Japanese literature course leads to the ultimate field trip for UW students

Adam L. Kern, a professor of Japanese literature and visual culture, was chosen for an extensive profile on a popular prime-time television program in Japan. The show’s producers wanted Kern to pick four students to accompany him on a free, week-long trip to Japan.

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L&S faculty members receive seven of ten WARF professorships

Ten members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) named professorships in 2017. Seven of those faculty members are L&S professors.

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Chemistry as a catalyst for examining art

Victoria Cooley came to UW-Madison with an interest in chemistry. She’ll leave this spring with a unique set of skills, knowledge and experiences that she will use to pursue a future as an art conservation scientist.

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Panczenko, longtime director of Chazen Museum of Art, to retire

Russell Panczenko, director of the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will retire on June 30 after 33 years of service. Under Panczenko’s leadership, the museum has become one of the preeminent university museums in North America and an invaluable asset to the UW–Madison campus and the state of Wisconsin.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Rebel Alliance: Jennifer Warren leads the charge to put more women behind the camera

Jennifer Warren (B.A.’63, Art History) is the founder and chair of the Alliance of Women Directors, a 20-year-old nonprofit in Los Angeles working to mentor, advocate for and promote women directors. 

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Asking — and answering — the big questions in higher education

An award-winning book co-edited by philosophy professor Harry Brighouse brings together scholars to explore major issues in the changing role of universities. 

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Digitizing the middle ages

A project linking medieval maps showcases the power and potential of a digital platform that English professor Martin Foys has spent years developing — and is now creating a home for here at UW-Madison.

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In BroadwayWorld.com: Laura Schwendinger's Artemesia to make New York premier in St. Paul's Chapel

UW-Madison professor of composition Laura Schwendinger's new opera, Artemisia, was given its New York Premiere on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 PM at St Paul's Chapel in Manhattan. Artemisia is an opera of passion, betrayal and art in 17th century Italy, and is based on the life of Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi. 

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With $1.1 million grant, ‘public humanities’ program gains ground

“Engaging the Humanities,” a UW–Madison program launched to help graduate students in the humanities explore rewarding careers beyond academia, has won a $1,100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the second phase of the initiative.

The five-year grant is intended to grow and strengthen efforts that began in 2013 with an initial $1.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, joining several other ambitious outreach initiatives sponsored by the UW–Madison Center for the Humanities.

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