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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Analysis: Gender differences in depression appear at age 12

An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12. The analysis, based on existing studies that looked at more than 3.5 million people in more than 90 countries, confirmed that depression affects far more females than males.

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Two from UW-Madison among 2017 Carnegie Fellows

Two University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have been named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Greg Nemet and Gregg Mitman are among just 35 distinguished scholars, journalists and authors chosen this year from 200 nominees across the country.

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In National Geographic: Peter McIntyre on why we must protect freshwater fish

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide would lack their prime source of protein without freshwater fish. Yet the lakes and river systems that supply them are often overlooked by policymakers, who focus sustainability efforts instead on ocean species. “Most freshwater fish catches don’t enter the global trade economy, so they draw less interest,” says University of Wisconsin–Madison zoologist Peter McIntyre.

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