This week’s research recap includes SoHE’s new Research Support webpages. Also included are a reminder about the Baldwin WI Idea pre-proposal deadline and new proposal calls from UW ICTR Pilot Awards program and The Retirement Research Foundation.
Bustle, United States of America, 1887, wire, 10 x 31 x 3 in. Bust Improver, United States of America, 1890-1910, silk and cotton, 5 x 11 x 2 in. Caitlyn Beczkiewicz is a student in the School of Human Ecology, studying Textiles and Fashion Design. I have been researching how women’s fashion relates to sexism […]
This week’s research recap has information about the upcoming Baldwin WI Idea pre-proposal deadline, and proposal calls from the Gates Foundation and Russell Sage Foundation. Training events include an IRB workshop and the Researcher Regulatory Fair.
Baby Carrier, Thailand, 26 x 17 in. Yenchen J. Xiong is a fourth year student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design. In a world with lurking spirits and soul-stealing demons, of tigers who kidnap young maidens, and zombies who haven’t realized they’ve passed on already, there must be a […]
A conversation between climate strike speaker and SoHE undergrad Crystal Yichen Zhao and a SoHE professor who researches youth activism, Dr. Connie Flanagan, shows how SoHE lessons transfer from research to action.
Stomacher, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1750-1799, horn, linen, silk, 14×9 in. Jennifer Schlavensky is a recent graduate of the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design. Stomachers—fabric panels, often decorative, that fit into the front opening of gowns and robes—have been called the “ancestors of the corset.” Stomachers […]
Make your own altar box to remember a loved one as part of SoHE’s annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta.
Funding Opportunities SoHE: SoHE grad scholarship and fellowship opportunities have been updated on their website. UW Office of the Provost: Baldwin WI Idea Pre-Proposals are due November 11, 2019. SoHE faculty planning to submit a pre-proposal are asked to notify Sarah Marcotte, SoHE pre-award research administrator, by November 1, 2019, for planning purposes. Sarah can […]
How school lunch offers important policy opportunities; five new faculty join SoHE; and what we get wrong about student debt.
SoHE welcomes Drs. Yiwei Zhang, Mariaelena Huambachano, Brian McInnes, Megan Doherty Bea, and Alvin Thomas.
Bag, Idaho, 1900-1929, cornhusk and wool, 23 x 18 in. Dakota Mace (Diné) recently received her MFA in Textiles from the School of Human Ecology and is a Collections Assistant in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Kendra Greendeer (Ho-Chunk) is a doctoral student in History of Art and Collection Manager for the Little Eagle […]
Advice for new students (and their parents); Wisconsin second-lowest in credit card debt; and three faculty promotions.
An alum’s path from consumer science to crooked grinds; What’s a Weaving Lab?; and more.
Chalice Veil, France, 1700-1765, metallic foil, metallic-wrapped silk, silk on silk, 24 x 23 in. Olivia Scumaci is a third-year student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior. I originally chose my piece, a French chalice veil from around 1700-1765, because of its remarkable beauty. The delicate milky-white square of […]
SoHE’s 2019 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award winner learns by doing—and she encourages others to do so, too.
What’s really in our clothes?; Back-to-school savings tips; Background TV’s impact on kids; and more.
SoHE’s 2019 Early Career Alumni Award winner credits her SoHE Master’s degree with helping her serve clients better.
Washington Post Op-Ed: Material Culture & Tariffs| YouTube Children’s Videos | Golf Outing Raises $25K Dr. Sarah Anne Carter; Avocados, Tins, and Tariffs Discussion Dr. Sarah Anne Carter’s recent Washington Post piece uses material culture to relate to today’s US tariff debates. She explores the 1892 presidential campaign when Grover Cleveland used tin cards to […]
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.
Sleeve, Spain, late 17th/early 18th century, wool on linen, 20 x 17 in. Danielle Philips is entering her final year as a student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior. Last semester, I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and thought that through this project, I could learn more about the […]
The personal finance major (SoHE ’20) is one of just twelve across the US to win the award.
A vaccine against depression; the beginnings of “adulting”; and more.
Apparel Fabric, Asia, 1800-1829, metallic thread, silk Ellyn Webb is a student in the School of Human Ecology, majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior and completing a Certificate in Textiles. This textile is from the early 1800s in Asia, made of silk and metallic thread. We do not know exactly which country it is from, […]