UW-Madison Arts Institute to honor 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts recipients

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.  

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With The Wisconsin State Journal: Fueling Discovery

"Fueling Discovery" is a joint effort of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal. This special section features essays from faculty members across the college about their groundbreaking research. 

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In the Wisconsin State Journal: Russ Castronovo on how education is still the great leveler at UW

In an editorial for the Wisconsin State Journal, professor and chair of the English department Russ Castronovo writes on how "the work of higher education is inseparable from the larger project of making society more democratic."

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L&S Commencement spotlight: Class of 2017

This weekend, 8,123 students will graduate from UW–Madison, their individual stories becoming part of the rich history of the Badger experience. Some overcame immense challenges to get here. Many persevered through adversity to earn their degrees. All have achieved a cherished goal.

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Meeting in Jerusalem

For three students from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds, a course on the historic city helped them identify common bonds that cross religious boundaries. 

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The liberal arts as a tool for change

Through powerful words and personal reflection, students examine the impact of a liberal arts education in an annual essay contest. Read excerpts from this year's first place winner Justine Jones and runner up Anna Blasco. 

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Adventures in poetry

The written word has carried English grad Lester Graves Lennon on a journey that began at, and regularly circles back to, UW-Madison. This spring, he was eager to visit his old stomping grounds.

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Interpreting the world through poetry

For Hiwot Adilow, words are vehicles. They take her back to her hometown of Philadelphia and transport her to Ethiopia, where her parents are from. They’re what brought her to UW-Madison and what she uses to explore and understand the world.

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Two from UW-Madison among 2017 Carnegie Fellows

Two University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have been named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Greg Nemet and Gregg Mitman are among just 35 distinguished scholars, journalists and authors chosen this year from 200 nominees across the country.

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