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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 10/14/22



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The SoHE grad student weekly e-newsletter is published on Fridays during the academic year and is sent to all enrolled SoHE graduate students. If there is any content you’d like included, feel free to send it to by Thursday at 4:00pm. 


PRESENTERS STILL NEEDED- SoHE Prospective Graduate Student Virtual Info Session

October 20, 3:00-4:30pm, online

We are hosting our annual school-wide virtual information session for prospective SoHE graduate students. We’re still looking for graduate students from each program (especially CBFE and CSCR), so if you are available and willing to talk with prospective students, please sign up here and send your presentation slide to Cadin ( Thanks! 

Fall Scholarships Go Live Tomorrow!

Go to the Graduate Programs Scholarships & Fellowships page to see Fall scholarship offerings. See the Department Scholarships page for department-specific scholarships you may apply for.

(NEW) CBFE Prospective Student Information Sessions

The Department of Consumer Science is hosting three prospective student info sessions in the upcoming month. Two will be virtual and one will be in-person. If you know anyone who may be interested in the CBFE PhD program, please pass on the following information:

(NEW) Winter Commencement Application

If you have completed or will complete your degree in Summer/Fall 2022, the deadline to apply for Winter 2022 commencement and be included in the program is October 28. The Office of the Chancellor is also looking for speakers for Winter commencement. For more information, see here.



(NEW) WiSolve Consulting Group Information Sessions

WiSolve's mission is to provide graduate students and postdocs with hands-on experience in industry and business while working with clients across various sectors and topics, including projects with WARF and D2P. WiSolve works with many local businesses and university-affiliated start-ups to provide consulting services that our members lead and execute. There are two information sessions, one virtual and one in-person, coming up. See here for more information. 

(NEW) Virtual Government Job Fair

October Graduate School Professional Development Events-

International Student Career Development Workshop Series

November 7, 5:00pm- Preparing Applications for Jobs in the US

Link to event flyer

Beyond Graduate School (Master’s Students) & Beyond the Professoriate (PhD Students)

Beyond Graduate School and Beyond the Professoriate provide free online professional development resources for graduate students. Events are free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription. Advanced registration is required.

Successful Writing in Graduate School - Thursday, October 27, 11:00am (Online) 



(TODAY!) School of Human Ecology Advanced Professional Development Seminar (ADV-PDS) Schedule

Hidden Curriculum of Graduate School: Academic Jargon & Unspoken Rules, 1-2pm, 1125 Nancy Nicholas Hall. Come hungry! 

(TODAY!) 2022 4W UNESCO Chair Award Event: Promoting Gender, Wellbeing, and a Culture of Peace

October 14, 4:00-5:30pm, Wisconsin Idea Room (1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall)

(NEW) Call for Papers- Seventeenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Seventeenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, to be hosted by Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 29-31 March 2023. The special focus for this year's conference is "New Agendas for Design: Principles of Scale, Practices of Inclusion. The proposal submission deadline is December 29, 2022. Submit proposals here. 

(NEW) Call for Papers- International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies 21st Annual Conference

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) is holding its 21st Annual Conference in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The ISQOLS 2023 Conference will offer a forum for discussion of the research findings concerning quality of life, well-being, and happiness. The theme of ISQOLS 2023 is Towards a People-First Economy and Society: A World to Win. This ISQOLS meeting will be completely in-person. Some of the keynote lectures will be made available online to ISQOLS members. The proposal submission deadline is January 15, 2023. Submit abstracts here. 

(NEW) Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding October Events

  • Black Affinity Engagement Dinner- October 18

  • ODIF October Lunch Series- October 24

  • ODIF Pumpkin Carving- 10/27

2022 Virtual Annual Meeting for the UW-Madison Prevention Research Center (UWPRC)

October 25, 1:00-5:00pm & October 26, 8:30am-1:00pm

The main goal of the UWPRC is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and families by conducting health promotion and disease prevention research focused on maternal, infant, and child health. Our annual meeting is a place for stakeholders from academia, communities, and organizations to convene and support collaboration and shared responsibility for the research, training, and dissemination goals of the UWPRC. Our upcoming meeting will include a presentation with Dr. Alvin Thomas on the role fathers play in maternal and child health. Registration is free and closes October 20th.

