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UW-Stevens Point has partnered with UW-Extension and five System peers to offer an online master’s degree in the growing field of data science. The Master of Science in Data Science program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, analytics, computer science or marketing.
 
Kristina Rykova of Russia and Remoun Shenouda of Egypt have been awarded Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program grants to serve as teaching assistants in Russian and Arabic and take courses at UW-Stevens Point for academic year 2015-16.
 
English alumnus and author Patrick Rothfuss has signed a deal with Lionsgate to adapt his best-selling series, The Kingkiller Chronicle, to movies, television series and video games. Rothfuss was honored with the College of Letters and Science Distinguished Alumnus Award during Homecoming weekend.
 
The Wisconsin Waterways mobile app, a joint production of the Department of Computing and New Media Technologies and the GIS Center, became the first student-developed app to surpass 500 downloads.
 
Cornerstone Press has announced its 2015 title: “Stay!” by D.K. Wells, about the horrors of war and the ones left behind.
 
Math and Parent Partners, led by Andrea Knapp of the departments of Mathematical Sciences in conjunction with Continuing Education, has expanded to Marshfield, Antigo and Wausau. The math department has also begun offering free tutoring to area junior high and high school students.
 
English and Spanish alumna Margaret Domka was the only American selected to officiate at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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