota Mace, discussing her three (!) current, local shows—including the just-ended Intersections exhibit in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery.

Micro-podcast: HDFS graduate discusses “digital parenting”

Dr. Anne Clarkson, a graduate of SoHE’s Human Development and Family Studies PhD program, now works as the Division of Extension’s Digital Parenting Education Specialist. On a recent five-minute podcast featured in the Inside UW newsletter, she discussed the meaning of “digital parenting” and the programs she directs in her work.

Whelan hosts a “Dinners On Wisconsin” gathering

Dr. Christine Whelan, clinical professor in SoHE’s Consumer Science department and the director of the Money, Equality, and Relationships (MORE) Initiative, hosted a small group of students in her home as part of the Dinners On Wisconsin program.