The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $306,628 to seven doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program.
Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW–Madison community will hear from Shahid on Monday, Oct. 27, when she visits campus to meet with students and give a public talk as the centerpiece of Go Big Read, the university’s common-reading program.
To compete in today’s global marketplace, Wisconsin companies need people who have the skills to operate abroad. Studies, however, indicate that this need is not being fully met. A $50,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will enable the University of Wisconsin–Madison to work with eight to 12 small- and medium-sized Wisconsin companies on developing the global talent they need, while creating more opportunities for UW–Madison students to cross the bridge from academics into practice.
Malala Yousafzai (YOU-chef-zy), author of this year's Go Big Read selection, "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban," is the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. At 17, the Pakistani activist is the youngest-ever Peace Prize winner.
Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 60,000 Central American children who crossed the nation’s southern border on their own.
Thirteen University of Wisconsin–Madison students have received 2014-15 fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the country's flagship program for international exchange.
Guido Podestá, interim vice provost and dean of international studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named to the position on a permanent basis.
Ahead of the April 24 one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is offering support to an international effort at improving working conditions in the country.
The next leader of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Division of International Studies will be chosen from among two UW–Madison faculty members and one from the University of Iowa.
After three decades in which China achieved record economic growth in part by feeding the insatiable U.S. appetite for consumer of goods, Wall Street economist Stephen Roach ('68 BA, economics) sees an unhealthy codependency that could easily spiral out of control into a new trade war and other doomsday scenarios.
This summer, a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students will help provide medical care and supplies to a country that is still struggling to recover nearly 40 years after the end of a war.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, will visit Madison on Friday, March 28 for a series of events including a conversation with middle- and high school students involved in the PEOPLE Program and an address on U.S. Africa policy.
In the days leading up to the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, Madison will host a group of students from Fukushima University, who will speak at a public event about their lives back home.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has regained the distinction as the nation's top producer of current Peace Corps volunteers, with 90 alumni serving overseas.
As the Chinese New Year approaches, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association will hold its Spring Festival Gala on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Overture Center in downtown Madison.
In many parts of the world, a good share of the population wears flip-flops. In America, the candy-colored sandals are a ubiquitous herald of summer. In rural Uganda, kids wear them, adult men and moms wear them whether they're bopping around the compound, working in the fields or getting water.
As the UW–Madison campus community remembers anti-apartheid icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died last week at age 95, faculty and students with strong connections to the man and his country shared their reflections with Inside UW.