Does religion have a place at a public university? The Lubar Institute contends that it does — not to proselytize, but to give students a safe place to explore beliefs and cultivate understanding.
What started as a gutsy notion among four UW undergrads (we could do this better) has grown into a wildly successful theatrical-lighting enterprise based in Badgerland.
Due to a belief that their body parts bring good luck, people with albinism in some African countries are hunted and killed. Two alumni are stepping in to help Tanzania, where the problem is most severe.
Just how valuable is the devotion Badgers feel for their alma mater? "That's gold," says UW-Madison's new chancellor.
As Title IX turns forty, film producer Libby Geist ’02 explores nine female athletes who changed their gender's world.
Special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan ’77, JD’83 is leading New York's battle with the illegal trade in prescription drugs.
With his accidental discovery of Vitamin A, UW professor Elmer McCollum kickstarted the field of modern nutrition.
When the time came to name their children, these couples decided that only once choice would do.
Before the year is out, Jeffrey Sprecher ’78 is set to finalize his purchase of the New York Stock Exchange.
What's a nine-letter word for "interwoven verbal puzzle"? Crossword! Try On Wisconsin's first cruciverbal challenge
Maggie Turnbull ’98 has become an authority on the search for signs of extraterrestrial life — and she's done it on her own terms.
As the university prepares to offer its first massive online open courses, we take a look at this new phenomenon and its implications for UW-Madison.
An aerial view provides a peek into what the UW looked like seventy-five years ago and contrasts it with today's perspective.
The theater world has embraced the talents of Carrie Coon MFA ’06, taking her all the way to the Broadway stage.
Ryan Ziegelbauer MS ’06 calls upon his degree in urban and regional planning to create masterpieces in a familiar medium: Lego bricks.
A special partnership with the UW introduces ninth-graders to the notion of a degree following high school.
Economist Andrew Zimbalist ’69 argues that big-time sports and big-time stadiums are not necessarily a boon for cities.
The devil's in the details, as a young grad has discovered in her job with the animation studio Pixar.
Oceans, mountains, car accidents, continents — über-athlete Sonya Baumstein ’07 has yet to meet the obstacle that can stop her.
Think that world hunger can’t be overcome? Bettina Luescher begs to differ.
A simple idea to house free books in quirky little buildings on posts is bringing neighborhoods together and enhancing literacy around the world.
At a factory in Latin America, workers are sewing UW apparel, providing for their families, and spreading hope that the global textile industry can change.
From a temple in India to American beauty salons, a global trade network spins hair into Black Gold
Delivering birth control to elephants is more difficult than you’d think — and more important.
A psychopath focuses on a goal — no matter how chilling the consequences. But UW researchers have hopeful news about changing that behavior.
Hoping to double alumni donations, the UW prepares to roll out an aggressive campaign.
Tom Schultz ’76 never dreamed he’d become a painter — but thanks to him, birdwatchers everywhere are able to identify their feathered friends.
Creative ideas and a supportive campus culture are helping more and more students embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
He used novel techniques to eradicate syphilis in Wisconsin. He identified PTSD long before it had that name. Professor Hans Reese was a man ahead of his time.
From A to Z, the Dictionary of American Regional English reaches its goal.
A leading UW researcher says everyone has an emotional style — and you can train yourself to change.
Memorial Library bids an overdue adieu to its card catalog.
This former sprinter now trains pro basketball players — and has a track record for results.
Name any topic pertaining to Wisconsin life and culture, and prolific author Jerry Apps ’55, MS’57, PhD’57 has probably written about it.
Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.
In his second term at the helm, Interim Chancellor David Ward isn’t sitting idly by.
It took multiple bus rides for a young Barry Ganetzky to attend college classes each day. That same singlemindedness has nourished the UW researcher’s longtime career, pushing him to study tiny creatures and find ways to treat human disease.
When three UW alumnae get to work each day, it’s all about astronauts and space suits and an evolving partnership with Russia to explore the universe. How cool is that?