L&S faculty members receive seven of ten WARF professorships

Ten members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) named professorships in 2017. Seven of those faculty members are L&S professors.

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'Forward Under 40' honors young alumni

The Wisconsin Alumni Association recognizes eight alumni under the age of 40 who are leveraging the benefits of their UW education to better their cities, states, nation and the world. Six of these outstanding citizens are L&S alumni.

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In Buzzfeed News: Why immigration is important for American science

Immigration is vital for progress, say scientific leaders, including chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri

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Joan Fujimura among six UW-Madison women honored as 2016 Outstanding Women of Color

L&S Professor of Sociology Joan Fujimura is one of six recipients of UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color Awards. The honorees exemplify being deeply rooted in both the campus and the community through their service, research and community building.

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Panczenko, longtime director of Chazen Museum of Art, to retire

Russell Panczenko, director of the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will retire on June 30 after 33 years of service. Under Panczenko’s leadership, the museum has become one of the preeminent university museums in North America and an invaluable asset to the UW–Madison campus and the state of Wisconsin.

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In Wisconsin Public Radio: Hate Groups Increase In US, Wisconsin

study from the Southern Poverty Law Center shows the number of hate groups in the nation increased for the second straight year to 917 in 2016. There were 892 hate groups in 2015. Of the new groups, nine were in Wisconsin, compared to eight in 2015. Professor of Sociology Pamela Oliver weighs in. 

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In The Denver Post: In the age of Trump, lying gets another look

In less contentious times, arguments over the word “lie” generally involve its grammatical partner “lay.” But the election of Donald Trump, criticized during his campaign and in the early days of his presidency for statements often at odds with verifiable fact, has recast the discussion. Director of the Center for Journalism Ethics Kathleen Bartzen Culver contributes her expertise in The Denver Post.

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In The New York Times: Richard Schickel, movie critic, author and filmmaker, dies at 84

Richard Schickel, noted film critic, Hollywood historian and prolific author and documentarian died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 84.

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