Category Archives: Ripple Effects

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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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2016 Distinguished Alumni Winner: Elizabeth Schar

It has been said that human ecologists have been quietly and humbly changing the world for centuries. Because of Elizabeth Holloway Schar’s (BS ’75 Family and Consumer Journalism) many and varied contributions that continue to affect the lives of others, this year’s awards committee has recognized her as the 2016 School of Human Ecology Distinguished […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Catching up with Kate Link, BS ’12

Four years after graduating with a degree in Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) and earning a masters from Ball State, Kate is back on campus at the McBurney Disability Resource Center as an Accommodations Specialist. Part of her role involves coordinating services for UW-Madison students with disabilities, including ADHD, autism, head injuries, and health, […]

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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 […]

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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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Catalytic Gift Creates Endowed Chair

“She was the essence of family, professionally and personally.” That’s how Elizabeth Holloway Schar ’75 describes her late Aunt Betty, the inspiration for the Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being, a position endowed by Elizabeth and husband Mark Schar with a “Morgridge Match.” In fall 2014, John and Tashia Morgridge gifted $100 […]

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It

For the week of July 31- August 7th, 2015 Check out what’s been happening within SoHE this week!   Weaving Together Science and Art Into Endless Possibilities Solar Textiles have never been explored before until now with the help of Marianne Fairbanks, assistant professor of design studies here at SoHE, along with the collaboration of […]

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Student Blog: Defining Community and Nonprofit Leadership

By Brett Eby (’14), working as a teacher in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil There are some things that are true for young twenty-something’s no matter if they are in the United States or in Brazil. One, people will ask you, “Are you still in school?” and if the answer to that question is yes, […]

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UW study garners national news attention

Sigan Hartley, PH.D., SoHE assistant professor of human development and family studies, is the lead author of a study of a brain protein and adults with Down syndrome that may help researchers better understand Alzheimer’s disease. The study comes out of UW-Madison’s Waisman Center and has been recently featured in several national news sources. Hartley is […]

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Gift Launches Money + Relationships + Equality (More) Program

For 32 years, Lorna Jorgenson Wendt was a full-time wife, mother, manager of her home and corporate spouse. Overnight, she became one of the most visible women in America and a pioneer in the quest for equality before, during and after marriage. When her husband, Gary Wendt, former CEO of General Electric Capital, filed for […]

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Baldwin Award: Community Health and Well-being by Design

The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) and campus collaborators will launch a pioneering outreach project in three key areas around the world, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of women and their communities. With generous funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, the project will work in partnership with artisans […]

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Baldwin Award: A Better Way for Children and Families

Every day at the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), interdisciplinary teams of economists, designers and psychologists are working across the Badger State to strengthen families and communities.  With funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, the SoHE is embarking on a major initiative to empower consumers on effective selection and use of health […]

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Effective Family-Focused Policy Around the Globe

Karen Bogenschneider, professor of Human Development and Family Studies delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family at the United Nations in New York City. Karen is a Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Family Policy Specialist for University of Wisconsin-Extension. […]

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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 […]