Exploring our Origins

The quest to understand our beginnings — of our universe, of life on Earth, of our species — inspires people all over the world. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers have forged partnerships with colleagues in South Africa and are uncovering answers and opening new scientific frontiers.

The stories of their work are presented in "Origins," a three-part multimedia narrative exploring the beginnings of the universe, life on earth and humankind.

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College of Letters & Science unveils new career center

An innovative new career center launched by the largest college in the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrated its grand opening with an event that brought together students, alumni, state government representatives, UW System Regents, donors and business leaders. 

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Artificial intelligence. Real stereotypes.

English and Asian American Studies professor Leslie Bow examines the implications of high-tech robots embodying female Asian features. 

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Campus remembers graduate student Ian Santino

The landscape architecture student and celebrated teaching assistant was close to completing his master’s degree. 

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Better health through the humanities

A new certificate teaches students historical, cultural and philosophical ways people intersect with health care and provides them a broader, more nuanced understanding of health.

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How Martin Luther went viral

On the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses, a German class examines the fast-moving messaging of the Reformation.

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Probing the ‘why’ of science

For 50 years, the Biocore program has taught students to think like scientists, work collaboratively and question everything.

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Chasing Hollywood dreams

For communication arts students Ali Walton and Ryan Holtz, a life-changing summer internship is capped with a star-studded celebration. 

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Farewell, Zoology. Hello, Integrative Biology.

What’s in a name? A whole lot of history, but not much zookeeping.

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