SoHE’s 2019 Wisconsin Idea Alumni Award winner learns by doing—and she encourages others to do so, too.
SoHE’s 2019 Early Career Alumni Award winner credits her SoHE Master’s degree with helping her serve clients better.
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.
A vaccine against depression; the beginnings of “adulting”; and more.
Poehlmann-Tynan on opportunities for families experiencing a parent’s incarceration; Collins on youth philanthopy; and the Center for Financial Security on financial abuse.
Dean Shim Explains the Power of a Pricey Present. Would you rather send your boss an edible arrangement or a bunch of grapes for $11,000? Well if you live in Japan, you might have to opt for the second option. Japan has popularized gifting these exclusive and pricey grapes, also known as Ruby Roman grapes, […]
The Interior Architecture program at UW-Madison is a selective admission program with a sequence of Phase 1 and Phase 2 required courses. Prospective students must complete Phase 1 courses to be eligible to apply for admission into Phase 2 of the program. The number of students accepted into Phase 2 of the program is limited […]
ANGUS EXHIBIT | SOHE STUDENT INTERNSHIP Angus’ New Exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum Design Studies Professor Jennifer Angus’ exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum was featured in Ink Magazine. Angus’ exhibit is one of four at the museum under the theme Fragile Earth; The Naturist Impulse in Contemporary Art, where all the artists create […]
A new book by SoHE professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin proposes the idea of “social poverty” as a key factor in people’s well-being and decisions.
Stefanos Mastrotheodoros is a visiting scholar from the Utrecht Centre for Child and Adolescent Studies at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. He is spending spring 2019 working with Dr. Lauren Papp in the Center for Child and Family Well-being and the department of Human Development and Family Studies. The SoHE connection What attracted you to […]
For the past few years, our Student Academic Affairs and Career Development office has been hard at work on new ways to help prepare students for careers post-graduation, including enhancements to core coursework. Three students who have completed the new curriculum requirements share how the School of Human Ecology is helping them reach their dream […]
Bill Antonie (Consumer Science ’90) is the owner of The Curve in Madison, WI. “It’s all about relationships and how you treat people” Antonie grew up in the restaurant business and took over running The Curve from his parents after he graduated, then purchased the family business when his dad died in 1998. The Curve […]
Title/Department: MS/PhD Student, Human Development and Family Studies Office Address: Nancy Nicolas Hall Room 4127 Office Hours: Phone Number: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Biography Brianna’s research interests include investigating methods for improving quality of life for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). She is currently looking at how lifestyle factors such as sleep quality may influence […]
Puppet Glove, Denmark, 1968, 8 in. x 8 in. Alissa Donovan is a 3rd-year student in the School of Human Ecology, studying Textiles and Fashion Design. Textiles enrich our daily lives in many ways, and have been doing so since the beginning of civilization. Textiles have served as protection, beauty, practicality, and art. Possibly the […]
The Steelcase NEXT competition focuses on innovative designs to create the NEXT workplace of the future. This year’s project client was a real estate development firm in need of a design for their new Denver office. Over 900 students participated in the competition all over the country, and from them 140 projects from 70 universities […]
Futon Cover Fragment, Japan, 1868-1912, 14×13 in By Sophie Downs, a fourth year student in SoHE, studying Textiles and Fashion Design. This floral piece of cloth is a futon cover fragment from Japan from the turn of the twentieth century. A futon (pronounced fu-tone not fu-tan) is a Japanese style of bed that is essentially […]
A Collection that Counts: The History, Practice, and Future of Textile Collecting This symposium was held Saturday April 6 2019. “A Collection that counts brings knowledge, a losing of self in the sorting and arranging, a huge enjoyment in showing the collection, and the acquiring of many new friends both in making and showing of […]
Kirkorian Quoted on WRMZ | Halpern-Meeking on WPR | Vivian Empowers Communities to Overpower Diabetes Kirkorian on Children and Interactive Media Heather Kirkorian, PhD, was recently quoted in an interview by a WFMZ, a Pennsylvania and New Jersey news outlet. The article cites her research that determines if 2-year-olds learn best from interactive digital media. […]
The global fashion and retail industry just received another strong message from the heartland: The University of Wisconsin–Madison continues to be a go-to place for up-and-coming talent. Extending a long winning streak, UW–Madison students again cleaned up in a prestigious national competition sponsored each year by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. The New York-based awards are […]
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 […]
The Certificate in Textiles and Design allows students from any major to gain a fundamental understanding of the creative and innovative application of textiles and visual design. By nature, textiles are interdisciplinary, weaving together art, commerce, history, culture, technology, material culture, and science. Students will develop artistic and technical skills valuable for both pursuing a […]
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 […]
Michael Stallsmith is a 2011 BBA Marketing graduate of UW-Madison who was highly involved with the Kohl’s Center for Retailing as a student.In this interview, Michael provides his background as UW graduate and advice for future graduates. What was you favorite part of your program? No question, it was every experiential learning opportunity I took […]