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New Faculty Focus: Melissa Bublitz

October 17, 2023

New faculty member Melissa Bublitz has joined the School of Human Ecology, where her research focuses on hunger and food access. She applies her background in marketing and psychology to understanding how communities develop solutions at a local level and how to leverage the talent, knowledge and skills of local leaders to build a better community for all.

Employers, students eager to connect at career fair

September 21, 2023

“Employers are really seeking UW–Madison students,” said Angie White, executive director of SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science.

Wright wins Smithsonian fellowship for study of clothing made for disability in the post-war United States

May 31, 2023

Natalie Wright will tell you there is a much longer history of fashion designed by and for people with disabilities. This fall, Wright will have the opportunity to further explore these ideas as the 2023-24 George Gurney Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

UW’s 5 hottest majors: Student demand, workforce trends drive enrollment gains

February 7, 2023

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

August 17, 2022

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

July 12, 2022

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

April 3, 2022

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

November 10, 2021

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

August 13, 2021

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

May 20, 2021

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

February 9, 2021

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

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.