Victor Goldgel Carballo named a Burkhardt Fellow

Victor Goldgel Carballo, an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has received a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars. The fellowship will allow him to complete a book examining race in Cuba, other Latin American countries and the United States.

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Synching science and music

Luke Valmadrid has forged a rigorous path pursuing degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and violin performance — and the dedicated senior wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Maria Cancian named the 2018 Galbraith Fellow

The American Academy of Political and Social Science this week named Maria Cancian its 2018 John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow. Cancian, a professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the School of Social Work, as well as a faculty affiliate and former director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, is one of five scholars from across the country invited this year to join the AAPSS in recognition of their contributions to advancement of the social sciences.

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Finding language links

For Lauren Lustek, who graduates this month, the chance to explore her passions led to majoring in both Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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Jennifer Noyes is new L&S Associate Dean for Operations and Staff

Noyes will serve as a senior advisor to Dean Karl Scholz.

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Gloria Marí-Beffa named L&S associate dean for natural, physical and mathematical sciences

Marí-Beffa, a professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics, will begin the post on January 5, 2018, the start of the spring semester. Previous associate dean Eric Wilcots has moved into the position of Interim Deputy Dean and Associate Dean for Research.

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Campus remembers graduate student Ian Santino

The landscape architecture student and celebrated teaching assistant was close to completing his master’s degree. 

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Scott Straus wins Grawemeyer Award

Political Science professor Scott Straus has won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his book Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.

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Working on a galaxy far, far away

Connections forged through the UW-Madison computer sciences department helped alum Rachel Rose land a techie’s dream job: working at Industrial Light an Magic.

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