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Graduate Program: E-Newsletter 01/21/2022





Campus Covid-19 Update

An update to campus health and safety measures was provided to graduate students on January 13th covering testing before returning to Dane County, testing once you arrive on campus or in Dane County, and key resources. Spring 2022 Instruction website for updates and tune into the employee town hall Friday @ noon.

Spring 2022 Enrollment

The deadline to enroll for Spring 2022 without a $50 late fee is Friday, January 28th. If you need to be authorized to enroll in any SoHE 990 or 999 courses, please contact and our helpful colleagues will give you permission in the system. Take a look at to plan what courses you will take this spring! 

OneSoHE ADV PDS Session: 
The Big Picture: Choosing What’s Next for You - and Why People, Place, and Purpose Matter  

1/26/22 at 1:00pm
Christine Whelan, PhD, Director, MORE: Money, Relationships, and Equality, Clinical Professor, Department of Consumer Science, SoHE, UW-Madison

SoHE Grad Student Town Hall Spring 2022
1/27/22 at 2:00pm

Join us to learn about the highlights from fall 2022 and important things happening in spring 2022. We look forward to starting the spring semester with all of you! See the calendar invitation for details. 

Call for abstracts: 2022 Chicago Ethnography Conference, which will take place in Madison, Wisconsin on April 2, 2022!
This is an annual graduate student conference hosted by one of several Chicago-area sociology departments, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Sociology is thrilled to host for the very first time. This conference provides a unique venue where graduate students can share their ethnographic scholarship with one another and receive feedback from faculty based in the greater Chicago area. The theme of this year’s conference is Ethnography and Qualitative Literacy: Communicating Research in Uncertain Times and we are honored to welcome Mario Luis Small and Jessica Calarco as our keynote speakers. For more information, you can visit the #CEC2022 website.

Please use this form to submit an abstract. The deadline for abstract submission is January 20, 2022. Please plan to share a full paper by March 11, 2022. Students in all academic disciplines are invited to present their original ethnographic research. We take a broad view of ethnographic research. Papers can be based on a variety of ethnographic methods, including but not limited to: field observation, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, autoethnography, visual ethnography, participant observation, and other forms of qualitative research. Papers in all substantive areas are welcome, whether or not they directly tie into the theme. 

Name pronunciation feature added to Canvas
UW–Madison students, faculty and instructional staff are now able to record and share their name pronunciations in Canvas through a new feature called NameCoach. The new features are part of a broader, ongoing initiative focused on furthering inclusive practices and creating a welcoming environment for all.



Go Big Read for Grads 

Friday, January 21, 4:00–5:00pm  
Join fellow graduate students before the start of the new semester for pizza, hot chocolate, and a discussion of this year's Go Big Read book, Yaa Gyasi's "Transcendent Kingdom". Free copies of the book will be made available to participants.  

Designing and Facilitating Effective Discussions

Friday, January 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Online
Discussions can engage learners in deeper thinking, foster community, and promote student motivation. In this workshop, you will develop a toolbox to design classroom discussions and facilitate learning communities.


Build an Inclusive Canvas Dream Course
Thursdays, 1:00pm–3:00pm starting January 27, Held remotely online
An important part of effective teaching is designing courses in learning management systems, such as Canvas, that engage students equitably and inclusively. In this course, you will explore the learning sciences and engage in peer learning to design a transparent course structure and leverage instructional technology tools that make your work more efficient — all while strongly supporting student success. While we’ll focus on Canvas, you’ll be able to transfer your new knowledge and skills to other learning management systems so you are prepared to create a stellar course the next time you teach, here or at another institution. Current or future instructors of all career stages are welcome, no teaching experience required. Register: 

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. ∆∆


MLK Symposium Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones: Monday, January 25th at 6:30pm 

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome Nikole Hannah-Jones to the University of Wisconsin–Madison as keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. Hannah-Jones will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of her award-winning work investigating racial injustice and the consequences of slavery in American history.

 Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Her work has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards and the National Magazine Award three times. She is a tenured faculty member at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University, where she serves as the newly created Knight Chair of Race and Journalism and is founding the school’s Center for Democracy & Journalism. This is an in-person event that will be streamed online. Registration is required to watch the livestream only; there are no tickets or registration for the live event. Masks will be required for the in-person event per UW policy.

UW-Madison Public Service Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Gordon Commons, 3-6pm
The Public Service Fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with organizations to: Get involved with and give back to the local community, Explore career areas of interest, Gain real-world experience with different roles and populations. Check out our Flipgrid site to see videos about organizations attending the fair and opportunities available: ; enter passcode PSF2022!

