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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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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Victor Goldgel Carballo named a Burkhardt Fellow

Victor Goldgel Carballo, an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has received a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars. The fellowship will allow him to complete a book examining race in Cuba, other Latin American countries and the United States.

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In the Wall Street Journal: A Proust-Apocalyptic Story

"I perfectly understand that I live in a fantasy world, but I hold out hope that, as John Keating desires in “Dead Poets Society,” culture will again teach people to think for themselves, take agency, and carpe diem. If a missile alert came in on my phone, I’d keep doing what I already am: reading a good book and listening to Robert Schumann’s “Träumerei.” -Mr. Andrew James Schmiege teaches Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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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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In On Wisconsin Magazine: The voice

For Spanish-speaking members of the St. Louis Cardinals, translator Alexandra Noboa-Chehade ’09 is an essential part of the team. “You eat, sleep, and dream baseball,” she says.

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Coding for equity

Computer sciences and Spanish double-major Katie Zutter is working to make the tech industry more inclusive.

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Honoring professor ​​Biruté Ciplijauskaité

Biruté Ciplijauskaité, John Bascom Professor from 1973 to 1997 and a lifetime senior fellow at UW-Madison’s Institute for Research in the Humanities (from 1974 until her retirement in 1997), died peacefully on June 19, 2017.

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Gained in translation

For Patrick Peczerski, who triple majored in International Studies, Spanish and Polish, mastering another language has proven to be a competitive advantage in business. 

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