Stay curious. Your monthly scoop from the College of Letters & Science at UW-Madison. 
L&S alumni, you were first-year students once! Remember how it felt? The advice L&S Dean Karl Scholz had for this fired-up crowd of first-year and transfer students might still apply to you. "Don't be afraid to reach out," he says.
John Hall portrait
Talk about being in the room where it happens. History professor John Hall has just begun serving as the historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, where he's tracking the development of counter-terrorism plans and writing the official, and highly classified, account of the efforts.
For communication arts majors, what could be better than a summer internship in Hollywood? Oh, maybe working at the Emmys. As Ali Walton and Ryan Holtz found out on Sunday, the awards show is as glamorous and star-studded as you'd imagine.
Gloria Mari-Beffa portrait
When Van Vleck Hall was built in 1961, there were zero women on the math faculty. Today, there are 11. Their growing numbers not only shape the experience for faculty but also encourage female students to pursue math.
Anna Vemer Andrzejewski, professor of art history

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