Tag School of Human Ecology

UW-Madison’s Center for Financial Security receives funding for research on financially vulnerable

The RDRC center at UW–Madison will explore the financial well-being of financially vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.

New Faculty Focus: Kasey Keeler

"Part of my work and research is to draw attention to the history of Wisconsin as a Native place and the many tribal communities who still exist here."

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.

Students use cool tools to solve local problems in summer Makerspace course

In the UW–Madison Makerspace, students design and build whatever they can imagine in a collaborative environment with cutting-edge tools. Some of their designs solve local challenges.

Meditation can help during crisis and everyday lives, UW–Madison expert says

Meditation was used to calm the 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand before their rescue. A UW–Madison expert says it can help you in your daily life too.

Trend-setters: Badgers win big (again and again) in national fashion and design competition

A group of UW–Madison students have once again excelled at the annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund awards, considered the fashion industry’s premier competition for gifted young designers, merchandisers, retailers and business majors.

Dean Shim sends well wishes to Badger Olympians

School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim wishes Badger Olympians well, and teaches us a few key phrases in Korean.

In second year, UW’s Philanthropy Lab class awards $50,000 to three nonprofit groups

Three Madison-area nonprofit organizations were chosen to receive money this semester from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Philanthropy Lab class — a total of $50,000.

New Faculty Focus: Margaret Kerr

Professor Margaret Kerr believes it's important to better understand the factors that impact parents’ experiences and to develop interventions focused on helping people become better and happier parents.

The weft and warp of discovery: Weaving Lab encourages artistic investigation

Now in its second summer, the Weaving Lab: Plain Cloth Productions allows members of the community to weave on five floor looms for free in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

First Prenatal-to-Five Summit emphasizes collaboration and starting early to help kids

More than 300 people gathered June 2 at UW–Madison’s Gordon Commons for Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit.

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression, better birth experiences

A study shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women’s childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2017

Some overcame immense challenges to get here. All have achieved a cherished goal. See how some members of the Class of 2017 made their mark.

Returning adult students honored for overcoming obstacles

The winners of the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award have resumed their academic pursuits after a significant interruption and have attained senior status while handling all the demands of adult life.

Three deans reappointed after 5-year reviews

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Director Paul Robbins, School of Medicine and Public Health Dean Robert Golden, and School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.

UW financial literacy program wins Governor’s Award

MADISON – The Financial Life Skills Program in the School of Human Ecology was one of 15 recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy…

UW’s first Philanthropy Lab class to award $50,000 to nonprofit groups

On Dec. 12, members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s first Philanthropy Lab class will award $10,000 each to five local nonprofits, in the culmination of a new semester-long course that offered an innovative learning opportunity in philanthropic giving.

Big Apple Badgers: Stacy Igel

New York-based fashion designer Stacy Igel, founder and creative director of the Boy Meets Girl clothing line, has made it big in a business that’s always changing. Igel found her niche in UW–Madison’s School of Human Ecology and Wisconsin School of Business. She’s our latest “Big Apple Badger.”

Review process begins for 2 deans, 1 director

This fall, reviews are underway for Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Director Paul Robbins; School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim; and School of Medicine and Public Health Dean Robert Golden.