Category Archives: Dean Shim

Dorothy O'Brien

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, […]

Dean Shim

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 […]