Victor Goldgel Carballo named a Burkhardt Fellow

Victor Goldgel Carballo, an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has received a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars. The fellowship will allow him to complete a book examining race in Cuba, other Latin American countries and the United States.

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Synching science and music

Luke Valmadrid has forged a rigorous path pursuing degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and violin performance — and the dedicated senior wouldn’t have it any other way.

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In the Wall Street Journal: A Proust-Apocalyptic Story

"I perfectly understand that I live in a fantasy world, but I hold out hope that, as John Keating desires in “Dead Poets Society,” culture will again teach people to think for themselves, take agency, and carpe diem. If a missile alert came in on my phone, I’d keep doing what I already am: reading a good book and listening to Robert Schumann’s “Träumerei.” -Mr. Andrew James Schmiege teaches Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Graduate student Paran Amirinazari in Madison Magazine: The student becomes the teacher

Perhaps the only thing Paran Amirinazari hasn’t accomplished in her academic/professional career is the completion of her doctoral degree. That academic pursuit led her to Madison four years ago. But her focus since has been playing first violin with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and serving as concertmaster for the Middleton Community Orchestra as well as founder and artistic director of the Willy Street Chamber Players. She is also director of Madison Music Makers, an educational outreach program under the auspices of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (renamed WYSO Music Makers).

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Artificial intelligence. Real stereotypes.

English and Asian American Studies professor Leslie Bow examines the implications of high-tech robots embodying female Asian features. 

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Alfred McCoy in The Guardian: How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

After 16 years and $1 trillion spent, there is no end to the fighting – but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world’s first true narco-state.

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L&S student Deshawn McKinney on Wisconsin Public Television: The Scholar

Discover the life of Deshawn McKinney, a UW student, African-American leader and Marshall Scholarship recipient, as he navigates in troubling political and social times.

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Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler on life, learning and playing

“Neither of my parents went to college,” says Nadler, who has taught philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more than 25 years. “My father was a really intelligent and talented man—an artist from Montreal who went into advertising in New York. But I wouldn't say that our home was an intellectually rich one, as wonderful as it was.”

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Steven Nadler appointed new IRH director

Steven Nadler has been appointed Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities. Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, the Evjue-Bascom Professor in Humanities, and Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies.

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