There's a fear in blue America that a groundswell of racism propelled Donald Trump to victory. But statistics – and conversations with the voters who turned the election – don't bear that out. Read more in The Christian Science Monitor.
L&S alumna Ruth Gruber (M.A. 31, German) has died at age 105. The journalist and author brought 1,000 Jewish refugees to U.S. during World War II.
L&S professors Snežana Stanimirović and John W. Valley were recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their contributions to advance science. They were among a cohort of five UW-Madison professors elected to the association this year.
WisconsinEye will livestream a panel discussion on the 2016 presidential campaign featuring Washington Post political reporter David Weigel on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The panel discussion is sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison.
UW-Madison Professor and Center for Humanities Director Sara Guyer starts this semester as the President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, founded in 1988 to link humanities organizations and scholars.
Recent research by psychology professor Seth Pollak and economist Barbara Wolfe joins a growing body of socioeconomic brain research documenting “poverty’s most insidious damage” — that poor children are up against their own biological development.
Associate Professor Jenny Higgins was recently elected as Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors for The Guttmacher Institute, the country’s leading think tank for reproductive health research and policy.
UW-Madison Zoology alumna Amy Peterson cares for carnivores at the Racine Zoo.