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News & Events

SoHE News & Events: Feb 14–20

Image: “Amy Gilroy school cafeteria” by Oregon Department of Agriculture, creative commons. 

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. View past issues of news and events here.

SoHE scholars in the news

Readers respond to Gaddis NYT op-ed

The New York Times received numerous letters to the editor in response to Dr. Jennifer Gaddis‘s column last week, “Let the Lunch Lady Feed Your Kids.” Gaddis, of the Civil Society and Community Studies department, also discussed her work with the podcast This Is Hell!.

Olive offers personal finance basics guidance

Peggy Olive, Financial Capability Specialist with Extension and with SoHE’s Center for Financial Security, discussed personal finance basics with WPR’s The Morning Show on Tuesday.

Raison on psilocybin treatment for depression

Dr. Charles Raison, the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children, and Families, spoke this week with two podcasts: first with The Art of Manliness on the relationship between inflammation and depression and then with the WPR and PRX podcast To the Best of Our Knowledge on psychedelic treatments for depression. His Center for Healthy Minds Facebook Live talk on the mind-body connection was also posted to the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network.

Badger$ense advises on how to read a job offer

The Badger$ense Financial Life Skills program has a new column out in the Badger Herald this week on how to read a job offer, penned by Personal Finance major and senior Elizabeth Templeton. Spoiler: pay attention to more than just the salary figure!

New research

Fairbanks spring residency with the Villa Terrace

Marianne Fairbanks, associate professor of Design Studies, will be the artist in residence for the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum as part of its immersive spring exhibition, “The Trajectory Series.”

Zastoupil on campus-community engagement factors

Civil Society and Community Research PhD student Garret Zastoupil, along with colleagues at the Morgridge Center and Campus Compact, has published a chapter in a new book on campus-community relations, “Cultural Factors in Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Scholarship.”