Where do the humanities live?

Inviting the public to engage with hard questions is at the heart of the humanities at UW-Madison. 

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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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The art of cheesemaking

History grad Mike Matucheski blends creativity and a love of tradition with scientific rigor to produce award-winning cheeses for Sartori Cheese Company.

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Farewell, Zoology. Hello, Integrative Biology.

What’s in a name? A whole lot of history, but not much zookeeping.

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Professor William Cronon honored by British Academy

William J. Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW–Madison, has been elected to the newest cohort of Fellows of the British Academy.

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Supporting education in American political thought

A deep and nuanced understanding of the founding principles of American democracy has long been one of the cornerstones of a political science education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A gift from the Jack Miller Center — as part of the university’s All Ways Forward fundraising campaign — is helping fund a professorship dedicated to American political thought.

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October groundbreaking for Hamel Music Center

On October 28, the Mead Witter School of Music will break ground on the long-anticipated Hamel Music Center.

The Hamel Music Center will feature a 662-seat Mead Witter Concert Hall, a 325-seat Collins Recital Hall, a large rehearsal space, ample lobby, and state-of-the-art technologies.

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Mark Louden receives Grimm Prize

In September, German Professor Mark Louden received the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize. Our Q&A with Louden highlights his fluency in Pennsylvania Dutch, his views on what it means to be a linguist in today's world, and why German is — and always has been — a strong program at UW-Madison. 

Also, Oktoberfest at the UClub in November, is thanks to the Max Kade Institute, which Louden directs.

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Scientific glassblowing

In September, red-hot demonstrations of scientific glassblowing at UW-Madison drew a standing-room-only crowd to the meeting of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society Midwest Section. Open to the public, the meeting showcased the bending and blowing of glass tubing to create scientific apparatus, an art that began in 19th-century Germany and continues in research-active chemistry departments to this day. 

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