Author Archives: Linda Zwicker

Bobette Heller

Congratulations and Bravo!

Humble, modest, tenacious, hard-working, dedicated, creative, smart, trustworthy, generous. These words only begin to describe our colleague, friend and alumna Bobette Heller. And she is gonna be really, really mad at me for writing this post but it’s a risk worth taking — she would never make a public announcement…but I would. You see, Bobette […]

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Postpartum Depression May Be Prevented When Mindfulness Is Part of Childbirth Education

A new study from researchers at UW-Madison and University of California-San Francisco shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth improves childbirth experiences and lessens depression symptoms both during pregnancy and the early postpartum period. This rigorous new study comparing mainstream childbirth education with childbirth education including mindfulness skills points to the benefits […]

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Time to Check Your Email Signature

Did you know SoHE has email signature standards? You bet! The primary purpose of a standard signature block is to provide a professional, clear and consistent set of information to the reader (doesn’t it drive you nuts to get an email signed “Bob”?  I know a Bob who works at the Law School but I think his office […]

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WI Legislature Honors Bogenschneider

(As I write this post I know Professor Karen Bogenschneider is cringing at the thought of being the center of attention. With a deep breath and hope she will forgive me, here goes): On Wednesday May 10 2017 the following Joint Resolution was confirmed by the Wisconsin Legislature: Relating to: the commitment-to-family policy of Karen Bogenschneider […]

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Prenatal to Five Summit: Register Now

Early is the Answer: Prenatal to five is key to unlock disparities for Wisconsin’s children Madison, WI — On June 2, 2017 Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit will bring together practitioners, early childhood professionals, scholars, and community members to focus on a critical question: “How can we ensure all Wisconsin children thrive?” The event – […]

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Vandana Shiva keynotes 4W Summit

Contacts: Helen Klebesadel at hrklebesadel@wisc.edu or Lori DiPrete Brown at dipretebrown@wisc.edu. 2017 Women’s Summit Welcomes Environmental Perspectives from Wisconsin and the World A Time magazine environmental hero and one of Forbes seven most powerful women on the globe, Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., delivers the keynote address on April 27 for this year’s 4W Summit on Women, […]

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For Our Planet – For Our Health

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  2017 Global Health Symposium Members of the UW-Madison and extended global health community are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the annual symposium: TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 Health Sciences Learning Center Keynote Speaker: Jennie Ward-Robinson, CEO and president of the PAHO Foundation Oral and poster global health presentations […]

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Young Children and Screen Media: What does the Science Say?

What are the effects during infancy and early childhood? Media has had a huge impact on families. A group of leading learning scientists including Assistant Professor Heather Kirkorian provide new findings in the field, and examine the effects of broad-based media on early child development by highlighting the role of content and context on learning and development […]

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SoHE Recognizes Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Excellence

This annual award program (launched in 2016) is designed to implement one of the key features of the SoHE 5-year Strategic Plan (2012-2017) – to recognize and uplift the work of our outstanding faculty, staff and graduate employees. Academic and University Staff Award:  Demonstration of the SoHE Vision Pillars in action, sustained excellence, positive peer or supervisor […]

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Financial Life Skills Receives Recognition

2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award: Organization The Financial Life Skills Program in the School of Human Ecology was one of 15 individuals, businesses, and organizations selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy for the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. Criteria considered during the screening process included innovative implementation, demonstrated measurable results, collaboration with partners, and whether the […]

SoHE Hits the Big-Ten Airwaves

  According to Merriam-Webster “to hit the airwaves” is to be “broadcast for the first time” — this 60-second spot starts running next week on the Big Ten Network, featuring our own Dean Soyeon Shim and Textiles and Fashion Design junior Paige Goodings. This project was possible because everyone said “yes” right away, no hesitation -the proposal came […]

Stitching History Exhibition Ties Together History and Humanity

Blog by student Meg McMahon, x’17 In 1997, letters posted 1939 Prague were discovered in Milwaukee. They were written by a young Jewish couple hoping to escape German occupation with the help of an American relative living in Wisconsin. Included in the letters were fashion sketches and an appeal to employ seamstress Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad. Hedy did […]

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SoHE Stories: December 1-7 2016

 WI Public Television comes to SoHE Assistant Professor Marianne Fairbanks is a feature story for Wisconsin Life program which airs Thursday nights at 7:30p statewide on Wisconsin Public Television. The stories in production now will air sometime next fall – most likely starting in September. The focus of the show is people and their passions.   De-stress […]

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Walking to Help Others: CSCR Goes the Distance

On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held their 14th Anniversary National Alliance on Mental Illness walk. Every year NAMI holds this event to help raise awareness on mental illness and to support people with mental health challenges through fundraising. Graduate students in the Civil Society and Community Research (CSCR) […]

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Grad and Undergrad Students Present at National Conference

Eight students from Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan’s research lab traveled to Minneapolis to attend the 2016 annual National Council on Family Relations conference held from November 2-5, 2016 in the Twin Cities. The students co-authored a poster presentation entitled “Attachment and Family Drawings in Young Children with Jailed Parents” which they presented on November 3rd. Students […]

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Best Paper Award: Sarmiento

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ASCP) awards committee announced SoHE Assistant Professor Carolina Sarmiento has received the Chester Rapkin Award for Best Paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research. Research conducted by Sarmiento and Sims speaks to urban planners, community organizations and policy makers who are concerned about the growing need for affordable housing […]

Caregiver Well-being Connected to Patient Care

Cancer patients report lower quality of care when their caregivers are ill or depressed, according to data from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) consortium. “Many clinicians understand the importance of their patients’ caregivers and care about them,” Dr. Kristin Litzelman from University of Wisconsin in Madison told Reuters Health by email. “And […]

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SoHE Operating Guidelines: Food & Hospitality

The School of Human Ecology places a high value on being a place where all our stakeholders (students, alums, staff, faculty, donors, community and more) feels welcome: Vision Pillar #5 – Connecting diverse stakeholders, SoHE creates collaborative solutions for family & community well-being Vision Pillar #10 -Inclusive and Welcoming Environment for All Vision Pillar #9 – A […]

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OneSoHE21 Awards: Applications due November 1

This annual award program, launched in 2016, is designed to implement one of the key features of our OneSoHE21 Strategic Plan. SoHE Strategic Goal #10 is to: Recognize and uplift the work of our outstanding faculty, staff and graduate employees. Timeline All-school Retreat = Awards process announced to the school November 1 (annually) = Submission deadline November […]

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UW–Madison Teams Up with Madison Police to Foster Officer Well-being

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Madison Police Department are launching a pilot study to better understand the impact of mindfulness-based practices on police officers’ physical and mental well-being. The collaboration, which has been almost a year in the making, will begin in the fall and will focus on […]

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Purpose before paycheck? New data says yes!

New Survey Data Find Graduates Seeking Purpose Before Paycheck For graduates nationwide wondering what the future will hold for them, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Christine Whelan has some advice: Figure out what matters most to you, why and then how make it happen with her latest book, The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your […]

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Retail Study Abroad: Madison to China

Students from both the Retailing and Consumer Behavior and Textiles and Fashion Design majors are studying abroad for the Spring 2016 semester in China. The unique program supported by Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU) fully immerses the students in the Chinese culture while they live on campus in the city of Hangzhou. Chinese host students helped […]