Category Archives: 4W

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Women in Leadership Fall 2018

A conversation with alum Linda Ahlers and author Jane Plitt Wednesday, October 17, an audience of over 100 SoHE student and the public gathered to hear from visiting author and business consultant Jane R. Plitt, who was introduced by Linda Ahlers (Retailing ’72), fall 2018’s Alumni Executive in Residence for the Kohl’s Center for Retailing […]

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4W Summer Internships Show Global Impact

4W, an initiative founded at the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), is aiming to leverage the strengths of UW-Madison “to make life better for women and make the world better for all.” Indeed, the most important aspects of this initiative—women, well-being, Wisconsin, and the world—are reflected in its succinct title. Today, the collaboration between SoHE, […]

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Women, Wellbeing and Thriving: Trends & Transformation in the Consumer Space

  On Wednesday, October 18th, the School of Human Ecology’s 4W Initiative and the Kohl’s Center for Retailing co-hosted SoHE’s 2017 Women In Leadership Panel Event entitled Women, Wellbeing and Thriving: Trends & Transformation in the Consumer Space. Moderated by 4W’s very own Lori DiPrete Brown, four panelists gave attendees insight into the world of […]

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SoHE News & Stories: May 7 – May 12

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Fashion Show Award Winners The annual Threads: Fashion Show, themed Ensemble this year, took place on April 30th. The award winners for this year were: Neil Sekhorn and Jingjing Li with Honorable Mention ($50), Maheen Quarishi with the Fashion Show Leadership Award ($250), Ike Cech […]

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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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SoHE Student Megan Donovan Awarded Another Scholarship For Retail Excellence

It was only a few months ago when Megan Donovan earned a $10,000 award from Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship that supports students seeking fashion industry professions. Now, the Retail and Consumer Behavior grad has been recognized by Natural Insight for her ongoing focus on using technology to enhance in-store execution and consumer experiences. In May, Natural Insight, a […]

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Global Advocates for Women Convene in Madison

2016 Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being welcomes slate of international women’s advocates Former University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Donna Shalala and international Zimbabwe humanitarian Tererai Trent headline a public slate of speakers for the 2016 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being. Shalala, president of the Clinton Foundation and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will consider […]

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UNESCO Chair awarded to UW-Madison

UNESCO CHAIR PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL STAGE FOR GLOBAL WORK ON GENDER, WELL-BEING AND PEACE The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded a UNESCO Chair on Gender, Well-being and a Culture of Peace, a first for the university in any area and a global platform for the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and for the campus-wide […]

Fairbanks’ Research Featured on Big 10 Network

With over 52 million subscribers–yes, you read that correctly–over 52 million subscribers and being ranked top 12 in the most popular programs on advertising-supported cable networking, our very own Marianne Fairbanks is being feature on the Big 10 Network. Fairbanks is an Assistant Professor at SoHE and is quickly being known across campus and the […]

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SoHE Stories: October 16 – 23

SoHE made the news this week! Click to read the stories. Adult Recess: Ideas for a Playful Work Environment Who said recess is only for kids? SoHE’s own, Kim Lombardi, explores the research behind taking breaks, along with ways to integrate play into your workday. In this exciting workshop, SoHE faculty and staff will learn how to create a “professionally playful” […]

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It

For the week of July 31- August 7th, 2015 Check out what’s been happening within SoHE this week!   Weaving Together Science and Art Into Endless Possibilities Solar Textiles have never been explored before until now with the help of Marianne Fairbanks, assistant professor of design studies here at SoHE, along with the collaboration of […]

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Angus appointed Bascom Professor

Professor Jennifer Angus appointed the Audrey Rothermel Bascom Professor in Human Ecology. For more than fourteen years, internationally acclaimed Design Studies faculty member Professor Jennifer Angus has been blending together teaching, service and creative scholarship in a way that lifts communities, inspires students and stirs the imagination.   Best known for large site specific installations in which […]