Four L&S staff members honored with 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Awards

Nine University of Wisconsin-Madison professionals — four of them from the College of Letters & Science — have been selected as recipients of the 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Awards. The awards recognize achievements in leadership, public service, research, teaching and overall excellence.

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L&S faculty members recognized with fellowships stemming from campus research efforts

Thirty-three faculty — twenty-two of them from the College of Letters & Science — representing all four divisions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been honored with 2018 faculty fellowships.

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In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: $220 million building boom on UW-Madison campus will modernize chemistry and agriculture facilities

The longtime space crunch for students taking chemistry classes will finally begin to ease in a couple of years, the famous but antiquated Babcock Dairy Hall is getting a big addition and the meat science program will soon get a new building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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Defending the nest

Integrative Biology grad student Jeremy Spool spent a spring living among loons to make a fascinating discovery about how they protect their lake territories.

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In Cosmos: Leg genes give spiders segmented heads

The segmented heads of spiders and scorpions arise from the actions of a gene that in other arthropod species is responsible for creating legs. That’s the somewhat surprising finding made by two scientists, Emily Setton and Prashant Sharma from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during an investigation into the evolutionary origin of spider silk-spinning.

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Spiders and scorpions have co-opted leg genes to build their heads

New research shows that the common house spider and its arachnid relatives have dispensed with a gene involved in creating segmented heads, instead recycling leg genes to accomplish the task.

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Decades of research identify source of galaxy-sized stream of gas

With colleagues at the Space Telescope Science Institute and other institutions, astronomers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison used the Hubble Space Telescope to analyze the stream of gas. By identifying the chemical makeup of the gas, known as the Leading Arm of the Magellanic Stream, the researchers identified one branch as coming from the Small Magellanic Cloud.

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Hilldale Award winners recognized for their contributions

One scholar from each of four faculty divisions — Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences — is selected to receive the Hilldale Award. L&S faculty members received three of the four awards. 

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L&S wins nine of twelve UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards

Twelve faculty members - nine of them from the College of Letters & Science - have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

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