“Crazy Rich Asians” movie offers pressure and possibility, says UW expert

It’s not every day that Hollywood makes a movie featuring a predominately Asian cast. In fact, it’s been 25 years since “The Joy Luck Club” did. “Crazy Rich Asians” is ending that drought Aug. 15. Based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, it tells the story of a dashing college professor who takes his girlfriend (also a professor) home to meet his mega-wealthy family in Singapore.

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After #BlackandHooded goes viral, UW–Madison alums unexpectedly find themselves leading a movement

Two UW–Madison graduates created a #BlackandHooded website, which displays photos and connects prospective and current black graduate students with black professionals who’ve earned advanced degrees. The idea has taken off.

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Jada Kline, winter commencement student speaker, is ready for her Badger moment

Jada Kline has been chosen as the student speaker for the UW–Madison winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 17 at the Kohl Center. She will be graduating with a degree in political science and biology.

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UW geographer leads initiative against sexual harassment

University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of geography Erika Marin-Spiotta is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from institutions across the country to develop sexual harassment bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.

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Making their way, finding their place

During the six-week Summer Collegiate Experience (SCE) program, incoming students get a sneak peek into university life and gain confidence in knowing UW-Madison is where they belong. 

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UW-Madison doctoral candidates selected as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars

Regina Fuller (Educational Policy Studies), Amy Jones (Sociology), and Josefina Flores Morales (Sociology) share a commitment to doing scholarship that impacts health and well-being for communities across the globe. In 2016, these UW–Madison graduate students became part of the inaugural, nationwide cohort of Health Policy Research Scholars supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Meeting in Jerusalem

For three students from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds, a course on the historic city helped them identify common bonds that cross religious boundaries. 

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Women in the math department find strength in numbers

More female mathematicians teach, mentor and conduct research at UW-Madison than at any other time in the department's history. They’re not only helping to change the face of math here and now, but making it easier for the next generations of women to pursue the path. 

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CAE celebrates 50 years of strong support for UW’s underrepresented students

Since 1966, the Center for Academic Excellence and its predecessor programs have provided guidance and opportunities to set students on paths to success. Alumni are invited back to celebrate on November 11.

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