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Hoofer Sailing Club members bring their windsurfing boards and sailboats in for the evening near the Memorial Union Terrace  as the summer sun sets overLake Mendota
Soaking up summer
Sure, enjoying the lake is a summertime must in Madison. But did you know Lake Mendota is one of the most studied lakes in the entire world? That's due to limnology, the study of inland waters, pioneered here more than a century ago, and blogged about since 2013!
Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf as Nora in A Doll's House, Part 2
Henrik Ibsen's  A Doll's House , set in Norway in 1879, ends with Nora walking out on her family. A Broadway sequel won a Tony Award this June, thanks in part to a Scandinavian Studies professor's expertise on a woman's life over there, back then.
A golf course built on a Kettle Moraine_ a geological feature unique to Wisconsin
What, exactly, is a "kettle moraine" and why was it the perfect setting for June's US Open at Erin Hills Golf Course? In this video from the USGA, two UW geoscience professors offer a fascinating explanation of a unique Wisconsin landform.
Hidden prejudices affect how people are treated in doctors' offices, business meetings, police encounters and many other settings. A psychology professor has a new approach to stop implicit racial bias  ---   will it work?
Catalina Toma, assistant professor
of communication arts
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