In 2019, well before the changes brought by the novel coronavirus, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the goal of providing comprehensive online degree programs for students who are unable to be on campus due to work, family, or other circumstances. This fall, in a first step toward that vision, students began logging on to earn UW–Madison’s first fully online degree: a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from the School of Human Ecology.
When COVID precautions limited in-person gatherings and closed campus galleries, the CDMC quickly adapted. Exhibitions were put online. Social media channels were revamped. And before the end of the summer, the center had launched a new website (cdmc.wisc.edu) as well as CDMC Conversations: live, online discussions between artists, designers, industry professionals, staff, and students.
Last spring, as companies and schools scrambled to move online, SoHE students found their summer internships being cancelled. Salvaging those opportunities required moving work online—fast.
View student portfolios at the THREADS website. Watch the Facebook Designer Discussion Event. At this time of the year, we would usually be presenting the TFD showcase in the Design Gallery, which gives the rest of the school a chance to see the exciting work that our students have been doing. Of course, that could […]
Alicia pictured with her husband Eric and son Ellis. Congratulations to Alicia Hazen, the recipient of UW-Madison’s Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) 2020 Community Leadership Award! Wednesday morning, an OUA employee interrupted the SoHE advising staff’s virtual meeting to surprised Alicia, Director of Career and Leadership Development, with campus’ Community Leadership Award. Her team […]
Civil Society and Community Research PhD student Troy Malcolm Williams shares research-based recommendations grounded in a human ecology framework for corporate entities seeking to honor their anti-racist values statements.
Coursework equips emerging and established change agents with the skills to expand their impact.
Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in the Design History department of the School of Human Ecology. A year ago, a unique collaboration between student researchers, the SoHE Communications team, and the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (HLATC) launched the year-long Textile Tuesday project to celebrate […]
Serape, Saltillo, Mexico, early 19th century, woven wool and cotton. Carolyn Jenkinson is the Curator of Collections of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection When faced with a lack of information about a historic textile, museum curators use many contextual clues such as textile structures and material or dye types to help identify how old […]
Embroidery sampler (detail), Germany, early 19th century, linen on linen; overall work 14 x 17 in; detail approximately 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in the Design History department of the School of Human Ecology. On December 6 and 7, the […]
Handkerchief from Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, United States, 1905, 13” x 13” By Natalie Wright is a first-year graduate student in Design Studies Twelve years after historian Frederick Jackson Turner proclaimed the end of American westward expansion during a speech at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, organizers of the Lewis and Clark Exposition in […]
Critical Research//Community Engagement//Radical Advancement House in SoHE’s Civil Society and Community Research department, The P.O.W.E.R. Collective—People.Of.Wisdom.Eternally.Revolutionizing—consists of graduate students on a mission to support research, political and community action programs, and professional development for and by communities of color. While not new to campus, the group has an new online presence on the CommNS’ website. […]
October snow means an early reminder of inclement weather guidelines UW-Madison’s inclement weather guidelines for employees and the updated campus-wide policy are available online. Key points of the guidelines include: Only the Chancellor has the authority to cancel classes, suspend services, and close the campus to the public and employees. Individual colleges and schools will […]
– Margaret Norton, Tablecloth in Mulberry Maze print, United States, 1947, ink on cotton, 71 x 44 in. – Schumacher Company, Drapery Fabric in Polka Dot Pony print, designed by Hetty Beatty Whitney, United States, 1946, ink on cotton Marina Moskowitz is the Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design, in […]
Bustle, United States of America, 1887, wire, 10 x 31 x 3 in. Bust Improver, United States of America, 1890-1910, silk and cotton, 5 x 11 x 2 in. Caitlyn Beczkiewicz is a student in the School of Human Ecology, studying Textiles and Fashion Design. I have been researching how women’s fashion relates to sexism […]
Washington Post Op-Ed: Material Culture & Tariffs| YouTube Children’s Videos | Golf Outing Raises $25K Dr. Sarah Anne Carter; Avocados, Tins, and Tariffs Discussion Dr. Sarah Anne Carter’s recent Washington Post piece uses material culture to relate to today’s US tariff debates. She explores the 1892 presidential campaign when Grover Cleveland used tin cards to […]
Hat, India, 1900-1977, cotton, silk on cotton, silk, 13 x 14 x 13 in. Katie Slavin is a student in the School of Human Ecology, entering her 4th year as a Retailing and Consumer Behavior major. After flipping through the textiles featured in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection online navigator, I was immediately drawn […]
Design thinking has helped me understand the other person better in any situation in life. Akshat Khanna May 2020 graduation Hometown: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India Majors: Computer Engineering (College of Engineering) and Computer Sciences (College of Letters & Sciences) FUTURE PLANS: Working as a software engineer, user interface/user experience designer or product manager. After a […]
Carpet fragment, United States of America, 1880-1889, jute, approx. 2”x4” Samantha Barris a fourth year student in the School of Human Ecology, studying Interior Architecture. This semester, I have been investigating the recent history and current practices of textile production and design, as well as looking at sustainability. A visit to the Helen Louise Allen […]
Congratulations to Kristy Burkholder, PhD, HDFS Faculty Associate, who was inducted into the UW-Madison Teaching Academy as a Teaching Fellow. The Inductee Ceremony was held on April 8, 2019. “It’s been an honor and a professional pleasure to have learned from and taught with Kristy over these recent several years,” states her nominator, Michael Maguire, […]
Woven bag, alpaca, Peru, 1930s, 6x6in Molly Burki is a second year student in the School of Human Ecology studying Textiles and Fashion Design. While exploring the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, a small woven bag, about the size of my palm, caught my interest. The design is delicate but complex, a weaving filled with […]
Dress, silver foil, Reynolds Metals Company, United States, 1968, 37×28″ By Gretchen Meyer, a second-year student in SoHE, studying Retailing and Consumer Behavior. While browsing through the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, I was in love with so many of the pieces. When I came across this stunning dress – a beautiful, glittery silver shift […]
Oona pattern designed by Maija Isola, Furnishing Fabric, Finland, 1969, 55.25 x 29.5″ By Samuel Anglehart, a fourth-year student in SoHE, studying Textiles and Fashion Design. Marimekko is a design house that played an integral role in the world of textiles. Starting in the early 1950s, Marimekko became a household name as they incorporated graphic […]
Embroidered silk kimono, 1930s, Japan, 64×58″ Written by Nghi Tuong, a third year student in the School of Human Ecology, studying Retailing and Consumer Behavior. I chose to write about this Japanese kimono from the 1930s because I have always been attracted to things that are red, so the background color and the beautiful gold […]