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UW experts design masks for campus from scratch

August 26, 2020

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

June 22, 2020

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

June 12, 2020

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

April 30, 2020

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

January 13, 2020

“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

November 1, 2019

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

October 21, 2019

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

May 1, 2019

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

November 1, 2018

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

September 18, 2018

"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

September 5, 2018

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

July 18, 2018

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

July 13, 2018

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

March 21, 2018

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

February 16, 2018

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

December 20, 2017

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

October 24, 2017

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

August 9, 2017

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

June 6, 2017

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

May 24, 2017

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.