One product, so many prices: Unit price, list price, ‘MSRP.’ Which one matters at the checkout? (CNN, Yahoo! Finance, AOL News and several other media outlets; Hensen)

Laura Hensen, executive director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, is quoted about the reason retailers may choose to display a unit price, list price or “MSRP” (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) for a product.

In the news: Human ecologists share insights to improve public understanding of key issues

At the core of Human Ecology’s work is improving the quality of life of all people. In 2023, faculty and graduate students published research findings that are enhancing our understanding of key societal issues, from …

‘I felt betrayed’: Health influencers are gaining notoriety for lies and lawsuits over deceptive marketing and claims that are too good to be true (Bloomberg, Fortune, Miami Herald and several other media outlets; Whelan)

Consumer Science teaching faculty member Christine Whelan is quoted about the largely unregulated nature of the wellness industry, saying that it’s often hard to tell whether an influencer is being deceptive or a product just doesn’t work for a particular person. Whelan said she expects more lawsuits against influencers and that updated Federal Trade Commission guidelines are a “warning flag” for the industry.

Human Ecology welcomes new faculty and instructional staff

We are excited to welcome eight new faculty and three new instructional staff to campus this fall. Each department will add at least two faculty or instructional staff members, bringing a wealth of expertise and …

Annual Junior Scholars Intensive Training celebrates fifth year at UW–Madison

Story by Maddie Kranz x’24, UW–Madison student studying Community & Nonprofit Leadership and Art History Earlier this summer, UW–Madison and Howard University once again brought together leading and emerging scholars to help solve problems related …