Category Archives: Dean Shim

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SoHE News and Events: July 5-11

Dean Shim Explains the Power of a Pricey Present. Would you rather send your boss an edible arrangement or a bunch of grapes for $11,000? Well if you live in Japan, you might have to opt for the second option. Japan has popularized gifting these exclusive and pricey grapes, also known as Ruby Roman grapes, […]

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SoHE News and Events: June 22-28

Students travel to China | Bennett’s artist-in-residence | Kirkorian research feature | Collins is “Big” of the year | APLUS research coverage | Kerr on “dad brains” Consumer Science’s Dr. Nancy Murray and Students in China This May, Teaching Professor Dr. Nancy Murray spent the month in China with a group of students studying abroad […]

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The Celebration of 100 Women

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, we celebrated the completion of the building’s 100 Women Wall of Honor. Although beautiful and iconic, the event was not about the physical wall, but focused on the 100 generous donors who have given financial support to our students, faculty, research, and programs. Many of these donors and their families […]

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Dean Shim’s Travels

Throughout the state and around the world, Dean Soyeon Shim is a frequent traveler for SoHE. She attends conferences, gathers with alumni, connects with students, presents research, and spends time with her family. Here she calls out a few highlights from 2017-2018. Follow Dean Shim on Twitter at @uwdeanshim Maintaining Faculty Excellence Annual gifts provide […]

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Linda Ahlers joins WFAA Board of Directors

Human ecology will once again have an alumni ambassador and advocate on the University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors. Alumna Linda L. Ahlers (Retailing ‘72) was elected to UW-Madison’s official fundraising and gift-receiving organization board. The retired president of Marshall Field’s is serving a first three-year term. “Something that I enjoy and have experience […]

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Golf outing raises $20K for SoHE student internships

The first annual SoHE Golf Scramble took place on September 11 and exceeded expectations by raising $20,000 for SoHE student internships at local non-profits, including The Playing Field. More than 100 SoHE alumni, friends and staff attended the event at Maple Bluff Country Club, which was hosted by SoHE alum and UW Men’s Hockey coach […]

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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 […]

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Invitation to the UW-Madison’s Celebration of Leadership Open House

Dear friends and colleagues, I have been active with the Coordinated Leadership Initiative for the past 3 years and can attest to the great work of this grass roots group in developing and disseminating the UW Leadership Framework.  Come for some great snacks and learn about the many leadership development efforts across our campus!  See […]

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One Year Later with Elizabeth Doyle, SoHE’s Truman Scholarship Recipient

In addition to $30,000 toward graduate education, the coveted Truman award has given UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Doyle experiences that are positively impacting her life, education, and hometown of Verona, WI. In spring 2015, CNPL major Elizabeth Doyle received the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for undergraduates planning careers in public service leadership. Just a month after the […]

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Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology

The Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology is a joint gift given in 2015 by O’Brien (BS ’70 Home Economics Journalism) and her husband, Richard Antoine, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE). For O’Brien, the professorship is an investment in researching long-term solutions to the current issues facing individuals, communities […]

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A Happy SoHE New Year

From Dean Shim As of January 1, 2015, I have been with the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 828 days. Each day I discover something new about SoHE, our incredible campus and the people of Wisconsin. This is truly a community of bright, creative and empathetic people. Looking back at 2014, […]

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Are the Kids Really All Right?

Originally published in Nov. 2014 in On Wisconsin Magazine Article by Sandra Knisely ’09, MA’13 Illustration by Alex Nabaum As the cost of higher education increases, campus experts debate how to protect students from making disastrous choices — and explore whose responsibility it is to do so. “This is insane.” That’s what Susan Fischer ’73, […]

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MJS: SoHE, Shim, and Critical Thinking

(Reposted from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, September 13, 2014) – It is perhaps the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. And yet it aims to be the hub of problem-solving for some of the most basic issues of life — how to mindfully raise a child, how to design products and spaces […]

Ecosystem of Human Ecology

Just a few short weeks ago the University of Wisconsin-Madison conferred Bachelors of Science degrees upon 253 undergraduate students, and MFA, MS., and Ph.D degrees on 12 graduate students from the School of Human Ecology. I am proud that they are well prepared to help people around the country – Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, […]

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Inspired: Alumni Visit with Bobby Hinds

      Today our students, faculty, and staff were in for a real treat! UW alum, entrepreneur, and fitness visionary, Bobby Hinds, came to visit the Retail Leadership Symposium.  He wowed the students with his personal story of perseverance, grit, and innovative mindset (not to mention an over-the-moon energy and fitness level!). We feel very […]

Think creatively. Solve professionally. Act compassionately.

There are few organizations around the country, if not the world, as strategically focused on issues that impact individuals, families and communities as the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each day at SoHE, more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students work with our world-class faculty to pilot new ideas and ignite […]