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SoHE News and Stories: August 21 – August 27

Interior Architecture Program Granted Full Accreditation SoHE’s Interior Architecture program received full accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation last week. This status remains effective for the next six years, guaranteeing that plenty of future badgers will have the opportunity to major in this program.

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SoHE News and Stories: August 14 – August 20

Lesley Sager’s Design Thinking Interview with Wisconsin Public Radio SoHE’s Lesley Sager was highlighted in a Wisconsin Public Radio interview about Design Thinking. She talks about how she and her students are using the principles of design to solve problems and create better lives for people around the world. Listen to the interview here. SoHE Graduate […]

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Project 72 Features SoHE Supporters and Alumni

The updated Project 72 website is now live and highlights three new stories on SoHE alumni and partners. Developing Delavan SoHE alumna and BoV member Deb Alder (Home Economics, ’77) and husband Jeff Scherer outline their redevelopment projects in the town of Delavan in Walworth County. Read the full story.   4-H Leadership Alumna Deb […]

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SoHE News and Stories: July 31 – August 6

Take a look at SoHE in the news this week! A look at Fairbanks solar textiles SoHE Assistant Professor Marianne Fairbanks was highlighted in a Wisconsin Life article talking about her pursuit to create solar power textiles. She is working with Chemistry Professor Trisha Andrews on the project. Read more about the project here. Financial […]

Slow Food Nations, Denver, Colorado

Student Blog: Slow Food Turtle Island

This summer, Civil Society and Community Research graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the Catherine K. […]

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Student Blog: Attending the Weaving Lab

For the second summer in a row, SoHE professor Marianne Fairbanks has taken over the Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and transformed it into the Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions. Community members are welcome to come and learn the basics of this ancient art form. As a dedicated member of the SoHE family, […]

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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SoHE Grad Gives Tips on Landing Dream Job

Lisa Johnson (’17), an Interior Architecture major, has made big moves since graduating this past May. Just months after getting her degree, Lisa now lives and works in New York City at a successful design firm called ICRAVE. Finding a steady job after graduation is a stressful prospect for many students, so Lisa filled us […]

SoHE Centers of Excellence Host Event Aimed at Planning in Madison

Recently, the Centers of Excellence hosted a fun, exciting, and impactful day of collaboration aimed at shaping a stronger, more connected future for Madison’s neighborhoods. The UW-Madison School of Human Ecology (“SoHE”) Centers of Excellence focus on applied, multi-disciplinary, community-based research and scholarship — often looking at issues through the lens of individual, family, and […]

Faculty Led Study Abroad: Trends in Europe

Click photo to view presentation Earlier this summer, Dr. Nancy Murray, Faculty Associate in Retailing & Consumer Behavior, teamed up with Robyn Waters, former VP of Trend, Design & Product Development at Target, to lead a study abroad program through three cities in Europe. Students were required to complete two weeks of online coursework on […]

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Student Blog: Trenton, North Dakota

This summer, Civil Society and Community Research graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the Catherine K. […]

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SoHE News & Stories: June 30 – July 6

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Sparks Honored with Community-University Partnership Award SoHE Assistant Professor Shannon Sparks, PhD., was honored with a Community-University partnership award for her work with the Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health. The Consortium, founded in 2008, was created to increase capacity in Milwaukee to address cancer health disparities for […]

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SoHE News & Stories: June 23 – June 29

Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! CommNS Affiliate’s Research Aids Local Farmers Markets CommNS Affiliate and Urban and Regional Planning Professor Alfonso Morales has been collecting data on the economic impact of community farmers markets with graduate student Lauren Suerth. After having already worked with nine farmers markets in three regions by 2015, the […]

Poplar, Fort Peck Reservation, Montana

Student Blog: Fort Peck, Montana

This summer, Civil Society and Community Studies graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the Catherine K. […]

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SoHE News & Stories: June 16 – June 22

Check out what’s happening in SoHE this week! Professor Bakken Speaks to Nonprofit Struggles In an article by the Capital Times, SoHE Professor Lori Bakken was quoted speaking to the difficulties many nonprofits experience when communicating with funders and the community. The story focuses on the Justified Anger Coalition that is currently lead by Reverend […]

Buffalo Art by Johnny at Bad Winds Studios

Student Blog: Denver, Colorado

Image by Johnny at Bad Winds Studios This summer, Civil Society and Community Studies graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time […]

Anaré Holmes posing in his firefighter uniform. Photo courtesy of Steven R Dewberry.

SoHE Alumnus Honored by NBC NEWS with First #Pride30

Photo courtesy of Steven R Dewberry “Pride is a semblance of the courage that it took for people to stand up for themselves. All of it stems from the nightclub brawls that trans women were fighting in New York City on Christopher Street.”  –Anaré Holmes Anaré Holmes (’10), an alumnus of the School of Human […]

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Christensen Wins Design Challenge

SoHE Interior Architecture student Courtney Christensen was recently announced as one of the first place winners of the Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge 2017. Christensen won the commercial design category with her re-imagining of the UW Credit Union. In regards to the project, Christensen said: “For the UW Credit Union E-Commerce Center project my classmates and […]

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SoHE News & Stories: June 8 – June 15

Check out what’s happening at SoHE – just an average week in Nancy Nicholas Hall! Assistant Professor Litzelman Receives Baldwin Mini-Grant Assistant Professor Kristin Litzelman was selected to receive one of ten mini-grants from the Baldwin endowment. This competitive grant program aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects. Litzelman was awarded the grant […]

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Student Blog: My first stop working with Native communities

This summer, Civil Society and Community Studies graduate student Becca Dower is helping the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) develop a tribally-supported agriculture program—or TSA—to distributes Native American produced goods to Native American communities. During this time, she will be conducting preliminary research with funding from SoHE’s Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award, supported by the […]

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APLUS Project: Research on Young Adult Maturity & Growth

Wave 4 of the first scientific, longitudinal study of young adults’ changing financial knowledge and practices was released in May 2017. The APLUS (Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students) project culminates eight years of research by SoHE’s Dean Soyeon Shim, PhD, who founded the study and now serves as co-principal investigator along with […]

Julia Preston, SoHE student and creator of Angelic NYC

HDFS Student Julia Presten Soars High

When NYC native Julia Presten was in high school she founded ANGELIC NYC, a clothing company with a positive message and that donates to nonprofits. Today, Julia’s company is continuing to grow and she is looking forward to her junior year at UW-Madison this fall. With ANGELIC top of mind, Julia started off at SoHE […]

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Millennials, Gen X & Boomers: Adjusting for Intergenerational Management

A few years ago, I was asked to speak to the leadership of a large national company that employs primarily newly graduated college students. The leadership was continually challenged by the seemingly unfathomable (unreasonable) needs and wants of their millennial teams. At the time I had not done much study on the subject, but was […]

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SoHE’s Design Thinking Initiative Drives UW’s First Leadership Circle for Innovation

For the past several years, the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology (SoHE) has been campus’ active driver of design thinking, a problem-solving and idea generating process used by organizations and corporations worldwide to solve complex problems. SoHE’s Design Thinking Initiative has delivered the process to UW-Madison through coursework, collaborations, and, now, the university’s first group […]