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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 05/06/2022




The weekly e-newsletter will go into summer mode after the last week of classes. This is the last e-newsletter of the Spring 2022 semester. Wishing you all a healthy and productive week as we finish all there is to do in the next week. Have a great summer ahead! 


SoHE Graduation Celebration for MS, MFA, PhD Candidates-All SoHE faculty, staff, and grad students also invited. Graduates-TODAY (5/6/22) is the LAST DAY TO RSVP! 

Friday, May 13th, 2022 @ 2:30-4:00pm

MS, MFA, Ph.D. graduates will be honored with a formal ceremony and a reception to follow. Graduates, friends, and family are welcome to attend. 

SoHE Graduate Student Presenting Art at the Overture Center

Nilvio Alexander Punguil Bravo "Alex" will present his art work at the Latino Art Fair at the Overture Center this weekend! Stop by and show your support to Alex and check out his art and other art from Latinxs artists. 

Saturday, May 7th at the Overture Center from 4:00-6:00pm

New summer hybrid course, Resilience in the Anthropocene; Learning to Cope with Eco-Anxiety, Climate Grief and Solastalgia, ENVIR ST 402 LEC 002

Created by the Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds, Global Health Institute and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and hosted by the Nelson Institute from June 20 to August 14 2022. 

May is Mental Health Month! 

Take time to view the newest episode of Students Affairs’ talk show, The Lounge. On this episode, Dr. Corey Steele, University Health Services psychologist and mental health services provider, and Kortni Dubose, PhD student and co-chair of the UHS Mental Health Services Advisory Board, provide resources and ways to prioritize one’s mental health. Learn more >>>

University Health Services (UHS): Upcoming Spring Programming

Let’s Talk: Virtual, online versions of our informal one-on-one drop-in consultations with a counselor will run throughout the semester.  Let's Talk will remain virtual for the rest of spring semester. Students will need to sign up for a time slot via an online form for virtual sections of Let’s Talk. New this summer, a reduced schedule of Let’s Talk will be piloted and will be a great option for students away from Wisconsin to get support. The summer schedule will be added to the Let’s Talk webpage after the spring schedule is over.






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Recruiting Instructors, Graduate Students, and Staff: SoHE Summer PEOPLE Program

SoHE Undergraduate Student Services Assistant Dean, Patrick Jackson, is hoping to recruit you for a SOHE program this summer for high school PEOPLE scholars. He is looking for commitments from faculty, graduate students, and staff interested in helping for partial or the full week during the dates of July 11, 12, 14, & 15. The commitment could range from 3 hours one day to four half days, depending on your interest level and role. Presenters and facilitators will be compensated for your time!

Needed: instructors, graduate students, and staff to help brainstorm, develop activities, and facilitate an in-person experiential program. You would not need to be involved at all stages of the program, but we do need at least one discipline representative for each SoHE major (faculty or graduate student) able to lead a 3 hour subject introduction (including breaks and a 30 minute student intern panel). Additionally, we need at least two group facilitators who will develop and lead a group of about 13 students through a four day (afternoons) “human centered problem-solving and innovation exercise” (this can include presenting a “complex problem or challenge”, a field trip, prototyping, and final presentation/celebration). The goal is to expose the students to the breadth of SOHE disciplines, while providing them an engaging, hands-on experience. Contact Patrick Jackson with any questions 


Fall 2022 Sociology Courses

Sociology 915, seminar 001, 9:30 am - 12:00 noon Wednesdays; Topic: The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois; Instructor: Professor Mustafa Emirbayer

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was one of the founders of American Sociology.  This seminar surveys his life's work.  It centers on a close reading of original texts.  The course encompasses Du Bois's early philosophical writings; his great monument of urban ethnography, The Philadelphia Negro; his classic collections, The Souls of Black Folk, Darkwater, and The Gift of Black Folk; his Atlanta Laboratory studies on The Negro Church and Morals and Manners Among Negro Americans; his neglected classic biography, John Brown; one of his several novels, The Dark Princess; his autobiography, Dusk of Dawn; his monumental work of historical and comparative sociology, Black Reconstruction in America; and his late post-colonial writings, The World and Africa and The Color of Democracy.  We will also read two recent books on the significance of Du Bois for sociology and social thought.


