Folklorist (and Grammy nominee) Leary reflects on studying, sharing Midwest culture

Jim Leary, professor of folklore and Scandinavian studies, scored a Grammy nomination for "Best Album Notes."

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Regents approve request to spend Vilas Trust funds for music building construction

The project is being funded entirely through the generosity of donors, with $5 million from the William F. Vilas Trust Estate being set aside to begin construction.

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Doctoral students land Fulbright research awards

The grants allow students to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies in other countries.

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Russian Flagship Program opens unexpected paths

Alumnus John Lyell is now studying computational linguistics in Moscow.

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Center for the Humanities' First Book Award supports junior faculty

Nicole Nelson (History of Science), Nandini Pandey (Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies) and Jonathan Senchyne (School of Library and Information Studies) are this year's recipients.

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Language students draw valuable lessons from alumni

UW-Madison alumni say they have found value in their language skills — and have the careers to prove it.

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Colin Higgins named Rhodes Scholar

The triple major is recognized among hundreds of elite applicants from dozens of colleges and universities who applied for the prestigious honor.

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L&S, CFH to launch new undergraduate humanities initiative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the College of Letters & Science and the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities $2.5 million to design a new program for undergraduate students.

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