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Curiosities: Why are so many Hispanic names hyphenated?

August 23, 2010

The two surnames names are ancestral, with the father’s family name followed by the mother’s family name. In Colombia, for example, “Ernesto Escobar Vega” uses…

Notable graduates: Ryosuke Shibuya — Breaking through language barriers

May 13, 2008

When Ryosuke Shibuya came to Madison in 2002, he had more of an adjustment to make than the average freshmen. Arriving from his home country of Japan, Shibuya did not speak any English. Six years later, he's graduating with a degree in history.

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.

Gangsters, dark comedy featured in film festival

December 5, 2007

The 17th installment of the Polish Film Festival returns to the Madison campus Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9.

Miernowski wins national online education award

September 7, 2007

The 2007 "R1edu Award" for Distinguished Faculty Contributions to Online Learning has been presented to Professor Jan Miernowski of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.