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Forward under 40

Photo: Yee Lee Vue

Yee Lee Vue, a refugee from Thailand who arrived in Wisconsin at age 3, is a UW-Madison library and information studies graduate using her education to give back, as the first Hmong outreach specialist at the Appleton Public Library. “The first day I attended UW–Madison, I had a vision that one day I would be able to contribute my knowledge and experiences to my community,” she says. Vue is one of this year's WAA Forward under 40 honorees — young alumni who are making a difference in the world. Read more about Vue and the rest of the 2017 group.

Top Stories

Women of color exemplify roots in campus, community

Photo: Fabu Phillis Carter

The 2016 UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color will be honored this evening at the Edgewater Hotel. The event is free, but regis-tration is requested. The women, including Fabu Phillis Carter (left) and five others, are being feted for their work toward social justice, service, research and community building.

UW to award 3 honorary degrees

Photo: Tashia Morgridge

UW–Madison has selected sociologist Cora Marrett, educator and philanthropist Tashia Morgridge (left), and the late musician Clyde Stubblefield as recipients of honorary degrees this spring. The honorary degrees, as well as doctoral and some professional degrees, will be presented May 12 at the Kohl Center.  

Justice, Power, and Landscape

Legal scholar Jedediah Purdy asks: What do Anthropocene landscapes tell us about ourselves and what we have made of the world? Thursday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

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Around Campus

Ibarra asks Latin@s: What do you want?

Photo: Armando Ibarra

Armando Ibarra is a tireless advocate for Wisconsin’s Latin@ community. A professor in Chican@ and Latin@ Studies and the UW-Extension School for Workers, Ibarra led the largest-ever study of Latin@s in the state — generating recommendations he and his students will work to implement.

Community builds understanding of languages, cultures

Photo: Students making Chinese food

Heather Brevard had no idea where she would live when she was accepted at UW-Madison. “I was tooling around on the University Housing website, and I noticed ‘Spanish Language House,'” Brevard says. Now, she actively participates in the International Learning Com-munity and its immersion language houses.

Do we know enough about undergrad STEM research?

Photo: Eric Grodsky

Two UW-Madison education professors, Eric Grodsky (left) and Janet Branchaw, are mem-bers of a national committee calling for deeper study of how undergraduate research in STEM fields benefits students. Opportunities for such research have expanded more rapidly than study of its outcomes has kept pace, they say.

Campus Initiatives

Thrive@UW-Madison courses to be relaunched

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Thrive@UW-Madison courses provide import-ant tools to help employees develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to gain a better understanding of the UW campus culture, including work relationships, contributing to inclusive work environments and managing workplace change.

Inside Info

Loneliness not the same as being alone

Photo: Shilagh Mirgain

The positive health effects of having friends are not just psychological; they're actually physical, says UW Health's Shilagh Mirgain. But even with the ability to stay in touch via social media, many people still encounter loneliness. Mirgain offers some tips for transforming that lonely feeling into a positive experience.

Rise up and Sing!

Join Ruthie Foster and The Heritage Blues Orchestra for timeless blues and gospel, Thursday, March 9. Wisconsin Union Theater.

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Milestones

Gray to advance Peabody media mission

Photo: Jonathan Gray

You might be familiar with the Peabody Awards, given for distinguished media achievements since 1940. Peabody is now launching The Media Center, a production division and scholarly research center. UW-Madison's Jonathan Gray will be one of the inaugural Peabody Fellow Scholars.

Interact

Fill out your Book Madness bracket

Graphic: Book Madness bracket

"March Madness" plays out not just on the bas-ketball court, but on the bookshelf. The UW-Madison Libraries’ Book Madness Tournament is back! Librarians select 64 books and pit them against each other in a bracket breakout. Vote for your favorites to win each round and, ultimately, the 2017 UW Book Madness title.

Get Involved: Submit an idea, link or photo to Inside UW–Madison.