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News & Events

SoHE News: July 17–23

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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 in the news

Podcast: Duncan on patience in parenting

Dr. Larissa Duncan, the Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being and Faculty Director of the Center for Child & Family Well-Being at UW, shared mindfulness insights to help parents practice patience in a new “Science of Happiness” podcast episode from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

Guest article: Carter on face masks & material culture, via Oxford blog

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture and Visiting Assistant Professor in Design Studies, had a guest article on the Oxford University Press blog about cloth face masks’ material culture significance.

Podcast: Williams on community engagement and institutional change

Troy M. Williams, a PhD student in Civil Society and Community Research, joined the Poverty Research & Policy podcast of the UW Institute for Research on Poverty to discuss his path to pursuing a PhD at SoHE, advice for students and researchers who are engaging with members of their communities, and the challenges of working in institutions that still have a lot of work to do when it comes to issues of race. Morgridge Center intern Simon Guma conducted the interview. To read more of Troy’s contributions, see his recent SoHE Insights article.

Addo to serve in Lumina Foundation student borrowers of color policy working group

Dr. Fenaba Addo, Lorna Jorgenson Wendt Associate Professor in Money, Relationships, and Equality (MORE) in Consumer Science, was named last week to the Borrowers of Color Working Group of the Lumina Foundation. She and her colleagues in the group will craft policy solutions to the entrenched inequalities in American education costs.

Podcast: Raison on psychedelics, spirituality, and depression

Dr. Charles Raison, the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor in Human Development and Family Studies, joined the Integrative Psychiatry Institute’s Higher Practice podcast about his research on depression and into newer treatment approaches involving psychedelics, spiritual practices, and mindfulness.

Fashion Design alum featured in On Wisconsin magazine

SoHE Fashion Design alum Laura Schara was profiled in the latest issue of On Wisconsin magazine. The ’98 grad left a successful career in fashion to reconnect with her love of the outdoors.

New research from SoHE

Bea compares gendered earnings differences after parenthood in U.S., U.K., Germany

Dr. Megan Bea, Assistant Professor in Consumer Science, has a new paper in the American Sociological Review comparing the gendered earning differences between coupled men and women following parenthood across the U.S., U.K., and Germany. The study traces the share of mothers’ earnings in the couple in the 10 years after her first birth, finding steep declines in income for mothers in all three countries. Interestingly, declines are smallest in the United States, due to U.S. mothers’ higher employment and longer work hours. Declines are also smaller among female partners without a college degree in the United States, where mothers have less work-family support and fewer options to manage work and family on one income.

Raison on “personality in its natural habitat”

Dr. Charles Raison also has a new paper out in the European Journal of Personality revisiting the relationships between the “Big Five” personality traits and their expressions in daily behavior and language use.