Virtual Party School

Spring 2021

For all their computer wizardry, the undergrads who created Spacebar got the word out through low-tech means. Courtesy of Spacebar

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Research to the Rescue

Spring 2021

UW scientists rise to the challenge of fighting COVID-19.

UW Expands COVID-19 Testing

Spring 2021

An innovative mobile app helps keep campus safe.

Image vs. Reality

Spring 2021

In a pandemic, illustrating our spring issue was no easy task.

An Inclusive New Era for UW Athletics

Spring 2021

Mike Jackson ’04, MBA’13 oversees the department’s diversity efforts during a transformative time.

A Record Number of Applications

Spring 2021

Even in a pandemic, UW–Madison meets enrollment goals.

Hope for Coral Reefs

Spring 2021

UW professor Pupa Gilbert believes these essential parts of Earth’s ecosystem are more resilient than we thought.

To Play or Not to Play?

Spring 2021

UW Athletics postpones and cancels games to keep students safe.

The Concerts You Never Forget

Spring 2021

These campus-area shows have passed into UW–Madison mythology.

Calling Because We Care

Spring 2021

UW faculty and staff personally contact quarantined students.

The Pandemic for Posterity

Spring 2021

UW Archives collects artifacts from an extraordinary year.

How the Humanities Building Went Wrong

Spring 2021

From the start, problems plagued a piece of architecture that could have been great.

A True-Crime Must-See

Spring 2021

In A Wilderness of Error, Errol Morris ’69 revisits a notorious murder case.

You Break It, You Bought It

Spring 2021

The shattering of the Duke’s Mayo Bowl Trophy

Investing in Higher Education

Spring 2021

UW proposes new buildings, greater borrowing power in state budget request.

Reasons to Miss the Old Union South

Spring 2021

The austere building had its charms.

A Soft Market

Spring 2021

Katie Lorenz ’12 sells alpaca-fleece products while ensuring fair wages for Peruvian artisans.

Welcome to the Nick

Spring 2021

Run, swim, and dribble at the UW’s state-of-the-art recreation center.

Your Badger Video Headquarters

Spring 2021

90,000 total views can’t be wrong.

Wisconsin’s Favorite Podcast

Spring 2021

Alex Gee Jr. ’85 brings his unique perspective to Black Like Me.

Meat Central

Spring 2021

The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences has a fabulous new building.

The World’s Greatest Garage Sale

Spring 2021

The SWAP shop gives new life to UW surplus while helping the environment.

Who Is That Mask Man?

Spring 2021

A face covering by Max Bock-Aronson ’13 is one of 2020’s best inventions.

Progress on Diversity and Inclusion

Spring 2021

UW partners unite to effect change.

Finding a Voice, against All Odds

Spring 2021

The UW Odyssey Project empowers nontraditional students to speak up and pursue their dreams.

A Viral Sensation

Spring 2021

Professor Malia Jones becomes the nation’s go-to COVID-19 expert with Dear Pandemic.

This Is a Job for an Ice Cream Scientist

Spring 2021

Maya Warren PhD’15 changes the world one scoop at a time.

Does This Ring a Bell?

Spring 2021

Enjoy a stunning nighttime view of the UW’s iconic Carillon Tower.

Coping with Isolation and Uncertainty

Spring 2021

UW Mental Health Services addresses an urgent need for care.

Saluting “A Good Human Being”

Spring 2021

Former students create a fund to carry on the work of electrical engineering professor Thomas Lipo PhD’68.

The Path to Self-Actualization

Spring 2021

Psychologist Abraham Maslow ’30, MA’31, PhD’34 showed how people reach their full potential.

Running from Race

Spring 2021

Librarian Louise Butler Walker ’35 took desperate measures to survive in a racist society.

The Virus Fighters

Winter 2020

The UW marshals its resources against the pandemic.

Statue of Liberty 3.0

Winter 2020

The rise, fall, and rise of a beloved UW tradition

Turning Science into Stories

Winter 2020

JKX Comics illustrates vital concepts for nonscientists.

All in for Diversity

Winter 2020

The UW redoubles its commitment to a welcoming campus environment.

It’s All in the Wrist

Winter 2020

New wearable technology reconstructs the hand in 3-D.

International Enrollment Drops

Winter 2020

Pandemic-related challenges keep some students home.

With New Eyes

Winter 2020

As a curator and practitioner, John Szarkowski ’48 helped shape our view of photography — and the world.

It’s Fight Night!

Winter 2020

Mary Edwards ’82 can throw a punch but found her calling ringside.