Tag Humanities

Chancellor to speak on ‘Humanities in the Public’

January 14, 2009

Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin will give the spring’s first Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Pyle Center’s Alumni Lounge.

UW-Madison alumna featured on 2008 U.S. postage stamp

February 13, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, a 1918 graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will be featured on a new stamp for the U.S. Postal Service's 2008 Commemorative Stamp Program.

Local competition exposes high schoolers to the study of linguistics

January 24, 2008

While the average U.S. high school may not offer classes in Turkish or Indonesian, an international competition will soon be bringing them to Madison's high school students.

Cinefest to showcase roots of hip hop through films, performances

November 6, 2007

The 8th Annual Cinefest Multicultural Film & Performance Festival, to be held Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 8-11, on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, will showcase films and spoken-word performances that trace the roots of hip hop from the 1970s Bronx to its current global popularity, as well as presenting the passion and poetry of cutting-edge artists currently working in the genre.

Humanities researchers earn fellowships

August 21, 2007

Four scholars in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison were named recipients of the 2006-2007 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowships.

‘Here at Home’ cultural tour for Wisconsin teachers begins June 21

June 13, 2007

Twenty-five K-12 teachers from around Wisconsin will join several University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members and students on a nine-day "Here at Home" cultural tour of the state June 21-29.