Tag College of Letters & Science

Video: I calculate, therefore I am: Mixing math and philosophy

January 27, 2017

By double majoring in math and philosophy, Hannah DeBrine says she learns both kinds of truth: Logical truth, and individual people's truth. Even if a good philosophy class ends with more confusion than it started with.

Center for Healthy Minds moves to new building, joins L&S

January 13, 2017

The Center for Healthy Minds has become its own administrative unit under the College of Letters & Science, and it moved this week from the Waisman Center to the newly-renovated Kennedy Dairy Building at 625 W. Washington Ave.

New ESL active learning lab expands learning possibilities for international students

December 5, 2016

The UW–Madison ESL program — part of the English Department — recently celebrated the launch of a new interactive learning lab.

CAE celebrates 50 years of support for underrepresented students

November 9, 2016

The program guides first-generation students, low-income students and students of color through the UW–Madison experience.

UW-Madison alumnus, Go Big Read author at head of class

November 2, 2016

As a graduate student, Matthew Desmond spent countless hours in class at the Sewell Social Sciences Building. On Wednesday morning, he was at the front of the class, leading a discussion about his book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”

Campus prepares pumpkins, costumes for Halloween

October 28, 2016

The campus community is finding many creative ways to celebrate Halloween – carving pumpkins on a crisp October night, wandering the oh-so-spooky hallways of Humanities, hobnobbing with history's greatest artists.

New faculty focus: Anthony Cerulli

October 11, 2016

Anthony Cerulli's fascination with world religions began in high school and led him to texts as diverse as the Bhagavad Gita and the writings of Jack Kerouac. He came to UW–Madison because of its international renown in South Asian Studies.

Karen Strier is elected president of International Primatological Society

October 10, 2016

For the first time in its 52-year history, the International Primatological Society has elected a University of Wisconsin–Madison scientist as its president: Karen Strier, Vilas Research Professor and Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology.

UW-Madison information on Sociology 134

July 7, 2016

In response to questions, Sociology Department Chair and Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology Pamela Oliver shared the response below to media and legislators on Thursday, …

Unparalleled pomp attends professor’s Finnish fete

July 5, 2016

Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.

Partnership prepares students to tackle cybersecurity

May 16, 2016

As security breaches of household name corporations make headlines and complicate lives, undergraduates remain surprisingly underexposed to basic cybersecurity tactics. The Morgridge Institute for Research is addressing this gap through a partnership with Bowie State University.

More than 150 new members join Phi Beta Kappa at UW–Madison

May 10, 2016

158 students and two faculty members were honored at the 2016 spring banquet.

Blowing glass in class

May 5, 2016

Few departments on campus use as much glassware as the Department of Chemistry. So it makes perfect sense to have a master glassblower within the department to help design and build innovative equipment.

Academic Staff Excellence Awards honor nine campus professionals

April 25, 2016

Nine members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's academic staff have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Academic Staff Excellence Awards.

Computer science program aims to make technology open to all

March 9, 2016

Wisconsin Emerging Scholars-Computer Sciences (WES-CS) provides a challenging, collaborative environment that helps recruit a broader cross section of UW students to the field of computer science.

Electoral experts ready to discuss Iowa caucus

January 29, 2016

Several experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison will be available to help reporters covering the Iowa caucus Monday and upcoming presidential election. Barry …