Author Archives: Linda Zwicker

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Cancer Care, Couples and Depression: New Research

Assistant Professor Kristin Litzelman shines light on depression and spouses of cancer patients A new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center highlights a troubling disparity in cancer care: the depressed spouses of cancer patients are 33 percent less likely to receive adequate treatment for depression than are patients whose spouses don’t have […]

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J Michael Collins Receives Honor: Romnes Award

Congratulations Dr. J. Michael Collins, Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance and Associate Professor in Consumer Science for receiving the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships Award. Dr. Collins studies on consumer behavior insights focus primarily on the role of information in consumer decision making, especially for low-income and vulnerable households and serves UW Cooperative Extension as a state specialist in family […]

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Visual Communications: Public Monitors in Nancy Nicholas Hall

Digital Display in SoHE:  Purpose and Best Practices The purpose of the five display monitors in Nancy Nicholas Hall is to create a sense of shared community through thoughtful, clear and compelling information and visual stories. Each of the monitors are strategically positioned to engage or inform a key audience. Considering the breadth of audiences […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign Wins Award

Governor Scott Walker announced today that The Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign, an initiative spear-headed by Peggy Olive, Financial Capability Specialist, and the UW-Extension Family Living Program has been named a recipient of a Governor’s Financial Literacy Award 2017.  Olive holds a joint appointment in the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security and UW-Extension Family Living […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 22 – January 3 2018

Consumers Set the Tone | New Years Resolutions | Bright Ideas for 2018 Consumer Science Assistant Professor Dee Warmath’s keen perspectives on the collision between high consumer confidence and retail store closings can be heard in this interview on Wisconsin Public Radio     Is it that time of year again? New Years Resolutions come […]

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Professor Sarmadi Recognized for Teaching

Professor Majid Saramdi in the SoHE Department of Design Studies has been selected by the UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards Committee to receive the Van Hise Outreach Teaching Award.  The academic accomplishments of Dr. Majid Sarmadi, Rothermel Bascom Professor at the School of Human Ecology, are many, but what most distinguishes him is his commitment to […]

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SoHE Faculty Rock the Campus Fall Research Competition

Research and graduate education is core to the mission of the School of Human Ecology, so it’s with great pride that we congratulate our faculty members receiving awards from the VCGRE Fall Research Competition – for projects in 2018-19:   Assistant Professor Fenaba Addo “(Re)creating Inequality: Student Loan Debt and Young Adult Well Being”     […]

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Nonprofit Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

The United States’ nonprofit workforce is the third largest, trailing retail and manufacturing with more than 1.4M tax-exempt organizations – or roughly 100x greater than the number of Starbucks in the United States. [1] These organizations are the community backbone, working on issues ranging from human services to the environment, animals, culture and humanities. And, […]

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Incarcerated Parents & Children: New Book

In the United States today, roughly 1 in 25 children has a parent behind bars. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology, and contributors to this book bring a wide array of tools for studying the children of incarcerated adults. Sociologists and demographers apply sophisticated techniques for conducting descriptive and causal analyses, with […]

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Partners in Giving Is Here through November 30!

Because we care – we act! Partners in Giving is a once-a-year, volunteer-driven workplace campaign through which State of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, and University Hospital & Clinics employees in Dane County can give conveniently to many of their favorite charitable organizations. It combines the efforts of 11 umbrella organizations representing hundreds of charities, into one eight-week campaign from mid-October to […]

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) […]