Tikoff Awarded CALS' Course Development Award Entitled: "Science for a World Lived in Common"Professor Basil Tikoff has been awarded the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) Science Internationalization Course Development Award for his project entitled "Science for a World Lived in Common." The Science Internationalization Course Development Awards are funded through the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU) which supports the enhancement of undergraduate student learning by expanding best practices and innovation in teaching and learning, curricular design, and student services. Tikoff and ILS colleague Professor Cathy Middlecamp will be augmenting the international content for ILS 251/252 (to be renumbered) through the development of new teaching materials and a 4-day retreat in order to infuse an international theme throughout the course sequence.
2nd Annual "Long Binh Film Festival"
Wednesday evenings - Fall 2011
Please join Professor Craig Werner, Lecturer Douglas Bradley, TAs Wyl Schuth and Anthony Black for the listed evenings of thought provoking films! All screenings are connected to ILS 275 entitled "The Vietnam Era: Music, Media, and Mayhem." Please see "Courses - Fall 2011" for more information about the course on the ILS website.
Professor Joe Elder Honored
for 50 years of Teaching at UW-Madison
Saturday, October 22nd
In conjunction with the Center for South Asia's Annual Conference, ILS is extremely proud to announce that Professor Joe Elder will pass a unique milestone this fall: Joe will be entering his fiftieth year of teaching at UW-Madison. To mark this remarkable anniversary, the UW-Madison Sociology Department, the Center for South Asia, and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia will host a dinner in Joe's honor on October 22, 2011 -- timed to coincide with the 40th Annual Conference on South Asia, at the Concourse Hotel in downtown Madison. We hope you will join our celebration of Joe's continued presence in our community. For more information, and to reserve your spot at Joe's Annivesrary Dinner, please go to: Click Here. Please call Rachel Weiss at (608) 262-9224 or email at email@example.com.
Sunlight Project and Symposium:
The Arts, the Humanities, and Local Participants Remember and Refigure the Vietnam War in the Present
March 24-26, 2011 - UW Madison Campus
THREE DAYS. TEN EVENTS. Dance, art, story, film, panel discussions, and lectures. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss. Veterans, alumni, faculty, and administration join the conversation.
Featuring ILS Lecturer Douglas Bradley:
SATURDAY, MARCH 26th
War on Campus, c.1967 – 2011
featuring Jeremi Suri (History), Craig Werner (African-American Studies) & Doug Bradley (Integrated Liberal Studies) and moderated by Buff Brennan (Dance). A presentation and discussion by current UW-Madison faculty whose research addresses the Vietnam War as well as America’s current and recent military actions in the Middle East. H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave.
For more information, please visit the following website: UW Madison - Arts Website
ILS and Badger Quest Present:
Treading Lightly: Supporting Local Economies While Abroad
Monday, February 7, 2011
A conversation with Rick Brooks, UW Department of Professional Development and chair of Sarvodaya USA.
Student particiapnts in the Badger Quest Program will discuss sustainable volunteering and th eir experiences in Nepal, Costa Rica, and Kenya. Learn more about Badger Quest and get a chance to meet other ILS students!
Monday, February 7th at 6:00 pm - 103 Meiklejohn House, 228 North Charter Street.
ILS Student Body Builds Camaraderie at the Annual ILS Integration Party
The commencement of the annual ILS integration party on October 26th brought ILS students and faculty together for an evening to bolster the feeling of community within the ILS department. Free pizza and compelling stories were exchanged between students and staff leaving all attendees satiated in more than one way. Guest speaker, Shifra Sharlin, one of ILS's very own departmental professors, gave a riveting account of her essay "Better Practices in Mourning". Afterwards, all in attendance took part in an intellectual discussion on the steps one can take in their reading and writing processes to improve the caliber at which one operates literarily. Safe to say, that by the end of the gathering everyone came away with something beneficially knowledgeable, if not just a full stomach. The ILS house hopes and encourages ILSers to come back and join in the festivities again next fall as well as bring any interested peers with them.
