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Graduate Programs: E-Newsletter 10/21/22

Weekly newsletter featuring upcoming events, professional development, funding opportunities, and relevant deadlines for Human Ecology graduate students


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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. 


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:

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) Centro Hispano of Dane County-Youth Program Volunteers

Centro Hispano is looking for volunteers (preferably fluent in Spanish) that can help support the youth programs, in particular the homework clubs. Flyers in English and Spanish here. Apply here.

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. 

Virtual Government Job Fair

GCRC Annual Government Job Fair - Virtual on Handshake- October 27th, 11am-3pm CST. Details and registration here

Upcoming 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) 



(TOMORROW) Grad Student Apple/Pumpkin Picking

Join fellow Human Ecology grad students at Alpine Ridge Orchard tomorrow, October 22 at 2pm, for apple and pumpkin picking. If you need a ride or have extra seats available in your car, email Mallory ( to coordinate.

(NEW) From Extraction to Equity: Challenges for Food Systems Planning in Buffalo, NY

October 24, 4:30pm (reception) / 5:15 (lecture), Pyle Center

Dr. Samina’s research focuses on the potential of food systems as a lever for social transformation, and the ways in which comunity-led planning and policy mediates this potential. In addition, her work outside of the US highlights the ways in which smallholder urban farmers in the Global South influence food sovereignty, particularly in cities experiencing protracted crises. View the flyer here.

(NEW) Flash Talks on Archives & Literature

We would like to invite you all to the flash talks on Archives and Literature/Culture in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula next Friday, October 28that 3:30 (Ingraham 206). In this event we will listen to several graduate students that will share their reflections around archives and their research in less than five minutes each. Commentators to the presentations are professors Pablo Ancos and Marcelo Pellegrini, who will share their feedback and ideas with attendants. If you are interested in archives or in the region, we hope you can join us. Registration is required, so please follow this link to sign up. Refreshments and will be provided. Link to flyer here.

(NEW) LOUD Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, Featuring CSCS's Alex Punguil Bravo!

Friday, November 4, 6pm: Artist's reception

Alex will be showcasing his art alongside other Madison artists to celebrate gallery night. Come show your support and enjoy the festivities!

See the flyer here for a complete list of events!

(NOTE) Three Minute Thesis Competition

November 2, 4:00-6:00pm

Note from the organizers: We have seen a surge in applications from the biological sciences, but are seeking more participants from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 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.

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding October Events

  • 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.   

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 calendar



(NEW) Postdoctoral Scholar- Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography, social work, sociology, or a related discipline, to conduct analyses of policy proposals related to poverty, inequality, economic security, hardship, and mobility. The postdoc will work primarily with Jane Waldfogel and Christopher Wimer, as well as other faculty and staff to analyze data on trends and levels of poverty and related outcomes and to evaluate the impact of current and proposed social policies, with an emphasis on vulnerable population subgroups. Cutting across the work is a focus on racial inequalities and structural racism, in particular the need to better understand the impact of anti-Black racism on poverty and social policy and how to develop and implement anti-racist social policy in the United States. The postdoctoral fellowship is for two years, with the option to renew for a third year contingent on performance and funding. Start date is flexible but ideally would be in Fall 2023. Review of applicants will begin immediatelyPriority deadline for applications is November 11, 2022, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Additional details and application here.

(NEW) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor on the Environment, Northeastern University

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites applications for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors, tenured/tenure track, in environmental and social transformation that contribute to understandings of food, water, and/or energy challenges.  We are in a period of unprecedented rate and scale of environmental change driven by human exploitation of planetary systems and resources. This change is massively disruptive of ecological and human systems (economic, agricultural, political, cultural, health, geo-political, etc.). Review of applications will begin November 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information here.

(NEW) Assistant/Associate Professor- Graphic Design, Critical Race Studies, Michigan State University

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University seeks a full-time, academic year tenure-system or tenured academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Graphic Design with a focus on Critical Race Studies to commence August 16, 2023. We seek a designer who centers their practice in visual communication and/or graphic design, while demonstrating the capacity to critically engage issues of race and representation through creative activity. Of particular interest are designers with a record of work that engages with historical and systemic experiences of the racially marked body, that explores the structural inequalities of the present, or that engages at the intersection of race and gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity or religious identity. Application review begins on November 18th, 2022. Additional Details available here. 

(NEW) Assistant Professor - Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology in the College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin a full-time appointment in August 2023. This position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses, undertaking and publishing research, and providing service to the department, college, university and community. Research expertise should include topics related to sociology of the family and Japanese studies. Applications received by January 15, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Additional information here.

(NEW) IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Award

These are one-time awards of $3,000 to be used in support of 6 or more weeks of summer fieldwork conducted outside the United States. Time abroad outside the summer months will be considered though applicants should address these circumstances in their statement and should have their advisor address this in their letter of recommendation as well. Applications are open now and will close on February 6, 2023.

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.

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

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:

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.

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 

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

International Student Services (ISS) 

University Health Services (UHS) 

Office of the Registrar 



Office of the Registrar Dates & Deadlines 

Graduate School Degree Deadlines 

10/28/22: Registration for Winter Commencement deadline

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

12/18/22: Winter Commencement

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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