In The Wisconsin State Journal: UW political science professor Scott Straus wins major honor

A UW-Madison political science professor has been named the winner of a prestigious prize for his work researching genocide, particularly in Africa: Scott Straus won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, for his 2015 book Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership and Genocide in Modern Africa.

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L&S students named finalists for Rhodes Scholarship

UW-Madison seniors Kyra Fox and Ross Dahlke - both accomplished undergraduate researchers with exceptional academic credentials - competed as finalists this year for Rhodes Scholarships.

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Two L&S professors named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected five professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as AAAS Fellows. Two of the new inductees - Professor of Astronomy Amy Barger and Professor of Chemistry John Berry - are from L&S. 

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In Madison365: History doctoral candidate Sergio González earns Ilda Conteris Thomas award

Centro Hispano has announced that Sergio González has earned the 2017 Ilda Conteris Thomas Award and will be honored as part of a year-end banquet hosted by Centro Hispano on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Madison Club.

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L&S chemistry alum one of three UW-Madison-trained science teachers awarded fellowships

The three recipients, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."

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Four L&S graduate students win Fulbright-Hays doctoral research awards

Four students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been selected as recipients of the Fulbright-Hays-Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Awards for 2017, the U.S. Department of Education has announced.

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Davidson elected to National Academy of Medicine

University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist and professor Richard Davidson has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the premier authority dedicated to the health and medical sciences. The academy awards this honor to the world's top experts who demonstrate outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service in the field.

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UW System researchers played a role in Nobel-winning gravitational wave discovery

Tuesday's announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.

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Professor Emeritus Daniel Doeppers' book named a finalist for the National Book Awards of the Philippines

Professor Emeritus Daniel F. Doeppers' book, Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945, is among the finalists in the history category for the National Book Awards of the Philippines.

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