October groundbreaking for Hamel Music Center

On October 28, the Mead Witter School of Music will break ground on the long-anticipated Hamel Music Center.

The Hamel Music Center will feature a 662-seat Mead Witter Concert Hall, a 325-seat Collins Recital Hall, a large rehearsal space, ample lobby, and state-of-the-art technologies.

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Mark Louden receives Grimm Prize

In September, German Professor Mark Louden received the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize. Our Q&A with Louden highlights his fluency in Pennsylvania Dutch, his views on what it means to be a linguist in today's world, and why German is — and always has been — a strong program at UW-Madison. 

Also, Oktoberfest at the UClub in November, is thanks to the Max Kade Institute, which Louden directs.

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New faculty focus: Anthony Cerulli

Q&A with new faculty member Anthony Cerulli in the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures. 

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Sharing the Shakesconsin Idea

As campus anticipates the arrival of the “First Folio,” two L&S professors team up to explore the Bard’s impact.

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Scientific glassblowing

In September, red-hot demonstrations of scientific glassblowing at UW-Madison drew a standing-room-only crowd to the meeting of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society Midwest Section. Open to the public, the meeting showcased the bending and blowing of glass tubing to create scientific apparatus, an art that began in 19th-century Germany and continues in research-active chemistry departments to this day. 

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A new book exposes the impact of slavery in the north

Christy Clark-Pujara’s Dark Work focuses on the business of slavery in Rhode Island.

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Whatever happened to Jessie and Michael?

We check back in with two L&S students, who received advice from the liberal arts community back in 2014.

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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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