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SoHE Welcomes the New Store in Town

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students: Sadie Kvistad, Alina Benun, Carly Lanzkowsky, David Lee, Drew Manchester, Greg Marcus, Iman Madison, Jingjing Li, Sidd Sridher, Taylor Kuehn, Kelsey Kominowski & Tony (Haoyang) Li SoHE welcomed guest speaker Lauren Corwin (Recruiting Manager) from Von Maur department stores to speak in the Retail Leadership Symposium class […]

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Blain’s Farm & Fleet: Leading the Retailing Industry with Family Values

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students Riley Nilsen, Nia Newton, Sean Naumann, Sophia Nabi, Daniel Mosch, Angie Morrow, Jason Molus, Isabel Miranda, Delaney Mielke, Maggie McNeil, and Ellie Martin On March 1, 2017, the Retail Leadership Symposium welcomed Blain’s Farm & Fleet to our class, specifically the owner of the company herself, Jane […]

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SoHE News & Stories: March 24 -31

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week!   New Sesame Street Characer Presents Autism in a Positive Light Professor Sigan Hartley says that the new character, Julia, will help destigmatize negative images of children with autism and will show that differences are not a bad thing. This character has taken 3 years to develop and is […]

Prenatal to Five Summit June 2: Registration, Parking and Housing

Prenatal to Five Summit:  Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity REGISTER HERE The Prenatal to Five Summit is an unprecedented one-day gathering of scholars, practitioners, early childhood professionals, and community members, focused on one question – how might we ensure better outcomes for all Wisconsin children? Registration Fee Includes: Pre-Summit reception on Thursday, […]

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Executive Order 13780: Textiles from Countries Affected by the Immigration Ban

The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s newest showcase features pieces from six different countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The exhibition, titled Executive Order 13780: Textiles from Countries Affected by the Immigration Ban, aims to honor the rich cultures of the peoples directly impacted by the travel ban proposed by President Donald Trump. The […]

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Grad Student Schlicting: Innovating Mass Transportation

Michael Schlicting, MS/PhD Candidate Transportation Administration & Community Development Transportation is nothing new to MS/PhD candidate Michael Schlicting. Growing up with a mother who worked for United Airlines, teenage Michael would spend his free time taking standby flights to and from various airports just for the sake of flying. After a brief period of interest in piloting, […]

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Albert Burgess-Hull to Join Bouchet Society

Albert Burgess-Hull will be inducted into the prestigious Bouchet Society on March 14. Burgess-Hull is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison. Burgess-Hull’s research examines how the social network influences a person’s ability to quit smoking, gaining national attention. Duke University awarded him […]


New School Grocery: Tech, Trends and Talent

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students Kelsey Pulera,Winnie Nyakaru, Emily O’Neill, Sul Hee Park, Robin Peeters, Lili Peich, Amanda Percarpio, Demitra Philosophos, Cassandra Piette, Rachel Piltser, Vladimir Predko, Maheen Quraishi The Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed speakers from four companies in the grocery business to share their insights and expertise on subjects from tech […]

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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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Retail Activism: To Boycott or Buycott?

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students Tory Rylance, Tori Rustad, Molly Russell, Elana Roth, Emma Ross, David Toles, Sarah Rodgers, Jack Ritzman, Caitlin Riley, Zachary Riemer, Bianca Ricker, Rachel Frambs Money talks! Where your dollars go, or don’t go for that matter, means something. Sparked by a Wisconsin Public Radio feature by Dee Warmath of […]

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SoHE News & Stories: March 3 -10

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Stacy Igel Receives Forward Under 40 Award SoHE alum Stacy Igel (99’) continues to rack-up UW accolades. This month she was announced as the winner of the 2017 Forward Under 40 Award. The Boy Meets Girl fashion line founder also received the 2016 Wisconsin Idea […]

Tips for Successful NIH Grant Writing: A Discussion with SoHE Faculty

Every semester, the CORE (“Centers Outreach, Research, and Engagement”) Support Team puts on a series of Open House events and panel discussions that provide SoHE faculty, staff, students, SoHE Center Affiliates, and guests with opportunities to learn about topics and strategies relevant to their work. Our Spring 2017 Open House series kicks off on March […]

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Career Ecology: Linking Students to Professionals

A blog by Lisa Johnson | Interior Architecture 17′ As a student, we have all been told a million times about the power of networking and how crucial it is when starting a career. Well as a second semester senior going into Career Ecology, I thought that I had so far built a solid network […]


Company Values and the Bottom Line

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students Minjae Son, Madison Smith, Ryan Shea, Annette Shaw, Alexandra Serota, Georgia Dorfman, Christina Sorce, Natalie Scumaci, Eliza Schuman, Tristan Schlultz, Bradley Schultz, Adam Schimberg It can be said with a strong amount of confidence that every company wants to do good in the world. Companies have values […]

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Work Somewhere You Love

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students Elizabeth Wanzer, Benjamin Wanke, McKenna Wall, Jordan Vanden Wymelenberg, Taylor Turk, Katharine Torchio, Zachary Thiede, Katie Steib, Clara Stedman, Ian Sprosty, Ryan Soohoo SoHE welcomed Maryam Becker (Senior Campus Recruiter), Andrea Herrald (Senior Campus Recruiter), and Kristin Tilleson (Executive Team Leader) from Target to the Retail Leadership Symposium […]

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Kohl’s: Making a Difference in the Community

Retail Leadership Symposium (Consumer Science 250) By Students: Claire Zettl, Julia Zerull, Brenden Zarrinnam, Lauren Zanotelli, Anna Zahn, Kelsey Yanisch, Xingtong Xu, Emma Woods, Kristin Wolfe, Megan Whitehouse, Naomi Welter, Matthew Watters The Retail Leadership Symposium class welcomed Kohl’s on January 25, 2017. Mike Tack (Senior Manager- Early Talent), Melissa Smith (University Relations Recruiter), Alicia […]

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SoHE News & Stories: February 17-24

  Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week!  SoHE Professor Provides Insight on American Girl’s First Boy Doll In an interview with Channel 3000 News, Consumer Sciences Professor Dr. Christine Whelan shed some light on the business tactics behind American Girl’s decision to release their first boy doll, following the trend of making […]

Hand in Hand – Student Starts Fundraiser for ACLU

SoHE graduate student and MFA candidate Hannah Bennett is a paper maker, textile artist, and philanthropist. Troubled by climate change and the situation surrounding the acceptance of refugees, Bennett started a GoFundMe page for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Wanting to help in some way, she decided to sell some of her art in 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 […]

Consumption in Human Ecology – A Meaningful Sphere of Influence

We play a variety of roles in our lives – boss, employee, friend, acquaintance, parent, child, partner — just to name a few. As we launch into 2017, many are trying to establish personal resolutions to improve ourselves in some or all of the roles we play. But there’s another role that each and every […]

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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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Celebrating #retailsfuture in NYC

The future of the retailing industry shines bright with talent. Over 600 college students—the up-and-coming leaders of retail—gathered together in New York City this January at the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show. Amongst the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s contingency of 31 students included several that were honored for their achievement and dedication to the future of […]

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SoHE News & Stories: January 20-27 2017

Welcome new faculty member Patty Loew! Professor Loew is a new addition to SoHE this semester, and we are so excited to have her. Look for her in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies and give her a warm welcome. Or visit her amazingly serene website to learn more about her interests (or […]

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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 […]