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Yolanda Jenkins

A Model of Leadership: Yolanda Jenkins

Yolanda Jenkins, chair of the School of Human Ecology Board of Visitors (BoV), was honored for her thoughtful leadership and dedicated service during the annual fall meeting of the BoV. Since joining the board of visitors in 2012, Jenkins has held a variety of positions and led teams aimed at improving the work and effort […]

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Culture Keepers/Elder-in-Residence Begins Next Week

A new initiative at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges. The inaugural participant will be Ada Deer, a nationally recognized social worker, community organizer, political leader and champion of Indian rights. Deer […]

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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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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SoHE News and Events: May 25 – 31

SoHE’s Olive Sagapolu is a Backflipping Extraordinaire Badger’s lineman and ukulele player Olive Sagapolu captured the hearts of all with his skillful backflipping videos on Instagram and toe-touches at basketball games. Also known as “Mr. Aloha,” Sagapolu brings joy and happiness to everyone he sees. He was recently featured in a national ESPN story that […]

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Dean Shim’s Travels

Throughout the state and around the world, Dean Soyeon Shim is a frequent traveler for SoHE. She attends conferences, gathers with alumni, connects with students, presents research, and spends time with her family. Here she calls out a few highlights from 2017-2018. Follow Dean Shim on Twitter at @uwdeanshim Maintaining Faculty Excellence Annual gifts provide […]

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Students Discuss Living the Good Life With Design Thinking

SoHE’s Design Thinking initiative is evolving our school’s culture and curriculum. Through it, we are equipping UW-Madison students with the skills and tools to solve both simple and complex problems in a way that improves people’s lives and well-being. In other words, teaching them how to find answers the human ecology way. This five-step process […]

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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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100+ Years: SoHE & the Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea first sparked to life in 1914. That was the year federal funding established Cooperative Extension at UW-Madison. The same funding expanded home economics education—the field of study that became the seed of today’s human ecology. The goal of that 1914 initiative was to bring health and development research into Wisconsin farmhouses, and […]

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Experiencing Space

Designs by Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture Students June 8 – August 3, 2018 A selection of design works by upper level students in the Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture Programs at UW-Madison. Interior Architecture coursework combines the art of design with social science to create revolutionary spaces and environments for people. Landscape Architecture provides […]

Your Four Years At SOHE

Making the Most of Your Time As a Student

As SoHE’s Director of Career and Leadership Development, Alicia Hazen is an expert on coaching student from school to career. In a Q&A, she provides insights on how students can best navigate their time here at SoHE, how to make the most out of working with advisers, and getting an early start on the job search process. Read on […]

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TFD Student Story: Alexander Lehr shoots for the stars

  Alexander Lehr is a senior in Textiles and Fashion Design (TFD) with an apparel focus, particularly in menswear, and “dabbling” in textiles. He started at UW-Madison in Letters and Science, but landed at the School of Human Ecology after learning about its Design Studies program. His expected graduation is August 2018. SoHE: How did […]

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CCFW Affiliate Baldwin Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our CCFW Affiliates Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, & Julia Yeary for winning a Baldwin Seed Project Grant! The Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project Grants are small grants provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to “explore or expand new dimensions of existing translational outreach, community-based, and research and public engagement activities.” […]

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SoHE News & Stories: June 23 – June 29

Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! CommNS Affiliate’s Research Aids Local Farmers Markets CommNS Affiliate and Urban and Regional Planning Professor Alfonso Morales has been collecting data on the economic impact of community farmers markets with graduate student Lauren Suerth. After having already worked with nine farmers markets in three regions by 2015, the […]

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Back to School Alumni and Friend Event

Almost 100 alumni and friends attended the 2018 event on September 28. It included hands-on workshops, great food, and fascinating lectures by SoHE faculty–all to help SoHE alumni recapture the thrill of learning! Photos of the event are available here. To provide feedback on this event, please click here. Event Keynote Supercharged: Ancient Practices for […]

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Millennials, Gen X & Boomers: Adjusting for Intergenerational Management

A few years ago, I was asked to speak to the leadership of a large national company that employs primarily newly graduated college students. The leadership was continually challenged by the seemingly unfathomable (unreasonable) needs and wants of their millennial teams. At the time I had not done much study on the subject, but was […]

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Emily Ostertag, 2017 Early Career Alumni Award Winner

In 2012, interior design grad and student athlete Emily Ostertag (’06 BS, ’08 MS) landed her dream job at a world-class architecture and interior design firm in Kansas City. That same firm was recently granted the $84 million project to rebuild UW-Madison’s SERF recreation center and swimming pool. While some may see Ostertag’s connection back […]

Carol L. Anderson

Carol L. Anderson, 2017 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award Winner

SoHE grad Carol Anderson (’65 BS, ’69 MS) is a Midwest leader with a lifetime of consumer science experience, from 4H and farming to educating and consulting. Her national and international activities reveal a deep dedication to the promotion of the human sciences while her civic involvement is devoted to helping the citizens of her […]

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Carol Sapoznik, 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

After retiring from 40 years in retailing, including serving as VP for the national giant Crate and Barrel, Carol Sapoznik (’69) has dipped into her second career—running a “foodie” boutique in her New England hometown. Beyond her retail venture, Sapoznik has spent years giving back to her community, connecting with her Wisconsin alma mater, and […]

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2018 Golf Scramble

 Second Annual Golf Scramble, August 6th, 2018, Maple Bluff Country Club Join us once more at the historic Maple Bluff Country Club for a day of golf, food, and great company. We’re pumped to welcome back to the event UW-Madison hockey coach and SoHE alum Tony Granato. He and Dean Soyeon Shim are ready for […]

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Prenatal to Five

Wisconsin’s Prenatal to Five Initiative officially launched in 2017 at the June 2 Prenatal to Five Summit: Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-being at UW-Madison. On that date, 300 community practitioners, members, leaders, and scholars convened to take the first steps in advancing best practices […]

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UW Students Share Design Thinking Skills in Kenyan Project

Photo: SoHE student Emma Wiessner working in Kenya Blog by UW-Madison student Danielle Syse Sustainable Design Thinking Team Journeys to Kenya Over the past few years, University of Wisconsin-Madison students have been experiencing meaningful, real-world innovative projects through the student-run organization Insight Wisconsin. In an effort to unearth meaningful solutions, Insight Wisconsin encourages collaborations using the […]

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Design Thinking Courses

SoHE Classes in Design Thinking SoHE offers a series of courses that teach students about design thinking models, qualitative research methods, problem finding and framing, analysis and synthesis of research, reflective thinking, ideation and creativity techniques, experimentation and rapid prototyping, collaborative skills and techniques, the value of iterative design, and identifying unique points of view. […]

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Design Thinking

  What is Design Thinking at SoHE? At SoHE we understand that when the design process is applied as a problem-solving strategy, the success rate for innovation dramatically improves. Design thinking is at the core of successful strategy development and organizational change. Appreciating good design is easy. It is the process behind it that often […]