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Latest from L&S

Digitizing the middle ages

A project linking medieval maps showcases the power and potential of a digital platform that English professor Martin Foys has spent years developing — and is now creating a home for here at UW-Madison.

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Sesame Street brings UW center's kindness curriculum to kids

Sesame Street, one of the most beloved and longest-standing children’s shows, is emphasizing kindness in its upcoming season with the help of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a research center that studies the science of well-being and how it can be nurtured.

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GOES-16 offers Earth's first light in true color

After spending months in space, quietly orbiting the Earth, the next-generation geosynchronous satellite has broken its silence and sent back its first images. On Jan. 23, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the GOES-16 “first light” true-color images of Earth in high resolution.

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Celebrating Black History Month

More than 40 events — talks, film screenings, performances and more — bring students, faculty and the community together.

Faculty of Color Reception, February 23, Union South • Black Cultural Center Dedication & Libation Ceremony, February 28, Red Gym

Find details and many more events here.

I contend that the full dimensions of the African American and American experience cannot be appreciated without reference to how black people managed their lives in places where they were so few.

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