Spencer Jastrow a natural selection for Phi Beta Kappa

An appreciation for nature led this senior into environmental studies and political science. 

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The Honors Program enriches the L&S experience

Honors students appreciate more rigorous educational experiences, exciting research opportunities and the chance to work closely with faculty.

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Students answer: Why the liberal arts?

Excerpts from three outstanding L&S student submissions to the UW-System’s 11th annual Liberal Arts Essay Contest reveal unique insights about the value and importance of a diverse and varied education.

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Researchers contribute to study of mammoth survival on tiny island

A geography professor and graduate student were significant contributors to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Old technology provides modern lessons to students in archaeology

For decades, archeology professor Mark Kenoyer has practiced and studied technologies of ancient cultures. It is an experience he has sought to bestow on students enrolled in the ancient technology and invention classes he has taught each summer since 1988. 

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Incoming L&S students share exciting plans for fall

Each summer, the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration, or SOAR, program welcomes new students to campus and gives them a sneak peek into life at UW-Madison. We caught up with a few incoming Letters & Sciences students to ask them about what they’re planning for fall.

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Explorations at Aztalan yield enthusiasm and excitement

Visitors braved the heat at Aztalan State Park to take part in a public archaeology day, where excavations were underway to better understand the daily lives of the ancient peoples who called Aztalan home a millennium ago.

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Two UW-Madison students receive Udall Scholarships

Megs Seeley and Miles Tryon-Petith are among 60 college students nationwide named as recipients of the scholarship that recognizes leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment or issues in American Indian communities.

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True to himself: Micaiah Faraj looks back

The path was not always easy, but this creative writing major discovered resilience.

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