Prominent climate scientist Mann to speak on campus

Michael Mann, creator of the well-known “hockey stick” graph depicting a sharp recent increase in our planet’s temperature, will deliver the fifth annual Len Robock Lecture on April 17.

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Two L&S faculty members land Hilldale Awards

Revered professors Donald Downs and Elliott Sober receive the awards for the social studies and the arts and humanities.

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Partnerships in science: Botany lights way for new microscope

This summer, a new state-of-the-art Zeiss Elyra system, including a 780-confocal laser scanning microscope, will arrive at the Newcomb Imaging Center. The new microscope is extra-sensitive, extra-fast, and will shape the questions scientists ask about how cells multiply, respond to stimuli, grow, adapt, and die.

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Dictionary of American Regional English returning to the field, virtually

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, DARE will use an online survey to trace the ways language has changed, or stayed the same, since its first round of fieldwork was done between 1965 and 1970.

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Spirited arguments: Mock trial teams win in every way

First place says a lot — but first place and a sportsmanship award says it all. UW-Madison's mock trial teams work hard and have fun, too.

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Keeping the wonderful at Wisconsin

L&S wants you to Share the Wonderful during the campus-wide annual campaign kicking off October 1. Our goal is to encourage more alumni to include the College of Letters & Science in their annual gift plans.

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Exhibiting signs of life

A new exhibit at the UW-Madison Geology Museum explores astrobiology research at the university, where scientists are developing new tools and methods for detecting evidence of past life.

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Humanities fellows step into ‘real world’

The first cohort of Public Humanities Fellows at UW-Madison have started their jobs at Madison community organizations.

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