Winter 2022 Commencement will be extra special this year for two students in the School of Human Ecology, each with a remarkable story of determination and compassion who overcome significant obstacles to improve both themselves …
Robb explains why Halloween spending is up
Trick or treat? Associate Professor Cliff Robb, Department of Consumer Science says it’s likely more people are planning to host or attend events this year. Another reason for higher spending is more adults without children …
Meet former intern Albert Elston ’21
Major: Personal Finance Elston, a Los Angeles native and Posse Foundation scholarship recipient, switched from the Wisconsin School of Business into the School of Human Ecology’s Personal Finance for its smaller class size structure and …
Can starter credit cards be an on-ramp to building credit?
Yes – Linda Lepe, CFP®, Director, Consumer Finance & Financial Planning in human ecology answers the question in Wallethub “Ask the Experts”
Should government & public health agencies include financial prep in public health messaging?
Yes says Dr. Nancy Wong, the Kohl’s Chair in Retail Innovation, Department Chair, and Professor of Consumer Science. Wong is co-author on a new paper in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, “Have I saved enough …
SoHE News: Mar 12–18
Halpern-Meekin discusses the poverty aids in the newly passed American Rescue Plan on WPR, Kirkorian shares tips on transitioning kids back to in-person schooling, Collins describes the WisconsinSaves program on Yahoo! Finance, Gaddis on extended school lunch program through summer, Huambachano to keynote UW Global Health Symposium, and more.
SoHE News: Mar 5–11
Sarmiento quoted in LA Times, Halpern-Meekin on poverty impacts of COVID relief bill, grad student Evans keynotes for Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board, Shin publishes on community design for aging residents, Ashton publishes on food safety history, and more.
SoHE News: Feb 5–11
NEA grant to support Angus exhibit at Staten Island Museum, new SoHE online degree highlighted by UW, returning personal finance student featured on NHL.com, and more.
Dr. Cliff Robb Wins Teaching Excellence Award
His transformation of UW’s personal finance major, founding of the Badger$ense program, and personable commitment to his students’ learning and growth landed Dr. Robb the “Class of 1955” Teaching Excellence Award.
Advancing Online Education: New SoHE degree option lights the way for UW–Madison overall
In 2019, well before the changes brought by the novel coronavirus, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the goal of providing comprehensive online degree programs for students who are unable to be on campus due to work, family, or other circumstances. This fall, in a first step toward that vision, students began logging on to earn UW–Madison’s first fully online degree: a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from the School of Human Ecology.