School of Human Ecology News & Events Calendar


School of Human Ecology Advanced Professional Development Seminar (ADV-PDS) Spring 2022 Schedule


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




4W Grants
Our 4W Innovators and Emerging Scholars grants program supports the work of UW-Madison faculty, staff, and graduate students. 
All people who are working to foster gender equity and wellbeing are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply for the grants this year is February 14, 2022 at 5:00pm. Grant recipients become part of the 4W network, where they have access to mentorship, collaboration, leadership development, and resources to deepen their expertise related to gender analysis and wellbeing. More information about both grants can be found on Grant specific CFPs can be found on the Engagement Grants Page and Innovation Grants Page

SOAR Graduate Advisor Positions for Summer 2022
The Wisconsin School of Business is hiring graduate students to serve as SOAR Graduate Advisors for the Summer SOAR program. This position functions as a professional advisor role; hired applicants will work alongside our professional academic advisors to advise incoming students on course selection and enrollment, answer general questions, and provide support and resources in individual academic advising appointments. This position will be a hybrid role where most advising appointments will take place in-person and some appointments will occur virtually via Zoom. To apply, click here: Applicants of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, cities/states/countries of origin, and academic interests are invited and encouraged to apply. Please send all questions to Jackson Kennedy at

PhD Fellowships in Art History and Visual Studies (including Design History) are available at the University of Oslo

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. 

Mellon Public Humanities Fellowships 2022-23

The Center for the Humanities invites applications for four Mellon Public Humanities Fellowships designed to provide advanced graduate students in the humanities with experience outside of academia. By placing fellows in partner organizations around Madison including museums, hospitals, non-profits, community centers, and emerging businesses, the program facilitates the reciprocal sharing of resources and expertise, and highlights the significance of the humanities both on and off campus. We aim not only to provide graduate students the opportunity to explore diverse career paths, but also to cultivate a practice of public humanities within their academic work. Applications are due by March 4, 2022. Learn more about the program, eligibility, past fellows, and instructions for preparing your application on our web site.

Questions? Join a Virtual Info Session (Zoom)

Thursday, February 3 at 12:30 PM

More information and registration is here.


Criminal Justice Administrative Records System (CJARS): Research Assistant and Project Manager
CJARS is the data platform for the next generation of research and statistics on the U.S. criminal justice system. Getting involved in CJARS will give you the opportunity to work on one of the most important criminal justice data initiatives in the country. CJARS staff are at the cutting edge of pushing forward criminal justice data science and research that informs policy-making and administration of the justice system. The CJARS team is a diverse group of data scientists, criminologists, economists, and criminal justice practitioners and we look forward to adding exceptionally talented new staff to our growing team. We will begin accepting applications on January 31st for these positions and the postings will remain open until February 25th. This message is being sent prior to the opening date so that exceptional candidates can begin to prepare their application materials. For more details about the positions and application requirements, please visit this page. We also encourage you to forward this message along to anyone else that you think might be interested in joining the CJARS team.

Current/Upcoming ASA Job Bank & NIH Opportunities

ASA Job Bank:

[QUAL, PhD REQ] Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute – CUNY – No stated Deadline, open until filled.
Food deserts 
[GOVT, GRANT, ADMIN] Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) – NIH Office of Nutrition Research – Opens 1/18, Deadline: 1/27
Mental Health 
[GOVT, ADMIN] Multiple Health Scientist Administrator Positions – National Institute of Mental Health - Opens 1/18, Deadline: 1/27
Social Determinants of Health 
[GOVT, ADMIN, PhD REQ] Multiple Health Scientist Administrator Positions - National Institute of Nursing Research - Opens 1/18, Deadline: 1/27

 Health Services/Delivery, Outcomes Research, Informatics


Scientific Review



Multiple Health Scientist Administrator Positions - National Institute of Nursing Research - Opens 1/18, Deadline: 1/27.  An upcoming global “Health Scientist Administrator” job announcement will be posted on January 18, 2022. 


The Havens Wright Center at UW-Madison: Managing Director
We are hiring a new managing director to run the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice. This is a full-time position in the sociology department, at the University of Wisconsin Madison. 

Assistant Professor-Educational Foundations: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Teaching Professor-Department of Human Development and Family Studies: University of Wisconsin-Madison


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)


Office of the Registrar 


1/24/2022: Grad School deadline to be a dissertator for spring 2022

1/24/2022: Grad School deadline to deposit dissertation for spring 2022 window degree 

1/25/2022: Spring semester instruction begins

1/28/2022: Last day for students to enroll without a $50 late fee

2/2/2022: Last day to drop or withdraw without a DR noted on transcript

2/4/2022: Last day to drop or withdraw for 100% tuition adjustment

2/18/2022: Last Day to drop or withdraw for 50% tuition adjustment 

3/4/2022: SoHE Admitted Graduate Student Visit Day-VIRTUAL

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