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L&S News – June 2011

Angela Pittman Taylor, MA Mass Communication '02

Alumna Angela Pittman Taylor (MA Mass Communication '02) was named a 2011 Woman of Influence by The Business Journal. She is the First Vice President of Public Relations at Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. Read more about Angela at

Juan Carlos Campuzano, BS Applied Mathematics and Physics ‘73 and PhD Physics ‘78

Alumnus Juan Carlos Campuzano (BS Applied Mathematics and Physics ‘73 and PhD Physics ‘78) won the 2011 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize "for innovations in angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, which advanced the understanding of the cuprate superconductors, and transformed the study of strongly-correlated electronic systems." Juan Carlos is currently a University of Illinois at Chicago Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and is a Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory.

Department of Economics

Congratulations to our Economics Department recently ranked 28 in the list of top 100 programs worldwide in international finance by Economics Bulletin. Distinguished Professor Mohsen Bahmani was also ranked the 20th top author in international finance based on publications from 1996-2005.

Leonard Parker, Physics

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Leonard Parker (Physics) and his former postdoc Ivan Agullo (Penn State) won first prize and $4,000 in the 2011 Gravity Research Foundation Award competition for short essays that "stimulate thought and encourage work on gravitation." Their essay is titled "Stimulated Creation of Quanta during Inflation and the Observable Universe."

Jasmine Alinder, History

The March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project began as a Cultures and Communities grant project and has now won two prestigious national awards: the American Association of State and Local History's 2011 Award of Merit; and the Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer-Kegan Award from The Society of American Archivists (SAA). The awards recognize initiatives that increase public awareness of archival sources and local history. The digital collection provides online access to primary sources telling the story of Milwaukee's civil rights movement, including over 2,200 documents, 22 photographs, 33 hours of oral histories and nearly 2 hours of television news film. Many faculty, staff and students worked on this project led by Associate Professor of History Jasmine Alinder.

Student News


Rebekah Wilberg, Master's student in Political Science

Rebekah Wilberg was awarded a prestigious Boren Fellowship as part of the Boren African Languages initiative. She will spend a year in Tanzania learning Swahili and taking classes at the University of Dar es Salaam. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to study language and culture in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests. Rebekah is blogging about her experiences at