Kathleen Sell receives 2010 award from WAA
April 22, 2010
The Wisconsin Alumni Association selected Kathi Sell as the 2010 recipient of the WAA Ken and Linda Ciriacks Alumni Outreach Award. This award recognizes UW faculty members who go above and beyond their job roles to support the Wisconsin Idea and the WAA by delivering a variety of enrichment or outreach programs. The award was presented on Thursday, April 22 (the same evening as our ILS Banquet). Congratulations, Kathi!
Gretchen Schoff Memorial Reading Room and Library Invites Studious ILSers to get Cozy!
The Meiklejohn House is proud to welcome all ILS students to the Gretchen Schoff Reading Room and Library to utilize its tranquility and plethora of resourceful text books and novels. Our very own, Booth Fowler and Janelle Safian have diligently worked to update the literature in the library as well as to comfy it up so that it may be at the disposal for all ILS students. So please, do come down, kick up your feet, sip a cup of our aromatic coffee and read away in our beloved reading room located in room 206 at the Meiklejohn House.
Kristin Hunt's Work On Upcoming Bilingual (ASL/English) Opera
Kristin Hunt has been on the creative team for "Across A Distance," a collaboratively devised performance for deaf actor and Soprano that's a bilingual (ASL/English) love story about the possibilities and limitations of communication. Kristin has spent the summer finishing up dramaturgy and scene design. The script was written by Nick Lantz, an award-winning poet, whose wife, Vicky, is one of our award-winning teaching assistants. The performance promises to be a fun, unique, and thought-provoking theatre-going experience. Performances are on September 17,18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 and September 19 at 2. There will be a post-performance panel on September 19. http://sites.google.com/site/acrossadistance/home
Craig Werner to speak on Music & Vietnam
February 8, 2010
On Monday, February 8, Room 212 University Club, Craig will speak on 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Music and the Experience of Vietnam Veterans.' The project is grounded in over 100 interviews with Vietnam veterans: combat soldiers, the support troops known as REMFS, officers, engineers, pilots, and nurses; white, black, Chicano, Native American. This project also connects with ILS 275, the course that Craig and Doug Bradley team-taught a year ago. Join Craig for refreshments at 3:00 pm and his presentation at 3:30.
8 ILS Faculty and TAs receive honored Instructor awards for Fall 2009
Students recognize instructors for their "exceptional ability to inspire young people to achieve academic and personal excellence." noting that quality instruction has a positive and profound effect on students. Congratulations to ILS Teaching Assistants Michael Pisapia and Scott Trigg and to ILS faculty members Tim Allen, Booth Fowler, Joe Elder, Cathy Middlecamp, Patricia Rosenmeyer, and Howard Schweber.
Lynn Nyhart wins 2009 Susan E. Abrams Prize from the University of Chicago Press
December 2. 2009
Lynn Nyhart recently won the 2009 Susan E. Abrams Prize for her book Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany (U. of Chicago Press, 2009). The award recognizes her work as the best book published by the University of Chicago Press in history of science in the previous two years. Congratulations, Lynn!
Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Excellence Award for Cathy Middlecamp
October 10, 2009
Reception at M House! Monday, November 2 from 4-5 pm. Refreshments will be served, and Psychology Professor Jenny Saffran will make the presentation for the 2009 Phi Beta Kappa Recognition for Excellence in Teaching Award. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honor society in the U.S. and advocates excellence in the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Several ILS faculty members, including Cathy and Booth Fowler, were elected members as undergraduates. Congratulations, Cathy!
Joe Elder Receives WNPJ Lifetime Achievement Award
October 3. 2009
To recognize his contributions to peacemaking, the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) gave Joe Elder the Lifetime Achievement Award at a gathering in Madison on Saturday, October 3rd. This occasion recognized the important contributions that Joe has made to peacemaking. For more information, visit www.wnpj.org. Congratulations, Joe!
Meiklejohn House Remodeled
June 25, 2009
Stop by M House, if you are in the neighborhood. It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to lift everybody's spirits. The rugs on the living room floor have been taken up and the floors sanded. To top it off, we have a new LCD projector installed in the ceiling, so that come September, we will be ready to roll with instruction, evening seminars, and films. We have many to thank for the renovations. Our students for their willingness to clean and help move furniture, our faculty for their donations of time and money, our alumni for gifts to the ILS Program, and the good folks in the College of Letters and Science also provided funds.