Annual Junior Scholars Intensive Training celebrates fifth year at UW–Madison

Story by Maddie Kranz x’24, UW–Madison student studying Community & Nonprofit Leadership and Art History Earlier this summer, UW–Madison and Howard University once again brought together leading and emerging scholars to help solve problems related …

Madison project helps Black women gain financial literacy, wealth (Wisconsin State Journal; Halpern-Meekin and Harvey)

Human Development & Family Studies Professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin and Consumer Science Assistant Professor Melody Harvey discuss how racial disparities in wealth accumulation are systemic and have long-lasting consequences that prevent people from building financial safety nets.

At least 17 states require students to study financial literacy. Why doesn’t Wisconsin? (The Badger Project; Harvey)

Assistant Professor Melody Harvey describes how financial literacy classes may benefit students, as well as the larger economy. Harvey also explains why schools may choose to not offer financial literacy courses. Also shared by the Wausau Pilot & Review, Point/Plover Metro Wire, the Milton Courier, and Urban Milwaukee.

SoHE News: Apr 2–8

Bartfeld wins CALS award and speaks with NPR’s Marketplace, Harvey research noted in New York Times, Huambachano to keynote Global Health Initiative summit 4/14, McInnes to discuss Wisconsin’s Indigenous languages 4/12, Duncan to present on mental health for farmers 4/9, and more.

SoHE News: Mar 19–Apr 1

New research from Drs. Harvey, Dodge Francis, and Papp; HDFS PhD student Tia Murray on the role of doulas in addressing the racial inequities in Madison-area maternal and child health; Whelan on pandemic parenting on The Today Show; Gaddis on school lunch in The Conversation; and more.

SoHE News: Mar 5–11

Sarmiento quoted in LA Times, Halpern-Meekin on poverty impacts of COVID relief bill, grad student Evans keynotes for Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board, Shin publishes on community design for aging residents, Ashton publishes on food safety history, and more.

Second Annual Junior Scholars Intensive Training Held Virtually

Scholars in the program, hosted by the Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center, especially appreciated the opportunity to connect directly with one another and with mentors during online office hours.