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.
UW Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.
The UW's championships on ice.
When winter weather shut down the campus.
Since 1936, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored leaders in their fields.
Music is tied up in the fabric of campus life. Some concerts — including these — are highlights from the university’s history.
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.
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.
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.
When drugs fail, epilepsy patients turn to this UW cooking class to learn how to curtail seizures by cutting carbs.
Images and memorabilia from the early years of the UW’s football team.
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.…
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.
At the peak of the refugee crisis in Greece, Amed Khan ’91 found a way to bring humanity to an inhumane situation.
Madison’s roller derby league has been instrumental in the evolving sport from its early days, thanks to the dedication of several UW alumnae.
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.
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…
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.