Astronomy to welcome first Grainger Fellow

The Department of Astronomy will welcome Dr. Alyson Brooks as its first Grainger Post-Doctoral Fellow this fall. Brooks is a theoretical astrophysicist whose interests include galaxy formation and evolution, galactic structure, galactic chemical evolution, stellar abundances, and cosmological N-Body+SPH simulations of galaxies.
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Pathways to Excellence Board establishes fund to honor Cronon's legacy

The Pathways to Excellence Program Board of Visitors, made up of prominent friends and alumni of the College of Letters & Science, has established the Bill Cronon Fund for Pathways to Excellence. Cronon (BA'76, English & History) has been a professor at UW since 1992.
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Washburn Observatory wins Civic Rehabilitation award

The newly renovated and restored Washburn Observatory won a Madison Trust for Historic Preservation 2010 Award in the category of Civic Rehabilitation. The observatory, built 1878, was rehabilitated for modern office use and is now the home of the L&S Honors Program.
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AAP students try out an alternative Spring Break

Spring Break is all about crazy parties on beaches in Mexico, right? Wrong. A group of undergraduate students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Academic Advancement Program proved that spring break can be fun in different ways.
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Spencer receives career enhancement fellowship

Professor Suzette Spencer (Afro-American Studies) has received a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF) Career Enhancement Fellowship for 2010-2011.
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Mellon Foundation grant establishes post-docs in humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to support postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities, history and humanistic social sciences.
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