Topics Map > Graduate Programs > E-Newsletters

Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 02/25/2022





Campus Mask Mandate Expiring 3/12/22, COVID-19 FAQ 

SoHE Graduate Student Climate Survey: Due 2/25/22 (TODAY!)

All current graduate students enrolled in Spring 2022 have received a link to the qualtrics survey on Friday, February 4th, 2022 The survey will close on Friday, February 25th, 2022. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. The more graduate students who respond to the survey, the better!

February is Black History Month: Events at UW-Madison

The theme at UW–Madison — “Melanin in Media: The People, The Culture, The Blackprint” — advocates for inclusion of Black culture within the mainstream media. Kicking off a wide variety of events is the Mass Media Mixer on Friday. See the full schedule. Check out The Lounge Video on upcoming Black History month events and how to get involved. 

Graduating this spring? Apply to graduate and reserve your cap and gown!
Complete the apply to graduate application in the Student Center of My UW. All graduates must complete their applications by Friday, April 1, in order to have their names printed in the commencement program. Check out the University Book Store's graduation timeline for information regarding securing a cap and gown for the ceremony. All graduates must wear cap and gown attire in order to participate in the ceremony. Graduates facing financial hardship and in need of scholarship support for cap and gown rental should contact the Commencement Office for an application by April 4 at

Graduate Student Paper Prize: Deadline March 25, 2022
The UNESCO Chair for Gender, Wellbeing and a Culture of Peace at UW Madison is inviting graduate students currently enrolled at University of Wisconsin Madison to submit papers for the annual 4W UNESCO Chair Graduate Student Paper Prize. The primary goal of the UNESCO Chair is to contribute to the wellbeing of women and girls in a sustainable way by fostering historically and culturally appropriate opportunities for human sustainable development through knowledge exchange and education, and to foster cultures of peace. The Award has been constituted to recognize research scholarship of graduate students working in focus areas of the UNESCO Chair at UW Madison and provide them an opportunity to showcase their work to the broader academic community. 
Research papers that consider the following questions and themes are welcomed:
● Gender, health, and human rights
● Gender equality and gender equity
● Gender, leadership, and voice
● Gender and peace-building
● Gender, sustainable ecology, and community
The full Call for Proposals can be found online on 4W's website

Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp: Free Program for UW Grad Students 
Deadline: Thursday, March 10th, 2022
You are invited to apply to join the Morgridge Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (MEB) program which runs from June 6-10, 2022. This FREE program offers UW graduate students and postdocs in the STEM and other fields an introduction to the tools, skills, and concepts in technology entrepreneurship. The program draws on experts across the UW campus and community and includes world-renowned entrepreneurs.

Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS): 2022 Student Research Paper Awards 
Deadline: March 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST
An eligible AFHVS paper in the graduate student category must meet the following requirements: 1) be written by one or more students (only papers written by students); 2) be on a topic related to food or agriculture; 3) employ appropriate research methods and theories; and 4) be an original piece of research. It is expected that the winning graduate student will serve on the AFHVS Student Paper Awards Committee the following year. The Student Paper Awards competition opens when the Call for Papers is issued by the Society. For more information: Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society: Agriculture and Human Values


The Business of Science: A Series for Graduate Students 

The Business of Science is an important series for graduate students in STEM fields who want to learn about finding a job and being successful in industry. Register for one or all three events in the series to learn more about skill identification for job search, interviewing, team performance and improvement, and entrepreneurship basics. 

The Business of Science: Team Performance and Finance  

Saturday, February 26, 9:00am–5:00pm; lunch provided 


Institutional Review Board (IRB) Special Topics – A Session for Human Ecology Researchers.

Friday, March 4, 2022 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Register via this Google registration form

We welcome Laura Conger and Sherry Holcomb, members of the Minimal Risk Research Team at the UW IRB, to discuss topics of particular interest to Human Ecology researcher

Health Policy Research Scholars Program: Due 3/16/22
The Health Policy Research Scholars Program is for doctoral students from historically marginalized backgrounds who are starting their second year of study and want to apply their research to help build healthier and more equitable communities.  Applicants don’t need to be focused specifically on health policy research.  The program is looking broadly for students whose research has the potential to affect health and well-being.  The program’s goal is to train doctoral students to use their discipline-based research training to advance health equity to build a 
Culture of Health.  Applications are due on March 16.

Inclusive Teaching Workshop 
3/23/22, 10:00am-12:00pm, Union South
Uh oh — did someone just say something harmful in your class? As students interact with each other more often in active learning environments, how do you respond to “hot moments” or “difficult discussions” in the classroom? And how do you make your content, activities, language you use, and classroom logistics inclusive for students with diverse backgrounds? Aspects of prejudice, privilege and power regularly impact undergraduates on our campuses. Without training, knowing how to address these inequities effectively can be uncomfortable and challenging. This workshop is designed to build your confidence in using inclusive teaching strategies.

Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy
Wednesday, March 30, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Union South (check TITU for exact location)
The hands-on exercises and constructive peer feedback you’ll receive in this workshop will help you create a new draft of your teaching philosophy.

Developing Your Diversity Statement
Wednesday, April 13, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
BioCommons, 1st Floor of Steenbock Library
Starting with reflections on topics of inclusion, diversity, and equity, participants will draw upon personal and professional experiences to begin writing their story.

