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FSOS Jackson awarded Kordell Scholarship

FSOS Jackson awarded Kordell Scholarship

Department of Family Social Science graduate student, Melanie Jackson received a Shelley Joseph-Kordell Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. Learn more about Melanie’s accomplishments from her profile. Every year the  Kordell Scholarship is awarded to University of Minnesota graduate students who are dedicated to improving the lives of older people. For more information about Ms. Joseph-Kordell visit www.sjktribute.org. Donations to the scholarship […]

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FSOS grads bring home the SPR Sloboda/Bukowski cup

FSOS grads bring home the SPR Sloboda/Bukowski cup

The University of Minnesota Gopher Prevention Squad (GPS) won the Sloboda/Bukowski Cup at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) annual meeting in May! Each year, SPR sponsors a friendly competition among teams of early career researchers. Each team works with the same data set for two months prior to the meeting, and then presents their research project […]

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FSOS Landers receives a President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

FSOS Landers receives a President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

Department of Family Social Science graduate student Ashley Landers received a prestigious President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, recognizing her accomplishments and contributions including FSOS Department Welcome Weekend Coordinator CEHD Vice President of Finance in GradSEHD and panelist in EdHD 1600 Research serving the local community through First Nations Repatriation Institute and at the Trauma Center […]

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FSOS graduate student award recipients

FSOS graduate student award recipients

Congratulations to the Department of Family Social Science graduate students who recently received awards and fellowships. CEHD Community Outreach and Engagement Award: Kyle Zrenchik CEHD Outstanding Student Leadership Graduate Award: Dung Mao David H. and Karen Olson Marriage and Family Fellowship: Kayla Anderson David H. Olson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship: Jennifer Doty Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship: Kari Smalkoski Florence […]

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Avoiding estate-planning mistakes, it’s not just about the money advises FSOS Marlene Stum

Avoiding estate-planning mistakes, it’s not just about the money advises FSOS Marlene Stum

Department of Family Social Science professor Marlene Stum, author of “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” talks with Consumer Reports in the article “How to spare your heirs a battle over your estate.” “The biggest estate-planning mistake is that people think it’s only about the money,” said Stum in the article. She goes on to […]

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Smalkoski’s dissertation study on an under-represented intersection in American Men’s studies represents “an important intervention”

Smalkoski’s dissertation study on an under-represented intersection in American Men’s studies represents “an important intervention”

Kari Smalkoski, Doctoral Dissertation Fellow in the Department of Family Social Science, recently presented a paper from her dissertation study, “Performing Masculinities: The Impact of Cultural Practices, Violence, and (de)segregation on Hmong Immigrant Male Youth” at the American Men’s Studies Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in Tacoma, Washington. Ty Kawika Tengan, anthropologist at the University of […]

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A Conversation about Ambiguous Loss Research

A Conversation about Ambiguous Loss Research

Dr. Pauline Boss is a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of family stress and is widely recognized for her research focused on the theory of ambiguous loss. Her expertise in this theory is widely sought after, especially when catastrophe strikes in the world. Dr. Boss posted “How to support families dealing with ambiguous loss” in the CEHD […]

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Visiting Fulbright Scholar from Thailand to present research on Thai adults’ attitudes toward therapy

Visiting Fulbright Scholar from Thailand to present research on Thai adults’ attitudes toward therapy

The Department of Family Social Science is hosting Fulbright Scholar Napapat Luedeesunun (Yui) spring semester as she furthers her research on “the role of psychological distress, coping, and social support” among Thai adults. Yui, a Ph.D. candidate in counseling psychology at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, will present her research to the CEHD community on […]

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Susan Walker presents at the University of Iceland’s School of Education

Susan Walker presents at the University of Iceland’s School of Education

Department of Family Social Science professor Susan Walker just returned from a visit to Iceland. While in Reykjavik as a guest professor in the School of Education at the University of Iceland she presented to several classes and gave a college-wide lecture: Preparing educators online: instructional design and delivery elements in a completely online degree […]

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‘Conscious uncoupling’ or calling it quits? Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty comments.

‘Conscious uncoupling’ or calling it quits? Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty comments.

The term ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ entered millions of people’s vocabulary this week after celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin used it to define their separation in a public announcement. Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty spoke with TODAY about separation and what the phrase means to those who choose to use it. http://www.today.com/health/what-paltrow-cited-conscious-uncoupling-2D79438274 Read more […]

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