David Weimer selected for Hilldale Award in Social Studies

La Follette School Professor David Weimer will receive the prestigious Hilldale Award in the Social Studies. The honor recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service.

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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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'Forward Under 40' honors young alumni

The Wisconsin Alumni Association recognizes eight alumni under the age of 40 who are leveraging the benefits of their UW education to better their cities, states, nation and the world. Six of these outstanding citizens are L&S alumni.

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Joan Fujimura among six UW-Madison women honored as 2016 Outstanding Women of Color

L&S Professor of Sociology Joan Fujimura is one of six recipients of UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color Awards. The honorees exemplify being deeply rooted in both the campus and the community through their service, research and community building.

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Math professor Steven Sam wins prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Professor of Mathematics Steven Sam one of two UW-Madison recipients of a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship, which recognizes and provides resources for researchers early in their careers. Professor of Neuroscience Darcie Moore from the School of Medicine and Public Health also received a fellowship. 

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L&S teaching assistants shine in campus awards

In order to recognize excellence on the part of TAs across campus, each year the College of Letters & Science, with support from the Graduate School, administers awards for exceptional teaching by graduate students. 

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UW-Madison team wins Innovation Award in Hyperloop competition

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison students won an innovation award in a worldwide SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition.

The UW–Madison Badgerloop team competed against 30 teams from colleges and universities from around the world in the second phase of SpaceX’s Hyperloop pod competition, which was held Jan. 27-29, 2017, outside SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

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UW-Madison astrophysics innovator Lawler wins national award

James Lawler, a University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of physics known for devising innovative techniques to measure the chemical elements in the sun and other stars, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize by the American Astronomical Society.

The prize, announced by the AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division, is given each year to an individual “who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over an extended period of time.”

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Two more awards for University Opera

UW-Madison’s University Opera is on a roll. Both shows from last year, Transformations and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, have won awards in the National Opera Association’s (NOA) Opera Production Competition for 2015-2016.

It is the second year in a row that UW-Madison has garnered an award from NOA, and the first time that each production was separately recognized. University Opera produces only two operas each year.

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