Leckrone back with the band after double bypass surgery

Mike Leckrone has a secret. Eagle-eyed fans may be wondering why the iconic band conductor has been missing from University of Wisconsin sporting events, especially NCAA basketball tournaments. “I had double-bypass heart surgery,” explains Leckrone, 80.

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With quirky photo project, UW-Madison student captures breadth, variety of campus libraries

UW-Madison senior Elise Schimke loves to read and often seeks solitude. Her go-to place is a library. So when it came time to pick a subject for a project in an elective photo class, her choice was automatic. She then went on to do something few Badgers can lay claim to — visit each of the more than 40 libraries on campus.

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A literary storm is brewing across Wisconsin

The Great World Texts program has nearly 2,000 high school students across the state reading Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and will bring many of them together for a celebration of literature on April 3.

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In The Cap Times: Epic recruiters come to UW looking for engineers and English majors alike

Recruiting is a major undertaking at Epic. The company has been hiring nearly 1,000 workers per year over the past seven years to grow a workforce of more than 9,000 employees. The company's recruiters go to college campuses across the country, from major Midwestern research institutions like the UW to small private campuses on the coasts.

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L&S faculty members receive nine of twelve Distinguished Teaching Awards

Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Nine of those faculty members teach in the College of Letters & Science. 

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: A conversation with creative writing professor Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans is no stranger to praise. During her 33 years, the UW assistant professor of creative writing has graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, been featured in The Paris Review, and published a wildly successful 2010 short story collection about race and coming of age in 21st-century America, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.

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UW-Madison graduate programs ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report

UW-Madison graduate programs are ranked among the nation's best in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools." This year, the Economics, English, History, Library & Information Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology ranked highly.

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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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