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<<First Name>>, here are the top SoHE stories for October 2015

The flamingos are coming!

Alumni are you ready to help us Fill the Hill on October 16? The goals is to get 1,000 donors in just 24 hours. A gift of just $250 to SoHE's annual fund gets you a flamingo on Bascom Hill. Your gifts help us invest in faculty excellence, support students through scholarships, and promote SoHE’s research initiatives. Mark your calendar for October 16 and use #FILLTHEHILL all day to follow the flock!

Where in the world is SoHE?

Where do SoHE grads land after graduation? Across the globe! Check out our new Google map to see where other SoHE grads live and work to make a difference in people’s lives. It's even color-coded by major. Don't see yourself? Connect back. No matter where you call home, make a difference here at SoHE and join your local Wisconsin Alumni Association chapter.

Student story: The power of internships

Last year, 334 SoHE students completed internships for credit, putting the many skills they learn in the classroom to work in the real world. Lisa Johnson ('17, Interior Architecture) was one of them. She worked with Madison-based KEE Architecture on several design projects, including a UW-Madison sorority house remodel and her own assignment. Read her summer internship story.
 

Mind-body & Family Well-being Initiative

The mindfulness initiative is under way with students filling the cross-campus EcoYou course and the continuation of the in-house yoga series. In addition, an October 8 investiture ceremony recognized Charles Raison (Mary Sue & Mike Shannon Chair), Larissa Duncan (Elizabeth C. Davies Chair), and Julie Poehlmann-Tynan (Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship).

Power up with solar textiles

SoHE’s Marianne Fairbanks has teamed up with a UW-Madison chemistry professor to create solar textiles tthat charge personal electronics and heart monitors plus provide power in areas "off the grid." Her collaboration is making news with WPRInnovation in Textiles, and the UW Energy Institute. Look for her this fall in UW-Madison commercials being aired during Big Ten Network games.

Career Ecology connects alums and students

"It was really fun interacting with current students and seeing how SoHE has changed since I graduated," stated an alum from our first Career Ecology event. Together, 192 students and 29 alumni worked to define human ecologist and discuss the many possible human-focused career paths. "It was AAWWesome! I met some great people," writes an attending student.

Wearable technology = infinite possibilities

Could bicyclists be safer wearing a jacket that senses traffic? Are there ethical questions surrounding virtual reality? Can you really make a Band-Aid smarter? SoHE Assistant Professor Kevin Ponto takes students into a world where wearable technology adds unexpected beauty to fashion and even save lives. Discover his take on where design and function connect.
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