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Graduate Program: E-Newsletter 11/19/21






Grad Student Directory: Photos and Bios Needed!!

The SoHE Communications team needs your help! The directory of all graduate students here in SoHE is now available on the new human ecology website. BUT, there are many bios and photos missing.  All grad students are listed in the graduate student directory on the people page and in your individual program academic program page. To submit your grad student bio, please fill out this google form ASAP! 

American Indian Studies virtual screening of the documentary, More than a Word, followed by a discussion with filmmaker, John Little

Friday, November 19 12pm-2pm (TODAY!)

First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour of UW-Madison Campus

Friday, November 19, 3:30-5:00 (TODAY!)
Meet at fire pit behind Dejope Residence Hall
Sign up here:  

Spring 2022 Enrollment

Spring 2022 enrollment is LIVE! is where you can see the course offerings for Spring 2022. You will be able to find your Spring 2022 enrollment time in MyUW under the “Course Search & Enroll” tile.  The first step to preparing is to review your graduate program course check sheet and/or meet with your faculty advisor.  If you need permission to enroll for independent study or research credits for spring, please contact and they will be able to authorize that for you. 

Spring 2022 Course-Landscape Architecture 677: Cultural Resource Preservation and Landscape History

Provides an introduction to cultural landscape studies as a corollary to cultural conservation in public folklore, environmental planning, natural and cultural resource management, landscape architecture, and the history of landscape architecture. The course acquaints students with varied concepts of cultural landscape, key historical and cultural landscape research methodologies, and a range of preservation and conservation types involving cultural landscapes, traditional cultural properties, and intangible and tangible cultural heritage. Students observe, research, and write about cultural landscapes, gain an understanding of cultural, historical, and natural dynamics of the (built) environment, and become acquainted with aspects of cultural conservation and landscape preservation nationally and

internationally. Instructor: Sam Dennis. Offered: M/W 4:00pm-5:15pm. Requisites: None. Credits: 3

Native November: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at UW-Madison

November is Native American Heritage Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the rich and diverse culture, history, and contributions of Native people. Holding its origin with a weeklong celebration during November 23–30, 1986, a proclamation was passed in 1990 to designate the entire month of November as National Native American Heritage Month. Each year, Wunk Sheek and campus partners host a series of events across the university to celebrate the rich history, culture, and heritage of Native people at UW–Madison. Check out all of the upcoming events:


Mental Health Resources at University Health Services (UHS)

Virtual Let’s Talk: Let’s Talk is comprised of 20-minute one-on-one consultations with a UHS mental health provider that are free, confidential, and able to be scheduled up to the day they occur. So far this fall, there have been consultations left open for every section, every day.  No topic is off limits at Let’s Talk. 

Fall Schedule below:






Focus: Relationship/Partner Concerns



Open to all students



Focus: Graduate Students



Focus: LGBTQ+ Students



Open to all students



Focus: BIPOC Students*



Open to all students



Focus: Engineering Students



Open to all students


3p-5p (biweekly)

Focus: Chemistry Students



Focus: International Students



Focus: Engineering Students



Open to all students


1p-3p (biweekly)

Focus: Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)

*Spanish speaking services available some weeks

Drop-In Groups: MHS offers a variety of groups this fall that students can drop into without committing to the full semester.  These are great options for students wanting to experience community, get support, and learn skills to manage a variety of concerns. Students must complete the brief online registration in order to receive a link to the group space.

Drop-In Eating Concerns Support Group

Drop-In Survivor Support Group

Drop-In Graduate Students of Color Group

Drop-in Meditation 

Mindfulness Sampler




Overcoming by Understanding Academic Writer’s Block 

Tuesday, November 30, 1:00–2:30pm CDT (Online)
Facilitator Aurora Chang, PhD, will focus on the stories we tell ourselves about who we are as academic writers and how that narration impacts our perceived ability to write. She’ll offer simple, practical ways to overcome academic writing blocks when they hit. Activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or sign in to watch the webinar here: 


One SoHE Advanced Professional Development Seminar (ADV-PDS)
12/1/21 at 1:00pm
Topic: Professional Networking 
Speaker: Mary Beth Collins, Executive Director of the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies 

Exploring Practices in the Classroom (EPIC): A learning community of TAs
Wednesdays, 9:00am – 10:00am, starting February 2
445 Henry Mall, Room 117 (WISCIENCE)
Your time as a TA is a superb opportunity to prepare for the teaching you will do as a future faculty member or in other careers. This learning community of TAs will help you develop as an effective, inclusive teacher, while meeting the challenges of teaching throughout the semester. ∆

Using Writing to Teach in Any Discipline to Promote Active Learning in an Inclusive Class Environment
Mondays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, starting January 31
The Writing Center Commons (6th Floor of Helen C. White Hall)
Research has shown that, when students write more in a course, they learn course content more effectively and engage more deeply with the material. Learn how to use writing to promote students’ active learning, while maximizing your own time, in any disciplinary or course context. ∆∆


UW-Madison Winter 2021 Commencement: December 19th at 10:00am at the Kohl Center

School of Human Ecology News & Events Calendar


School of Human Ecology Advanced PDS Events 2021-22


Graduate School Professional Development Events Calendar


Student Affairs: Campus Happenings- See the UW Student Affairs news website and scroll to the "current happenings" listing each week.


Social Justice Hub Upcoming Events event calendar




Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowship: Now open in WiSH

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

Graduate students with US citizenship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences may apply to this opportunity. The Graduate School will then submit up to 3 names to the review committee who accept applications nationwide. This fellowship provides a stipend of $18,000 plus tuition and may be renewable up to three years. More information: 


SoHE Scholarships are NOW OPEN!

Deadline: December 15th, 2021 

Take a look at the various opportunities and get your applications submitted soon. There are a few updates since the first call went out a few weeks ago.  For PhD and MFA students who are currently in their second year, and may not have taken advantage of the first conference travel scholarship in 2020 due to COVID, are eligible to apply this year. The Conference Travel Scholarship has been expanded to include Professional Training as well. In addition to the Ann Hoyt award for the study of cooperative associations, there is now a more broad award for the Graduate Student Scholarship for Research, Outreach, and Training on Cooperatives. 


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