A highlight of UW-Madison School of Human Ecology events and news for alumni.

Spotlight on Julia Mack

NYC interior designer and SoHE alumna Julia Mack (BS '85) explains how the lessons she learned as student changed her life and still resonate in her work today.

Read more in Mack's guest blog article on concept design.

2014 Badger Networking Event

The Badger Networking Event returns to Friday, Oct. 24, with a 2-3 p.m. panel discussion that brings together a group of illustrious alumni, including home remodeling TV host Matt Muenster and Google Ventures’ John Zeratsky. Each will share their career advice with UW students and the public during this free event. Register to join the conversation.

You Share - Give Today

Now is the time to make a gift to the School of Human Ecology's Annual Campaign. Alumni support is crucial to advancing research, retaining faculty and giving students a chance to share in the Wisconsin Experience.

Give today and discover all of the SoHE priorities you can help support!

Through the Student Lens

What is design thinking?

SoHE Design Thinking students are learning first-hand how to utilize a human-centered approach to solve a problem in the village of Gatunga, Kenya. Learn more about their work in a blog by Interior Architecture student Emily Stenz ('14) and stay tuned for more on this world-changing course!

Chicago Alumni Gathering, Oct. 28

Chicagoland alums are invited to join fellow Badgers for an alumni gathering at Carnivale in the West Loop, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:00–7:30 p.m. Get the details and RSVP online.
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Film Fest Focuses on Positive  Development


Works by young filmmakers hit the big screen during SoHE's Youth On! Film Festival, Nov. 7-9. Produced by the Center for Child and Family and Well Being, the three-day event features original videos written, filmed and produced by ages 10 -19.

CFS Receives Two U.S. Treasury Grants

Center for Financial Security Director J. Michael Collins was in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2 for the announcement that the center has received two prestigious research awards totaling $604,165 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund. Out of 325 submissions and 11 finalists, the SoHE center is the only applicant to receive multiple awards.

Study May Provide Understanding of Alzheimer's

SoHE’s Sigan Hartley, PH.D, is gaining national media attention with her Down syndrome research that could help provide a better grasp of Alzheimer’s disease.

In relation to her ongoing work, Dr. Hartley presents “Family Dynamics in the Context of Autism” on Friday, Nov. 7, as part of the Wiley Seminar Series.

Kallenborn Premiers Day of the Dead Film

La Vida y Los Muertos  premiers Oct. 24 at San Francisco's de Young Museum. The film by artist and associate professor Carolyn Kallenborn captures Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca, Mexico. It will be shown locally on Nov. 1 at Edgewood College as part related art installations and Nov. 2 at the Marquee Theater Union South.

2014 School of Human Ecology

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