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DESIGN STUDIES STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH KENYAN ACTIVIST JOSEPHINE KULEA

Several weeks ago, Kenyan women’s rights campaigner Dr. Josephine Kulea visited SoHE as part of a partnership initiated by Design Studies instructor Lesley Sager. In 2012, Kulea founded the Samburu Girls Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing young girls from child marriagesfemale genital mutilation, and beading. With help from a community of informants, the group removes children from these dangerous situations, giving them a home and the opportunity to continue their education by paying their school fees. Kulea, a survivor herself, began working with Faculty Associate Lesley Sager and her students to create an empowerment journal to help educate the girls on their rights.

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GIGANTIC! BRITISH TEXTILES ON DISPLAY THROUGH MAY 13

Walk by the large window displays on the first floor or Nancy Nicholas Hall, and you’ll see the current exhibit of large-print British textiles from the late 60s and early 70s. According to Natasha Thoreson, Curator and Collections Manager at SoHE, the bold prints represent the Avant Garde style popular at the time in London. Heal’s, a British furnishing store, used these three-dimensional looking prints in their windows to attract of passing customers.

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REFLECTIONS OF LANGUAGE LEARNERS STUDYING IN THE US

Studying abroad in the US might seem like a strange notion for many of the UW-Madison students who were born and raised in the US. But for the over 4,000 international students from over 130 countries currently enrolled in classes at the UW, it’s not such a strange idea. Before they attend an American university, however, they need to master the English language.

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Background in Southeast Asia provides alum with base for career in international security and counter terrorism

Two months spent learning Thai through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute laid the foundation for a UW–Madison alumnus’ decade long career countering terrorism finance and other national security concerns in the South and Southeast Asia. Continue reading

UW Advance helps doctoral students from China learn and grow in Madison

When 33 PhD students from China’s Nanjing Agricultural University enrolled in the UW Advance program, they knew they’d get to discuss exciting ideas with faculty, researchers, and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This was their first taste of the Wisconsin Idea, the notion that the university’s knowledge should extend beyond the classroom, benefiting people around the world.

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Quite a mouthful: Mexican graduate student joins UW-Madison cheese judges at world championships

Judging the world’s best cheeses is essentially a search for defects, says Luis Alejandro Jiménez-Maroto, after a day of judging burrata, flavored pasteurized process cheese and aged Latin American hard cheeses at Monona Terrace in Madison.

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