Scholarship takes center stage

Susan Brantly’s expertise in Scandinavian literature served as an important backdrop to a new, Tony-nominated Broadway play.

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In the New York Times Magazine: "Moon" by Timothy Yu

This poem - "Moon" by Timothy Yu - appears in “The Golden Shovel Anthology,” a collection that honors Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize. The anthology is a lovely tribute, as well as an excellent collection of new work by a wide range of many of our most exciting contemporary poets.

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In the Wisconsin State Journal: Picture of humanity's mysterious cousin grows clearer through UW prof's work

A multiyear effort coordinated by UW-Madison professor of anthropology John Hawks to painstakingly excavate thousands of fossils from a cave in South Africa has now assembled one of the most complete skeletons of a near-human creature ever found.

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In The Isthmus: Not Silent: Timothy Yu finds poetry for this political moment

UW-Madison poet and professor of English and Asian American Studies Timothy Yu uses poetry and parody to counter stereotypes and anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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Society of American Historians honors William Cronon for literary merit in historical writing

The 10th annual Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award for distinguished writing in American history of enduring public significance, given jointly with the Roosevelt Institute, is presented to William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies.

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Celebrating teaching excellence

On May 16th, when many faculty and students are putting the semester behind them and looking toward summer, a community of dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators joined together to honor 18 Assistant Professors graduating from the Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) program.

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30-year collaboration earns UW climatologist China’s top science honor

University of Wisconsin–Madison climatologist John Kutzbach has been awarded China’s highest scientific honor for foreigners in recognition of 30 years of collaboration that has advanced both American and Chinese climate science.

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Chemistry professor honored for early-career teaching and research

Randall Goldsmith, a University of Wisconsin–Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is among the 13 U.S. early-career faculty members in the chemical sciences to win a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

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Remembering an agent for change

Dr. James Baugh, an early director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Five Year Program, died on April 20, leaving a legacy of support and service that continues on campus today.

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