Dean's note

From the 2016-2017 L&S Annual Review: An opening note from L&S Dean Karl Scholz highlighting the L&S Career Initiative. 

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Moments & mentions

News and notes from across the College of Letters & Science.

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Hunting dark matter

UW-Madison scientists join forces with top physicists, engineers and technicians around the world to prove the existence of dark matter.

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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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All Ways Forward

The All Ways Forward campaign is the largest comprehensive campaign in the history of UW-Madison. A committee of dedicated leaders offers their vision and generosity to inspire support for key College of Letters & Science campaign goals.

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The internship advantage

L&S students like Grace Corry find experience in the working world a powerful launchpad to successful careers.

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Harvesting data to grow farmers markets

Two UW-Madison researchers have created tools to help market managers around the country collect, interpret and utilize metrics to bolster their business model. 

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Alumni honored with Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

UW-Madison’s annual Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards Thursday were given to two alumni — Michele Boal and Troy Vosseller — for their entrepreneurial success and commitment to encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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A student of the world

By the time Jenny Ostrowski set foot on campus, she’d learned German at her Superior, Wisconsin, high school and studied abroad near Frankfurt. In a gap year, she picked up Spanish while working as a teaching assistant in rural Ecuador. Not surprisingly, her time at UW has been a whirlwind of travel and languages — an ideal mix for this senior majoring in International Studies and African Languages and Literature.

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