Category Archives: Featured

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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 […]

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SoHE Stories: September 23-29

A weekly wrap-up for the School of Human Ecology. Associate Dean Connie Flanagan Featured in NBC Parenting Toolkit Associate Dean and SoHE Professor Connie Flanagan is co-author of an article for NBC’s national Parent Toolkit website that provided tips and tricks for parents to expand their children’s contributions to society. “Want Your Kids to Be […]

Kevin Pronto demonstrating vizHOME project

Kevin Ponto Collaborates Home3D with UW Health and Epic

  Press Release from Wisconsin Institute for Discovery 07 March 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UW and WID Pioneer Clinical Research with Epic [Madison, Wisconsin] – Reflecting a unique opportunity for collaboration between UW Health, Epic and UW-Madison, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s (WID) Living Environments Lab (LEL) was awarded a $100,000 clinical research project grant to explore the […]

Dee Warmath at her concussion speech.

Researchers to examine best ways to alter concussion attitudes, behaviors in athletes and young adults

By Todd Finkelmeyer A multidisciplinary team of UW-Madison researchers is receiving funding from the NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense to study the most effective ways to teach athletes and young adults about the importance of reporting when they have suffered a concussion. “What our study will address is why education and awareness efforts have […]

Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden, 2015, Part of WONDER at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Insects Make Pattern & Become Beautiful

Insects. Bugs. Pests. It depends on perspective. For professor and artist Jennifer Angus, insects are the medium through which she expresses a rich curiosity and life-long interest in pattern. Not unlike a sculptor using clay, or a painter choosing watercolor, Angus sees beyond material – in this case insects – and creates an experience that […]

Elana Rabishaw

Double major lives her destiny

School of Human Ecology senior Elana Rabishaw originally thought she would be a business major, but knew she was destined for the Community and Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) major when she began writing the application essay to the Wisconsin School of Business. “I found myself talking about wanting to work for nonprofits, and wanting to make a difference […]

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SoHE Stories: November 7 – 13

Check out how SoHE’s been making the news! Click the following links below for more information on our top stories this week.   EcoWell Skill Share Workshop: Rescheduled for next Friday, same time, same location RESCHEDULED – EcoWell Skill Share workshop will be led by SoHE’s Director of Consumer Finance, Linda Lepe. It will focus on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alumni Menu of Options

1)  Stay Connected! Update your contact info (and get a chance to win a cute miniature Memorial Union Terrace chair!)   2) Connect With Students Participate in Mock interviews Join the LinkedIn School of Human Ecology Student & Alumni Group Be a Guest Lecturer for a SoHE course Host an internship or hire a SoHE graduate Host a “Visit […]

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Inaugural SoHE Scavenger Hunt!

Inaugural SoHE Scavenger Hunt Inside SoHE Take an artistic picture in the Men’s or Women’s 1st floor bathroom Capture your team tanning on the 3rd floor outdoor terrace Perform a short interpretive dance in front of the 100 Women Wall (video it!) Make a hand “W” outside in front of SoHE and take a photo […]

Adinkra maker, Ghana, Mary Hark

Professor Hark receives campus Vilas Associates Award

 Art and Life Bound Seamlessly Together~ The Adinkra Cloth-makers of Ntonso,Ghana “…shining a light on the seamless integration of daily life with this artistic activity by the makers, as well as the ability of the Adinkra symbol language to respond to current events.” Associate Professor Mary Hark Starting in 2006 when she was awarded a Senior Fulbright […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Our alumni are doing great things

The UW-Madison School of Human Ecology and its Board of Visitors is excited to announce the launch of a program to honor the accomplishments and contributions of SoHE graduates around the world. These awards will recognize the excellence, achievement and contributions of individuals that are both meaningful and more broadly significant. Our alumni make a […]