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SoHE News and Events: October 12-18

Whelan gives out media tips | Kirkorian chats kids’ screen time Christine Whelan Discusses Her Time in the Media SoHE Professor, Christine Whelan, shared her background in the media with UW News. She discusses the different mediums of media, shares advice with others going through their first media experience, and some memorable moments in her […]

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The Return of Bur Oak!

  A Planting Ceremony with Preschool Alums and Campus Officials On January 14, 2015, the oldest tree on campus, President’s Oak, was officially taken down. UW Child Development Lab (CDL) preschoolers had become quite attached to the 300-year-old tree they called “bur oak” and gave it an emotional and meaningful goodbye that captured attention on […]

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Neviaser, Toon, Sponem, Fitzgerald-SoHE’s 2018 Alumni Award Winners

Awards presented to SoHE alums Neviaser, Toon, Sponem, and Fitzgerald On September 28, 2018, four distinguished SoHE graduates were presented with Alumni Awards by Dean Soyeon Shim; B. Ann Neviaser, Al Toon, Kim Sponem, and Seamus Fitzgerald. With introductions by 2017 alumni award winners, the awards ceremony took place during the Back to School alumni […]

Create a shadow box as part of the 2018 Community Altar Project

Be a part of this year’s Community Alter Project: Remembrance and Celebration. Create your own commemorative alter shadow box for a project being led by SoHE DS Professor Carolyn Kallenborn. Completed alters will be on display in the main entry in Nancy Nicholas Hall. In its second year, Remembrance and Celebration is inspired by the […]

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SoHE News and Events: September 28-October 3

Student Loans & Relationships| Energy Insecurity | Beetle Wings & Textiles Assistant Professor Addo’s Studey on How Student Debt Impacts Relationships Assistant Professor Fenaba Addo’s findings in the recently published study The Changing Nature of the Association Between Student Loan Debt and Marital Behavior in Young Adulthood are being picked up by a range of […]

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SoHE News and Events: September 14-20

Dr. Charles Raison Leads Study on How Protein in Blood Can Predict Effectiveness of Depression Drugs Charles Raison, MD, and his research team have uncovered a relationship between people’s response to a drug and protein in their blood that can help predict the effectiveness of the treatment. This relationship could be beneficial for mental health […]

Ready-to-wear: These students design – and often wear – their own clothes

In between putting on fashion shows, designing fabrics and constructing garments for class projects, some students majoring in Textiles and Fashion Design find time to make clothes for themselves to wear. Emily Popp challenged herself two semesters ago to wear only the clothes she had personally designed and fabricated for an entire semester, calling it her “fashion […]

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Design Thinking Beyond UW-Madison with CNPL Grad Molly Reddy

When Molly Reddy ’10 started her academic studies at UW-Madison, she did not know how much her life path would be impacted by design thinking and the School of Human Ecology (SoHE).  In fact, design thinking had not yet been established at the UW-Madison. As a freshman, Reddy started as a College of Letters and […]

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Meet New Professor Kasey Keeler

The Native American Nations of the United States, and those of Wisconsin, have demonstrated marked resilience over several decades.  In a rapidly changing world, they also face complex contemporary challenges that need attention. SoHE, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Extension and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and others, continues to work closely […]

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4W Summer Internships Show Global Impact

4W, an initiative founded at the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), is aiming to leverage the strengths of UW-Madison “to make life better for women and make the world better for all.” Indeed, the most important aspects of this initiative—women, well-being, Wisconsin, and the world—are reflected in its succinct title. Today, the collaboration between SoHE, […]

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SoHE News and Events: August 3-9

SoHE Named Best Building to Have Class In Badger Herald released an timely article for SOAR students on the best and worst buildings to have classes in. Ranked amongst other fan favorites like Science Hall and Grainger, SoHE topped the list with the help of newer classrooms and, of course, the Nature Calls first-floor bathrooms. Kallenborn […]

