Three students earn Dean’s Prizes

The College of Letters & Science proudly announces the recipients of Dean’s Prizes, awarded annually to the most outstanding undergraduate scholars in the senior class.

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L&S student named Newman Civic Fellow, recognized for high school outreach program

Anthropology and political science major Wendy Hoang was honored into the Newman Civic Fellowship cohort and was recognized for her leadership of a high school outreach program. 

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The liberal arts form the foundation for the future

You can’t change the world unless you understand it, explain this year’s winners of the L&S essay contest. Winner Emily Klode, who will graduate in December, shares a discovery about the power of words to help those in need. 

Runner-up freshman Owen Bacskai forges connections between communication and the world around us, and honorable mention Annalise Panthofer, a senior who graduates this May, illuminates how a well-rounded education best prepares doctors of the future.

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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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Students help capture campus protest voices from 50 years ago through public history project

UW–Madison students who helped collect and process audio interviews about the 1967 Dow protests on campus say they learned some valuable lessons from the accounts.

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UW-Madison announces Fulbright Awards for 2018-19

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce that 18 students have been selected to receive grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2018–2019 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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142 new members join Phi Kappa Phi at UW-Madison

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest honor society that is open to students across disciplines. It recognizes the achievements of the most outstanding students in every school and college at UW–Madison.

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151 students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa scholar society

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic society honoring the liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, ΦΒΚ stands for freedom of inquiry and expression, disciplinary rigor, breadth of intellectual perspective, the cultivation of skills of deliberation and ethical reflection, the pursuit of wisdom, and the application of the fruits of scholarship and research in practical life.

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In The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Some day passengers might travel 700 mph underground thanks to UW students' efforts

Some day, if billionaire inventor Elon Musk's idea comes to fruition, humans will travel from city to city via Hyperloop.

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