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My challenge is to elicit intellectual curiosity and desire for knowledge from students of very different backgrounds, with different expectations and training. PHOTO BY JEFF MILLER

— Ivan Ermakoff, Professor of Sociology

PHOTO BY BRYCE RICHTER

How can literature lead us to new and unexpected ways of thinking? When our class reads Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Minister's Black Veil, I come to class dressed as the minister, head to toe in somber black church vestments and veil, and deliver a 17th-century Puritan sermon. My hope is that words that once seemed inert will jump off the page. — Russ Castronovo, Professor of English

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Honestly, it is the students here at UWMadison who make my job a terrific one. Their interesting questions, thoughts and ideas have greatly shaped every aspect of my teaching over my 16 years here. —R  emzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Professor of Computer Sciences

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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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