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CEHD faculty research supported by William T. Grant Foundation awards

Curriculum and Instruction faculty Cassandra Scharber and Cynthia Lewis received a $599,905, three-year grant from the William T. Grant Foundation for the study “Bright Stars: Technology-Mediated Settings for Urban Youth as Pathways for Engaged Learning.” It examines the complex features of schools, libraries, and community-based urban settings that successfully engage students by positioning youth as […]

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Weiler Receives William T. Grant Foundation Research Grant

Weiler Receives William T. Grant Foundation Research Grant

Department of Family Social Science professor Lindsey Weiler is part of the team researching “Mentor Families: A Setting-level Component to Improve Mentoring Outcomes for At-risk Youth,” which just received a William T. Grant Foundation research grant in Social Settings. The project investigates Mentor Families, a relatively low-cost innovation to improve youth mentoring programs involving the […]

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Mehus chosen for MAMFT Outstanding Student Award

Mehus chosen for MAMFT Outstanding Student Award

Department of Family Social Science graduate student Christopher Mehus received the 2014 Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) Outstanding Student Award at the MAMFT fall conference. The award is presented to an outstanding Minnesota student in marriage/couple and family studies. Students are nominated by a member of their school’s faculty, who can attest to their academic […]

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Professor Sharon Danes wins 2014 Hubler Award For Excellence in Service to Family Businesses

Professor Sharon Danes wins 2014 Hubler Award For Excellence in Service to Family Businesses

 Department of Family Social Science professor Sharon Danes is being honored with the Hubler Award for Excellence in Service to Family Businesses for her research, teaching, and consulting on family business disciplines. Danes’s research focuses on factors at the intersection of the family and business systems that affect the viability of family business as well as the […]

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2014 Neubeck/Maddock Scholarship Recipients

2014 Neubeck/Maddock Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Department of Family Social Science graduate students Kayla Anderson and Yaliu He, recipients of the 2014 Neubeck/Maddock Scholarship. Anderson and He will use the funds to travel to the National Council on Family Relations 76th Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD in November. Anderson will present two papers, one at the conference and one […]

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Stum offers advice on avoiding inheritance battles in WSJ article

Stum offers advice on avoiding inheritance battles in WSJ article

Families and inheritance expert Marlene Stum offered guidelines for avoiding fights over estates and inheritance in The Wall Street Journal article “When Heirs Collide.” Stum, professor in the Department of Family Social Science, authored “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” which provides practical advice about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property. In the […]

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McGuire publishes long-term follow-up study on transgender adolescents in Pediatrics

McGuire publishes long-term follow-up study on transgender adolescents in Pediatrics

Department of Family Social Science professor Jenifer McGuire, co-authored “Psychological Outcomes after Puberty Suppression in Transgender Adolescents” which published on September 8, 2014 in Pediatrics. The article is a long-term follow-up study on the first 54 transgender adolescents who received puberty suppression followed by cross sex hormones and surgical sex-reassignment. McGuire was quoted in a BuzzFeed story explaining […]

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FSoS Alumnus Kirsten Lind Seal tackles WCCO’s “Good Question”: Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?

FSoS Alumnus Kirsten Lind Seal tackles WCCO’s “Good Question”: Why Are Fewer People Getting Married?

Recent Department of Family Social Science graduate, Kirsten Lind Seal, Ph.D. spoke with Heather Brown of WCCO News about why fewer people chose to get married. Seal, an adjunct program instructor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate and Certificate Program at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, is conducting research on confidants for American marriages and […]

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Mendenhall interviewed about Emergency Preparedness Partnership

Mendenhall interviewed about Emergency Preparedness Partnership

Department of Family Social Science professor Tai Mendenhall was featured in an article highlighting the collaborative efforts in trauma-response teams. He is one of the team leaders alongside colleagues from Public Health, the Academic Health Center, and the Minnesota Department of Health. Read more about Tai’s research interests on his profile page. Learn more about […]

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Rueter interviewed for radio show on “How Are Donor Conceived Families and Kids Doing?”

Rueter interviewed for radio show on “How Are Donor Conceived Families and Kids Doing?”

Department of Family Social Science professor Martha Rueter was interviewed on the Creating a Family radio show, for the episode “How Are Donor Conceived Families and Kids Doing?” Listen to the show on their website. Rueter is the Principal Investigator for the Family Communication Project, a study aimed at understanding how parent-child communication operates differently […]

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