Author Archives: Danielle Syse

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SoHE News & Stories: April 14 – April 21

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week!   Research in the Rotunda = SoHE Shines! Sponsored by UWSA, Research in the Rotunda is a stunning showcase of the breadth of work happening across the System- special s/o to SoHE undergrad students and their faculty mentors who presented more than twenty posters – […]

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SoHE News & Stories: March 31- April 7

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Bakken: Evaluation, Ethics and Integrity Associate Professor Lori Bakken has been named to the American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles For Evaluators.  The AEA is a professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. […]

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UW Students Share Design Thinking Skills in Kenyan Project

Photo: SoHE student Emma Wiessner working in Kenya Blog by UW-Madison student Danielle Syse Sustainable Design Thinking Team Journeys to Kenya Over the past few years, University of Wisconsin-Madison students have been experiencing meaningful, real-world innovative projects through the student-run organization Insight Wisconsin. In an effort to unearth meaningful solutions, Insight Wisconsin encourages collaborations using the […]

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SoHE News & Stories: February 3-10

Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! The Teachings of a Good Citizen Read up on a recently published research journal speaking about the necessity to educate the young on what it means to be a good citizen. Experts, including Associate Dean Connie Flanagan, examine how community improvement projects and learning about good citizenship […]

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SoHE News & Stories: January 20-27 2017

  Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! HDFS Professor Addresses Incarceration and The Effect on Children In a recent report by U.S. News, Human Development and Family Studies Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan addressed the risks associated with child development when a parent is incarcerated and how caregivers can help maintain a safe, […]

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RePLAY: Sustainable Kids Fashion Show & Educational Play Event

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being is currently planning the 4th Annual RePLAY event for Sunday, December 11th from 3-5pm! RePLAY starts with a sustainable kids fashion show, for which we’ve hand chosen clothing items from thrift stores and children’s consignment shops around Madison for the children to model. Children will be escorted down the […]

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SoHE Stories: September 23-29

A weekly wrap-up for the School of Human Ecology. Associate Dean Connie Flanagan Featured in NBC Parenting Toolkit Associate Dean and SoHE Professor Connie Flanagan is co-author of an article for NBC’s national Parent Toolkit website that provided tips and tricks for parents to expand their children’s contributions to society. “Want Your Kids to Be […]

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Grad Student Huntington: Design and the American Dream

Joy Huntington, PhD Student Design Studies Researching the Rise of Single Women Homeowners When Joy Huntington designed homes for her clients in Pittsburgh she was often intrigued by how differently men and women would react to certain design ideas. “Our firm did everything – from picking out towels and flatware to designing the home. I […]

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SoHE Stories: September 16-22

A weekly wrap-up for the School of Human Ecology. Hartley: Understanding how couples parenting children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) are affected Congratulations Sigan Hartley, the 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology with article in September 2016 American Psychological Association newsletter, “New directions in family research: Marital quality in parents of children with ASD” along with graduate students Greta […]

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SoHE Stories: Aug 19 – 25

A weekly wrap-up for the School of Human Ecology. How You Can Help Graduate Student Job Hunting On Monday, August 29th, the Graduate School is sponsoring a training session for faculty to help provide resources and advice to Ph.D students who don’t seek or get jobs in the academic field. As an employment transitioning expert, Anne Krook is offering faculty […]

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SoHE Stories: August 1-16

  2016 SoHE Graduate takes on the Rio Olympic Games Recent SoHE graduate, Kelsey Card, finishes up senior year as an Olympian at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Kelsey made history Monday night as she placed top 25 in Discus Throw. Learn more about Card and the development of her Olympic career.     Heather […]

Grad Student L’Esperance: Exploring Financial Decision-Making

Household Finance and Well-being In our modern world, life can be a series of big and small financial decisions. So how do individuals make these day-to-day decisions that can impact the rest of their lives? SoHE graduate student Madelaine L’Esperance is digging deeper into this question through her research, paying special attention to how people, particularly low-income […]

