The Centers of Excellence 2016-2017 Annual Report is here!

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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are proud to present a summary of the 2016-17 activities and accomplishments of the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) Centers of Excellence in this Annual Report. The SoHE Centers provide multidisciplinary, creative, nimble hubs for innovative work. Our Centers advance SoHE strategic goals by providing students meaningful real-world experiences, and by conducting research and scholarship that contribute to solving real-world problems. Our work continues the legacy of SoHE, which has always specialized in high-quality academic work characteristic of UW-Madison, with a distinct focus on application and outreach. As reflected in this Annual Report, our SoHE faculty, students, and staff are purveyors of the Wisconsin Idea.

We are pleased to offer you our report in two different forms. First, we have a short video that highlights just a fraction of the impressive work performed by our Centers over the last year.

The work of our Centers is covered in greater detail in our full text report. Our Centers are conducting innovative research and outreach, and convening broad initiatives and projects throughout our campus, community and the world as a whole. This report is a summation and tribute to this work.

The world we live in increasingly calls for us to acknowledge the acute and complex nature of the “grand challenges” facing us all; as individuals, in our families, and in our communities. We commit to continue the “human ecology” tradition of connecting the excellence of UW-Madison with the world around us.

While we are proud of the work we have accomplished over the last year, we have so much more to do. In the coming year, we’ll embark on a new five year strategic plan at SoHE. A focus will be continued capacity-building for our Centers of Excellence. The possibilities of our work are endless – and the call to put forth our best work is undeniable. We invite you to remain connected and help us continue to confront grand challenges.


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Supporting Research & Innovation

Annual gifts provide immediately available discretionary funds that the Dean uses for facilitating faculty research and innovation at SoHE. Individual support makes a significant impact in keeping UW-Madison ranked as one of the nation’s leading research universities and to move the world forward.

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