Chancellor recognizes DC Semester Program
UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank recognized the Washington, D.C. Semester in International Affairs at a special reception in the nation’s capital on October 20. Here, Chancellor Blank poses with the current cohort of D.C. Semester students, along with UW alumni Leon Weintraub and Tony Carroll. Read more
Seven international centers at UW-Madison receive federal grants
Seven area and international studies centers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive more than $3.4 million in federal Title VI grants for the 2014-15 academic year under the National Resource Centers (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, UW-Madison has been awarded $1,641,580 for NRCs and $1,776,000 for FLAS scholarships for 2014. Over the four-year cycle of these awards, UW–Madison stands to receive nearly $13.7 million for these programs through 2018.
The latest round of awards recognizes and maintains UW–Madison’s national preeminence in international research, education and outreach. UW–Madison has consistently been among the top U.S. universities in number of NRCs.
“UW-Madison has the type of international expertise that is more essential than ever to Wisconsin and the nation in our increasingly inter-connected world,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “I am proud that we can make these resources available to help prepare our students to live and work in a global marketplace.”