Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.
James Frankki scours stones for evidence that proves America’s Viking past — or maybe not.
There’s a lot of muscle behind the magic that transforms the Kohl Center from a basketball arena to a hockey venue.
With the threat of Huntington’s disease hanging over her, Shana Martin lives life out on a limb – or at least a log.
To earn your red and white stripes, you need to know a few things about Wisconsin traditions and rituals, past and present.
This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.
His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.
Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.
When Richard Davis teaches, his words are like the notes he plays, flowing effortlessly from topic to topic, as he explains music and so much more.
Eight other medical schools turned Tim Cordes MD’04, PhD’07 down flat, but the UW said yes — and discovered a remarkable physician who earned “student of the year” honors, created his own biochemistry software, specializes in addiction, and happens to be blind.
Who are the UW’s all-time awesomest alumni? On Wisconsin picks its list of greatest grads (and even one non-grad) in fields ranging from agriculture to technology.
Lynsey Addario’s recent capture by Libyan forces was just the latest in a series of perils for this frontline photojournalist. But she’s never let danger stop her from bringing her unique perspective to coverage of conflict and humanitarian issues.
These seven students are becoming diploma-carrying Badgers this year, joining the ranks of more than 380,000 UW-Madison alumni around the world. They have a firm grasp of reality — but also an inspiring take on what’s to come.
Bud Selig looks back on his career, and ahead to a return to Madison, considering it all through “the retrospect of history.”
Despite the hurdles, campus dining facilities are incorporating locally grown foods.
Steven Levitan reaches new heights by writing what he knows.
Chancellor Biddy Martin believes that UW-Madison can help Wisconsin on the road to financial stability. The best path, she says, lies in greater flexibility for the university.
While American physicians have ready access to medication to help their cancer patients, their counterparts in many countries do not. UW experts are leading a global effort to recognize pain relief as a human right.
With every brain she dissects, neuropathologist Ann McKee ’75 discovers more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease that results from repeated brain injuries. Her studies are changing how sports — especially football — are played.
We take them for granted — until we suddenly lose them, that is. Thanks to an unusual clinic, people who rely on their voices to make a living have a place to turn for help.
David Rakel is one of the pioneers in the field of integrative medicine, which combines conventional and alternative treatments. He believes the discipline's emphasis on prevention can help cut rising health care costs, but skepticism remains.
From the university's earliest years, the arts have held a special place on campus — for those who create or perform and for those who experience the results.
Before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, there was George Schaller MS’57, PhD’62, whose crusade to protect the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals has taken him to the globe’s most remote regions.
Barry Levenson makes a compelling case for his chosen condiment.
When President Obama turns to the who, what, when, and where of his daily agenda, he has a Badger to thank.
This is one top ranking that Wisconsin doesn’t want. Working together, public-health experts hope to reduce the shocking mortality rate among African-American babies.
It’s a writer-to-writer conversation when Mitchard sits down for a chat with Lorrie Moore, acclaimed fiction author and UW faculty member.
Chancellor Biddy Martin PhD’85 describes the incomparable role of the humanities in helping us discover what it is to be human.
The UW’s legacy with environmental issues started in the 1860s when student John Muir embraced nature. It continues evolving on today’s campus, where classes meld filmmaking skills with community activism.
Can Tyler Knowles ’05 pull off his first film with a small crew, a fictional beer, a road trip peppered with Badgers, and a cow costume?
Influenced by his activist father, photographer Frank Espada, and his own struggles with poverty, Martín Espada ’81 uses his poetry to speak for the downtrodden and the forgotten.
Gaining hands-on experience, helping those who have nowhere else to turn, and contributing to the UW medical school’s culture of giving back‚ it’s all woven into student-organized clinics like this one at Grace church.
If Hillel asked us, here’s what On Wisconsin would place in a time capsule in the organization’s new Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life.