In The Washington Post: Memo to the Google memo writer: Women were foundational to the field of computing

Assistant professor of history Marie Hicks contributed an editorial to The Washington Post in response to the recent internal memo from a Google software engineer that went viral on the Internet. She is the author of “Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing.”

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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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Professor William Cronon honored by British Academy

William J. Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW–Madison, has been elected to the newest cohort of Fellows of the British Academy.

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In National Geographic: By 2100, deadly heat may threaten majority of humankind

A new study has found that 30 percent of the world’s population is currently exposed to potentially deadly heat for 20 days per year or more—and like a growing forest fire, climate change is spreading this extreme heat.

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Iwanter Prize recognizes excellence in undergraduate humanities scholarship

Th Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic distinction, demonstrates outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. This year's winner is Isaiah Stock (B.A.’16, Political Science), with Samuel Gee (B.A.’16, History and Religious Studies) garnering an honorable mention. 

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Baldwin grants awarded to 18 projects

Projects both large and small will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state, thanks to grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. This year, eight grants were awarded as well as 10 mini-grants encouraging innovation and experimentation in small-scale projects.

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Three L&S students win Dean’s Prizes

The College of Letters & Science is proud to announce that three L&S students have earned Dean’s Prizes, an honor awarded annually to outstanding scholars in the senior class.

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Society of American Historians honors William Cronon for literary merit in historical writing

The 10th annual Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Award for distinguished writing in American history of enduring public significance, given jointly with the Roosevelt Institute, is presented to William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies.

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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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