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.
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.
The goal of UW2020 is to stimulate and support cutting edge, highly innovative and groundbreaking research at UW–Madison and the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for innovative and significant research.
UW-Madison student Hajjar Baban is one of two finalists for the inaugural position of National Youth Poet Laureate. The title will be bestowed for the first time on April 26 by the literary arts organization Urban Word and leading national poetry organizations.
By the time Jenny Ostrowski set foot on campus, she’d learned German at her Superior, Wisconsin, high school and studied abroad near Frankfurt. In a gap year, she picked up Spanish while working as a teaching assistant in rural Ecuador. Not surprisingly, her time at UW has been a whirlwind of travel and languages — an ideal mix for this senior majoring in International Studies and African Languages and Literature.
Six months after graduating, Eric Barrow ’93 was knocking around Tokyo, brushing up on his Japanese, and considering a career in international relations when the Wisconsin football team rolled into town for a big game at the Tokyo Dome. Barrow, a lifetime sports devotee who had dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, sneaked onto the practice field and met Steve Rushin, a reporter for Sports Illustrated.
A joint project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison aimed at promoting connections between the humanities and students in other academic fields has been awarded a $100,000 grant as part of a new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) program.
Warrior Book Club, led by UW-Madison student, strengthens connections between veterans and civilians
UW-Madison graduate student Molly Harris has not served in the military, nor have her brother or parents. She finds the situation fairly common among her peers. The civilian-military divide led her to partner with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on the Warrior Book Club.