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  • Artist and journalist expound at humanities event May 5, 2015
  • Recent sightings: Nepali vigil April 30, 2015
  • Memorial for Garissa attack victims Thursday afternoon April 29, 2015 An interfaith memorial on Bascom Hill at 12:30 p.m. Thursday will pay tribute to the 147 students killed at Garissa University College in Kenya on April 2.
  • Photo: Nepali earthquake damage Campus Nepali community asks for help after earthquake April 28, 2015 In response to Nepal’s most devastating earthquake in 81 years, the Nepal Student Association is holding a candlelight vigil Wednesday night and requesting help from the UW-Madison community to support relief efforts.
  • Chancellor Blank message on Nepal earthquake April 26, 2015
  • Photo: Susan Gold with her global health students in Kenya in 2014 Suspending Kenya travel a difficult move April 22, 2015 For the first time since 2007, Susan Gold, a nurse clinician at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, won’t be heading to Kenya this year to help teens learn to live with HIV/AIDS. The 10 students who would have traveled with her in the Global Health Field Experience are making other plans in the wake of the UW-Madison decision to suspend all student travel to the country.
  • Global Health Symposium spans disciplines, generations and the world April 6, 2015 From avian influenza to empowering women in agriculture to improving access to pain medicines in Africa, Global Health Symposium 2015: Advancing Health in an Interconnected World gives the UW community a place to explore the complex determinants of health in Wisconsin and across the world.
  • UW-Madison ranks among leaders in recruiting Peace Corps volunteers Feb. 18, 2015 With 69 Badger alumni currently serving in 34 countries, the University of Wisconsin–Madison continues its tradition as one of the nation’s top producers of Peace Corps volunteers, according to the latest national rankings. Since 2001, when the Peace Corps began releasing its annual list of top universities and colleges, UW–Madison has consistently placed in the top 10, including six years in the top spot. This year, UW-Madison ranks second.
  • Keller named associate dean of Division of International Studies Dec. 15, 2014 Richard C. Keller, professor in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named as associate dean of the UW–Madison Division of International Studies by Vice Provost and Dean Guido Podestá.
  • Photo: Study abroad students in Freiburg UW-Madison ranks ninth nationally in study abroad participation Nov. 17, 2014 The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks ninth among U.S. universities and colleges in the number of students who studied abroad in 2012-13, with 2,157 students earning academic credit outside the country, according to the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This marks the eighth consecutive year that UW-Madison has been among the top 10.
  • Photo: Woman in China wearing breathing mask Social media for social good: Researchers estimate air pollution from online posts Nov. 17, 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science researchers have developed a method for using social media posts to estimate air pollution levels with significant accuracy.
  • Although risk is low, UW-Madison exercises Ebola preparedness Oct. 23, 2014 With the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., questions have arisen regarding the risk to the campus community and the preparedness of the university should an event occur. For the past four months, UW-Madison and University Health Services (UHS) officials have actively planned for the possibility of an Ebola case on campus and monitored university international travel, while keeping in mind the diverse needs of the campus community.
  • Photo: University Club Max Kade Institute finds new home in University Club Oct. 23, 2014 After 31 years in the historic Keystone House, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies has moved to a new home in the heart of campus: the University Club.
  • Seven receive Fulbright awards for doctoral research Oct. 21, 2014 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.
  • Photo: Malala Fund meets with children in Jordan Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus Oct. 21, 2014 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.
  • Photo: Maj Fischer UW to help Wisconsin companies develop international internships Oct. 10, 2014 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.
  • Peace prize winner is Go Big Read author Oct. 10, 2014 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.
  • Photo: Marsha Mansfield Immigrant Justice Clinic gets creative to meet the needs of children facing deportation Oct. 2, 2014 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.
  • International grassroots development leader shares work with UW community July 2, 2014
  • International flags Thirteen UW-Madison students receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards May 28, 2014 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.