Military historian to serve Joint Chiefs of Staff

A dedication to both scholarship and service has defined the career of John Hall, the Ambrose-Hesseltine Associate Professor of U.S. Military History in the UW-Madison Department of History. A new appointment as a historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Department of Defense will allow him to continue the dual pursuits.

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Shifting gears on the road to success

Geoff and Josie Fox combined backgrounds in physics and art history, an appreciation for adventure, and a willingness to change course to gain incredible traction in the action sports industry. 

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A happy homecoming for Russ Shafer-Landau

After a two-year stint at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Parr Center for Ethics, the metaethics expert is glad to be back at the UW-Madison philosophy department. 

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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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Scholarship takes center stage

Susan Brantly’s expertise in Scandinavian literature served as an important backdrop to a new, Tony-nominated Broadway play.

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Marching through the battlefields of history

Through two directed study projects, history major Tristan Krause has delved into fascinating details of the Roman Empire’s army.

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A literary storm is brewing across Wisconsin

The Great World Texts program has nearly 2,000 high school students across the state reading Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and will bring many of them together for a celebration of literature on April 3.

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Women in the math department find strength in numbers

More female mathematicians teach, mentor and conduct research at UW-Madison than at any other time in the department's history. They’re not only helping to change the face of math here and now, but making it easier for the next generations of women to pursue the path. 

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Shining a light on trailblazing women

Psychology alumna Nancy Armstrong shares the stories of the modern American women’s movement to inspire future leaders.

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