Tag Archives: happiness

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SoHE News & Events: November 1-7

Raison’s research featured in Vice | Keeler on the 1950s erasure of Indian Country | Sarmadi to discuss sustainable plastics at Chazen | Angus talks insect art on podcast | New SoHE faculty member Alvin Thomas featured by UW

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SoHE News & Events: December 7-13

VR 101 with Kevin Ponto | Raison Sauna Article Kid asks the popular question, How Does Virtual Reality Work? DS Associate Professor Kevin Ponto was asked by an eight-year-old, “how does virtual reality work?” as part of a Blue Sky Science video by the Morgridge Institute and Wisconsin State Journal. And people want to know […]

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SoHE and the Study of HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. — Dalai Lama In 2011, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution declaring the pursuit of happiness “a fundamental human goal” and urging countries to factor happiness into their measures of national well-being. While happiness may be a fundamental goal, it can also be elusive. […]

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Creating EcoYou

EcoYou: How to Create a Research-Based Course on the Ecology of Happiness For years, SoHE professor Linda Roberts, Ph.D. taught a course for first year students that focused on drinking in ecological perspective. It examined alcohol use from multiple disciplinary perspectives and integrated academic content with a topic that directly touched student lives, promoting “critical […]

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EcoYou Course

DBA Inter-HE 201: Belonging, Purpose & the Ecology of Human Happiness In fall 2015, SoHE launched a new course for first-year-students. Belonging, Purpose, and the Ecology of Human Happiness—or EcoYou—is a popular interdisciplinary course that blends all four human ecology departments. Created and instructed by cross-departmental representatives , this school-wide “labor of love” has steadily […]