Meet Marina Zilbergerts! Marina is a new member of the German, Nordic and Slavic (GNS) department. We sat down with her to ask why she chose Madison and what classes she's most looking forward to this fall.
Meet Claus Elholm Andersen! Claus is a new member of the German, Nordic and Slavic (GNS) department. We sat down with him to ask why he chose Madison and why he thinks students should study Danish.
UW's Maggie Hawkins will be recognized as the Global Citizen of the Year at a United Nations Anniversary Luncheon hosted by the United Nations Association of Dane County.
Meet Alice Mandell! Alice is a new member of the Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES) department. We sat down with her to ask a few questions on things like her favorite class on campus this semster and the one superpower she's always wanted.
Sunny Yudkoff, originally from Montclair, NJ, joined the UW-Madison community recently. We took a few minutes to get to know the new Yiddish Instructor.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a two-year federal grant to conduct a statewide Language Roadmap Initiative to enhance the economic competitiveness of Wisconsin by strengthening language education for students across the state.
What do French bread, Pokemon Go, and Tibetan chants have in common?
More than 500 students from across Wisconsin attended World Languages Day. Photo courtesy of Yasha Hoffman.
B. Venkat Mani makes a difference everywhere he goes in the world and people are starting to notice.
The German Literature professor received the Kellet Mid-Career Award. This honor, sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, grants the recipient $60,000 in research funding at a critical point in their academic careers. It honors outstanding faculty who are at the midpoint of their careers: seven to 20 years after their first promotion in a tenured position.
Late last semester, UW–Madison professor Adam L. Kern sent an urgent, cryptic email to four of his students.
He summoned them to his office early the next morning, promising something “potentially extremely interesting and important, if not possibly life-changing.”
“If you already have plans, please reschedule them,” he wrote. “And I would please ask that you not tell anyone about this, at least not for the time being!”
Language study is often coupled with an interest for the world outside the United States. Many classes explore the culture and history of one or more other countries where the language is spoken. With French, the focus may be France or Francophone Africa; Russian courses could explore Russia and Central Asia, or German courses could center on Germany, Austria or perhaps other parts of Europe. One UW-Madison professor, however, wants to change that tale.