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Women in Leadership Fall 2018

A conversation with alum Linda Ahlers and author Jane Plitt Wednesday, October 17, an audience of over 100 SoHE student and the public gathered to hear from visiting author and business consultant Jane R. Plitt, who was introduced by Linda Ahlers (Retailing ’72), fall 2018’s Alumni Executive in Residence for the Kohl’s Center for Retailing […]

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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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Women, Wellbeing and Thriving: Trends & Transformation in the Consumer Space

  On Wednesday, October 18th, the School of Human Ecology’s 4W Initiative and the Kohl’s Center for Retailing co-hosted SoHE’s 2017 Women In Leadership Panel Event entitled Women, Wellbeing and Thriving: Trends & Transformation in the Consumer Space. Moderated by 4W’s very own Lori DiPrete Brown, four panelists gave attendees insight into the world of […]

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SoHE News & Stories: April 29 – May 6

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! SoHE Student Spotlighted for Prairie Exhibit SoHE Design Studies graduate student Liz Anna Kozik delves into the UW-Madison Arboretum with the installation of her new exhibit “Stories in the Land.”Kozik has created full-length comics, tapestries and wooden signs to tell the story of UW’s Curtis Prairie, […]

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Global Advocates for Women Convene in Madison

2016 Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being welcomes slate of international women’s advocates Former University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Donna Shalala and international Zimbabwe humanitarian Tererai Trent headline a public slate of speakers for the 2016 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being. Shalala, president of the Clinton Foundation and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will consider […]

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UNESCO Chair awarded to UW-Madison

UNESCO CHAIR PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL STAGE FOR GLOBAL WORK ON GENDER, WELL-BEING AND PEACE The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded a UNESCO Chair on Gender, Well-being and a Culture of Peace, a first for the university in any area and a global platform for the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and for the campus-wide […]

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 […]

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Angus appointed Bascom Professor

Professor Jennifer Angus appointed the Audrey Rothermel Bascom Professor in Human Ecology. For more than fourteen years, internationally acclaimed Design Studies faculty member Professor Jennifer Angus has been blending together teaching, service and creative scholarship in a way that lifts communities, inspires students and stirs the imagination.   Best known for large site specific installations in which […]

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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 […]