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Graduate Program: E-Newsletter 12/10/21






SoHE Grad Student Becca Dower's work featured on the Human Ecology website

Message from International Student Services (ISS) strongly advising students to re-consider non-essential personal or business travel outside the US. 

UW–Madison and ISS continue to monitor evolving conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the newly identified Omicron variant. Many countries have announced travel restrictions and entry requirements. Travel may be interrupted by rapidly declared restrictions and require quarantine and rebooked commercial airline tickets at great personal expense. If this happens, you may be unable to reenter the U.S. in time to begin the spring semester as planned. Spring semester begins January 25, 2022.

UW-Madison Edward Alexander Bouchet Honor Society Self Nomination Now Available! 
The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy. In the spirit of Edward Alexander Bouchet and the scholarship, character, leadership, service, and advocacy he exhibited both inside and outside academic realms, inductees into the honor society bearing his name must also exhibit these same outstanding qualities.

Each year, UW Madison is honored to induct 5 dissertators and/or postdoctoral researchers to this society. Dissertators and post-doctoral researchers can nominate themselves by emailing the following as a single PDF file to by January 31, 2022:
  • A completed application form
  • A current CV
  • Unofficial transcripts from all graduate and professional schools attended
  • A letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor
  • A letter of recommendation from another faculty member who is invested in your research

Grad Student Directory: Photos and Bios Needed!!

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a photo and updated their bio! If you haven't done so already, please add this to your list for the end of the semester or for winter break. We'd love to have ALL grad students with a photo and bio on the website especially as we approach recruiting season and some of you hit the job market. 

The directory of all SoHE graduate students is now available on the new human ecology website BUT, there are many grad student 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!  

Mental Health Resources at University Health Services (UHS)

As we approach the end of the semester, we want to ensure you are taking care of yourself. The UHS mental health resources below may be useful to you in this stressful time! 
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



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 Please let me know if you are attending the ceremony so I can be sure to look for you there! 

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




SoHE Scholarships Deadline 12/15!

Deadline: December 15th, 2021 

Take a look at the various opportunities and get your applications submitted soon. 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 broader award for the Graduate Student Scholarship for Research, Outreach, and Training on Cooperatives. 


FINRA Investor Education Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Deadline: December 17, 2021

2022-23 Fellowship Opportunities: Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society 

Deadline: January 28th, 2022

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for sabbatical, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects in all fields, and particularly those pertaining to Native American and Indigenous Studies, Early American History and Culture, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. 


Open Rank Professor in the field of Information Justice: The College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Visual Communication: School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma

Assistant Professor in Consumer Analytics: University of Georgia

Instructor-in-residence and Coordinator of the Early Childhood specialization: University of Connecticut

Postdoc: Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of lllinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) beginning Summer 2022


Graduate School Guide to Completing your Degree


Graduate School Degree Deadlines


Dean of Students Office: Graduate Student Assistance Specialist-Elaine Goetz


International Student Services (ISS)


University Health Services (UHS)


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