UW–Madison alum wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with outstanding potential

HaoYang (Carl) Jiang has made astounding progress toward “The American Dream.” His journey, though, has been arduous. An immigrant from China at age 5, Jiang found himself alone and homeless as an adolescent. Public education and the support of friends and teachers saved him, he says, putting him on a path that led to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: A civil rights pioneer

The influence of Lloyd Barbee LLB’56, a civil rights leader and lawyer in the 1960s and ’70s, lives on through Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee, which was edited by Barbee’s daughter and civil rights lawyer Daphne Barbee-Wooten ’75. The book includes a foreword by Wisconsin congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee, who describes Barbee’s lasting impact on the state and the nation.

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Paula Gottlieb awarded National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship

Philosophy professor Paula Gottlieb has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to write a book about ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle.

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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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Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler on life, learning and playing

“Neither of my parents went to college,” says Nadler, who has taught philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more than 25 years. “My father was a really intelligent and talented man—an artist from Montreal who went into advertising in New York. But I wouldn't say that our home was an intellectually rich one, as wonderful as it was.”

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Steven Nadler appointed new IRH director

Steven Nadler has been appointed Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities. Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, the Evjue-Bascom Professor in Humanities, and Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies.

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A happy homecoming for Russ Shafer-Landau

After a two-year stint at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Parr Center for Ethics, the metaethics expert is glad to be back at the UW-Madison philosophy department. 

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Crazy for Klezmer

It took Rabbi Daniel Brenner (B.A.’92, Philosophy) until now to realize that he just wants to dance. Brenner has spent two decades finding innovative ways to connect young Jewish people with their faith. Now he’s working on a new idea for connecting kids with their culture.

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Student group promotes usefulness of philosophy in the community

Madison Public Philosophy, a new student group at UW-Madison, takes philosophy out of the classroom and into the community.

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