The UW-Madison College of Letters & Science has more than 200,000 graduates working in just about every type of job you can imagine. Read on for a sense of the college's breadth and depth.
Fueling Discovery is a joint publication of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal.
Sometimes, friends, parents and alumni ask me, “What can you do after graduation with a major in (fill in the blank)?” They are often surprise…
Earth is wonderfully complex. Water, life, and plate tectonics combine to shape every aspect of our world, often in ways that are deeply intertwined.
Nine years ago, I was straining under the information overload of graduate school, so I began blogging, collecting my scattered thoughts at th…
I grew up in Springfield, Illinois, steeped in lore about Abraham Lincoln: his home, his law office, even his tomb were regular stops. For a k…
Particle physics, cosmology and genetics are fascinating subjects that fire up the imagination. But my passion lies in the physics of the mundane.
Nothing promotes understanding of foreign cultures as much as travel, and as an archaeologist I have the privilege of traveling not only to di…
The United States is unique among developed nations as the world leader in mass incarceration, something that has created a seismic social cha…
What’s the mystery behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Why did Machiavelli write “The Prince?” Why does Pisa’s tower lean like that? How does poetry mak…
Wisconsin is fertile ground for me as a linguist because its rich diversity of languages, dialects and accents makes it a natural laboratory –…
Congratulations! You’ve landed your dream internship at an up-and-coming company and you’re excited to show the skills, creativity and determi…
If you ask an archaeologist what they study, they will likely explain that we aim to understand major transformations in our human history.
For decades, scientists catalogued human traits and processes – asking which seem to be governed by genetics and in which are influenced by pa…