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Crystal Yichen Zhao speaks at the Madison Climate Strike Rally September 20, 2019. Photo by Alissa Herring, used with permission.

Activism at SoHE: From the Classroom to the Capitol

A conversation between climate strike speaker and SoHE undergrad Crystal Yichen Zhao and a SoHE professor who researches youth activism, Dr. Connie Flanagan, shows how SoHE lessons transfer from research to action.

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Giving SoHE Students Career Ready Coursework

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 […]

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SoHE News & Events: May 3-9

Hartley Fellowship | Jackson & Commencement | Textile Video |Papp Honored| Expert Robb| Lussier Nomination Hartley Receives H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship Congratulations to HDFS Associate Professor Sigan Hartley, one of 11 UW-Madison faculty who received a 2019 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship. The award recognizes faculty up to six years past their first promotion to a […]

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Textile Tuesday: Roaring 20s Beaded Dress

Dress, North America, 1920-1929, embroidery, tambour work, 40 x 23 in. Allison Gorniakis graduating this week from the Textile and Fashion Design program in the School of Human Ecology. For this week’s Textile Tuesday, graduating senior Allison Gorniak takes a fresh approach to a silk “flapper” dress, using creative writing to imagine the meaning of […]

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Career Readiness Curriculum

SoHE is dedicated to academic excellence and graduating strong human ecologists who will make a positive impact on the world through their degrees. The goal of SoHE’s Student Academic Affairs & Career Development Office is that our students graduate not only with a high-quality education from UW-Madison, but also ready to start their dream careers. […]

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SoHE News & Events: January 18-24

Collins Quoted on ABC News | WSJ features textile collection Associate Professor Collins Speaks to ABC News on the Government Shutdown In a recent ABC News article, Associate Professor J. Michael Collins was quoted on the government shutdown’s impact on people who rely on food and housing programs and those living paycheck-to-paycheck. Collins studies consumer decision-making with […]

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SoHE News & Events: January 4-10

Cliff Robb Speaks on the Cost of Borrowing In a recently published Journal Sentinel article, Associate Professor Cliff Robb talks about the increased interest rates in 2019. He cautions students about the heightened rates on federal student loans as well as private loans from lenders. He ends his interview by advising anyone who is borrowing money to […]

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SoHE News & Events: December 14-20

Lauren Papp Co-chairs Committee to Find New Dean of Students Professor and Associate Dean Lauren Papp will be co-chairing the committee to find a new Dean of Students alongside Billie Welsh, chair of Associated Students of Madison. Following Lori Berquam’s departure, the 20-member committee made up of students, faculty and staff will conduct a search for […]

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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HDFS Student Julia Presten Soars High

When NYC native Julia Presten was in high school she founded ANGELIC NYC, a clothing company with a positive message and that donates to nonprofits. Today, Julia’s company is continuing to grow and she is looking forward to her junior year at UW-Madison this fall. With ANGELIC top of mind, Julia started off at SoHE […]

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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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Student Interview

Human Ecology 201: The “Science of Human Happiness” Class We spoke with three students who had recently taken EcoYou to learn more about their experiences and what the class had meant to them. Here is the full interview.   So “EcoYou” actually has a pretty long name, formally. It’s Belonging, Purpose, and the Ecology of […]

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Design Thinking

THINK BIGGER, SOLVE BETTER Design Thinking: a process for the curious—an asset on your resume The chaos of invention? The realms of boundless creativity? They’re not just for the mad-scientist tinkerer or artistic types. They’re for you. What the world needs—and today’s job market demands—is inquisitive outside-the-box problem solvers and people who flow with possibilities. […]

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TFD Coursework & Careers

As a SoHE TFD student you study art, design, science, and technology and work one-on-one with experienced professors to explore materials and technical techniques that create beautiful and sustainable solutions. Classes in humanities, science, and social studies along with guest lectures from industry experts round out the broad knowledge and experience needed to succeed in […]

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Textiles & Fashion Design

The Textiles and Fashion Design (TFD) major is a Bachelor of Science program that combines art, design, and science. Students engage in studio projects and coursework covering historical and contemporary design. TFD options include specialization in apparel or textiles plus the opportunity to spend senior year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York […]

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Retailing & Consumer Behavior

Ranked one of the top programs in the country, our Retailing and Consumer Behavior (RCB) major blends business, analytics, and technology with creativity and empathy to power the global economy. The Bachelor of Science degree provides students with the skills to innovate and lead a rapidly evolving industry that impacts consumers’ day-to-day lives. Experienced faculty […]

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Personal Finance

Ranked #2 in the nation by WealthManagement.com! The Personal Finance major is interdisciplinary with an emphasis on financial management and the economic well-being of individuals and families. The program offers two tracks: (1) the Financial Planning concentrations, a CFP Board-Registered program, for careers in financial advising, coaching, and wealth management, or (2) the Consumer Finance […]

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Human Development & Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) combines coursework, outreach, and the latest research to examine lifespan development and to strengthen the quality of everyday life and human well-being. While earning a Bachelor of Science degree, students learn about human development in the classroom as well as through service-learning, volunteer, and internship opportunities. Students are exposed […]

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Community & Nonprofit Leadership

Community and Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) develops caring professionals to lead in the thriving nonprofit sector. In smaller, inclusive, project-based courses, CNPL students collaborate with each other and community partners. Through service-learning, applied research, and internship experiences, students impact the community even before they graduate. CNPL graduates are prepared for a range of careers that support […]

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Student Blog: Attending the First Career Ecology Event

By Retailing major Jaylin Carlson This year I was lucky enough to attend the very first Career Ecology. The event was geared toward undergraduates interested in pursuing a major within the School of Human Ecology. Students from all disciplines gathered for the event in order to better understand what skills make someone a human ecologist. […]

Prospecitve Graduate Students at the School of Human Ecology

A Consumer Advocate for the Ages

The School of Human Ecology is honored to have known Bob Richards, and is very fortunate that he shared his intelligence and energy so generously with students in Consumer Science. “This award is a wonderful way to preserve Bob Richard’s advocacy work and to continue his connection to our students,” states School of Human Ecology […]