Sociology 915, Seminar 002, 9:30 am -12:00 noon Tuesdays; Topic: Ethnography and Theory, Ethnography As Theory; Instructor: Professor Mustafa Emirbayer

It is customary to associate sociological ethnography with sociological methodology.  Most works of ethnography include methodological appendices (some quite famous in their own right), and ethnography itself typically is defined as a method of sociological inquiry.  Yet ethnography is as much about theory as it as about method.  As far back as the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, ethnographers were advancing important theoretical ideas and insights, and present-day commentators have argued that their very way of doing ethnography itself amounted to a significant theoretical contribution.  Today it is more important than ever to ponder the relation of ethnography to theory, since we are witnessing in recent years, among the younger generation of American sociologists, a remarkable upsurge of interest in participant observation-style ethnographic research.


9th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs 

Saturday, May 7, and Saturday, May 14, 10:00am–3:00pm CDT  (Online) 

5/7: One-hour instructional webinars to teach you jobs search strategies.  

  • How to Use Assessments to Explore Career Options 
  • Identifying Your Most Marketable Skills 
  • How to Research Career Options that are Right for You 
  • How to Communicate Your Value to Employers 

5/14: Discussions with PhDs who have launched successful non-faculty careers.  

  • Building a Professional Community 
  • Hiring and Negotiating in a Nonacademic Job 
  • Deciding to Leave Academia 
  • Transitioning into a 9 to 5 Job 

Free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university Beyond the Professoriate/Aurora subscription. Advance registration is required.

NOTE: Students will be able to attend the conference live via the platform and access the recordings for 60 days. 


Every Summer Needs a Plan 

Thursday, May 12, 1:00–2:00pm CDT (Online) 

Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this summer? Join this hands-on webinar to identify your personal and professional goals; create a strategic plan to accomplish them; and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced summer ever!

Activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or sign in to watch the webinar.  


Summer and Fall 2022 DELTA Courses

Prepare for your future career with these teaching and research mentoring professional development courses. 


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Social Justice Hub Upcoming Events event calendar



Grad Student Interview Transcription Job: Summer 2022 with Professor Leah Horowitz

Opportunity for a graduate student to help with transcription from research interviews over summer (May-September) 2022. Requirements: excellent English skills, accuracy and speed in typing, careful attention to detail, ability to work remotely with little supervision. Previous transcription experience preferred, but not required. Pay rate: $20/hr. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Leah Horowitz ( and provide names and contact details for two previous employers. 


Funding for Dissertation Research in Behavioral Science (Due 5/31/22)

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has published a funding opportunity announcement for grants to support dissertation research by doctoral students using behavioral economics/behavioral science approaches to study questions related to social services programs and policies. The maximum grant award is $25,000 per year, and applicants may choose whether to apply for one or two years. Letters of intent are due on April 29, 2022, and applications are due May 31, 2022. Questions? Email

Zero to Three Fellowship Application 2022-24 (DUE 6/13/22) 

Join more than 300 alumni around the world who have used the Zero to Three Fellowship as a spring board to advance systems and policy change for infants and toddlers. Apply now! 


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5/13/2022: SoHE Graduation Ceremony (Graduates please RSVP TODAY 5/6/22!)

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

5/13/2022: Graduate School deadline for Spring 2022 Master's degree

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

5/15/2022: Graduate School deadline for Spring 2022 PhD degree

6/17/2022: Graduate School dissertator eligibility deadline for Summer 2022

6/19/2022: Graduate School deadline for Summer 2022 window degree

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