Category: Research

UW Student Teaches English During Internship Abroad

My name is Zack Borzick; I’m a senior at UW-Madison majoring in English with emphasis on Linguistics and Communication and I’m also earning a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have always wanted to teach, and pursued it throughout college by teaching volunteer classes and tutoring with GUTS, the Greater University Tutoring Service. This summer I had the unique opportunity to teach abroad for a paid internship in Xi’an, China.

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Africa in Our Lives: Dave Bresnahan

PhD candidate Dave Bresnahan’s first taste of African Studies was through the work of Philip Curtin, one of the founders of the African Studies Program at UW-Madison. Since then, Dave has never looked back. He has traversed the kaya forests of Kenya’s coast, studied Mijikenda-speaking communities’ entanglements with the Indian Ocean, and even served as outreach coordinator at the African Studies Program. He shares his favorite parts of Madison and his post-dissertation plans.

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UW-Madison’s Wang, Prevost co-author chapter on contextualized math courses

UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and Amy Prevost are co-authors of a chapter examining contextualized math courses that appears in the summer 2017 issue of the “New Directions for Community Colleges,” a series that covers current trends in the field of community college education.

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Huang named 2017 Phi Tau Phi Scholar

Yen-Ming Huang, a graduate student working under the guidance of Olayinka Shiyanbola, assistant professor in the Social and Administrative Sciences Division, was awarded a 2017 Phi Tau Phi (PTP) Mid America Scholarship from the PTP Scholastic Society of America. The scholarship was established to recognize the achievements of outstanding full-time students of Chinese descent who are enrolled in either an undergraduate or a graduate program at a four-year college or university in the United States.

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Thorne selected as president-elect of international CNS society

Robert Thorne, assistant professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, KL2 Scholar, University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and Trainer, Neuroscience Training Program, Clinical Neuroengineering Training Program, and Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Training Program, has been selected as vice president of the the International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS).

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R01 renewal allows Li to continue innovative research in food intake

Lingjun Li, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry, Janis Apinis Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received a 4% ranking on her NIH R01 grant renewal application to continue her innovative research on the development and application of mass spectrometry-based technology and strategies to understand the roles of signaling peptides in feeding behavior.

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Ive Hermans: Building bridges between disciplines, professions and continents

Between growing up in Belgium, a trilingual country with multiple ethnic communities, receiving dual training in chemistry and chemical engineering, and holding faculty positions in both Europe and the United States, Ive Hermans is used to straddling two (or more) worlds. That helps him relate to the distinct mindsets of students who major in either of his own two disciplines.

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