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With the snip of a bright red ribbon, Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Dean John Karl Scholz unveiled SuccessWorks, a center for personal and professional development that is revolutionizing how the college is preparing liberal arts students for life after graduation.
Last month, Adam Hinterthuer spent a magical afternoon gliding across a frozen Lake Monona. Two weeks later, he noticed puddles shimmering on top of the ice. The change led the Center for Limnology staffer to investigate what Wisconsin climate could be like in decades to come. "Chances are that a lot more of those years will look like our soggy January instead of winter as it ought to be," he writes.
The world is talking about Olympic women's hockey, but you may not know that Team USA boasts two L&S grads: biology major Meghan Duggan and history major Hilary Knight. When they take to the ice again on February 19, be sure to cheer on your fellow Badgers!
As the Hamel Music Center takes shape, folks on campus have been taking note, and wondering what some distinctive "windows" are. They're not actually windows at all, but sound chambers that will enhance performances in the new building, which will be the new home of the Mead Witter School of Music and an eye-catching addition to campus when it opens in 2019.
Christy Clark-Pujara, assistant professor of Afro-American Studies

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CORRECTION: The January 2018 edition of Sift & Winnow misspelled Chamberlin Hall.
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