University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of geography Erika Marin-Spiotta is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from institutions across the country to develop sexual harassment bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.
More than 1,800 recordings of people interviewed for the Dictionary of American Regional English are now freely available online, hosted by the University of Wisconsin’s Digital Collections Center.
Patricia Bean McConnell (B.S.’81, M.S.’84, PhD’88, Zoology) of Black Earth, Wisconsin, is an internationally renowned zoologist and certified applied animal behaviorist who specializes in canine aggression.
Projects both large and small will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. This year, eight grants were awarded as well as 10 mini-grants encouraging innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects.
The Capital Times’ charitable arm, The Evjue Foundation, is awarding $322,500 in grants to 30 different programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to the 30 grants for UW, the foundation’s directors also approved $1,166,500 in grants to 82 community projects. In total, The Evjue Foundation is awarding nearly $1.5 million to better the community.
For Kevin Barry, learning Yoruba while earning a degree in International Studies and certificates in African Studies and Global Cultures has proven to be a ‘golden key’ to a career that’s taken him from Nigeria to New York and beyond.
Each spring, the Arts Institute recognizes achievements and professional service along with supporting future creative endeavors and research. L&S honorees are Ron Kuka from the English Department's Creative Writing Program and Beverly Taylor from the Mead Witter School of Music.
UW-Madison’s annual Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards Thursday were given to two alumni — Michele Boal and Troy Vosseller — for their entrepreneurial success and commitment to encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs.