Humanities scholar selected for role in public sphere

Anthropology Ph.D. Jessica Mason heads to Washington, D.C. as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow.

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Tom DuBois inducted into Finnish Academy

Scandinavian studies professor Tom DuBois was inducted into the Finnish Academy of Sciences & Letters this year, a high honor that reflects his active role in Finnish higher education.

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John Dunne fosters meetings of the minds

The new Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities partakes in cross-disciplinary connections that lead to revolutionary research.

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Collaboration at the core of new jazz studies program

Johannes Wallmann is building a program that connects musicians and advances the genre. 

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History sheds light on racial injustice

A community course co-taught by a history professor and a UW alum unpacks the roots of racism. 

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Aili Marie Tripp to lead team exploring women’s roles in peacebuilding in Africa

The researchers will work in regions with predominately Muslim populations, exploring the cost of women’s exclusion and possibilities for their inclusion in peace talks, peacebuilding and political institutions in countries affected by war. 

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David Ronis appointed as University Opera’s permanent director

The interim University Opera director since 2014, Ronis has been selected as the program’s permanent director following a nationally competitive search.

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Legendary bassist retires

School of Music faculty member and legendary bassist Richard Davis retires this spring, after 39 years at UW-Madison. His impact on many music students here was profound.

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