March 13, 2009

Until the economy improves

Ann Person, Family Social Science student, is interviewed talking about her future in our current economic climate. Read the full story.
Star Tribune, MN

March 9, 2009

Economic crisis can be trying times for families

The economic crisis has put many families under unbelievable stress right now. KARE 11's Julie Nelson sat down with Catherine Solheim, Ph.D. University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science to talk about family dynamics to talk about how to handle all that stress in your home.

Click here for tips on how to lower your stress.

March 4, 2009

Kids and the economy

You can always count on kids to ask the tough questions, and these days kids probably have many questions about the economy. University of Minnesota Family Social Science Professor, Catherine Solheim joined TCL with some popular children’s books that can make economy talk with your kids easier on the whole family!
Watch the Twin Cities Live interview.

President’s Student Leadership & Service Award

The 2009 President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (PSLSA) was awarded to FSoS majors: Annie Johnson and Lucia Yess. Each year, this award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions made by outstanding student leaders. It is presented to approximately one-half of one percent of the student body for their exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community.

This award is presented to approximately one-half of one percent of the student body for their exceptional leadership and service to the University of Minnesota and the surrounding community. Awards will be presented at the President's Award Banquet taking place on May 4th, 2009 in the Great Hall of Coffman Union.

March 3, 2009

Reaching out to younger students

Colleges used to wait until students were in high school before talking to them about higher education. But these days Minnesota colleges are reaching out to students in middle school and even elementary classrooms, to encourage them to prepare for college. Sheena Thao, an outreach specialist at the University of Minnesota, as well as a Family Social Science student, spends the afternoon in a U of M classroom talking with a group of students from a charter school in Minneapolis. Listen to the full MPR report.

February 18, 2009

Explaining family finances to your kids

Jean Bauer, Ph.D. a family economist at the University of Minnesota in the department of Family Social Science was interviewed by Fox news. Dr. Bauer advises parents to talk honestly with thier children, "You can take this opportunity to help them grow and develop. They're going to know something is going on if you're feeling bad about the economy or something with your job or the house."

February 12, 2009

FSoS professor, graduate student, and staff win National Award

Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship John Jack Award
Family Social Science professor Sharon M. Danes, graduate student Jinhee Lee, and staff member Sayali Amarapurkar’s paper titled “Determinants of Family Business Resilience after a Natural Disaster? was awarded the John Jack Award, selected by the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship (JDE). The John Jack Award is presented to the overall best paper presented at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Annual Conference dealing with entrepreneurship by women or minorities or under conditions of adversity. As leaders in their fields, the award winners are making an impact on government policy and on the development of small business and entrepreneurship.

The John Jack Award is accompanied by a cash prize and will be presented by JDE editor during the 2009 23rd Annual Conference of the USASBE on January 10th, 2009 in Anaheim, California.

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was founded in 1957 in the United States as a comprehensive organization of outstanding researchers, scholars, teachers, administrators, and public policy makers interested in entrepreneurship and small business. As the organization grew, members decided to form national affiliates, and the U. S. Affiliate of the ICSB was established in 1981. In 1985, the name was changed to the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). USASBE is an eclectic group of government officials, directors of small business development centers, and academics in fields like finance, marketing, management, and economics united by their common interest in entrepreneurship and small business.

February 10, 2009

Formatting your dissertation

This spring semester Magrath Library is offering a suite of new workshops, including: Formatting Your Dissertation in Word 2007, RefWorks Basics, Extreme Googling: Collaboration Tools, Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Creative Commons, Google for Researchers, SciFinder - Web Access to Chemical Abstracts, and many others. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lib.umn.edu/registration/

January 20, 2009

First Worldwide Therapists’ Leadership Virtual Conference

Bill Doherty, Ph.D. professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota is presenting at the First Worldwide Therapists’ Leadership Virtual Conference with a special emphasis on Leading Edge Issues, Trends and Practice Building. This is a rare opportunity to listen and connect with 14 of the most important and dynamic thought leaders of our time. Attend a conference and listen live to the great thinkers in psychotherapy today – all without leaving your home or work April 20-24, 2009.

January 12, 2009

Teaming up to deliver specialized care

The University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry and pediatric specialists at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, Fairview recently joined forces to offer interdisciplinary care for children with Velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), the most common syndrome associated with cleft palates. Anna Thurmes, Ph.D. student in the Family Social Science Department, is completing her dissertation on the psychosocial impact of VCFS on families.

Now, under one roof, specialists in cardiology, genetics, rheumatology/immunology, psychiatry, plastic surgery, speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, audiology, nursing, and dentistry have formed an integrated team that provides care for patients at the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinics. More on VCFS

December 30, 2008

Family togetherness keeps growing

William Doherty, Ph.D., professor in the Family Social Science department at the University of Minnesota contributed to the Minneapolis Star Tribute's article on 2009: The next big things. Doherty said "This generation aspires to less independence. The upside of helicopter parenting is that these folks feel closer emotionally to each other."
Star Tribune (Minn.) Dec. 29, 2008

December 15, 2008

National Council on Family Relations honors Rosenblatt

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Paul Rosenblatt, U of MN professor in the Department of Family Social Science, has been honored by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) as a new fellow.

NCFR is the primary academic organization in Rosenblatt's field, and he has been a member since 1970. He is the cofounder and first co-chair of the Rural Families Focus Group and founder and first chair of the Grief and Families Focus Group. Rosenblatt has also been involved in the Ethnic Minorities Section, the Education and Enrichment Section, the Feminism and Family Studies Section, and the Qualitative Family Research Network.

Fellowship status in NCFR is an honor awarded to relatively few members of NCFR who have made outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of the family in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach or professional service, including service to NCFR. By definition, outstanding contributions are those that have had a broad impact on the field and are enduring over time. These contributions occur infrequently. No more than 1% of the number of members in NCFR will be awarded fellowship status in one year.

Founded in 1938, NCFR provides an educational forum for family researchers, educators and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards and works to promote family well-being.

December 10, 2008

"Building a Bridge between Social Science and Health Policy"

On Friday, December 5, 2008, William Turner, Family Social Science professor, gave a presentation to the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico. The title of his talk was "Building a Bridge between Social Science and Health Policy."

"An Agenda to Improve America's Health"

Family Social Science professor, William Turner, delivered the keynote address to the New Mexico Medical Society Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 6, 2008. The title of his talk was "An Agenda to Improve America's Health." In attendance were over 300 physicians, 12 New Mexico state legislators, and U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). The meeting, held at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Towne, was convened by New Mexico Medical Society President, Daniel Derksen, MD.

December 8, 2008

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