L&S wins nine of twelve UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards

Twelve faculty members - nine of them from the College of Letters & Science - have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

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New exhibit encourages viewers to connect with an African tradition of honoring ancestors

Students, staff and faculty collaborated to create “Whirling Return of the Ancestors," which highlights one tradition of the Yorùbá people in Western Africa. The gallery came about because of a collaboration between the Art History Department, the Afro-American Studies Department, the School of Human Ecology, the Ruth Davis Design Gallery and students. This is the first exhibit in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery that was formed out of a partnership with other departments at UW, Newell says.

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Associate Professor Christy Clark-Pujara honored with Outstanding Woman of Color Award

In a campus tradition dating back to 2007-2008, the award celebrates women who share their exceptional scholarship with the campus and community through their dedicated work, outreach and impact.

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When the stage is just the start

A background in spoken word and music has served as a powerful launchpad for junior Jamie Dawson.

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Professor Craig Werner quoted in USA Today: In 1968, Curtis Mayfield was the voice of victory for civil rights

“I think the reaction to the song was shock; Curtis had been such a voice for harmony and reconciliation,” says Craig Werner, an Afro-American studies professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield and the Rise and Fall of American Soul.

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Three UW–Madison scholars weigh in on meaning, aftermath of Charlottesville riot

Three UW–Madison faculty members — Christy Clark-Pujara, Russ Castronovo and Stephen Kantrowitz — discussed Charlottesville at an event organized by the Center for the Humanities.

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In The New York Times: Professor Sandra Adell pans gambling industry’s pitch to older people

Afro-American Studies Professor Sandra Adell is featured in a New York Times article about how casinos entice older people to risk everything. Adell, who wrote a book called "Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen," says what the gambling industry is doing is "morally reprehensible."

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Life as a slave: Staking a claim to the American experience

Assistant Professor Christy Clark-Pujara from the Department of Afro-American Studies writes about her work studying the complexities of racism against black Americans in the formative years of the United States. 

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Four faculty members - three from L&S - receive Hilldale Awards

This year’s recipients of the Hilldale Award, an honor bestowed annually by the Secretary of the Faculty, are Henry Drewal, Kenneth Raffa, John Valley and David Weimer. Winners are recognized for their distinguished contributions to teaching, research and service.

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