Eight faculty members receive promotions, named appointments

Several faculty members who recently received promotions and named appointments will return to campus this fall with added distinction. Larissa Duncan and Kevin Ponto were promoted to professor, and Margaret Kerr, David J. Pate Jr. …

In the news: Human ecologists share insights to improve public understanding of key issues

At the core of Human Ecology’s work is improving the quality of life of all people. In 2023, faculty and graduate students published research findings that are enhancing our understanding of key societal issues, from …

SoHE News: May 14–20

TODAY: Wong presents to Social Security Advisory Board; New research from Bea, Shin; Next week: Thomas presents with HELI; Whelan talks pandexit on UW Now; and more.

SoHE News: May 7–13

Wong to present to Social Security Advisory Board; Undergrads highlighted by the university; Kirkorian on proposed “Instagram for Kids”; new research from Papp, Nix; and more.

SoHE News: Apr 23–29

Gaddis cited in The New Republic, Whelan advises on making your “pandexit,” Bogenschneider publishes second edition of researcher-policymaker engagement handbook with Routledge, and more.

Thomas to Research Black Fathers’ Roles in Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

The UW–Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research has awarded a Clinical & Community Outcomes Research Pilot Award to a new project by Drs. Alvin Thomas and Tova Walsh, in collaboration with the Milwaukee-based African American Breastfeeding Network, to explore opportunities for Black fathers to support positive maternal child health outcomes.

SoHE News: Apr 9–22

Thomas speaks with WORT and PBS Wisconsin on recent events’ impact on Black Americans’ mental health; Whelan joins Badger Talks on post-COVID socializing; Dodge Francis publishes new research on COVID-19 stress and coping among Native American and Alaska Natives; and more.