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Mindfulness Workshop for Childbirth and Parenting in September

Events designed for expectant parents and professionals Contact Libby Bestul,, 608-262-2611   Pregnancy offers an ideal time to begin practicing mindfulness according to Nancy Bardacke, clinical professor of family healthcare nursing at the UCSF School of Nursing, certified nurse midwife, and mindfulness teacher. Bardacke has been assisting birthing families for more than four decades. […]

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New Hockey Coach Sets Goal at SoHE

  On July 13, Granato read to children in the SoHE Preschool Lab on chameleons and crocodiles. New Hockey Coach Comes Back to the Badgers & SoHE The new men’s hockey coach, Tony Granato, has returned to UW-Madison and the School of Human Ecology to finish his Human Development and Family Studies degree. Granato played […]

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Kevin Ponto Collaborates Home3D with UW Health and Epic

  Press Release from Wisconsin Institute for Discovery 07 March 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UW and WID Pioneer Clinical Research with Epic [Madison, Wisconsin] – Reflecting a unique opportunity for collaboration between UW Health, Epic and UW-Madison, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s (WID) Living Environments Lab (LEL) was awarded a $100,000 clinical research project grant to explore the […]

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SoHE Stories: Feb. 19-25

Check out what’s happening in SoHE this week! What’s on the Menu This Week? Join us on February 26th in an interactive workshop around dance and social activism. Dianne Brakarsh will be hosting a workshop focused on why dancing makes you smarter for our Science Cafe. This week is featuring our very own Roberto Rengal […]

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SoHE Stories: Feb. 5 – Feb. 12

Check out what’s happening in SoHE this week! Mattel Faces Challenges With Barbie’s Makeover Christie Whelan, a professor in the Department of Consumer Science, spoke with Channel 3000 on February 3rd to discuss Barbie’s new makeover and how Mattel has more challenges headed their way.   Click here to watch the interview.        

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SoHE Stories: Jan. 22 – Jan. 29

A weekly wrap-up of what’s happening at the School of Human Ecology!  Weaving Our Way Into The Future This isn’t the first time Marianne Fairbanks has been recognized for her outstanding work. However, she is one of the first to fully recognize the futuristic possibilities of textiles and how they can revolutionize the way we […]

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Graduate student Claire Berezowitz receives 2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Written By: Kelsey Anderson University Health Services– Health Communications Specialist   Claire Berezowitz, a joint doctoral student in the Civil Society and Community Research in the School of Human Ecology and Departments of Educational Psychology, is one of 10 recipients (in the nation) of the 2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. The award recognizes graduate students […]

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SoHE Student Megan Donovan Awarded Scholarship at NYC Gala

Congratulations to SoHE student Megan Donovan who earned a $10,000 Geoffrey Beene ?National Scholarship Award. Donovan was one of eight finalists from across the U.S. to receive the award during a star-studded awards dinner that took place in New York City on Tuesday, January 12. A group of SoHE Retailing and Consumer Behavior students traveled […]

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SoHE Stories: Jan. 15 – Jan. 22

A weekly wrap-up of what’s happening at the School of Human Ecology   Two SoHE faculty members hit the airwaves of Wisconsin Public Radio: Associate Professor J Michael Collins discussed emergency savings and financial planning for low-income consumers Professor Jennifer Angus discussed her recent exhibition at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC   Congratulations to Associate […]

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SoHE’s Outstanding Seniors Awards

What makes you stand out as an individual? Here at the School of Human Ecology, we promote individuality, creativity, and other outstanding qualities that drive success. Michaela Brause is one of these students. Every year, the school selects an outstanding graduating senior from each department to be recognized for the Rosalie Amlie Morton award. As a […]

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SOHE Stories: Jan. 8 – Jan. 15

A weekly wrap-up of what’s happening at the School of Human Ecology. Students’ food blogs dig deep If there’s anything students know about being in their twenties, it is that flexible-schedule jobs are in high-demand to pay for the never-ending bills. Because of this, many students land employment in the food service sector. Read what […]