In On Wisconsin Magazine: Crazy for Klezmer

It took Rabbi Daniel Brenner (B.A.’92, Philosophy) until now to realize that he just wants to dance. Brenner has spent two decades finding innovative ways to connect young Jewish people with their faith. Now he’s working on a new idea for connecting kids with their culture.

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UW-Madison spinoff helps libraries help local musicians

Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.

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Student group promotes usefulness of philosophy in the community

Madison Public Philosophy, a new student group at UW-Madison, takes philosophy out of the classroom and into the community.

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Gained in translation

For Patrick Peczerski, who triple majored in International Studies, Spanish and Polish, mastering another language has proven to be a competitive advantage in business. 

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Father-son team brings philosophers to graphic life in ‘Heretics!’

“Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy,” is a graphic novel, or a story told in comic-strip format. Incorporating a good bit of humor, the book explores 17th-century thinkers — Galileo, Descartes, Spinoza, Newton — who challenged authority and fundamentally changed how we view the world.

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Iwanter Prize recognizes excellence in undergraduate humanities scholarship

Th Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic distinction, demonstrates outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. This year's winner is Isaiah Stock (B.A.’16, Political Science), with Samuel Gee (B.A.’16, History and Religious Studies) garnering an honorable mention. 

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Music returns to the carillon with Sunday concerts

The UW–Madison Memorial Carillon concerts will resume at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, with Sunday afternoon concerts on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at least through August.

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Scholarship takes center stage

Susan Brantly’s expertise in Scandinavian literature served as an important backdrop to a new, Tony-nominated Broadway play.

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In the New York Times Magazine: "Moon" by Timothy Yu

This poem - "Moon" by Timothy Yu - appears in “The Golden Shovel Anthology,” a collection that honors Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. The anthology is a lovely tribute, as well as an excellent collection of new work by a wide range of many of our most exciting contemporary poets.

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