From telegraphy to auto repair to engineers, the UW campus organized to prepare student soldiers for war.
The greatest impact on the home front was the rationing program. To save coal, Lathrop Hall was …
A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.
The First World War changed the course of history and — for a time — the UW’s mission. To help with the war effort, the …
As sharply divided opinions about the war drew unwanted national attention to the state, the UW was eager to show its loyalty.
From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.
When war broke out in Europe in 1914, a UW English professor proposed another path.
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.
Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
On the ground and in the air with Todd “Jinks” Jinkins ’96 and the Great Basin Smokejumpers, the Navy Seals of firefighting.
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.
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
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.
Naheed Qureshi ’94 works for justice and equality for American Muslims, who face discrimination, violence and hateful rhetoric.
Lauren Groff MFA’06 had a year most aspiring novelists can only dream of, writing a bestseller that President Obama named his favorite book of 2015.
When her mother died of Huntington’s, Shana Martin Verstegen ’02 didn't want to know if she’d get it, too — until deciding to become a mom herself.
People of color are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. The children of former Badger football star Lou Holland ’65 are among those that UW researchers are studying to try to learn why.
If you think that Anders Holm '03 is everywhere these days, you’re right. A combination of hard work and a few lucky breaks has put the writer-actor in the spotlight.
Roger Sharpe ’71 wrote the book on pinball — literally — and has become a guardian of the game since he first got hooked at the UW.
A former Daily Cardinal cartoonist, first inspired by Charles Schulz's Peanuts, reflects on his years at UW-Madison and pays tribute to fellow artists in an original comic strip.
Doctors in training at the UW write down patients' memories — along with their symptoms — in a VA hospital program that documents the lives of military veterans.
A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.
Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.
The Facebook query was exacting and cryptic: “We need perhaps three or four individuals with excellent archaeological / paleontological excavation skills. … The catch …
The hunt for UW’s most elusive designer.