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SoHE News and Events: July 20-26

Kirkorian on Sesame Street in classrooms | Raison preconference coverage Kirkorian quoted on Sesame Street/McGraw-Hill collaboration In a story picked up by over 500 media outlets across the country, HDFS Associate Professor Heather Kirkorian, Ph.D., was interviewed for NBC News 5 Chicago for the article “Big Moves for Big Bird: Sesame Street is Entering Classrooms.” […]

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SoHE News and Events: July 13-19

Raison in the news | APLUS research gains more attention SoHE’s Charles Raison Media Research by HDFS Professor Charles Raison, MD, continues to receive media attention. He was  interviewed and quoted for a Proto magazine feature story about new tools that can help relief those who are struggling with depression and interviewed for a CNN […]

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Student Use Design Thinking to Improve ‘Farm-to-Table’ Experience

A four-week summer course provided students with an inside-look at solving real problems using the Design Thinking’s “innovate-prototype-test” process. Design Studies and Engineer majors enrolled in DS 341: Design Thinking for Transformation focused on how to improve the farmer’s market experience for consumers. How might we…? Class was held in the recently opened UW MakerSpace. […]

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Meet New HDFS Grad Olivia Saleh

This year 382 students graduated with a SoHE major. One was Olivia Saleh (’18), a Brooklyn, NY, native who earned a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Learn more about this recent grad and new SoHE alumna. How did choose your HDFS major? I am incredibly curious about how and why people become who […]

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Flanagan Awarded $1.19M to evaluate “doing STEM”

Associate Dean and Professor Connie Flanagan has been awarded a $1.19M 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) program. As the Principal Investigator for this project, “Strategies: Urban STEM Stewards: Expanding Career Interests through Citizen‐Science with Community Partners” Flanagan will assess the effectiveness of a community environmental science […]

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SoHE News and Events: June 22-28

Students travel to China | Bennett’s artist-in-residence | Kirkorian research feature | Collins is “Big” of the year | APLUS research coverage | Kerr on “dad brains” Consumer Science’s Dr. Nancy Murray and Students in China This May, Teaching Professor Dr. Nancy Murray spent the month in China with a group of students studying abroad […]

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Detention at a “Tender Age”

Even though we may have all breathed a sigh of relief on June 20 with President Trump’s Executive Order ending family separations, the crisis has not ended. Even before arriving at our borders, the children in the headlines and heart-wrenching photos in the news this week were already acutely vulnerable.  It is often extreme violence […]

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SoHE News and Events: June 15-21

CFS Director Collins Quoted in NYT Associate Professor and Faculty Director of the Center for Financial Security, Dr. J. Michael Collins, was quoted in a recent New York Times article titled 6 College-Money Lessons You Didn’t Learn in High School. Among advice from other experts, Collins suggests students create a spending plan in order to prevent excess […]

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SoHE News and Events: June 8-14

CSCS Professor Bakken Releases New Book Civil Society and Community Studies Professor Lori Bakken, Ph.D., recently published a book, titled Evaluation Practice for Collaborative Growth: A Guide to Program Evaluation with Stakeholders and Communities. Bakken pulls from over 25 years worth of experience as an evaluator, educator, and researcher, highlighting the approaches, tools, and techniques that are […]

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The Celebration of 100 Women

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, we celebrated the completion of the building’s 100 Women Wall of Honor. Although beautiful and iconic, the event was not about the physical wall, but focused on the 100 generous donors who have given financial support to our students, faculty, research, and programs. Many of these donors and their families […]

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SoHE News and Events: June 1-7

Burgess-Hull Wins Award | TFD Student Receives AATCC Award | Warmath on Cool Credit Cards Albert Burgess-Hull Wins Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award Graduate student Albert Burgess-Hull, M.S. was selected for the Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Resources Program. With this award, Burgess-Hull will be attending the 2018 […]

Flower Power: Threads from the 1960s on Display Until July 27th

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 […]