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8 Late Literary Giants

Winter 2017

Badgers who made their mark in the literary world.

5 Quiet Places on Campus

Winter 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

Winter 2018

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

7 Objects of Affection

Winter 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

Winter 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.

5 Astonishing Discoveries

Winter 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Winter 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.

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.