Category: Partnerships

Partnerships with Department of Defense create opportunities for students

The U.S. Army will have a tough choice to make about William Cocke when he graduates in May 2019.

Cocke, a 4th year PhD student in UW–Madison’s Department of Mathematics and ROTC cadet, has cultivated several skills critical to national security and defense.

Cocke joined the Army ROTC Badger Battalion during his second year at UW–Madison, after his interest was piqued in U.S. Army Cyber Command—a component of the Army dedicated exclusively to cyberspace operations security. Once connected with the ROTC program, he also decided to study Urdu through Project Global Officer (GO). Continue reading

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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IIP, MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP COLLABORATION PROVIDES STUDENTS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA

For hopeless romantics on campus, a dinner date for this Wednesday night – Valentine’s Day – is not the only deadline quickly approaching. This Sunday, Feb. 18 is the last day to apply for the International Internship Program’s (IIP) newest summer internship in Africa. The internship, a collaboration between IIP and 2017 UW-Madison Mandela Fellow Rebekah Awuah, will send up to two UW-Madison students to Accra, Ghana this summer to work with Business Day Ghana as international journalism interns.

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New grants allow UW’s Valdez to expand Fortalezas Familiares initiative for Latina mothers with depression and their families

UW-Madison’s Carmen Valdez was recently awarded two new grants to support the expansion, implementation and further evaluation of the Fortalezas Familiares initiative. Continue reading