Flock Song

In fall, songbirds make a joyful noise. UW neuroscientists are studying starlings for insights into the brain’s natural motivation and reward systems.

Policy Powerhouse

Approaching its 40th anniversary, the La Follette School of Public Affairs has never been in a better place to capitalize on its potential.

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Fall 2022 issue

Repatriating the Ancestors

Anthropology colleagues are working with tribes to return the remains of ancestors and sacred objects.

Teaching Through Culture

Juan Egea, the popular professor of Spanish and Portuguese, captures attention and holds it by using humor, vivid imagery and even a bit of role-playing.

The Science of Art

Analyzing the chemical composition of an ancient tapestry, graduate student Erin Birdsall discovered her niche.

Sweet Success

With a founding goal of “transforming career services for all L&S students,” SuccessWorks is celebrating five years’ worth of vision, growth and impact.

Uncomfortable Truths

Simon Balto’s research helps us unlearn the narratives of modern policing.

To Harlem, the Lower East Side and Beyond

L&S students traveled to New York City in April for an immersive exploration of African American and Jewish cultures.

Hit Refresh

Former Facebook exec Katie Harbath (’03) now helps nonprofits navigate its pitfalls.

Good Chemistry

Martha and Charles Casey champion the people and programs that spark progress at UW-Madison.

Can Wisconsin’s forests be managed for carbon?

PhD student Bailey Murphy ponders whether Wisconsin’s forests can be managed for carbon.

Delayed Gratification

Professor Emeritus William Cronon reflects on a delayed retirement and an impactful career.

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