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Scholz named dean of College of Letters & Science

June 4, 2013

John Karl Scholz, Nellie June Gray Professor of Economic Policy and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been selected as the next dean of the College of Letters & Science, UW–Madison’s largest academic unit.

Five Questions: Lecturer, critic McNutt connects TV viewing and social media

June 4, 2013

Watching and discussing television — its production, social impact and sense of place — has given Myles McNutt a unique perspective on the American experience. Through social media, McNutt, now a University of Wisconsin–Madison doctoral candidate, has found the perfect intersection between research and real life.

Thinking ‘big’ may not be best approach to saving large-river fish

May 22, 2013

Large-river specialist fishes - from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub - are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major tributaries identified in a University of Wisconsin–Madison study become a focus of conservation efforts.

UW set to receive, screen classic Taiwanese films

April 3, 2013

The screenings of two classic features directed by King Hu, a landmark figure in world cinema, mark the latest donations to the unique collection of celebrated Taiwanese films at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.