Your CV And Cover Letter

Wednesday, April 20, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Union South (check TITU for exact location)
Make a great first impression! Learn tips and tricks to make sure your CV and cover letter clearly communicate your unique value.

Panel On Interviewing For Teaching-Related Positions

Friday, April 29, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Come to this panel discussion to get real-life tips on what search committees are listening for at different types of institutions and academic roles.

Workshop Your Answers to Interview Questions for Teaching-Related Positions

Friday, April 29, 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Shine at your interview! Learn what you need to successfully communicate the skills and experience you've developed in teaching and mentoring.


Beyond Black Girl Magic: Normalizing and Centering Black Women’s Mental Health
Monday, February 28th at 6:00pm 

In recognition of Black History Month, UHS Mental Health Services will host a panel discussion that will discuss Black women’s mental health, intersectionality, defining oneself, and embracing imperfection. Participants will leave with ideas on how to hold space for being both magical and a whole person. Panelists include Rianna Bailey, Amanda Ngola, and Carol Griggs. Complete information about this event is available at this link: Participants must register with a email address. Register today at

Lecture on Caste in the US with Dr Rajesh Sampath and Thenmozhi Soundararajan
3/3/22 at 12:00-2:00pm 
Please join our virtual lecture with 
Dr. Rajesh Sampath, a Professor at Brandeis University, and Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Executive Director of Equality Labs, on Thursday, March 3rd, at 12-2 pm. The talk will explore how caste operates transnationally as a system of oppression and draw connections with other forms of systemic oppression in the US. Both speakers have worked to expose and challenge caste discrimination in US academic communities and beyond, and they will share insights from this work to generate discussion about future directions for activism to prevent discrimination on the basis of caste. The event will raise awareness among faculty, staff, and students about how the caste discrimination system that developed in India has travelled internationally and into the US higher education system. The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies National Resource Center, the Department of Geography, and the University Lecture Kemper K. Knapp Fund.


Play-Make-Learn Conference 2022

August 8-9, 2022 at Memorial Union, UW-Madison
The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, museum and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning.


CommNS CommUnity Conference

April 28th, 2022 at Memorial Union, UW-Madison

Have you registered for our CommUnity Conference yet? Co-hosted by the Civic Health of Wisconsin Initiative, this day-long conference will be a historic gathering of all those who are interested in making Wisconsin an exemplar in civic engagement for all. We are planning on hosting the event in person at the Wisconsin Memorial Union with virtual hybrid options available. All are welcome! 
Register Here!

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



Arts Business Competition: Due 3/7/22

The Division of the Arts is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Arts Business Competition.Students from any major compete for up to $2,000 to implement their arts-related idea. Prizes are $2,000 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place, along with an emerging artist award of $500. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. CT on Monday, March 7.


Delta Program Facilitator — UW–Madison — Work with Delta!
We are looking for someone excited to facilitate and coordinate Research Mentor Training Program (RMT) programming for graduate student and postdoctoral participants. Using a foundation of evidence-based and culturally-responsive mentoring practices, this position will help participants develop the skills to become excellent research mentors in their current and future roles. Learner-centered and inclusive approaches are woven throughout our programs, and we seek a colleague who is passionate about fostering and promoting values of diversity and equity in this work.

SOAR Graduate Advisor — UW–Madison
The Office of Undergraduate Advising is seeking to hire five graduate students to work as academic advisors this summer. This is a good opportunity for any grad student who wishes to obtain some formal academic advising experience.

Research Technical Advisor: University of Notre Dame 
Funded by a 5 year USAID grant to conduct research in international development education. Among the research projects that we are carrying out are two multi-country studies of higher education. One is a study of the role of higher education institutions in low- and middle-income countries in supporting innovation ecosystems in Indonesia, Kenya, and the Philippines. Another is a study of higher education financial sustainability in the same countries. The person who takes on this position will be the lead PI on those two studies as well as likely lead a few other studies. 

Assistant Professor: Communication Design department at The College for Creative Studies (CCS)

Assistant Professor - Communication Design | College for Creative Studies

Assistant Director and Senior Specialist (Domestic Social Policy Division) - The Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service – Deadline: 3/13

Small Business Analyst – DSFederal – No deadline specified

Assistant Director for Federal Initiatives – No deadline specified

Assistant Director of Communications for Politics – No deadline specified

Assistant Political Director, Member Political Programs – No deadline specified

Senior Political Program Manager (Member Programs) – No deadline specified

Senior Political Program Manager – No deadline specified


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 


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

2/25/2022: SoHE Grad Student Climate Survey Ends

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

4/1/2022: Annual Review of Graduate Students (ARGS) Due

4/1/2022: Deadline to Apply to Graduate in MyUW Student Center

4/4/2022: Last day to reserve cap and gown for those graduating
4/22/2022: SoHE In Person Grad Student Poster Fair 

5/13/2022: Save the date: SoHE Graduation Ceremony

5/13/2022: PhD and MFA Commencement Ceremony at Kohl Center

5/14/2022: Master's Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall

----------View All Previous E-Newsletters on the KB-on the left menu "Graduate Programs , Announcements"------------  

Keywords:news   Doc ID:116981
Owner:Michelle H.Group:School of Human Ecology
Created:2022-02-25 08:46 CSTUpdated:2022-02-25 08:47 CST
Sites:School of Human Ecology
Feedback:  0   0