Tag School of Human Ecology
UW’s 5 hottest majors: Student demand, workforce trends drive enrollment gains
UW–Madison is constantly evolving to make sure higher education captures student interest and meets the needs of employers here in Wisconsin and around the world.
Two from UW–Madison appointed to National Museum and Library Services Board
The board advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services on “general policies” with respect to “its duties, powers and authority” as it relates to “museum, library and information services.”
Sharing ideas in the sunshine
On a beautiful summer day, the outdoor patio at Nancy Nicholas Hall was the perfect place for a discussion.
Crawling through the arts, in all their variety and beauty
From glass-blowing to weaving to hip-hop dance, the arts took center stage during the inaugural Arts Crawl, from Thursday March 31, to Saturday, April 2.
Printing on textiles, the old-fashioned way
Students and community members created printed handkerchiefs with linoleum blocks and ink, during the Textiles at Home: Block Printed Handkerchiefs workshop on Nov. 5 at Nancy Nicholas Hall.
Campus sustainability initiatives have their day in the sun
On August 12, leaders from the Wisconsin Departments of Administration (DOA), Financial Institutions (DFI), and Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) toured several campus facilities to learn more about the ways UW strives to create solutions that address some of today’s biggest sustainability challenges.
UW’s Prenatal to Five Initiative advances early childhood solutions in Wisconsin
The initiative uses UW–Madison expertise to help Wisconsin child-care providers find solutions to the problems they face, especially through the difficulties of the pandemic.
UW–Madison launches new online degrees in business and marketplace studies through UW–Madison Online
UW–Madison Online is adding four more degrees in an ongoing effort to increase access for nontraditional students and meet demands of employers across the state and beyond.
UW experts design masks for campus from scratch
The masks were designed by the university’s experts in textiles, filtration and infectious disease, and manufactured by one of Wisconsin’s oldest companies.
The UW Now Livestream: The Future of Consumer Behavior
The pandemic has changed consumer spending habits practically overnight. In this live event, Wisconsin School of Business Professor Evan Polman and SOHE consumer psychologist Nancy Wong explore the future of retail.
Sesame Workshop materials help families affected by incarceration
Sesame Workshop’s parental incarceration materials feature a Muppet named Alex, whose father is in jail. The UW–Madison study details how Alex’s story and the accompanying materials resulted in children’s at-home caregivers reporting positive change.
Fashion show moves to Sunday
Students in the Textile and Fashion Design program will show their creations on Facebook at 7 p.m. Central Time Sunday in School of Human Ecology's annual fashion show, "Threads 2020: React."
Compassion training for parents may reduce their children’s stress
“It is critical to include parents of infants and very young children in this research because preventing stress-related difficulties in children is a more effective approach than intervening after problems develop.”
New Faculty Focus: Alvin Thomas
Thomas's work aims to improve the life chances of Black children and youth by drawing attention to risks that undermine their positive development, strengthening the Black family, encouraging father engagement, and challenging policies that undermine these families.
New accelerated Master of Science in Design + Innovation engages five disciplines, sparks creativity, excites employers
Combining expertise from five schools and colleges with team-based interaction, the program promises to offer students a breadth of highly desired skills.
Commencement spotlight: For graduate, a happy ending that almost didn’t happen
Nicholas Jackson is a study in perseverance. After setbacks, hardships and false starts, he will graduate on May 11.
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.