Stay curious. Your monthly scoop from the College of Letters & Science at UW-Madison. 
Late afternoon light cuts across the George L. Mosse Humanities Building, home to the Department of History and the Mead Witter School of Music.
"As a Wisconsin native, I never felt this wasn't a place for me," says History Ph.D. candidate Sergio González. Yet he knows not all Latinos in the state can say the same, or have over time. In his book, Mexicans in Wisconsin, he traces the diverse history of families, like his, who have helped shape the state since the early 20th century.
The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the latest research on how language and speech develop in their brains, psychology professor Mark Seidenberg tells National Public Radio. He explains that educators must understand the "science of reading" if they want to help students pick up the skill.
Every day it seems like a new podcast pulls at our earbuds, tantalizing us with the unraveling of a crime or analysis of anything from politics to books to sports. In his popular Communication Arts class, Jeremy Morris unpacks the context of this "golden age" of podcasts, teaches students how to work with audio and reveals the incredible power of sound.
Theo Rekatsinas, Assistant Professor
of Computer Sciences


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March 2018 Edition | Questions or comments? Email us at siftwinnow@ls.wisc.edu.
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