Tag Human ecology

Inflammation biomarker in blood may help predict effectiveness of depression drugs

A simple blood test could help doctors understand what medication might work best for patients at the start of their treatment, according to new UW–Madison research.

Student art exhibit explores Arboretum prairies through comics, stories

As part of her master of fine arts thesis, Liz Anna Kozik has installed an exhibit telling the story of the first restored prairie in the world, Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

A new study led by Sigan Hartley looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

Expert: Improve financial literacy by ‘paying regular attention’ to tasks

Nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn’t pass a basic financial literacy test, according to the FINRA Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study out this week. Those results aren’t surprising to J. Michael Collins, faculty director of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

UW-Madison professor offers ‘Big Picture’ advice for new graduates

Graduation is a time for celebration, but it can also be filled with questions about the future. Christine B. Whelan remembers those days well.

CLI Spring Open House celebrates leadership development

The Coordinated Leadership Initiative has positively impacted curriculum, student organizations and employee engagement.

Donna Shalala keynote speaker for UW–Madison Global Summit for Women

The former UW–Madison chancellor will consider the status of women and well-being in Wisconsin and the world.

UW receives UN chair for global work on gender, well-being and peace

The chair will be the first in North America to interrelate the three areas through researchers, practitioners and advocates for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Tax experts from UW–Madison

As the April 18 deadline to file taxes approaches, numerous experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are available to help reporters working on tax-related stories.

UW-Madison alumna and women’s financial equality advocate dies

Lorna Jorgenson Wendt gained national fame in 1996 as a pioneer in the quest for equality before, during and after marriage.

Business, human ecology schools open experimental, collaborative lab

Faculty and students from two UW–Madison schools are celebrating the opening of a new experimental lab — a collaboration between the School of Human Ecology and the Wisconsin School of Business to create a learning and research community within the university.