Drs. Robert L. Nix, Jennifer Gaddis, Kristin Litzelman, and Sarah Anne Carter return to campus with added distinction.
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Material World: The Center for Design and Material Culture centers learning on the objects all around us
When COVID precautions limited in-person gatherings and closed campus galleries, the CDMC quickly adapted. Exhibitions were put online. Social media channels were revamped. And before the end of the summer, the center had launched a new website (cdmc.wisc.edu) as well as CDMC Conversations: live, online discussions between artists, designers, industry professionals, staff, and students.
SoHE News: Sep 4–10
Gaddis in The Atlantic on overlooked frontline workers in school reopenings, Carter op-eds in Washington Post and Cap Times, Sarmadi on mask safety and care on WPR, and more.
CDMC Summer Fellowships Offer Unique Research Support to UW Undergrads
Three undergraduate students recently presented the results of their Chipstone Foundation-supported summer research fellowships with the UW Center for Design and Material Culture at SoHE, showcasing projects in textile studies, material culture, and design thinking.
SoHE News: Aug 7–13
Mace wins Fellowship.art award, Whelan discusses marriage and birth rate trends, Carter’s material culture take on “The Goonies,” Raison to present on depression and the pandemic, and more.
SoHE News: July 17–23
Addo named to Lumina Foundation’s student borrowers of color working group, Bea publishes on gendered earnings differences after parenthood, Duncan offers mindfulness strategies for patient parenting, and more.
CDMC Now Hosting Four Gallery Exhibitions Online
After campus closed in mid-March, staff of the Center for Design and Material Culture got to work to ensure some of their past and upcoming exhibitions could still be available to the public while respecting safer-at-home guidance.
Congratulations and Farewells to SoHE Faculty This Summer
Several Human Ecology faculty have earned promotions in their departments, and we bid farewell to several retiring faculty.
SoHE News: June 12-18
Poehlmann-Tynan research with Sesame Workshop featured by university, Thomas talks mental health with alumni for UW Now, CFS RDRC hosts its second annual Junior Scholars in Training program, and more.
Carter to Lead UW Center for Design and Material Culture at SoHE
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, currently Visiting Executive Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Studies, has accepted an invitation to serve as CDMC’s Executive Director beginning in fall of 2021.