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 American Family makes 10-year pledge to support UW partnerships The University of Wisconsin–Madison and American Family Insurance will expand their longtime partnership in support of academic programs, research, athletics and charitable activities, with the insurer pledging $40 million to the UW over the next 10 years. Greg Bump gbump@wisc.edu 2015-08-27T20:15:00-00:00 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:15:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/23972 http://news.wisc.edu/23972 ‘Lazy eye’ may bully the brain into altering its wiring Colorful and expressive, the eyes are central to the way people interact with each other, as well as take in their surroundings. That makes amblyopia — more commonly known as "lazy eye" — all the more obvious, but the physical manifestation of the most common cause of vision problems among children the world over is actually a brain disorder. Chris Barncard barncard@wisc.edu 2015-08-25T14:17:00-00:00 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:17:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/23964 http://news.wisc.edu/23964 Boundless Together: The research behind the commercial A new commercial for UW-Madison will premier during the season-opening Badger football game on Aug. 5. Learn more about the cutting-edge research highlighted in the spot. 2015-08-24T18:11:00-00:00 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:11:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/23961 http://news.wisc.edu/23961 ‘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