Reprogramming history

As a new assistant professor of history of technology, Marie Hicks helps puts women back into their rightful place as leaders in the development of the computing industry.

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Monica Turner in the New York Times: Fire on the Mountain: 2 Forests Offer Clues to Yellowstone’s Fate in a Warming World

Yellowstone’s recent fires offer a rare natural experiment to see how forests regenerate after burning and reburning at short intervals.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: Brain Trust

The process of discovery keeps Professor Tony Stretton striving long after retirement age.

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Sami Schalk joins the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Assistant Professor Sami Schalk's research focuses on disability, race and gender in contemporary American literature and culture. 

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Political Newsmaker

Katherine Cramer, a political science professor and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, spent five years popping into small Wisconsin towns to chat with citizens. What she discovered was a growing sense of bitterness. Her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, explores that feeling of being overlooked that many media have since cited as one reason behind the rise of Donald Trump to the presidency. 

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Where words meet water

As an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric in the Department of English, as well as a faculty affiliate with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke researches the human aspects of natural resource management and teaches classes that bridge communication and environmental concerns.

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Scandinavian Studies gains expert on contemporary Scandinavian literature

With experience teaching at the University of Helsinki and state universities in Los Angeles, Austin and the Twin Cities, Claus Elholm Andersen joins the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic as a new assistant professor of Danish.

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The chemistry department welcomes Daniel Weix

This summer, professor Daniel Weix and members of his research group joined the chemistry department, bringing with him a reputation for finding solutions that others might miss.

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication welcomes Chris Cascio

Assistant professor Chris Cascio studies the neurocognitive mechanisms associated with social influence and health messages delivered through mass media.

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