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What does it mean to study the humanities at a large public research university like UW-Madison? Rich interdisciplinary work. A tradition of rigorous debate. Unparalleled language programs. A focus on the Midwest's unique role — past, present and future — in our society. Opportunities to study under leading scholars and contribute to a global body of knowledge. And so much more. 

The humanities are essential to our future. They make an enormous difference in our lives, and we need them now more than ever. 

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New Faculty Focus: Margaret Butler

The visiting associate professor brings to the Mead Witter School of Music expertise in European opera and American musical theater. 

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A peek at the new Hamel Music Center

Construction began in February 2017 and is scheduled for completion in 2019. Located at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue, the building is named in honor of Pamela and UW–Madison alumnus George Hamel. The Hamel family, which includes three generations of UW–Madison alumni, contributed $15 million to the project and has supported the university through gifts to athletics, scholarships, facilities and faculty support.

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Celebrating the French House at 100

La Maison Française marks a century of creating cultural connections for students and the broader Madison community. 

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