UW-Madison announces teaching assistant award winners

Fifteen graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been honored as recipients of the 2017 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards. They will be joined by families, friends, colleagues, and the university administration at the award ceremony on February 20.  

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Synching science and music

Luke Valmadrid has forged a rigorous path pursuing degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and violin performance — and the dedicated senior wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Graduate student Paran Amirinazari in Madison Magazine: The student becomes the teacher

Perhaps the only thing Paran Amirinazari hasn’t accomplished in her academic/professional career is the completion of her doctoral degree. That academic pursuit led her to Madison four years ago. But her focus since has been playing first violin with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and serving as concertmaster for the Middleton Community Orchestra as well as founder and artistic director of the Willy Street Chamber Players. She is also director of Madison Music Makers, an educational outreach program under the auspices of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (renamed WYSO Music Makers).

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L&S student Deshawn McKinney on Wisconsin Public Television: The Scholar

Discover the life of Deshawn McKinney, a UW student, African-American leader and Marshall Scholarship recipient, as he navigates in troubling political and social times.

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In The Bleacher Report: Jonathan Taylor shoots for the stars at Wisconsin, not Harvard

Nothing could have prepared Jonathan Taylor for what he would experience on this college football recruiting trip. Not those college-level International Baccalaureate classes he was taking in high school, and certainly not the mean streets of Salem, New Jersey, where the greatest education of all was learned by steering clear of all that could go wrong.

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Finding language links

For Lauren Lustek, who graduates this month, the chance to explore her passions led to majoring in both Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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Campus remembers graduate student Ian Santino

The landscape architecture student and celebrated teaching assistant was close to completing his master’s degree. 

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L&S students named finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

UW-Madison seniors Kyra Fox and Ross Dahlke - both accomplished undergraduate researchers with exceptional academic credentials - competed as finalists this year for Rhodes Scholarships.

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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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