In The Wisconsin State Journal: UW Prof. John Hall to write Pentagon's official history of counter-terrorism

Military history professor John Hall will begin work this month on the project as a historian in the History Office of the Joint Staff, an agency of the Defense Department serving the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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In The Washington Post: Memo to the Google memo writer: Women were foundational to the field of computing

Assistant professor of history Marie Hicks contributed an editorial to The Washington Post in response to the recent internal memo from a Google software engineer that went viral on the Internet. She is the author of “Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing.”

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Military historian to serve Joint Chiefs of Staff

A dedication to both scholarship and service has defined the career of John Hall, the Ambrose-Hesseltine Associate Professor of U.S. Military History in the UW-Madison Department of History. A new appointment as a historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense will allow him to continue the dual pursuits.

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American voices from the past live again, as DARE recordings available online

More than 1,800 recordings of people interviewed for the Dictionary of American Regional English are now freely available online, hosted by the University of Wisconsin’s Digital Collections Center.

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Podcast project receives NEH grant

Communication Arts assistant professors Jeremy Morris and Eric Hoyt are investigating the golden age of podcasting to make digital audio more usable for scholars and the public.

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A happy homecoming for Russ Shafer-Landau

After a two-year stint at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Parr Center for Ethics, the metaethics expert is glad to be back at the UW-Madison philosophy department. 

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Honoring professor ​​Biruté Ciplijauskaité

Biruté Ciplijauskaité, John Bascom Professor from 1973 to 1997 and a lifetime senior fellow at UW-Madison’s Institute for Research in the Humanities (from 1974 until her retirement in 1997), died peacefully on June 19, 2017.

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Through robust collaboration, UW students help new museum launch inaugural exhibit

Over two years, UW–Madison students have researched dozens of objects in the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s expansive collection.

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In National Geographic: By 2100, deadly heat may threaten majority of humankind

A new study has found that 30 percent of the world’s population is currently exposed to potentially deadly heat for 20 days per year or more—and like a growing forest fire, climate change is spreading this extreme heat.

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