Tag

Humanities

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

Rod Clark ’71: Literature in Bloom

Winter 2010

As the editor of the literary magazine Rosebud, Rod Clark has published nearly 50 issues

Big Brother Is Searching?

Fall 2010

Google magically begins completing your thoughts

The Tug of War

Fall 2010

The welcome mat is out when today's soldiers return to campus, unlike what their Vietnam counterparts experienced while reentering civilian life during an uncivil era.

On the World Stage

Summer 2010

The UW’s student hip hop ensemble is picked for an elite project.

In a Manner of Speaking

Summer 2010

When humans communicate, laughter plays a key role in comprehension.

Words, Wit, & Wild Hearts

Spring 2010

It’s a writer-to-writer conversation when Mitchard sits down for a chat with Lorrie Moore, acclaimed fiction author and UW faculty member.

Manga Mania

Spring 2010

East Asian 376: Manga

Heads & Hearts

Spring 2010

Chancellor Biddy Martin PhD’85 describes the incomparable role of the humanities in helping us discover what it is to be human.

Someone to Watch over Earth

Spring 2010

The UW’s legacy with environmental issues started in the 1860s when student John Muir embraced nature. It continues evolving on today’s campus, where classes meld filmmaking skills with community activism.

Moooovie Making

Spring 2010

Can Tyler Knowles ’05 pull off his first film with a small crew, a fictional beer, a road trip peppered with Badgers, and a cow costume?

The Changing Face of Publishing

Spring 2010

As profit margins shrink and technological change speeds up, academic publishers face an uncertain future — but the UW Press is adapting to the new realities of bookselling in the twenty-first century.

Lights, Camera, Music!

Winter 2009

Communication Arts 613: Film Score: Theory and History

Faulty Forensics

Fall 2009

Wisconsin Innocence Project goes beyond DNA to ferret out bad courtroom science.

Catalog of Horrors

Fall 2009

Comparative Literature 203: Scary Monsters

WAA News: Wisconsin Storytellers

Summer 2009

WAA honors outstanding alumni at 73rd annual awards program.

An excerpt from Joyce Carol Oates’s Nighthawk: A Memoir of Lost Time

Summer 2009

I arrived by air, breathless with anticipation. I arrived alone. I see myself across an abyss now of four decades as a figure of uncertainty like a line drawing by Saul Steinberg.

DARE to Be Done

Summer 2009

Dictionary of regional dialects nears completion.

Student Watch

Summer 2009

UW Forensics makes a comeback.

Weight of the Words

Spring 2009

When tribal elders die and take their languages with them, it’s akin to a culture burning its libraries. Henning Garvin ’03, other alumni, and UW researchers are hoping to put out the fire by pairing generations and creating enduring records of Wisconsin’s five native tribes.

Truth, Death, and Taxidermy

Spring 2009

Errol Morris’s documentaries are known for being quirky — and brilliant. In the words of film critic Roger Ebert, “After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven’t found another filmmaker who intrigues me more ... Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini.”

Word Games

Spring 2009

LCA Language 307: First Semester Hmong

Macroscopic

Spring 2009

Blown-up images of the microscopic world become art.

Legal Aid

Spring 2009

The Consumer Law Litigation Clinic takes aim at bad business.

UW Wall-to-Wall

Spring 2009

A look at groups that Badgers have formed online.