SoHE’s 2019 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award winner learns by doing—and she encourages others to do so, too.
SoHE’s 2019 Early Career Alumni Award winner credits her SoHE Master’s degree with helping her serve clients better.
SoHE’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award honed her desire for learning at UW—and has applied that in her life ever since.
SoHE’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winner rose through the retail ranks, spurred by her studies at UW–Madison.
A vaccine against depression; the beginnings of “adulting”; and more.
SARMADI DISCUSSES DELTA & LANDS’ END | WI IDEA RIVER TOUR | PROMEGA ART VIDEO Dr. Majid Sarmadi Interviewed on WPR on Lands’ End – Delta Airlines Law Suit Dr. Majid Sarmadi spoke on WPR on the Delta lawsuit against Land’s End. “Consumers want many different properties from our products that they don’t have naturally: […]
CNPL’S NINJA WARRIORS| PAPP ON MONEY & RELATIONSHIPS Community and Nonprofit Leadership Twins on American Ninja Warrior Identical twins Marquez and Nathan Green, community and nonprofit leadership majors, competed on American Ninja Warrior earlier this spring. Their episode is scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Central Time on Monday, June 24. Marquez and Nathan plan […]
ANGUS EXHIBIT | SOHE STUDENT INTERNSHIP Angus’ New Exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum Design Studies Professor Jennifer Angus’ exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum was featured in Ink Magazine. Angus’ exhibit is one of four at the museum under the theme Fragile Earth; The Naturist Impulse in Contemporary Art, where all the artists create […]
The episode was released May 10 and can still be seen on HBO. Watch the teaser here. Jennifer Gaddis was featured on this week’s episode of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas on HBO. Gaddis, Assistant Professor in Civil Society and Community Studies, has conducted interviews with a number of sites, including Minneapolis Public Schools, to bring light […]
Building on the strengths of its affiliates and partners, the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration’s Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC). The multidisciplinary center, housed in the School of Human Ecology, received the award along with three other […]
The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is housed right across from the Ruth Davis Design Gallery on the first floor of Nancy Nicholas Hall. Every 10-12 weeks, the displays in the large windows are rotated out and a new textiles are unveiled. On May 7, floral prints from the 1960s were displayed. Helen Louise Allen Textile […]
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 […]
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.  These organizations are the community backbone, working on issues ranging from human services to the environment, animals, culture and humanities. And, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I had an epiphany when I moved to Madison and saw the Wisconsin prairie for the first time. A prairie was not a field of a few kinds of tall grass, which I had imagined it to be from the book and TV series Little House on the Prairie. The prairie, I discovered, was full […]
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 […]
“I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright, I’ll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright” Can’t Buy Me Love – Lennon/McCartney, 1964 Launched in Fall 2014 by sociologist Dr. Christine Whelan, Consuming Happiness course has quickly become one of the most talked-about classes on […]