Reopen and Rejoice

Fall 2021

The UW’s return to in-person activities is a cause for celebration.

On with the Shows

Fall 2021

UW arts venues reopen after the pandemic shutdown.

A Better Way to Teach 9/11

Fall 2021

UW professor Jeremy Stoddard MS’01, PhD’96 discovers shortcomings in schools’ approach to the war on terror.

A 2020 Celebration in 2021

Fall 2021

Students who graduated during the pandemic finally get their pomp and circumstance.

Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

Fall 2021

UW researchers take a step toward treating humans.

A More Familiar Fall Semester

Fall 2021

With vaccination rates high, UW–Madison plans for regular operations.

Film-Nerd Paradise

Fall 2021

After immersing himself in UW movie culture, Michael Pogorzelski ’94, MA’96 became one of the country’s leading preservationists.

A 100-Year-Old Meme

Fall 2021

This UW comic might have originated the genre.

New Athletic Director, New Era

Fall 2021

Chris McIntosh ’04, MS’19 embraces change.

The Disinformation Detective

Fall 2021

UW professor Young Mie Kim uncovers deceptive political ads on social media.

Connecting the Dots

Fall 2021

Thirty years ago, Stephen Morse MS’74, PhD’77 put a name to the phenomenon that defines our time: emerging viruses.

Psychedelic Wonder Drugs

Fall 2021

UW–Madison leads the way in a potentially transformative field of medicine.

A Storybook Romance

Fall 2021

Kevin Henkes x’83 and Laura Dronzek ’82, MFA’93 met at UW–Madison, married, and now make magic together in children’s literature.

Letters: The Concerts You Never Forget

Fall 2021

Jimi Hendrix plays at the Factory in 1968. Robert Schultz

Our Spring 2021 issue featured an article on legendary pop concerts…

Forward March

Fall 2021

The UW Band’s set list has evolved with the times.

A Poet Writing Loudly

Fall 2021

What’s it like to be Afghan and Kurdish in the U.S.? Read Hajjar Baban ’20.

Registration by Walkie-Talkie

Fall 2021

In the days before virtual enrollment, getting your preferred classes required creativity and collaboration.

NFL Funds Hamstring Study

Fall 2021

UW researchers tackle one of the most frustrating sports injuries.

Hidden Treasures

Fall 2021

During the All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign, UW–Madison added and improved several buildings and facilities.

The Cycling Sweet Spot

Fall 2021

Michael Fishman ’11 creates bikes that are both unique and affordable.

A Writer to Watch

Fall 2021

Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel Moniz MFA’14 is a must-read.

Letters: The Sterling Hall Bombing

Fall 2021

Alumni respond to our 50th-anniversary article “The Blast That Changed Everything.”

A Cure in Sight for Vision Loss

Fall 2021

An ingenious “scaffold” delivers cells to damaged areas of the retina.

The UW’s Loudest Sound

Fall 2021

The steam whistle signals boaters while startling Terrace crowds.

Finding Home in a Foreign Land

Fall 2021

Pao Lor PhD’01 chronicles his American journey in Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival.

Farewell, Wiscard Legend

Fall 2021

For 19 years, Almaz Yimam warmly welcomed new students to campus.

Celebrating the Divine Nine

Fall 2021

A new UW plaza commemorates Black fraternities and sororities.

Back to the Terrace

Fall 2021

Sunsets still look great on the Memorial Union pier.

Rebuilding Democracy — with Mahogany

Fall 2021

After the January 6 riot, the Forest Products Lab helped repair the U.S. Capitol.

A Movie Mogul’s Big Break

Fall 2021

Walter Mirisch ’42 transcended humble origins to produce classic Hollywood films.

The Milk Carton Is Obsolete

Fall 2021

Creative UW students reconceive it as a pouch.

A Podcast for Peace

Fall 2021

On The Branch, Dina Kraft ’93 delves into stories of Israeli/Palestinian friendship.

Corridor of Dreams

Fall 2021

A surprising piece of public art transforms a campus underpass.

A Real-Live Homecoming

Fall 2021

This year’s event includes face-to-face offerings.

A Quarterback’s State of Mind

Fall 2021

Graham Mertz x’23 puts his meditation skills to use on and off the field.

How to Move a Masterpiece

Summer 2021

It wasn’t easy bringing Jean Dubuffet’s 500-pound Danse Élance to campus.

American Sign Language in the Classroom

Summer 2021

Amy Free ’96 promotes equity as an interpreter across campus.

Reimagining the UW Classroom

Summer 2021

During the pandemic, professors have creatively adapted to online teaching.

Shoot, Score, Celebrate

Summer 2021

UW women’s hockey claims its second straight national championship title.

The Emotion Behind the Mask

Summer 2021

In a new world of face coverings, kids can still decode expressions.