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Author Galeano coming to UW for Havens Center honor

May 1, 2013

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano will receive the University of Wisconsin–Madison A. E. Havens Center's Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship on May 9 during a rare trip to the United States.

Bousquet to return to faculty; Podestá continues in interim role

April 30, 2013

Gilles Bousquet, dean of international studies and vice provost for globalization at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will rejoin the university’s faculty in July after taking leave to serve as UW-Eau Claire’s interim chancellor during the 2012-13 academic year.

Five Questions with Marie-Louise Mares

April 18, 2013

Growing up in Australia, Marie-Louise Mares didn’t have a television. Even then, she still got the occasional glimpse of “Sesame Street.”

UW Health reaches out to Ethiopian hospital

March 5, 2013

A frilly pink dress made its way from Bay View, near Milwaukee, to Addis Ababa just in time for a very sick Ethiopian toddler, dressed as a fairy princess, to celebrate Christmas in the hospital. The story of the pink princess dress is one about the University of Wisconsin’s reach across the state, and around the globe.

Acting Peace Corps director to visit UW–Madison campus

November 19, 2012

Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet — accompanied by her husband, Steve Radelet, chief economist of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) — will be in Madison on Monday, Nov. 26, for two public appearances.

Worldwide Universities Network hosts ‘Ideas and Universities’ virtual seminar series

November 15, 2012

The Ideas and Universities Project of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is sponsoring a virtual seminar series that brings together leading higher education scholars from around the world to consider the roles of universities in the global knowledge economy and the evolving identity of university teacher-researchers and their changing roles in institutions of higher learning.

China Town Hall event focuses on impact of social media

October 25, 2012

While en route to Beijing in 2011 to assume his post as the new U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke stopped at a Starbucks in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to buy a cup of coffee. A Chinese-American businessman snapped a photo and posted it on Sina Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.

UW–Madison students, faculty receive 2012-13 Fulbright Program grants

October 23, 2012

A group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students and faculty have received 2012-13 grants from the Fulbright Program, the country's flagship program for international educational exchange.