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
Rachel Silver is a joint-degree doctoral candidate in Anthropology and Educational Policy Studies. She talks to African Studies about her research on adolescent pregnancy and school dropout in Malawi, and the challenges and rewards that accompany fieldwork.
The campus community gathered at Gordon Dining Commons on April 10 to celebrate the latest group of Badgers planning to study, intern, and research abroad. The 2018 Spring Scholarship Award Ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate not only students adding an international dimension to their UW experience, but also the generosity of the donors who make the awards possible.
Guido Podestá, vice provost and dean of the International Division at UW-Madison, expressed appreciation for parents, donors, and supporters. He also offered words of encouragement to scholarship recipients.
“Making new friends, experiencing new cultures, gaining academic perspectives from a different country, and even learning to navigate life in a new place—all of these and more are challenges and triumphs that await,” Podestá said. “We look forward to hearing your stories when you return.” Continue reading
Olivia Mulford speaks a language many consider difficult. The 21-year-old UW student has studied Arabic for the past three years of her college career. She’s utilized her language skills twice while studying abroad – once in Morocco last summer and again in South Africa where she is currently enrolled in the University of Cape Town.
In a statement released Monday morning, African Studies Program certificate student Hiwot Adilow was announced as one of eight poets shortlisted for the 6th Brunel International African Poetry Prize.
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.
Experiences on campus, in the nation’s capital and abroad have helped Jonny Vannucci forge a future in politics and diplomacy.
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.
What does it take to deliver a strong persuasive speech?
King–Morgridge Scholar Lusayo Mwakatika could tell you. The freshman agricultural business management major was chosen as last semester’s winner of the Communication Arts 100 (CA 100) Speech Contest. Continue reading