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Family Social Science Focus on: Faculty

Family Social Science Focus on:  Faculty

Jodi Dworkin, professor and associate department head of FSOS, will address the 25th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues hosted by Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute, October 23 – 24. Dworkin is among experts from across the country invited to address the Symposium topic, “Families and Technology,” that will explore how technology is rapidly … Continue reading Family Social Science Focus on: Faculty

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Family social science alum delivers new student convocation address

Family social science alum delivers new student convocation address

Rose Simon, a 2017 family social science graduate, was a keynote speaker at this year’s New Student Convocation, the U o f M’s welcome event for the incoming first-year class. Simon was encouraged to apply for the opportunity by her undergraduate student services adviser, Carole Anne Broad. A transcript of her speech is below, and view the … Continue reading Family social science alum delivers new student convocation address

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Family Social Science assistant professor’s project awarded seed grant

Family Social Science assistant professor’s project awarded seed grant

Family Social Science Assistant Professor Tim Piehler’s project, “Mindfulness Training for Juvenile Diversion Youth,” has been awarded an Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR)  Collaborative Seed Grant for the 2017-2018 cycle. The project was awarded $19,985 mico-trial grant to collaborate on an evidence-based intervention with Headway Emotional Health Services, a community mental … Continue reading Family Social Science assistant professor’s project awarded seed grant

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Family Social Science Focus on: alumna June Henton

Family Social Science Focus on: alumna June Henton

June Henton honored as Auburn University Champion of Change  A University of Minnesota alumna who earned her Ph.D. in Family Social Science in 1970, June Henton is currently Dean of the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University and has been a leader and champion for human and environmental sustainability throughout her career. Perhaps more than … Continue reading Family Social Science Focus on: alumna June Henton

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Family Social Science Professor featured in CEHD Connect

Susan Walker, associate professor and director of the Family Social Science’s Parent Education program, is featured in the latest issue of the College of Education + Human Development’s magazine, Connect, for her efforts to expand the education program in Iceland.  The extended online feature details the Iceland-Minnesota exchange. Learn more Parent Power, CEHD Connect, June … Continue reading Family Social Science Professor featured in CEHD Connect

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Family Social Science Focus on: Faculty

Tai Mendenhall, associate professor in Family Social Science,  addressed the National Institutes of Health’s Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health in August. He disussed his award-winning collaborative research project with the American Indian community to effectively manage diabetes through family and community-based approaches. An interview with Mendenhall and his presentation can be viewed on the … Continue reading Family Social Science Focus on: Faculty

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Family Social Science team gathers data at state fair

Family Social Science team gathers data at state fair

  More than 400 parents and guardians of school aged children were surveyed on how communities can better support children during the Minnesota State Fair. Assistant Professor Lindsey Weiler, Ph.D., led a Department of Family Social Science team at the new Driven 2 Discover Research Facility three days during the recent fair. They were among … Continue reading Family Social Science team gathers data at state fair

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Family Social Science alum to deliver new student convocation address

Family Social Science alum to deliver new student convocation address

  Rose Simon just graduated in May but she’s eager to return to campus to help kick off the new academic year as she delivers the address at the University’s new student convocation, Thursday, Aug. 31. Simon is using her experience as a peer mentor in the University of Minnesota President’s Emerging Scholars (PES) program … Continue reading Family Social Science alum to deliver new student convocation address

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2017 ITR Seed Grants Announced

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Collaborative Seed Grant Program. These grants — $20,000 or less with a one-year time frame — support small research projects that advance the use of evidence-based practices in addressing pressing issues for children’s mental health. Each project partners with community organizations in Minnesota.  The goal … Continue reading 2017 ITR Seed Grants Announced

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McNair Program is launchpad for future scholars

McNair Program is launchpad for future scholars

Family Social Science Senior Chen Vue drew from his own experience as a starting point on research that he hopes will help other students in his community make the leap to higher education. A 2017 McNair program scholar, Vue, guided by his faculty mentor Dr. Zha Blong Xiong, a professor in the Department of Family … Continue reading McNair Program is launchpad for future scholars

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