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