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.


Cohen returns to campus for Nov. 18 documentary screening

Jason Cohen’s Facing Fear was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. More »

Cronon Fund to support scholarships for FIG study abroad trips

The need-based scholarships will go to low-income, first generation and underrepresented minority students. More »

Professor of English Emily Auerbach, shown leading an Odyssey Project English class in 2010, founded Odyssey in 2003. (Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications)

English’s Auerbach wins national award for expanding access to education

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities will honor Emily Auerbach with the Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence Distinguished Service Award. More »

Madeline Ruid serves as an Ambassador for Turkish for the Critical Language Scholarship Program. (Submitted photo)

Turkish delight: L&S student follows love of language

Madeline Ruid decided to learn Turkish after watching the 2010 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. More »

Debra and Richard Sincere, on a trip to Alaska through the Wisconsin Alumni Association. (Photo courtesy Sincere family)

Alumnus funds partnership between UW-Madison, Tel Aviv University

Richard and Debra Sincere pave the way for a new generation of students and scholars to reap the benefits of a globe-spanning education. More »

The University Club, on the State Street Mall in the heart of campus, is the new home of the Max Kade Institute. (Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications)

Max Kade Institute finds new home in University Club

The institute had resided in the historic Keystone House since 1983. More »

Farid Masrour calls Kant his favorite philosopher of the early modern period. (Photo by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science)

Masrour looks into the mind’s eye

New Assistant Professor of Philosophy Farid Masrour studies the philosophy of perception. More »

Four L&S students receive Fulbright awards for doctoral research

The students will use their grants to conduct research in other countries for six to 12 months. More »

Jonathan Gray joined the UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts in 2009. (Photo courtesy Department of Communication Arts)

Gray joins Peabody Awards Board

The professor of media and cultural studies in the Department of Communication Arts is one of three new board members. More »

Matthew Brown received his Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature from UW-Madison in May. (Photo by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science)

Nollywood offers unique glimpse into Africa

Matthew Brown studies the Nigerian film industry, which is the second largest one in the world by film production. More »