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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.

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.

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 2018

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.

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 was …

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.

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 previously …

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.

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?

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.

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.