Students help capture campus protest voices from 50 years ago through public history project

UW–Madison students who helped collect and process audio interviews about the 1967 Dow protests on campus say they learned some valuable lessons from the accounts.

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Patrick Iber in Forbes: Mexico's 2018 election: Populism vs. prudence

The 2018 election in Mexico will have a big impact, not just for Mexico but also for multinational companies that operate in Mexico and north of the border in the US.

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Quoted in Quartz: Postdoctoral fellow Lisa Rand on China's first space lab

“When an object is uncontrolled, and its orbit is decaying, it starts tumbling,” Lisa Rand, a space junk scholar and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus, told Quartz. The lab is subject to friction and pressure in the earth’s upper atmosphere and it will start to break apart, according to Rand.

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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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On Channel3000.com: UW–Madison grad makes top 20 in World Championship Cheese Contest

Mike Matucheski, a University of Wisconsin–Madison history alumnus, and his team from Sartori Company had two cheeses that were ranked in the top 20 at the World Championship Cheese Contest.

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Associate Professor Christy Clark-Pujara honored with Outstanding Woman of Color Award

In a campus tradition dating back to 2007-2008, the award celebrates women who share their exceptional scholarship with the campus and community through their dedicated work, outreach and impact.

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Sharing his history

History Ph.D. candidate Sergio González researches and writes about families like his own, immigrants from Mexico who have helped shape Wisconsin’s story since the early 20th century

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Professor Alfred McCoy in The National: Joining the dots between Afghanistan's opium trade and Washington’s failing struggle against the Taliban

In the words of Alfred W McCoy, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of a new book, In the Shadows of the American Century, “Afghanistan is the world’s first true narco-state – a country where illicit drugs dominate the economy, define political choices and determine the fate of foreign interventions.”

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Alfred McCoy in The Guardian: How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

After 16 years and $1 trillion spent, there is no end to the fighting – but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world’s first true narco-state.

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