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Scholar reframes rape as men’s issue

Educator on sexual violence prevention Dr. Keith Edwards spoke to campus members Tuesday at Gordon Dining and Event Center about reframing the issue of rape and sexual violence as a men’s issue, and the ways in which students can act to make a positive change on campus. “To frame something where women are the victim as a woman’s issue would be like if we had an epidemic of drunk drivers hitting and killing pedestrians in Madison and how we responded to that was having classes on how to walk across the street,” said Edwards, who frequently speaks to campuses on these issues.

Subhi Nahas, a Syrian refugee, explains the experience of LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East  in his lecture as part of LGBTCC’s Out & About Month.

Syrian refugee shares story of LGBT persecution

Subhi Nahas, an advocate for LGBT refugees, shared Tuesday at Union South his personal experiences with persecution during his talk, “Seeking Refuge: A Journey to Refugee Advocacy.” WUD Society and Politics and WUD Global Connections co-sponsored the lecture, which kicked off the LGBT Campus Center events for Out & About Month.


UW-Madison highlights research at 2016 Science Expedition

UW-Madison hosted its 14th annual Science Expedition over the weekend to highlight research performed by students, faculty and scientists at the university. The expedition allowed attendees to interact with students and professors at UW-Madison laboratories, museums, greenhouses and research centers.


47th annual spring powwow draws more than 8,000 attendees

The Alliant Energy Center hosted the 47th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow over the weekend to celebrate Native American culture and help connect the UW-Madison community with Wisconsin’s 11 Native American tribes. UW-Madison student organization Wunk Sheek organized the powwow, which was free to the public.


Four UW-Madison students win 2016 Goldwater Scholarship

UW-Madison announced Thursday that four undergraduate students will receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which celebrates academic excellence in the sciences. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a national initiative established in 1986, received 1,150 nominations, but awarded only 252 scholarships.

UW-Madison will continue to operate “IceCube” thanks to renewed funding from the National Science Foundation.

University receives funding to operate telescope in South Pole

UW-Madison announced the renewal of its funding with the National Science Foundation to operate a telescope known as “IceCube” buried under ice in the South Pole, according to a university news release. The funding for IceCube will be $35 million over the next five years. IceCube is located at the NSF’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and operates to detect high-energy cosmic neutrinos, the discovery of which has led to other scientific findings, according to the release.

Two UW-Madison faculty, Diana Hess (left) and Paula McAvoy (middle), were awarded the AERA Outstanding Book Award on Tuesday for their education research. UW-Madison alumnus Kevin Kumashiro (right) will also receive AERA’s Social Justice in Education Award that honors individuals who advance social justice through education research.

UW-Madison faculty receive Outstanding Book Award

The American Education Research Association awarded UW-Madison faculty Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy the 2016 AERA Outstanding Book Award Tuesday for the publication, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education,” according to a university release.

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UWPD investigating racist graffiti in Wisconsin Institute of Discovery

The University of Wisconsin Police Department is investigating a racist graffiti image found Monday in the first floor restroom of the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, according to UWPD Public Information Officer Marc Lovicott. The graffiti was found around 7:20 p.m. Lovicott estimates the image was drawn late afternoon Monday between 3:30 and 7 p.m.

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