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The College of Letters & Science is the liberal arts college, home to the humanities, the natural, physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences. UW’s “fearless sifting and winnowing” philosophy was born right here. GO BIG. GO BOLD. GO L&S.

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“I told them, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll be successful.’”

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Latest from L&S

Playing by ear

In just three semesters at the UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music, assistant professor of violin Soh-Hyun Park Altino has made a stirring performance debut, forged deep connections with students and staged a pretty epic performance at Camp Randall.

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2016 in Review

2016 was a fantastic year in L&S! We celebrated Shakespeare and a milestone anniversary for the Center for Academic Excellence. We broke ground on the Hamel Music Center and made incredible research breakthroughs. Faculty, alumni and students garnered major awards and played important roles in the presidential election. Here's a look back at some of the highlights.

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