Archive: Humanities & The Arts

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.

Alberta Gloria, professor of counseling psychology and chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program, is the recipient of the 2015 Chancellor’s Award from the Student Personnel Association.

Gloria receives SPA’s Chancellor’s Award

Alberta Gloria is the chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program in the College of Letters & Science. More »

Theater Director Manfred Roth from Germany works with students of Professor Sabine Gross’s German theater class. (Photo by Sabine Gross)

German Play brings Milwaukee comedy back to stage

Professor Sabine Gross’ German theater students will perform Deliver us From Temperance! May 4-6 at Memorial Union. More »

Professor of Art History Jill Casid, shown on the far right at a Chazen Museum of Art exhibit, will receive the Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Award. (Photo by Bryce Richter, University Communications)

L&S lands 10 of 12 campus Distinguished Teaching Awards

The honors have been given out since 1953 to recognize UW-Madison’s finest educators. More »

Barger, Ellenberg, Keller land Guggenheim Fellowships

The three L&S faculty members are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists selected out of more than 3,100 applicants. More »

Stanley Kutler is pictured during an interview at a Madison coffee shop in 2011. (Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications)

Revered professor, Nixon historian Kutler dies

Stanley Kutler fought for the release of hours of tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal. More »

Carter honored for American music research

Scott Carter is the assistant director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture. More »

Sapoznik lands Yiddish Translation Fellowship

Henry Sapoznik’s project will focus on the works of Dadaist Victor Packer. More »

High school students receive mentoring and language practice with UW-Madison students via Skype. (Submitted photo)

UW-Madison students share language with Wisconsin high school students

UW-Madison undergraduates studying Arabic or Japanese help high school students from Madison and Plymouth. More »

The title page with Droeshout engraving of Shakespeare from the First Folio of Shakespeare. (Photo courtesy Folger Shakespeare Library)

Chazen teams up with UW-Madison Libraries to host Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibition in 2016

“First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” is a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. More »

L&S student, faculty scholars land Fulbright awards

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. More »