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Exploring our Origins

The quest to understand our beginnings — of our universe, of life on Earth, of our species — inspires people all over the world. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers have forged partnerships with colleagues in South Africa and are uncovering answers and opening new scientific frontiers.

The stories of their work are presented in "Origins," a three-part multimedia narrative exploring the beginnings of the universe, life on earth and humankind.

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Elders-in-Residence Program will bring Native community leaders to campus for mentoring, support

A new initiative at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will seek to improve the experience of American Indian and Alaskan Native students by hosting Native elders on campus for extended visits and educational exchanges.

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New Faculty Focus: Nicolas Garcia Trillos

He brings interests in math and machine learning to the Department of Statistics.

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SuccessWorks program in In Business

For students who’ve long heard their liberal arts degrees won’t lead to successful careers, the SuccessWorks program at UW–Madison aims build connections with future employers.

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UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition

Embarking on an archaeological expedition, Jack White and Megan Bernards — two seniors in the College of Letters and Science — traveled to the ancient city of Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily this past summer.

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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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New Faculty Focus: Kasey Keeler

She joins the American Indian Studies Program with a focus on contemporary communities.

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Building character

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

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