De Shields began his theatrical career at UW–Madison, graduating in 1970 and moving to New York City in 1973. His Broadway career includes "The Wiz" and "The Full Monty."
"We hope with this addition to the faculty we will craft deep, integrative, and long lasting changes in the way in which diversity is conceived and implemented in our curriculum," said department chair Kate Corby. "Duane's versatility as a teacher and artist, along with his warm and professional engagement with students, will be a great benefit."
In recognition of his contributions to music in Madison, particularly toward reinvigorating the local jazz scene, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium's Jazz Junction Benefit Concert on June 1 will this year honor Schaffer upon his retirement.
The newly unveiled statue, "The Monarch," celebrates the 150th anniversary of women receiving degrees at UW–Madison and was designed by artist Victoria Reed to represent female empowerment and influence.
It started with a mispronounced word and the idea of superhero proteins it inspired. A few doodles later and Jaye Gardiner, Kelly Montgomery and Khoa Tran realized they had landed on a fresh way to communicate their work as scientists.
“Corey Pompey is the clear choice,” said Susan Cook, director of the School of Music. “He has a deep musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that was infectious; he really connected with the students.”
The UW–Madison Awards in the Creative Arts honored everything from a dance work to a recording of new music to a multi-channel, multi-screen video artwork examining the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Homecoming is an occasion often involving food, friends and football — but it’s also a time to welcome Badger alumni back to campus. …
The humanitarian and emeritus professor of music was fêted with music and multimedia tributes during an evening filled with laughter and love at the Overture Center for the Arts.
The 25-year-old poet impressed a crowd at Memorial Union on Saturday, and in turn she raved about Madison on social media. “This seems like a place where I could write a book," she wrote.
"Racism in Hollywood has also taken a toll in particular on Asian Americans. Asian Americans are an extremely small slice of the national population, so their needs and demands are rarely taken into consideration,” says Lori Kido Lopez.
There's a Bucky on Parade for every personality. Are you social like "We are Bucky", sporty like @GameDayBucky or outdoorsy like "Goodnight Bucky"?
Now being offered during summer term, a UW–Madison class focuses on the art and practice of making comics, or as the instructor describes it, “visual storytelling through combined words and pictures.”
Artist Brooke Wentland, a UW alum, designed "Baller Bucky" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, as a tribute to the beloved sports history of UW. The statue's current home is outside of the Red Gym .
Nearly 400 junior high school students are participating in the UW–Madison Summer Music Clinic, a week-long band, choir and orchestra camp.
Artist Julie Hustad created "Bucky come se Picasso" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, as an homage to Picasso. The statue's current home is outside of the Chazen Museum.
Artist Jeanne Burgess created "Leckrone's Stop at the Top" for Bucky on Parade, a public art project, in honor of Mike Leckrone, who has tirelessly directed the UW Marching Band since 1969.