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.

(Photo by Bryce Richter, University Communications)

L&S, CFH to launch new undergraduate humanities initiative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the College of Letters & Science and the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities $2.5 million to design a new program for undergraduate students. More »


Beyond words

Ron Wallace, the ‘father’ of creative writing at UW-Madison, is retiring at the end of the semester after 43 years on campus. More »

Retired Spanish professor wins Governor’s Archives Award

Biruté Ciplijauskaité, an internationally known scholar of modern Spanish poetry, received the 2015 Governor’s Archives Award for Archival Advocacy. More »

Partnership to save Menominee language offers new resources for language teachers

Linguistics Professor Monica Macaulay is working to maintain and revitalize Native languages, starting with new materials for tribal members who are teaching the next generation. More »

Laura Schmitt, left, with Green Bay writers participating at the Artstreet literary stage. Schmitt created The Quill — a new literary journal for middle and high school students in Green Bay. (Photo by Dave Lassen, Morgridge Center for Public Service)

English, journalism student inspires young writers in Green Bay

Sophomore Laura Schmitt used a Wisconsin Open Education Community Fellowship to create a new literary journal for middle and high school students in Green Bay. More »

This work by illustrator Steve Cutts will be among the images discussed in Vlad Dima’s new class, "Life After Life."

Spooky seminar: French course explores undead

Assistant Professor Vlad Dima’s “Life After Life” will take students on a tour of the undead, from haunting to horrifying. More »

Members of the Odyssey Project 2015-16 class show off their UW-Madison IDs during a recent trip to the Chazen Museum of Art.

Odyssey Project gives hope to new group of students, children

This year, the Odyssey Project added a new initiative called Odyssey Junior for the children and grandchildren of adult participants. More »

Jonathan Senchyne joined the School of Library & Information Studies as an assistant professor in 2012. (Submitted photo)

Senchyne named CHPDC director

Jonathan Senchyne, an assistant professor in the School of Library & Information Studies, will lead the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture. More »

History alum Timms to address December graduates

Zoë Timms is a social entrepreneur whose work as founder of the Women’s Education Project (WEP) has helped change the lives of hundreds of women. More »

Jerome and Simona Chazen cut a ceremonial ribbon and celebrated opening the doors to the newly expanded Chazen Museum of Art in 2011. (Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications)

Chazens pledge $28 million to support museum, art education

The couple is donating several valuable pieces of art from their private collection, $5 million for the Chazen Museum building, and $3 million to establish two distinguished chairs. More »