The Empowered Citizen's Guide: A FREE Two-Part Webinar for Nonprofit Leaders and Citizen Activists

November 2 & 9, 2:00-3:00pm CT

Hosted by The Nonprofit Institute and Author Pat Libby, this two-part webinar is designed for nonprofit staff and board leaders who are curious about engaging in advocacy but aren’t aware of what’s possible. For years, Pat Libby has been teaching everyday citizens how to pass laws. For those who are passionate about creating change in their communities, cities, or states, Pat provides a simple empowering framework that anyone can understand and use. This amazing two-part series will help you learn and gain confidence in how you can make a difference for your organization in your community. Register here. 

2022 UW–Madison Diversity Forum—“The Power of Remembering: Reclaiming Our Legacies to Imagine New Futures”

November 14 & 15, 9:00am-4:00pm, Union South or online

The 2022 Diversity Forum will feature a keynote address by Harvard historian, author and professor Dr. Tiya Miles. A widely esteemed public historian, award-winning author and recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award, Miles’s work explores the intersections of African American, Native American and women’s histories in the 19th-century American South, Midwest and West. Her latest book, “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2021. As always, the Diversity Forum is free and open to the public. Register here.   

Three Minute Thesis Competition

November 2, 4:00-6:00pm

3MT® is an international research communication competition in which graduate students explain their research to a general audience. As you hone communication skills, you will be better able to expand the benefits of your research beyond the bounds of the university and convey the significance of your work to potential funders, legislators, the media, and more. Students in research-based master’s and PhD programs from all disciplines are eligible to compete. Finalists selected at semi-finals hosted on November 2 will receive $100 cash prizes; finals will be held on February 17, 2023 where winners receive up to $1,000 in cash prizes. Register now for a workshop to help you prepare and for semi-finals on November 2Read more about 3MT and register to compete by Oct 19.

School of Human Ecology News & 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 Highlights event calendar



(NEW) Assistant Professor, Communication Design, University of Cincinnati 

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for Communication Design’s Sallie Baldwin Endowed Professorship faculty position in the top-ranked Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin on August 15, 2023. Application review will begin January 1, 2023. For more information and to apply, see here.

(NEW) Madison Children's Museum PA Position

The Madison Children's Museum is seeking a PA for a new collaborative study between the Museum, Richie Davidson (at the Center for Health Minds), and Jonathan Patz. The study is focused on developing and testing a framework to help young children (0-8) and their parents make sense of climate change using empathy and compassion. If you're interested, please reach out to Brenda Baker at

(NEW) Just Dane Healing House Paid Positions

Just Dane’s Healing House is seeking two Resident Care Specialists, one to work on weekends and one to work part-time 3rd shift. Resident Care Specialists will work with homeless families where a member of the family needs a safe, nurturing environment to recuperate from illness, surgery, or childbirth. This is a part-time position working 2 nights per week. Time and a half pay for holidays worked. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Just Dane's Healing House is seeking a full-time Program Manager to provide oversight of the overall program, program staff, volunteers and interns. The Program Manager is responsible for managing referrals and for the smooth daily operations of Healing House while creating a warm, inclusive, and welcoming environment for guests.

Please click the listings below for more details:

School Mental Health Collaborative

We are excited to announce a search for two postdoctoral research associates to participate in the School Mental Health Collaborative - Postdoctoral Research Training (SMHC-PRT) program.  The program is supported by a grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES). Training will be conducted within SMHC, a research and technical assistance center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Postdoctoral researchers will work with a multi-disciplinary team of mentors whose work centers on youth mental health. Postdoctoral researchers will work on existing funded projects, while also conducting their own independent projects under mentor supervision. Trainees will also receive training and mentorship on conducting research within a social justice framework, developing their scholarship in youth mental health in educational contexts, and learning in collaboration with a cohort of other postdoctoral researchers. Trainees will have opportunities to develop their skills in implementation science, grant writing, and qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research (among other topics). Application review will begin on October 15th. For more information, please see the SMHC-PRT website, the job posting here, and the flyer.

