Odyssey Project staff

Brava magazine names the Odyssey Project’s Colleen Johnson a ‘Woman to Watch’

As director of development and community partnerships for the University of Wisconsin–Madison Odyssey Project, Johnson leads fundraising efforts for a program that has helped more than 500 disadvantaged individuals make strides toward their educational goals.

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Epic Belgian French class

Specialized French course helps Epic employees thrive when bringing medical software to Belgium

The intensive one-week course at the UW–Madison French House included an introduction to Belgian French and culture, plus a deep dive into French medical and technological terms.

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Returning adult students shine at University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Winter Commencement Ceremony

Returning adult students shine at University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Winter Commencement Ceremony

Chancellor Rebecca Blank welcomed nontraditional students to the “big Badger family.”

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Broadway jazz dance class helps international scholar find her footing in Madison

Finding a fun, welcoming way to participate in American culture has helped Sun feel more comfortable and confident.

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UW-Madison history professor George Mosse

Inspired by history scholar George Mosse, Continuing Studies learners in Milwaukee form group to study racism

“What History Tells”: European Racism, Anti-Semitism, and the Fate of Liberalism, 1890-1945, an online course featuring archival lectures by renowned history scholar George Mosse, runs Jan. 22 through March 10.

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Writers' Institute 2018 paths to publication

2019 Writers’ Institute offers many paths to publication

The 30th annual event is April 4-7, at the Madison Concourse Hotel.

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UW Advance program turns international students into Badgers in three weeks

In addition to bolstering their English skills and getting acquainted with UW–Madison, students cultivated friendships and visited local businesses and startup incubators to learn about entrepreneurship.

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Scholarships and awards for outstanding adult students help turn dreams into reality

Chee Thao is earning a graduate degree in biological systems engineering at UW-Madison, thanks in part to the PLATO scholarships he received in 2015 and 2017.

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Voting booth

Odyssey Project participants share why voting matters in 2018 essay contest

The essay contest is the precursor to “A Celebration of Voting,” an event the Odyssey Project will host on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2-3:30pm, in the Urban League Community Room, 2222 S. Park St. 

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UW Advance

International students chase big dreams and big data careers in UW Advance

Big data and big aspirations converged this summer when 20 international students got a taste of University of Wisconsin-Madison in the UW Advance program.

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UW Odyssey Project, Night of the Living Humanities

Night of the Living Humanities celebrates the Odyssey Project’s life-changing power

The pre-Halloween benefit takes place Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m., at the University Club.

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Grief Support Specialist Program instructor normalizes grieving process with compassionate conversation

The Grief Support Specialist Certificate Program prepares counselors, social workers, clergy, and other types of professionals to help people cope with a variety of losses, from deaths of loved ones to layoffs at work.

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