Department News for 2007
“Mitman's environmental film fest in the news”
Tales from Planet Earth is a three-day festival showcasing environmental films from around the world. This journey across the globe will explore how stories told through film shape our understanding of nature and inspire action on behalf of environmental justice and the diversity of life. All festival events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations help support the festival and will be accepted at the door.
“‘Living with (Sniff) Allergies’ (Wisconsin State Journal article)”
Gregg Mitman, a UW-Madison historian of science and medicine, was interviewed in a Wisconsin State Journal article September 2, 2007, where he discussed his new book "Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape our Lives and Landscapes" (Yale University Press).
Also, Mitman's book was reviewed by the Seattle Times on June 5, 2007.
“Welcome to Walton Schalick”
We are very pleased to welcome Walton O. Schalick to our department. Walt is joining the UW-Madison faculty starting Fall 2007 as an assistant professor of medical history, orthopedics & rehabilitation, history of science, and pediatrics.
“New books from Keller and Numbers”
Richard C. Keller, Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).
Ronald L. Numbers, Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew (New York: Oxford University Press, August 2007).
Warwick Anderson is leaving UW-Madison for University of Sydney, where he will be University Research Professor in the History Department and the Centre on Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine. We will miss Warwick's creative intellect.
“Warwick Anderson wins Guggenheim Fellowship”
Warwick Anderson has won a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for his project, "The Science of Race Mixing in the Twentieth Century," which looks at the transnational network of research on race mixing, or miscegenation.
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