UW-Madison News: College of letters & science http://news.wisc.edu/keywords/College%20of%20Letters%20&%20Science News stories from the University of Wisconsin-Madison en-us ‘Career Kickstart’ kicking off next year at Ogg Residence Hall Graduation is years away for many students, but it’s never too early to think about what comes next. Starting fall 2015, Career Kickstart will offer a head start for thinking beyond the diploma. Available to students who have completed their first year, Ogg Residence Hall will provide tools for those eager to work on career development. Käri Knutson knutson4@wisc.edu 2014-12-11T12:00:00-00:00 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/23352 http://news.wisc.edu/23352 Letters & Science launches initiative to prepare liberal arts students for careers The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Letters & Science has launched a new, coordinated approach to preparing students for careers. Tom Ziemer taziemer@ls.wisc.edu 2014-11-06T12:00:00-00:00 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/23264 http://news.wisc.edu/23264 Rare texts, technology tell Shakespeare’s story in seminar Harnessing today's technology and rare books dating back to the 16th century, students and a faculty member will bring to life the works of William Shakespeare on Saturday, June 21 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dennis Chaptman dchaptman@wisc.edu 2014-06-19T17:26:00-00:00 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:26:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/22940 http://news.wisc.edu/22940 Babbling brooks adding to climate change? Studying stream bubbles isn't exactly a walk in the park - what with the mud and ticks, the long days hiking and swimming through mucky streams, the sun exposure and scratching brush. Kelly April Tyrrell ktyrrell2@wisc.edu 2014-05-23T14:32:00-00:00 Fri, 23 May 2014 14:32:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/22889 http://news.wisc.edu/22889 Journalism scholarship established in honor of David and Elliott Maraniss The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism is pleased to announce the creation of a graduate student scholarship fund in honor of David and Elliott Maraniss. 2014-05-16T17:36:00-00:00 Fri, 16 May 2014 17:36:00 GMT http://journalism.wisc.edu/news/maraniss-scholarship-established/ http://journalism.wisc.edu/news/maraniss-scholarship-established/ Sociologist, former L&S dean Sandefur to leave UW-Madison after 30 years Gary Sandefur, a longtime faculty member and administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is headed back to his home state of Oklahoma. Tom Ziemer taziemer@ls.wisc.edu 2014-05-05T21:25:00-00:00 Mon, 05 May 2014 21:25:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/22819 http://news.wisc.edu/22819 National Academy of Sciences adds three UW-Madison researchers Three University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the organization announced today. Chris Barncard barncard@wisc.edu 2014-04-29T19:12:00-00:00 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:12:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/22800 http://news.wisc.edu/22800 Lighting up the lab: Team harnesses light for controlled chemical reaction When chemist Tehshik Yoon looks out his office window, he sees a source of energy to drive chemical reactions. Plants “learned” to synthesize chemicals with sunlight eons ago; Yoon came to the field a bit more recently. But this week, in the journal Science, he and three collaborators detail a way to use sunlight and two catalysts to create molecules that are difficult to make with conventional techniques — a finding that may eventually have implications for drug making and materials science. David Tenenbaum djtenenb@wisc.edu 2014-04-24T18:00:00-00:00 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/22782 http://news.wisc.edu/22782 Students take top honors at Chinese speech contest Eight University of Wisconsin-Madison students spent Easter weekend showing off their Chinese speaking skills. The UW-Madison team won a haul of medals at the Midwest Universities Chinese Speech Contest Saturday at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. 2014-04-22T21:04:00-00:00 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:04:00 GMT http://news.ls.wisc.edu/announcements/students-take-top-honors-at-chinese-speech-contest/ http://news.ls.wisc.edu/announcements/students-take-top-honors-at-chinese-speech-contest/ Bridging the uncanny valley between humans, robots There might be a day in the not-so-distant future when, instead of cat photos and selfies, we humans are showing off our robots. Kelly April Tyrrell ktyrrell2@wisc.edu 2014-04-18T14:17:00-00:00 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:17:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/22761 http://news.wisc.edu/22761