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Humanities

2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Winter 2016

For 80 years, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored exceptional alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Early recipients include actor Fredric March ’20 of Dr. Jekyll …

A Long To-Do List

Winter 2016

The UW’s current deferred maintenance costs are estimated at $1.2 billion.

Spring 2016

Nuclear conspiracy

The title of director/editor Chad Gracia ’92’s debut documentary film — The Russian Woodpecker — invites so many …

Raney Aronson-Rath ’92

Spring 2016

She uses virtual reality to tell some of the world's toughest — and most important — stories.

Chasing Abloh

Winter 2015

The hunt for UW’s most elusive designer.

When Black History Is Your Own

Summer 2015

Descended from a family who helped found a historic African-American community, Thulani Davis gained a unique perspective that allows her to bring the Reconstruction era alive for her students.

Dark Side, Bright Spot

Summer 2015

Revisiting a controversial experiment finds nuances in human nature.

The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 2015

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.

Design Studies 501: Global Artisans and Pragmatic Design

Spring 2015

The cultures of multiple homelands were stitched together in a School of Human Ecology class during fall semester.

How can you not care about the past?

Spring 2015

It’s a question that Erika Janik MA’04, MA’06 has been asking since her childhood.

English 175

Winter 2014

Frankenstein, Robocop, Google: Human Memory/Digital Memory

Humanities for the Real World

Winter 2014

Take the tradition of storytelling and creativity within the humanities fields and blend it with a commitment to join the digital age, and you have the recipe for an exciting campus evolution.

Fulsome Prison Blues

Fall 2014

As a student, UW sociology professor Alice Goffman spent six years immersed in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. What she learned shaped her understanding of urban policy and inspired a break-out book.

Kevin Henkes x’83: Connecting with Kids

Fall 2014

A class project sparked a career as an author and illustrator.

Standing Up to Socrates

Spring 2014

A philosophy major invites more women to the debate

Sharing the Dignity Model

Summer 2013

Starting "Great Conversations"

David Krakauer

Spring 2013

This research institute director’s recipe for success? Collaboration and a dash of humor.

Destination Troy

Spring 2013

UW experts in classics, physics, and more will explore the ancient site.

Student Watch: Winter 2012

Winter 2012

New residential community focuses on arts and design.

It’s a Mailbox … It’s a Bird House … No, Wait, It’s a Library!

Winter 2012

A simple idea to house free books in quirky little buildings on posts is bringing neighborhoods together and enhancing literacy around the world.

A Labor of Love {for Words}

Summer 2012

From A to Z, the Dictionary of American Regional English reaches its goal.

Farewell Cards

Summer 2012

Memorial Library bids an overdue adieu to its card catalog.

There’s an Apps for that

Summer 2012

Name any topic pertaining to Wisconsin life and culture, and prolific author Jerry Apps ’55, MS’57, PhD’57 has probably written about it.

A Rune With a View

Spring 2012

James Frankki scours stones for evidence that proves America’s Viking past — or maybe not.

Books and Beyond

Fall 2011

LIS 640: Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Prison Breaks

Fall 2011

His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.

From Press to Professor

Summer 2011

Longtime sports journalist brings an authentic voice to his classroom.

Little Online Lies

Summer 2011

Those who post to dating sites fudge the facts strategically.

Been There, Done That

Summer 2011

Journalism 666: Professional Responsibility in Mass Communication.

The Eye of the Storm

Summer 2011

Lynsey Addario’s recent capture by Libyan forces was just the latest in a series of perils for this frontline photojournalist. But she’s never let danger stop her from bringing her unique perspective to coverage of conflict and humanitarian issues.

Changing Courses

Spring 2011

It was very hard to leave Madison, and in a sense I never have.

En Français, S’il Vous Plaît

Spring 2011

A master’s program prepares students to use French in professions outside the classroom.

Sports and Society

Spring 2011

Allan H. “Bud” Selig ’56 often talks about how history guides the decisions he makes as the commissioner of Major League Baseball.

A Conversation with The Commish

Spring 2011

Bud Selig looks back on his career, and ahead to a return to Madison, considering it all through “the retrospect of history.”

Family Man

Spring 2011

Steven Levitan reaches new heights by writing what he knows.

Brave New Blogs

Spring 2011

Blogs aren’t just about trivial pursuits anymore. UW faculty are using these online diaries to share ideas and discoveries with colleagues around the world.

Mary Beltrán

Winter 2010

When she watches television, it’s with an eye on diversity, as well as entertainment.

Knotty Problem

Winter 2010

Khipus are an ancient method of recording information, one that goes back to the Inca empire that pre-dated the arrival of Europeans.

Quick Takes: Fall 2010

Winter 2010

UW news in brief

Family Matters

Winter 2010

Philosophy 104: Childhood, Marriage, and Family