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Photo Gallery: Union Theater Concerts

Spring 2018

In October 2017, when Steve Miller played a concert at the Union Theater, he became just one in a long line of major …

A Judge on Trial

Spring 2018

John Becker LLB1890 lost his career in public service when his words were deemed a crime.

A Big Bounce Back

Spring 2018

An NFL career left Brandon Williams ’16 bankrupt. But he’s reinvented himself and found success in multiple fields.

Arctic Watch

Spring 2018

In Alaska, where glaciers are melting, Fran Ulmer ’69, JD’72 leads a commission tasked with helping U.S. officials decide what to do about climate change.

Bridging Mountains

Spring 2018

Tara Linhardt ’93 found that Himalayan and Appalachian tunes have a lot in common — and she promotes traditional music in both worlds.

Keep on a- Rock’n Us, Baby

Spring 2018

Steve Miller x’65 reflects on how his time on campus, being an English major, and growing up with a famous godfather affected his music career.

Michael Finley: The Sequel

Spring 2018

After his NBA career ended in 2010, Michael Finley ’14 took roles behind the scenes with the Dallas Mavericks and in Hollywood.

6 Classes

Winter 2017

If you had been a female student at the UW in the late 1860s, your first year would have included the not-so-challenging courses …

6 Surreptitious Science Lessons in Alumni Park

Winter 2017

When the Wisconsin Alumni Association opened Alumni Park in October, it offered more than a green space on the Lake Mendota shoreline. It …

4 UW Pranks

Winter 2017

Photo Illustration By N. B. Rinehart; Istock Huad262; Jeff Miller; Bryce Richter

UW–Madison can lay claim to something no other college can: …

5 Winter Olympians to Watch

Winter 2017

When the Winter Olympics open February 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, these Badger alumni will represent the United States as members of …

5 Great Plays in Badger Sports History

Spring 2018

Bronson Koenig launches a buzzer-beater to send the Badgers to the Sweet 16 in the 2016 NCAA tournament. AP IMAGES/Richard Ulreich

On …

13 Custom Confections

Winter 2017

Danielle Lawry

The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant makes special ice cream flavors to honor notable Badger people and events, and we think …

12 Alumni Twitter All-Stars

Winter 2017

Anders Holm returned to campus to speak at commencement in spring 2013. Bryce Richter

Anders Holm ’03 @ders8

Actor, cocreator, writer, and …

One great letter

Winter 2017

When the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research asked Hollywood heavyweights to contribute to its archives, comedian, writer, and film star Groucho …

6 Badgers in Space

Winter 2017


Suomi NPP satellite

Named after Verner Suomi, who founded the UW’s renowned Space Science and Engineering Center in 1965 and is … …

20 Badger Bastions

Winter 2017

UW alumni gather in Chicago to cheer on the Badgers. Dirk Fletcher

Ever wonder which parts of the world have the highest …

4 Classes You Wish You Had Taken

Winter 2017

Jeff Miller

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 323:
Science of Climate Change

Communication Arts 540:
Superhero TV and Cultural Power

Computer …

Photo Gallery: Hoofers Winter Carnival

Winter 2017

Even Wisconsin’s harshest winters haven’t stopped students at its flagship university from outdoor antics. A tradition since the early 20th century, the UW’s

8 Late Literary Giants

Winter 2017

Badgers who made their mark in the literary world.

5 Quiet Places on Campus

Spring 2018

From football Saturdays to live music on the Terrace, campus life can be loud. But there are coves of unexpected calm and seas of serenity if you know where — and when — to look.

58 Frozen Landmarks

Winter 2017

Badgers have made their mark on Antarctica, thanks to the UW’s long history of research and exploration of the continent.

9 Student Clubs

Spring 2018

There’s no shortage of choices for UW students in search of a group to match their interests.

7 Objects of Affection

Spring 2018

From scientific marvels to meaningful mementos, items found in the offices of UW professors help tell their stories.

13 Campus Buildings Due for the Wrecking Ball

Spring 2018

It’s part of the campus master plan’s big picture: better managing space while protecting historic buildings and campus landscapes.

4 Photos in Search of a Caption

Winter 2017

UW Archives is working to digitize each piece of UW history for people to both use and share, but with limited resources, that’s easier said than done.

8 Lions of the Lecture Hall

Winter 2017

Some faculty members come and go; others stick around and become legends.

5 Campus Rivalries

Winter 2017

Competition has always been a part of student life.

12 Campus Statues

Winter 2017

The collection spans a full century of work from multiple sculptors, and is just a small portion of the more than 100 pieces of public art that bring color to campus.

9 Badger Hall of Famers

Winter 2017

These UW coaches and players reached the highest levels in their sport.

10 Most Popular Names

Winter 2017

Trends among our furry friends.

6 Things Bucky Badger Must Do

Winter 2017

Some are easier than others.

5 Astonishing Discoveries

Winter 2017

The UW’s ideas factory churns out remarkable findings that don’t always get the notoriety they deserve.

2 Who Got Away

Winter 2017

The UW very nearly hired two professors who were destined to win Nobels. Both of them slipped through the university’s fingers in a two-year period.

24 UW-Madison Firsts

Winter 2017

From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.

10 NCAA Hockey Titles

Winter 2017

The UW's championships on ice.

4 Snowiest Snow Days

Winter 2017

When winter weather shut down the campus.

4 Distinguished Alumni

Winter 2017

Since 1936, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored leaders in their fields.

10 Things Aldo Leopold Used in the Field

Winter 2017

UW Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.

11 Legendary Concerts

Winter 2017

Music is tied up in the fabric of campus life. Some concerts — including these — are highlights from the university’s history.