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The lessons of history

UW-Madison's history department is where students encounter different perspectives on a past they may have taken for granted or thought they knew well. Three professors share the questions and insights that emerge when old narratives are challenged, and there's more diversity at the front of the room. 

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As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore

As landowners and municipalities along Wisconsin’s eastern shore look nervously east, some help is arriving from the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey and UW–Madiso

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The secret to SuccessWorks

A shared vision for launching students higher, sooner led to a shining new career center, corporate partnerships and a fired-up network of alumni and friends.

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Chemistry instructor finds ‘dream job’ helping students persevere

“I think I’m one of the worst people to teach organic chemistry,” jokes Matt Bowman, who has guided some 3,500 students through the demanding course at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “Because I’ve never had to study for organic chemistry in my life.”

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Student-driven oral history project marks 50th anniversary of Black Student Strike on campus

An oral history published online today by the University of Wisconsin–Madison recounts the Black Student Strike of February 1969 through the memories of more than two dozen people who organized, participated in or witnessed it.

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Professors recognized by American Chemical Society

Five University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have earned prestigious awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS). With more than 156,000 members, ACS is the largest scientific society in the world.

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Reddit competes to visualize Madison’s prized Lake Mendota ice data

Reddit community directed its efforts at UW–Madison’s prized Lake Mendota ice data for their monthly competition to find the best visualization.

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Hardy scientists launch weather balloon in bitter cold

Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Grant Petty and a group of students launched a helium-filled weather balloon from frozen Lake Mendota at sunrise on Jan. 31, with the temperature at around minus 24-degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posting to Brussels sprouts novel tech-French course

"We have faculty, researchers, alumni, and staff innovating, creating new knowledge and leading practices in the community.  Let’s capitalize on that expertise, extend it through our Wisconsin Idea mission while serving the needs of our constituents locally, regionally and globally.”

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Awards honor creativity through music, dance, more

Each year, the Division of the Arts provides over $84,000 in research support to faculty, staff and students in the arts.

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