In the Christian Science Monitor: The Trump Voters you don't know

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

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From the Los Angeles Times: L&S alum Ruth Gruber dies

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. 

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In the Wisconsin State Journal: 5 UW professors elected as fellows into science society

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. 

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WisconsinEye to livestream election panel discussion

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.

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With start of Guyer's presidency, humanities consortium moves to 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.

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In WisconsinWatch.org: Early environment can change your brain

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.

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New faculty focus: Alejandra Ros Pilarz

Q&A with new faculty member Alejandra Ros Pilarz in the School of Social Work.

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Higgins Elected Leader of Guttmacher Board

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. 

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Boundless Together: Badger alumna taps into her animal instincts

UW-Madison Zoology alumna Amy Peterson cares for carnivores at the Racine Zoo. 

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