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UW-Madison ranked No. 2 for bachelor’s degrees awarded in foreign languages

March 13, 2019

UW–Madison ranked No. 1 for the most bachelor’s degrees conferred nationwide to Spanish majors. UW–Madison was ranked No. 2 for French and No. 3 for Chinese and Russian.

Paving the way to a world-ready state: The Wisconsin Language Roadmap

December 11, 2018

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap emphasizes the importance of providing language learning opportunities for all Wisconsin students to develop skills needed to succeed around the world.

UW-Madison folklorist Leary nominated for Grammy

December 7, 2018

The nomination is for Leary's album notes for "Alpine Dreaming," whose content comes from a record label, Helvetia, launched in 1920 by Ferdinand Ingold, a Swiss settler in Monroe, Wisconsin. Several UW–Madison departments contributed to the project.

New Korean language flagship program to launch

August 6, 2018

“This ambitious new program will offer unprecedented opportunities for UW–Madison students to study Korean language and culture on campus and overseas to a level that few other U.S. citizens achieve,” says Dianna Murphy, Director of the Language Institute.

Public input sought on state roadmap for global language education

June 4, 2018

As Wisconsin competes in an increasingly global economy, business and education leaders are seeking feedback on a "language roadmap."

Japanese language professor retires, leaving a lasting legacy

May 11, 2018

Since joining UW–Madison in 1976, Professor Naomi Hanaoka McGloin has become a pioneer in the field of Japanese language and linguistics, making UW–Madison a flagship university for the next generation of Japanese language educators.

Grand Challenge Transform grants supporting interdisciplinary projects designed to back youth and families in Wisconsin

May 8, 2018

The Grand Challenges initiative developed in UW–Madison’s School of Education is awarding grants to four projects that display the potential to transform lives by supporting young people and families in Wisconsin.

Asian Studies celebrates new degree program

April 30, 2018

The Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) department hosted a symposium last Friday to highlight Asian studies students and the departments’ new degree program.

How talking more can make you better at listening — to foreign languages

April 11, 2018

The typical foreign language class spends much of its time listening to fluent speakers, but new UW research shows that the students should spend more time talking.

Summit explores roadmap to strengthen language education in Wisconsin

February 8, 2018

Business leaders back the Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative, which aims to enhance the economic competitiveness of Wisconsin by strengthening language education for students across the state.

On 500th anniversary, class examines how Martin Luther went viral

October 27, 2017

Luther’s "95 Theses" prompted the Protestant Reformation. His message spread far and wide, gaining momentum with each share. His novel platform: the printed page.

UW students meet with activist Russian punk rock group

November 18, 2016

On Thursday, one of the original members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, with a new member of the group, journalist Sasha Bogina, gave a public conversation and Q&A in the Wisconsin Union Theater about their activism and current work focused on prison reform.

Campus prepares pumpkins, costumes for Halloween

October 28, 2016

The campus community is finding many creative ways to celebrate Halloween – carving pumpkins on a crisp October night, wandering the oh-so-spooky hallways of Humanities, hobnobbing with history's greatest artists.

New faculty focus: Anthony Cerulli

October 11, 2016

Anthony Cerulli's fascination with world religions began in high school and led him to texts as diverse as the Bhagavad Gita and the writings of Jack Kerouac. He came to UW–Madison because of its international renown in South Asian Studies.

A century on, celebrating the first Yiddish-language college course

September 15, 2016

Louis Wolfenson started teaching Yiddish at the UW in 1916, more than 30 years before Yiddish classes originated in New York City.