Assistant Professor of History Emily Callaci one of two UW–Madison faculty to receive summer humanities research support from the NEH
Emily Callaci, assistant professor of history, and Mitra Sharafi, associate professor at the Law School, have been offered Summer Stipend awards by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This is the first time two UW–Madison nominees have been awarded NEH Summer Stipends in the same year.
A panel of eight experienced artists and scientists judged the scientific, aesthetic and creative qualities of 171 images and videos submitted by UW–Madison faculty, staff and students — a record number of entries for the eighth annual competition.
Four projects created by computer-science students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison won a total of $12,000 in prizes in the computer science department's NEST competition on April 6.
"I'm excited for two reasons," said organizer Jignesh Patel, professor of computer science. "The first-prize winner, Moonshot Learning, already has made sales - indicating that it's answering a real need in the marketplace. And second, two of the four winners were headed by women, who have been traditionally under-represented in our field."
Nine University of Wisconsin-Madison professionals — four of them from the College of Letters & Science — have been selected as recipients of the 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Awards. The awards recognize achievements in leadership, public service, research, teaching and overall excellence.
Communication Arts associate professor Eric Hoyt is a leader of Unlocking the Airwaves, a collaborative project that will bring together split archival material from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters and create a resource for scholars, educators and the public.
One scholar from each of four faculty divisions — Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences — is selected to receive the Hilldale Award. L&S faculty members received three of the four awards.
Twelve faculty members - nine of them from the College of Letters & Science - have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.
In a campus tradition dating back to 2007-2008, the award celebrates women who share their exceptional scholarship with the campus and community through their dedicated work, outreach and impact.
Tiana Clark, a poetry fellow at UW-Madison’s Institute of Creative Writing, is the 2017 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. The University of Pittsburgh Press awarded the honor in recognition of her collection I Can’t Talk about the Trees without the Blood.