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BEST IN CLASS We are enormously proud that nine of the 12 Distinguished Teaching Awards awarded by the UW-Madison in 2016 went to L&S faculty. The awards have been granted by the university since 1953. The 2016 L&S recipients are:

• Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Computer Sciences • Russ Castronovo, English • Ivan Ermakoff, Sociology • Daniel Erman, Mathematics • Holly Gibbs, Geography

• Keisha Lindsay, Gender & Women's Studies; Political Science • John Moore, Chemistry • Lauren Riters, Zoology • Basil Tikoff, Geoscience


I ask students a set of questions: ‘What is your goal? What have you done, and what do you need to do, to achieve it? What are your options?’ In science, large achievements are gained via multiple smaller milestones and early training. My goal is to encourage students to become independent lifelong learners. — Lauren Riters, Professor of Zoology


Chemical reactions change colors, make strange smells, cause things to burn — or even explode! So I intersperse chemical demonstrations throughout my lectures to keep students on their toes. — John Moore, Professor of Chemistry


L&S Annual Review 2015-2016

L&S Annual Review, 2015-16  

The Annual Review for the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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