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    FSOS faculty and students win awards at CEHD Spring Assembly

    Faculty and student workers from Family Social Science won five awards at the annual CEHD Spring Assembly. The CEHD Awards and Honors program recognizes outstanding work in the college each year. Award recipients are nominated by peers and colleagues who also submit letters of support. Faculty members Margaret Kelly, Jenifer McGuire, Tai Mendenhall and student […]

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    FSOS graduate student wins Chicago’s Golden Glove Championship

    You don’t normally think of graduate studies and boxing in the same way but to Reo Wang, a Family Social Science PhD graduate student, the two disciplines have a lot in common.  “Boxing the sport requires daily dedication, consistency, and a lot of mental strength, which is not unsimilar to doing a PhD,” says Wang. […]

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    FSOS graduate students honored

    Samantha LeBouef has won a 2023 University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. According to the UMN Office of Student Affairs, “The President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (PSLSA) recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. It is presented to students for their exceptional […]

    FSOS PhD alumni honored

    Damir Utržan, a 2017 PhD alumni in the Family Social Science Couple and Family Therapy specialization, was honored as a CEHD Rising Alumni at a ceremony and reception in April. Currently he is manager of mental health services at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) and an adjunct assistant professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford […]

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    CEHD announces winners of Research Acceleration Seed Grant program

    The winners of the CEHD Research Acceleration Seed Grant program have been announced. The program is open to all CEHD faculty and P&A researchers and awards are given in two classes of projects: Developmental and “Jump Start.” The Developmental Project award of $200,000 over two years was presented to Lindsey Weiler (FSoS), Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel (Psychiatry), […]

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    FSOS grad students win awards at CEHD Research Day

    Graduate students in the Family Social Science doctoral program won “People’s Choice Awards” at the annual CEHD Research & Innovation Day. The event showcased 60 research posters, the most in the event’s history. In the “Successful Collaboration” category, Lila Khan, Zeba Ahmed, and Emma Worthley were recognized for “Community-based youth mentoring for autistic adolescents by autistic […]

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    Tai Mendenhall addresses coping with chronic disease at Kidney Patient Social Summit

    Department of Family Social Science (FSOS) Professor Tai Mendenhall presented “Mental Health and Coping with Chronic Disease” at the Kidney Patient Social Summit in Minneapolis on March 12. The event, sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation, brings together those affected by kidney disease to learn about topics that concern patients and their families. Mendenhall’s presentation […]

    FSOS graduate student paper accepted by international journal

    Nusroon Fatiha, a graduate student in Family Social Science, has been notified that a manuscript-version of her FSOS master’s thesis has been accepted for publication. The publication, AlterNative, An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, presents “scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world.” Fatiha’s paper, “How to do […]

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    FSOS alumna named Distinguished McKnight University Professor

    Jerica M. Berge, a 2004 graduate of the Family Social Science doctoral program, has been honored as one of this year’s Distinguished McKnight University Professors. According to the Scholars Walk website, “The Distinguished McKnight University Professorship program recognizes outstanding faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status. Recipients hold the title “Distinguished McKnight University […]

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