Author Archives: Meg McMahon

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Sohe Stories: March 4 – 10

Join us for this week’s Science Café taking place on March 11th! What’s on the menu? Steve Small, David Metler, and Dayana Kupisk from the HDFS Department will be leading an exciting workshop on Practical Wisdom and Social Justice. For event details, click here   Former Chancellor and current president of the Clinton Foundation Dr. Donna E. Shalala headlines the April […]

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SoHE Stories: Feb 26 – March 3

Assistant professor in the Design Studies Department, Kevin Ponto, is changing the way we think about the word “cave.” While many people think of caves as being dark and dingy, Ponto’s view is just the opposite. The Cave Automatic Virtual Environment, or CAVE, is a room that uses virtual reality technology to recreate any environment imaginable. […]

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SoHE Stories: Nov 28 – Dec 4

Find out about SoHE in the news this week, from a Bascom Hill scholarship and credit card expertise to great and meaningful gifts! This Friday is the deadline to order the UW Preschool Lab apparel and help raise money for the PSL program! Created by a PSL parent, the original design featured on the fundraiser products represents the […]

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SoHE Stories: November 21 – 27

Click here to reserve your spot before Dec. 2 for the next University Roundtable featuring a presentation by SoHE Professor Wei Dong. On Dec. 9 Dong will share his journey of combining traditional Chinese Feng Shui concepts with design elements of Western culture. Not only will participants get to see the progression of his work, but they will […]

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SoHE Stories: November 20-26

SoHE’s own Jennifer Angus, an outstanding professor in the Textile and Fashion Design Pogram, recently created an installation for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Angus used a rather unique medium, as her entire exhibit is made from deceased grasshoppers, cicadas, moths, beetles and other insects. To read more about her inspiration and find out […]

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SoHE Stories: November 7 – 13

Check out how SoHE’s been making the news! Click the following links below for more information on our top stories this week.   EcoWell Skill Share Workshop: Rescheduled for next Friday, same time, same location RESCHEDULED – EcoWell Skill Share workshop will be led by SoHE’s Director of Consumer Finance, Linda Lepe. It will focus on the […]

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Student Blog: Alumni In Residence

By Taylore Ransom, Senior – Retailing What does Design Partner at Google Ventures do on a regular basis? SoHE alumnus John Zeratsky (’05, Family & Consumer Journalism) recently visited Prof. Dee Warmath’s “Consumer Strategy and Evaluation” class to explain how he and his team successfully help start-up companies using the design sprint.” A “sprint” is […]

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SoHE Stories: October 31 – November 6

Looking to save a little money before the holidays? This Friday, SoHE’s Financial Capabilities Specialist, Peggy Olive, will show you how to do just that. This useful workshop will focus on topics such as: figuring out where your money is going, saving money on almost anything, and setting financial goals and priorities. As for the secrets…you will just […]

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SoHE Stories: October 24 – 30

If you’re looking for some relaxation, look no further. This Friday, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Walter Jansen, will be exploring progressive muscle relaxation as a part of SoHE’s EcoWell Skill Share Series. In this method, maximum muscle tension is used to achieve maximum relaxation effects that help to increase both neuromuscular and metal relaxation. In this unique workshop, participants will learn simple stress-relieving […]

President Barack Obama participates in a photo line prior to delivering remarks on the economy at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, Wisconsin, July 2, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This photograph is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and may be printed by the subject(s) in the photograph for personal use only. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Student Blog: How Lent Helped Me Meet The President

By Adam Meyers, a student majoring in Political Science and Non-Profit Community Leadership. I decided to write a letter each day of Lent to someone that had changed my life… During my freshman year of college, I started to participate in what Christians know as “Lent”. I had never done this before, but I wanted […]

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WordPress Training

There will be a WordPress training taking place on October 2 at 11AM in Lab A on the first floor. This training is for anyone in SoHE to sign up for. With that said, if you are working with our website and have not attended a formal training the Communications Team would like you to […]

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SoHE Stories: September 16 – 23

