Jaclyn Thoma and Olivia Smith received the Great People-International Studies Scholarship at the 2017 International Division Scholarship Award Ceremony.
“If you go into an experience knowing a lot, you will return knowing even more.”
School of Education Dean Diana Hess offered these words of advice to during the 2017 International Division Scholarship Award Ceremony. Members of the university community, along with family members and donors, gathered in the Gordon Dining and Event Center on December 5 to celebrate the latest cohort of students receiving awards to study, intern, and research abroad.
Hess remarked that even though the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a top university for students participating in study abroad programs and other international experiences, it is still rare for students to travel outside of the United States. She called the programs “incredible privileges” and encouraged students to take full advantage of their experiences and allow others to learn through them once they return.
Associate Dean Richard Keller delivered remarks on behalf of the International Division. Keller offered words of congratulations to the students on what he was sure would be “life-changing experiences.” He also noted that many of the programs were only possible through the outstanding generosity of donors, who provided funds to support many of the awards. Continue reading
At its annual meeting on November 3, the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT) awarded the Language Institute the 2017 Anthony H, Gradisnik Award for Outstanding Contributions to World Language Learning and Global Studies. The nomination for the award cited “the dedication and passion the Institute puts into everything they do, whether in research, curricular development, or community outreach in languages, literatures, and cultures.” The Institute’s K-12 outreach initiatives, led by Assistant Director Wendy Johnson, were highlighted as particularly exceptional initiatives for supporting language learning among high school students throughout the state.
For 21-year-old Liz Vaala, traveling to Belgium in the summer of 2017 proved more fruitful than she ever imagined.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that four students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Awards for 2017. Continue reading
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time rated the globe’s leading universities for an education degree, and UW-Madison is among the very best at No. 6.
Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.
Erin Hoy is a UW-Madison student studying Neurobiology and German. While studying abroad in Germany she was nominated to be a DAAD Young Ambassador. Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America that recently studied abroad in Germany and promote study in Germany at their home universities with help from the DAAD. Below is a testimonial from Erin about her experiences.
UW-Madison’s Maggie Hawkins will be recognized as the Global Citizen of the Year at a United Nations Anniversary Luncheon hosted by the United Nations Association of Dane County.
The National Book Development Council of the Philippines and the Manila Critics Circle have just announced finalists for the National Book Awards of the Philippines.