University of Georgia Assistant Professorship

We are looking to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Extension for Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing.  This tenure track position is 75% public service and outreach/Extension and 25% teaching. Complete applications received by October 16, 2022 will be given full consideration.

Pediatric Health Services Research Scientist

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a PhD-level scientist to assist with health services research within the Pediatric Complex Care and Hospital Medicine research team. The scientist will assist with developing research proposals and grants, coordinating single and multisite data collection and analysis, and disseminating research findings. The scientist should have strong oral and written communication skills and be adept at collaborating with diverse multidisciplinary research teams. The scientist should also have mastery of biostatistical skills that can be leveraged to design, plan and analyze data collected from observational studies and clinical research trials. The scientist will report directly to Dr. Ryan Coller, Associate Professor, Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Applications are open now and will close October 16, 2022.

The Ballmer Institute @ the University of Oregon

The Ballmer Institute is seeking to hire up to ten (10) open-rank tenure-related faculty members in the area of child and adolescent behavioral health. Four new faculty hires are anticipated for Fall 2023 with search efforts continuing until all positions are filled. Candidates for these positions should have a program of research in child behavioral health which could include areas such as prevention science, intervention science, and/or health promotion with expertise in addressing the needs of historically and/or persistently underserved communities. Applications are open now and close November 1, 2022.

STEM Public Service Fellows (Now accepting applications for January 2023) 

The Public Service Fellows program is a three-semester professional development sequence for graduate students and postdocs in STEM. The program builds foundational knowledge, skills, and practical experience in public service and community engagement. Graduate and postdoc students from any STEM discipline will be able to incorporate issues of public concern into their career goals. This fellows program culminates in a mentored practicum with a campus, community, or governmental organization. Applications are open now and close October 21, 2022Learn more about the program.

Virtual Drop-in Info Sessions:

October 19, 12:00-1:00pm: Zoom link

2023 Creative Arts Awards

Applications and nominations for the annual Creative Arts Awards is now open! Up to $122,500 is available to award this year in support of all campus arts community members in the areas of: Faculty Arts Research, Staff and Faculty Arts Outreach and Student Arts Research and Achievement. The call will remain open until Monday, November 7, 2022, at 3 p.m. CTLink to flyer here.

Food/Nutritional Science Postdoc Opportunity for Historically Underrepresented Academics at UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill is accepting applications for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD). The program aims to develop and support scholars from different backgrounds, with potential advancement to tenure-track faculty appointments at UNC or other research universities. Research appointments start July 1, 2023 and last two years. During that time, scholars will engage in full-time research and writing and may teach one course per year. Applications for study in any discipline are welcome, but attention will be given to applicants whose research goals align with those of the Global Food Research Program (GFRP). Applications are open now and close November 15, 2022.

National Poverty Fellows Program (Now accepting applications for the 2023–2024 Fellowship Year)

The Institute for Research on Poverty is calling for applications for up to six postdoctoral fellows for 2023–2024 with an anticipated start date in late summer or early fall of 2023. The fellowship is for one year with the option of renewing for a second year. The fellowship is contingent on the availability of funding. Applications are open now and due November 20, 2022Learn more about the fellowship here.



Graduate School Guide to Completing your Degree 

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University Health Services (UHS) 

Office of the Registrar 



Office of the Registrar Dates & Deadlines 

Graduate School Degree Deadlines 

11/14/22: Students begin enrolling for Spring 2023 courses 

11/24/22: Deadline for graduate students to request pass/fail or credit/audit options for Fall 

12/14/22: Last day of instruction for Fall

12/23/22: Graduate School Master’s degree deadline

12/25/22: Graduate School Doctoral degree deadline

1/23/23: Graduate School Master’s and Doctoral degree window deadline; Dissertator eligibility deadline for Spring 2023


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