News from the arts, creative programs and humanities in the College of Letters & Science. From History to English and the performing arts to the languages, the humanities are a key component in the liberal arts tradition.
Micaiah Faraj, a graduating senior in L&S, says the road has not always been easy for him at UW-Madison. But the fifth-year creative writing major persevered, and found inspiration and resilience along the way.
This is his story–with a special treat at the end. More »
The University of Wisconsin—Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the UW-Madison … More »
It’s just a few days after winning an Oscar, but life isn’t all that different … More »
The College of Letters & Science is proud to announce that our faculty members received 9 of 12 campus Distinguished Teaching Awards this spring.
These awards recognize the finest UW-Madison has to offer in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Our continued strong representation is another measure of our commitment to top-tier teaching and learning across the college. More »
Lisa Cooper won a 2016-17 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to explore the proliferation of instructional manuals from the Middle Ages and their relationship to works of medieval literature. More »
Assistant Professor Bei Yang paired her Chinese language students with international students to work on service projects. More »
Hongming Zhang, an associate professor in the UW-Madison Department of East Asian Languages & Literature, … More »
Jim Healy will be honored with the Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts in May. More »
Jim Leary, professor of folklore and Scandinavian studies, scored a Grammy nomination for “Best Album Notes.” More »
The project is being funded entirely through the generosity of donors, with $5 million from the William F. Vilas Trust Estate being set aside to begin construction. More »