UW-Madison senior Sam Allen has never taken the conventional path when it comes to his education. The Geography and International Studies major managed to integrate his passion for Swahili with a career path in the …
Month: November 2017
Health access program bridges micro-finance, health for Uganda’s poor
In 2008, Kevin Gibbons began research in Uganda’s fishing communities. His goal, as a student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was to understand how efforts to promote sustainable fisheries affected family income.
Icebound detector reveals how ghostly neutrinos are stopped cold
Famously, neutrinos, the nearly massless particles that are a fundamental component of the universe, can zip through a million miles of lead without skipping a beat.
Apple gives keynote at Re-Imagining Education for Democracy Summit in Australia
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple delivered the keynote address at the Re-Imagining Education for Democracy Summit in Queensland, Australia, on Nov. 13.
Grant supports Tjernström’s study of online news company in Kenya
Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström received a grant to measure the effects of introducing performance-pay contracts for citizen journalists in an online English-language news company in Kenya. The study will improve understanding of whether performance contracts …
UW-Madison ranked #1 for semester study abroad participation
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been ranked as #1 for semester-long study abroad participation among all U.S. public institutions, and #14 among all U.S. universities and colleges for total students studying abroad, up two positions …
UW-Madison’s Apple delivers opening keynote at Conference on Peace Activism in Seoul
Earlier this fall, UW-Madison’s Michael Apple gave the opening keynote address at the 5th Anniversary PEACEMOMO Conference on Peace Activism in Seoul, Korea, and major newspapers in Seoul published interviews with Apple.
UW Advance gives international students a taste of American life, culture, and academics
Lunch was just one of the reasons 44 undergraduates from China gathered at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Carson Gulley Center on Oct. 13. They enjoyed a warm meal, but celebrating UW Advance was the first …
Language Institute Recognized by the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers
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 …
UW–Madison hosts 160 Pakistani Fulbright Scholars for social movement seminar
A group of 160 Fulbright Scholars from Pakistan may be pursuing their studies at universities across the U.S., but they will have one location in common—Madison, Wisconsin. For the second year in a row, UW–Madison …