Hmong Studies Consortium Report

The Henry Luce Foundation provided a grant of $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to support the establishment of a Hmong Studies Consortium between UW-Madison and the University of Minnesota. Numerous accomplishments were achieved by the Hmong Studies Consortium between its establishment in 2009 and the end of the grant in 2014.  These accomplishments included…

Major gift to Ladinsky Memorial Fund

The Judith L. Ladinsky Memorial Fund recently received a gift of $359,541.70 from the estate of Dr. Nina Byers.  Dr. Byers was a theoretical physicist on the faculty of UCLA.  She was the elder sister of the late Prof. Judy Ladinsky (UW-Madison Dept. of Population Health Sciences) and long-time head of the U.S. Committee for Scientific Cooperation with Vietnam. Her generous gift was deposited to the Judith L. Ladinsky Memorial Fund.  Interest earned from the endowment will be used to support research and teaching about Vietnam.