Category Archives: Back of the House

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Candidate Talks: Communications and Advancement Manager Search

Mark your calendar to attend one or all of these 20 minute presentations, taking place in the Wisconsin Idea Room (1199) The SoHE Advancement and Communications Team is pleased to welcome three outstanding candidates for the position of Communications and Advancement Manager. This position is responsible for developing and managing alumni engagement and programs that lead […]

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Grad Student Burgess-Hull Begins Yale Fellowship

This week, Human Development and Family Studies Ph.D. candidate Albert Burgess-Hull, along with 39 other young science leaders, kicked off his year as a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. This program provides graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, networking, and skills development while enabling them to make contributions to their […]

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“Dying of Curiosity” at the Hudson River Museum

Textiles and Fashion Design professor Jennifer Angus’s “Dying of Curiosity” is an elaborate site-specific work comprised of 1,800 preserved insects arranged in geometric patterns throughout the Great Hall of Glenview, the historic home at the Hudson River Museum, in Yonkers, NY. This installation is part of the exhibit “The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour” and […]

SoHE Grad Student Erica Hess Wins Award

Congratulations to SoHE grad student Erica Hess who won an Early Excellence grad student award. This is an award given out to graduate student for exceptional teaching. Erica is a third-year MFA student in Human Ecology, specializing in Design Studies. She has taught classes in textile design, including printing and dyeing, and manual and computer-generated […]

Coffee with the Deans

SoHE graduate students, you are invited to join Dean William Karpus and Dean Soyeon Shim for Coffee with the Deans on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 9:00am to 10:30am in 1199 Wisconsin Idea Room, Nancy Nicholas Hall. Your comments will contribute a student perspective to the Graduate School and the School of Human Ecology’s planning and direction.  In particular, we […]

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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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SoHE News and Events: February 2-February 8

Professor Sarmadi in the News | Grad Student Hess Wins Award Professor Majid Sarmadi on ‘Hunter’s Pink’ and AATCC On January 24, Design Studies professor Majid Sarmadi, Ph.D., testified before the Michigan House Department on Natural Resources regarding his research on increased visibility of “Hunter’s Pink.” Additionally, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists […]

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SoHE News and Events: January 26-February 1

Professor Whelan on WKOW | Spotlight on Alum Tony Granato Christine Whelan, Ph.D. on New Years Resolutions Recently, Consumer Science clinical professor Christine Whelan, Ph.D., appeared on WKOW’s Capital City Sunday show to discuss how to keep New Years Resolutions. Professor Whelan offers advice on picking a resolution, determining what goals are important to you, […]

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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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SoHE News and Events: January 19-January 25

Professor Poehlmann-Tynan Cover Story | CNPL Alumna’s Path to Nonprofits | MFA Candidate Awarded Fellowship When Parents are Incarcerated “Surreal…stressful…” When young children visit a parent who is incarcerated the experience may be highly emotional. “It’s great for children to have a positive visit and positive connections with their incarcerated parents. It can reassure them that […]

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Student Communications Assistant Position at SoHE

Seeking fun, energetic, marketing-savvy students to join the School of Human Ecology communications team. Social media, website updates, graphic design, video, and other creative projects—that’s what our student employees do on our Think Tank Team (T3) to promote UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology. Responsibilities: Manage social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Create unique and engaging […]

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SoHE News and Events: January 12-January 18

O’Brien on Tax Cuts and Luxury Retailers Jerry O’Brien Quoted in CNBC Article In an article exploring the potential benefits to luxury retailers from tax reform, Jerry O’Brien, director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, told CNBC that tax cuts could “result in a bigger gap between luxury retailers and the players,” before adding that […]

Peggy Olive

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 […]

Majid Sarmadi

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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SoHE News and Stories: December 15 – December 21

SoHE’s Philanthropy Lab Class |Whelan on NBC 15 News | Fairbanks on WPT Philanthropy Lab Class Awards Three Nonprofit Organizations SoHE’s Philanthropy Lab class distribution of $50,000 to three nonprofit organizations was featured in UW News and the Wisconsin State Journal. The students awarded $10,000 to Horizon High School, $15,000 to Malawi Children’s Village, and […]

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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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Student Story: How we created a designer Badger bag

Student team, pictured left to right; Morgan Szabo, Lena Krubeck, Jenna Tipple, Summer Stewart, Jenna Byrne, Danielle DiFerdinando, Elizabeth Wanzer, Zoe Jalil, Brianna Chin, Kendra Trost, Whitney Wnuk. A group of ten students at the University of Wisconsin Madison collaborated with New York designer Danielle DiFerdinando of Danielle Nicole Handbags to develop an exclusive Wisconsin […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 8 – December 14

Kirkorian featured in Popular Science Heather Kirkorian featured in Popular Science HDFS associate professor Heather Kirkorian was featured in the December 6th Popular Science article “Facebook Messenger Kids probably won’t ruin your children” about the new social media app. While there are controversies on bringing kids into the social media world, Kirkorian states how critical it is […]

John Uzee

Student Story: Eye on Design Around the World

John Uzee got his Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans. He spent 27 unique and successful years with ADD Inc, a architecture, interior design, planning, and branding firm; he even starting the firm’s branding wing himself! Ever since he retired from ADD Inc, he has given many guest lectures at UW Madison. […]

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SoHE News and Stories: December 1 – December 7

PSL Receives Accreditation | Blumenstock Recognized with SSSS Rising Scholar Award Preschool Lab Awarded with National Early Childhood Program Accreditation The Preschool Lab (PSL) has achieved the National Accreditation award from National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). Having this national accreditation allows PSL to serve low income student families that are eligible for Access for […]

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SoHE News and Stories: November 24 – November 30

Whelan on WISC-TV3 News and Public News Service   Christine Whelan featured on WISC-TV3 News and Public News Service SoHE consumer science faculty member Christine Whelan was featured on WISC-TV3 news and Pubic News Service about managing the stress that comes with holiday shopping. Dr. Whelan discusses the importance of focusing on relationships and experiences while holiday […]