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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: Laila Amine

She joins the English Department as one of four new scholars of Global Black Studies.

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Warming up to hygge

A traditional Danish concept is giving Americans the warm fuzzies. But a Scandinavian Studies professor warns we might be missing the true essence of hygge.

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Building character

First-generation college student Alexandra Pleasant is writing her own path forward. 

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