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Map Quest

Fall 2017

Archaeologist Chris Fisher MA’95, PhD’00 risked snakes, spiders, jaguars, and flesh-eating bacteria to discover a lost city in Honduras.

The Voice

Fall 2017

For Spanish-speaking members of the St. Louis Cardinals, translator Alexandra Noboa-Chehade ’09 is an essential part of the team. “You eat, sleep, and dream baseball,” she says.

Brain Trust

Fall 2017

UW professor Tony Stretton is well into his fourth decade of teaching undergraduates the wonders of brain science — and still has a lot of fun doing it.

Football Fight

Fall 2017

As the sport’s popularity swelled in the 1900s, a UW professor took on college football and tried to reform it, facing the wrath of students and fans.

How to Save a Life

Fall 2017

After hitting bottom, Dean Olsen ’82 used his love for maps and support from UW–Madison to create a tool for preserving the memories of others and build a new life for himself.

A High-Fat Diet That Heals

Fall 2017

When drugs fail, epilepsy patients turn to this UW cooking class to learn how to curtail seizures by cutting carbs.

Football Photo Gallery

Fall 2017

Images and memorabilia from the early years of the UW’s football team.

Mad Rollin’ Dolls Gallery

Summer 2017

At least 21 of the 139 skaters in the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, Madison’s flat-track roller derby league, are UW-Madison graduates, students, faculty, or staff. …

Our Man in Berlin

Summer 2017

As a foreign correspondent in Germany, Louis Lochner 1909 chronicled the rise of the Third Reich and helped Americans understand how Adolf Hitler amassed power.

A Refuge for Hope

Summer 2017

At the peak of the refugee crisis in Greece, Amed Khan ’91 found a way to bring humanity to an inhumane situation.

A Rink of One’s Own

Summer 2017

Madison’s roller derby league has been instrumental in the evolving sport from its early days, thanks to the dedication of several UW alumnae.

In Search of the Lao Unicorn

Fall 2017

Bill Robichaud ’83 has devoted his career to saving the saola, a recently discovered mammal that may go extinct before scientists can even study it.

Great Fall of China

Summer 2017

Should a Chinese couple have one baby? Two? More? UW obstetrician Fuxian Yi and his homeland are at odds over children.

Women Make Waves

Spring 2017

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The war yielded some positive outcomes for female students. Many gained leadership positions on campus that had …

Classrooms Mobilized

Spring 2017

From telegraphy to auto repair to engineers, the UW campus organized to prepare student soldiers for war.

Small Sacrifices

Spring 2017

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The greatest impact on the home front was the rationing program. To save coal, Lathrop Hall …

Patriotism and Poison Gas

Spring 2017

A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.

Photo Gallery

Spring 2017

The First World War changed the course of history and — for a time — the UW’s mission. To help with the war effort, the …

Politics and Persecution

Spring 2017

As sharply divided opinions about the war drew unwanted national attention to the state, the UW was eager to show its loyalty.

Food as Ammo

Spring 2017

From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.

Push for Peace

Spring 2017

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, a UW English professor proposed another path.

The Disease Detective

Spring 2017

UW professor Tony Goldberg is on a life-saving mission: identify unknown pathogens before they jump to a new host and cause disease in other animals — and humans.

Around the World in Eight Badgers

Spring 2017

As more Americans decide to live and work abroad, alums on each of the seven continents share what they like about their new lives and offer advice for fellow Badgers who dream of similar moves.

All Hands on Deck

Spring 2017

Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.

A Matter of Interest

Spring 2017

When the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a decade, Simon Potter MS’87, PhD’90 was in charge of carrying out that change. What’s it like to have a front-row seat to keeping the economy humming?

The Great War at Home

Spring 2017

When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.

Rebel Alliance

Spring 2017

Women helm just a fraction of Hollywood films, a fact that Jennifer Warren ’63 has been working steadily to change since trading acting for directing three decades ago.

A Taste of Freedom

Winter 2016

From urban gardening to Southern black farmers who organized against oppression, UW assistant professor Monica White’s research reveals a missing chapter in the civil rights narrative.

Grain of Truth

Winter 2016

A UW wood scientist became the star witness in a trial that captivated the nation, garnering comparisons to Sherlock Holmes for his role in solving the Lindbergh-baby kidnapping case.

Potato, Interrupted

Fall 2017

There’s more to genetically modified foods than what you hear in political debate. Just ask UW professor Jiming Jiang and his hardy — if unloved — potato.

Then and Now

Winter 2016

After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.

An Unexpected Landing

Winter 2016

For former Badger rower Todd Jinkins ’96, parachuting out of a plane with more than 100 pounds of gear on his back to prevent a forest fire is all in a day's work.

Photo Gallery

Fall 2017

On the ground and in the air with Todd “Jinks” Jinkins ’96 and the Great Basin Smokejumpers, the Navy Seals of firefighting.

Locked Out

Fall 2016

In an excerpt from his best-selling book, Matthew Desmond MS’04, PhD’10 sheds new light on the harsh realities of housing and poverty.

One Text Away

Fall 2016

College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.

The Analyst

Fall 2016

Elan Kriegel ’03 runs the data shop for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After the election, he and his team will use their algorithms and their passion to help other causes.

This Woman’s Work

Fall 2016

Kathryn Clarenbach ’41, MA’42, PhD’46 is largely unknown, but her name belongs alongside those of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem in the history of modern feminism.

Social Strategy

Fall 2016

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are part of everyday life. What happens when political candidates and their campaigns wade into the social media scrum?

How to keep the “four horsemen” at bay

Fall 2017

Return main feature: Love Is Not A Mystery 

Psychologist John Gottman has identified four behaviors that are the death knell …

The Gottman Method for healthy relationships

Fall 2017

Return main feature: Love Is Not A Mystery 

Build love maps

How well do you know your partner’s inner psychological …