SoHE made the news this week! Click to read the stories. Extreme Makeover: SoHE Edition Thanks to the hard work of a few SoHE students, the Office of the Registrar will be getting a much needed upgrade. This past summer, students enrolled in Design Studies 501 were put to the test when asked to create a design that used the area more effectively. […]

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Help Spread Tradition with The Community Altar Project

SoHE faculty, staff, and the community are invited to celebrate the Day of the Dead Festival by participating in this year’s Community Altar Project. Create a personal altar of remembrance and celebration by decorating a shadow box to honor a person, community, or event. All altars will be displayed at the Edgewood College Gallery, October […]

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For the Week of May 8-15, 2015 Check out what’s been going on within SoHE this week!   Chinese Feng Shui and Brush Painting Summer Course Professor Wei Dong will be teaching a free course Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm in Nancy Nicholas Hall on Feng Shui Culture and his knowledge of Chinese Brush Painting. More info […]

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Teach Yourself Well-Being

We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking, well new research proves this phrase to be true. This year’s World Happiness Report stresses a “need to shift our thinking about well-being from a static ‘thing’ to a set of skills that can be learned and cultivated over time.” A Huffington Post article written by […]

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“The Healing Power of Food, Community, and Love” at SoHE

By Michaela Johnke and Ceidy Irias On Wednesday, April 29th, the School of Human Ecology had the pleasure of hosting Seitu Jones, a local artist from Minneapolis. While Seitu shared the inspirations and aspirations behind his recent work, CREATE, a community meal that spanned the length of 250 tables, we partook in a meal prepared […]

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Faculty Associate Michael Maguire Receives Teaching Academy Fellowship

Congratulations to Michael Maguire for being awarded a prestigious 2015 fellowship from UW-Madison Teaching Academy! As a faculty associate in the Civil Society & Community Studies department, Maguire has embodied the teaching excellence and leadership the fellowship strives to recognize. His education philosophy embraces the opportunity to “welcome and celebrate students’ contributions to their own—and their classmates’—learning”, showcasing his dedication to enriching the lives and […]

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Loss of a SoHE Colleague

This month we lost a dear friend, caring educator and valued colleague, Victoria (Vicki) Karlov. From 1999 until her retirement in early 2015, Vicki was a Preschool Lab instructional specialist working with two to three year olds.  As a master toddler teacher she touched and impacted the lives of the many children, parents, co-workers, and […]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To…Well, a lot, really.

Written by: Brett Eby, CNPL graduate (BS 2014) teaching English at TopWay school in Brazil The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, has long been a favorite book and movie of mine.  While it is a wholly fictional book, the messages conveyed within its’ pages are perfectly applicable to life here on Earth.  […]

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For the Week of April 2-9, 2015 Check out what’s been going on within SoHE this week!   Professor Sarmadi tests the potential bedspread Lincoln died on On April 2, textile science professor Majid Sarmadi along with forensic scientists from the State Crime Lab tested blood spots on a bedspread donated to the Wisconsin Historical […]

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Week of the Young Child

Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has a special week long celebration for young children across the country. Each day is a different type of event to help inspire learning, creativity, collaboration, and so much more. Follow SoHE on social media for daily updates of the events @UWSOHE or […]

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SoHE’s Sarmadi Receives Spitze Land-Grant Award

Congratulations to SoHE Professor Majid Sarmadi, winner of the 2015 Robert G. F. and Hazel T. Spitze Land-Grant Professorial Career Excellence Award! Since 1988, Sarmadi has been educating students in the Design Studies Department, teaching textile science and best practices at UW-Madison. Sarmadi has devoted his professional career to the scientific research and development of […]

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Baldwin Award: Latino Workers Study

The income gap within the Latino community has been growing rapidly over the past decade; Latino poverty has increased dramatically while wages have remained stagnant and the Latino population in Dane County has more than doubled. With the population growing, job opportunities shrinking, and hard data lacking, the need for a re-evaluation is greater than […]

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Baldwin Award: Rural Youth Identity in south Wood County

in 2000, the south Wood County area was devastated by economic hardships brought about by the sale of a Fortune 500 paper company. While the immediate result was a 40% loss in total employment, the enduring impact was the hollowing loss of community identity and a staggering shift in migration choices of area youth. From […]