30-year collaboration earns UW climatologist China’s top science honor

University of Wisconsin–Madison climatologist John Kutzbach has been awarded China’s highest scientific honor for foreigners in recognition of 30 years of collaboration that has advanced both American and Chinese climate science.

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Chemistry professor honored for early-career teaching and research

Randall Goldsmith, a University of Wisconsin–Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is among the 13 U.S. early-career faculty members in the chemical sciences to win a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

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Remembering an agent for change

Dr. James Baugh, an early director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Five Year Program, died on April 20, leaving a legacy of support and service that continues on campus today.

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Meaningful maps: Charting new frontiers with new tools

Professor Robert Roth from the Department of Geography writes about his work on cartography in the 21st century. 

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In The New York Times: Professor Sandra Adell pans gambling industry’s pitch to older people

Afro-American Studies Professor Sandra Adell is featured in a New York Times article about how casinos entice older people to risk everything. Adell, who wrote a book called "Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen," says what the gambling industry is doing is "morally reprehensible."

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In The Atlantic: Patricia Devine on implicit bias and how discrimination ends

Trainings and workshops geared toward eliminating people’s hidden prejudices are all the rage — but many don’t work. Now Patricia Devine, the UW-Madison psychologist who made the case for "implicit bias" wants to cure it. 

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With The Wisconsin State Journal: Fueling Discovery

"Fueling Discovery" is a joint effort of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal. This special section features essays from faculty members across the college about their groundbreaking research. 

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In the Wisconsin State Journal: Russ Castronovo on how education is still the great leveler at UW

In an editorial for the Wisconsin State Journal, professor and chair of the English department Russ Castronovo writes on how "the work of higher education is inseparable from the larger project of making society more democratic."

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Life as a slave: Staking a claim to the American experience

Assistant Professor Christy Clark-Pujara from the Department of Afro-American Studies writes about her work studying the complexities of racism against black Americans in the formative years of the United States. 

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