HDFS News & Impact
HDFS Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Anderson Graduate Research Award
Posted: May 9, 2016
Doctoral candidate Cara Streit received the prestigious Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Award at the Graduate Awards Banquet. This award, "rewards current research assistants demonstrating excellence and lasting impact through contributions to research, future promise as a researcher, originality, imagination, satisfactory progress toward a degree and research mentoring to peers." There is only one award given at Mizzou annually, and Cara won! Her advisor and mentor is Millsap Professor of Diversity in HDFS, Dr. Gus Carlo. Cara is the third HDFS graduate student to win this award in the 21st Century – hooray for us and congratulations to Cara Streit!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2016
HDFS was represented well in the annual Human Environmental Sciences Awards. One of the two Distinguished Research Awards went to Lawrence Ganong. The Distinguished Staff Award was presented to the CDL’s Dee Ann Sneed, and the first-ever Graduate Research Award was given to doctoral candidate Cara Streit. Congratulations!
PURE Awards for 2016-2017
Posted: Apr. 18, 2016
A record number of PURE awards (Program for Undergraduate Research Experience) were given to HDFS undergraduate students and their faculty mentors.
- Alexis Combs received a PURE award from the College of HES for her project titled "Life, Death, and Legacy Study on End of Life Planning." Her mentor will be Dr. Jacquelyn Benson.
- Alyssa Jones was awarded a PURE award for her project titled “Daily Diary Study on Unmarried Couples in Later Life.” Her mentor will be Dr. Jacquelyn J. Benson.
- Katherine Crowley will receive a PURE Award for a project on “Former Stepparents.” She will be working with Dr. Lawrence Ganong.
- Kathleen Holloway’s PURE project on “The Impact of Color: Phenotype, Interpersonal Relationships, and Health,” will be conducted under the guidance of Dr. Antoinette Landor.
- Kierstin Godier will receive a PURE for a project on “Mothers' Management of Peer Relationships and Children's Peer Competence.” Dr. Sarah Killoren will be her mentor.
Faculty Share Personal Experiences and Research about Stepfamilies
Posted: Apr. 6, 2016
Dr. Larry Ganong, professor and co-chairman, and Dr. Marilyn Coleman, curators' distinguished professor emerita, shared their personal family experiences and research (and an extraordinary historical photo!) about stepfamilies in an article for the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Top HDFS Faculty Achievers Recognized
Posted: Mar. 7, 2016
Drs. Francisco Palermo, David Schramm, and Chelsea Garneau-Rosner were honored along with other MU faculty at a reception for Top Faculty Achievers. All three of these faculty were Principle Investigators or Co-Investigators on major grant funding this past year. Congratulations, Drs. Francisco Palermo, David Schramm, and Chelsea Garneau-Rosner! We are proud of you!
Statement by the HDFS Faculty in Support of MU Students Who Are Addressing Issues of Injustice
Posted: Nov. 9, 2015
Please know that the Department of Human Development and Family Science stands with students who are experiencing marginalization and oppression on campus. Oppressive campus experiences impact student functioning, learning, psychological and social adjustment, physical and mental safety, and matriculation through programs of study. We support the ongoing efforts of many of our students involved in Concerned Student 1950, and other student organizations focused on addressing injustices of marginalized groups. We applaud the courage and resilience of our students, and expect the Board of Curators and MU Administrators to take bold actions to address these major issues.