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  • Photo: Cindy Van Matre UW pursues improvements for Bangladeshi workers April 23, 2014 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.
  • Students take top honors at Chinese speech contest April 22, 2014 Eight University of Wisconsin-Madison students spent Easter weekend showing off their Chinese speaking skills. The UW-Madison team won a haul of medals at the Midwest Universities Chinese Speech Contest Saturday at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Photo: Downing Thomas Finalists announced for vice provost and dean of international studies April 9, 2014 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.
  • Stephen Roach Economics graduate to discuss strategies for balanced Sino-American relations March 27, 2014 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.
  • Clinic in Hai An Student team to provide medical help in Vietnam March 26, 2014 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 Assistant secretary of state visits UW-Madison, PEOPLE students March 25, 2014 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.
  • Veteran faculty member Joe Elder speaks March 13 on "60 Years of Asking Questions" March 13, 2014 On Thursday, March 13, Joseph Elder, a professor of sociology, languages and cultures of Asia, and integrated liberal studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give a special public lecture about some of the subsequent questions, along with some of the surprises he has encountered along the way.
  • Study tour brings Fukushima students UW-Madison March 7, 2014 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.
  • Carrie Hessler-Radelet UW-Madison regains top ranking in recruiting Peace Corps volunteers Feb. 11, 2014 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.
  • Poster for the event Chinese student group celebrates at gala on Friday Jan. 28, 2014 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.
  • Photo: African children's feet in flip-flops Making a better flip-flop to overcome illiteracy and disease Dec. 13, 2013 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.
  • Photo: Heinz Klug in front of Mandela poster Campus mourns Nelson Mandela Dec. 10, 2013 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.
  • Heinz Klug Heinz Klug: Reflections on Nelson Mandela's legacy Dec. 6, 2013 Heinz Klug, a UW-Madison law professor who grew up in South Africa and who participated in the anti-apartheid struggle, shares his observations on the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
  • Photo: Alia Gurtov at cave opening Anthropologist, ‘underground astronaut’ strike fossil gold in South Africa dig Dec. 6, 2013 Squeezing through a gap called the International Postbox and climbing the jagged Dragon's Back were not in Alia Gurtov's plans for the fall semester, but she made an exception in order to participate in a wildly successful archaeological expedition into a South African cave.
  • Photo: Andrew Bulovsky UW-Madison senior wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship Dec. 3, 2013 Andrew Bulovsky's Twitter profile reads like a mini-resume for student involvement. He's vice president of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Class of 2014, a hockey player, golfer, Wisconsinite and proud Badger.
  • UW Global Gateway offers funded, short–term study abroad opportunities Dec. 3, 2013 Students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who are curious about studying abroad, but still reluctant about plunging into an overseas experience will have a new way to test international waters, starting next summer.
  • Photo: Paul Block Water systems research fills in the details for Africa's largest dam Nov. 22, 2013 When the government of Ethiopia finishes building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2017 or 2018, it will not only have built the largest hydroelectric power-generation plant in Africa, but also stirred up tensions among African nations, and indelibly altered a river that itself has guided millennia of human history in the region.
  • Recent Sightings: Masquerade Nov. 18, 2013 From the left, undergraduates Kai Zhuang Shum and Gwendolyn Chan, both from Malaysia, and Chine Chime, from Nigeria, dance as more than 100 people enjoy the BRIDGE masquerade prom at the University Club on Nov. 15. The student-run event was organized by the Building Relationships In Diverse Global Environment (BRIDGE) program in International Student Services (ISS).
  • Photo: study abroad students in New Zealand UW-Madison ranks sixth in study abroad Nov. 11, 2013 The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked sixth among U.S. universities and colleges in the number of students studying abroad in 2011-12, with 2,149 students earning academic credit outside of the United States, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.
  • International Education Week events showcase UW–Madison’s global tradition Nov. 6, 2013 The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a long, distinguished history of international engagement and producing globally talented graduates who create better lives for people in the state and around the world. International Education Week, November 11-15, will provide an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the university community’s ongoing commitment to that tradition.