Family Social Science News
FSoS associate professor, Jenifer McGuire, will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Council on Family Relations’ (MCFR) fall 2015 conference. Her presentation is titled “Addressing Gender in School, Work, and Family.” The conference will be held at the New Brighton Community Center on December 4, 2015. Visit the MCFR website for more information.
MPR featured FSoS Associate Professor Joyce Serido in a recent segment about college students and personal finance. Listen to audio here. Learn more about Serido and her work on family finances on her profile page.
Department of Family Social Science professor Zha Blong Xiong worked with legislators and community members to get bill HF1930 to pass the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee. Under the bill, funding will be provided for the Department of Education to create outreach programs that help Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee families to access early childhood … Continue reading Xiong helps to pass education bill funding outreach to Southeast Asian community
Congratulations to Department of Family Social Science professor Jan McCulloch who was just elected to the Fellows Committee for the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The committee is elected by NCFR members for a three-year term, and recommends the honorary title of “NCFR Fellow” to the Board. Learn more about the committee on the … Continue reading Professor McCulloch elected to NCFR Fellows Committee
Congratulations to Department of Family Social Science graduate student Kayla Anderson who was elected to be the New Professionals representative for the Research and Theory Section at the National Council on Family Relations. Learn more about Kayla’s research interests on her profile.
Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty spoke in support of legislation that would make it possible to get divorced without going through the court system, in a Star Tribune article. Read the article here.
Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty co-wrote an opinion piece in the Star Tribune explaining the need for divorce reform. A bill introduced during the Minnesota 2015 legislative session calls for “cooperative private divorces” that allows paperwork to be filed outside of court to dissolve a marriage. Learn more about Bill Doherty on … Continue reading Doherty pens op-ed piece calling for divorce reform
Department of Family Social Science professor emeritus Pauline Boss coined the term Ambiguous Loss Theory for her pioneering research into what we feel when a loved one disappears. On the anniversary of the week Malaysian Airline Flight 370 went missing, Boss was interviewed in articles reflecting on the past year for loved ones of the missing, some … Continue reading Pauline Boss and Ambiguous Loss Theory featured on the anniversary of missing flight MH370
Department of Family Social Science professor Joyce Serido talked about what to share with your kids when it comes to personal finances, on WCCO. Watch the video at CBS Minnesota. Learn more about Serido and her research on financial stress at her profile page.