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On Campus

UW Women at 150

Summer 2019

Throughout the academic year, campus celebrated the 150th anniversary of women receiving UW degrees.

A Laboratory for Financial Aid

Summer 2019

Mackenzie Straub x’22 (pictured) was one of 796 incoming students during the 2018–19 academic year receiving free tuition through Bucky’s Tuition Promise.

World’s Smallest Monkeys

Summer 2019

The winners of this year’s UW Cool Science Image contest were announced in March.

Chancellor Blank’s To-Do List

Summer 2019

The landscape of higher education is changing rapidly, says the UW’s chancellor.

Why You Don’t Want to Eat Hagfish

Summer 2019

Experts use math to better understand a sea creature’s defense mechanism.

Dodging Cyclones, Studying Monsoons

Summer 2019

A UW–developed portable weather lab journeys to the Philippine Sea.

So Long to Nails’ Tales

Summer 2019

An uncertain future for a divisive campus sculpture.

Wisconsin History: The Video Game

Summer 2019

A young girl — Jo Wilder — solves mysteries of the state.

A Purse for the Ages

Summer 2019

The UW’s Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection turns 50.

Long-Term Investments

Spring 2019

Expansion of the School of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary school in Wisconsin, will allow it to serve more farmers and pet owners …

Beer Gone Wild

Spring 2019

A UW geneticist helped to discover a new yeast species, providing a new flavor to brewing companies.

10 Years On

Summer 2019

In 2009, copilot Jeff Skiles ’84 played a key role in the “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency plane landing.

On, Woofsconsin!

Summer 2019

The perfect combination: dogs and Badger pride. #OnWoofsconsin

Cool Cows

Spring 2019

Who moo? Cool showers can comfort cows while they’re being milked.

High Honors

Spring 2019

The jersey of legendary Badger hockey player and coach Mark Johnson ’94 now hangs from the Kohl Center rafters.

Legal Advocates

Spring 2019

The UW Law School is opening a new clinic to help victims of domestic violence file restraining orders.

On “Queue”

Spring 2019

Former UW women’s basketball point guard Shawna Nicols ’05 is now the official disc jockey for the Badgers.

Ask an Expert: What’s the Tiff about Tariffs?

Spring 2019

UW economics professor Menzie Chinn explains the tradeoffs of tariff policy.

Safety Check

Winter 2018

Jeff Miller

After a doctor affiliated with Michigan State University was convicted of sexually assaulting numerous young women under his care, including …

Stone Survivor

Winter 2018

Bryce Richter

After 70 secretive years, a gargoyle has been reunited with its twin. One of the sandstone statues, which sat atop …

The Next Dimension

Winter 2018

Sorbetto/ISTOCK

3D printing seems like science fiction come to life.

“It’s kind of Star Trek–like,” says Dan Thoma MS’88, PhD’92, director of …

For the Birds

Winter 2018

Mason Muerhoff

Nomen est omen, said the ancient Romans, who liked their maxims to rhyme: one’s name is one’s destiny. And while …

How High?

Winter 2018

What UW building is the tallest? The answer may surprise you.

Mind Games

Winter 2018

New research from the UW shows video games could help teach empathy to adolescents.

Local News

Winter 2018

An aspiring journalist chooses an unexpected stop on his career path: his hometown newspaper.

Bug Bites

Winter 2018

A UW researcher finds that a different kind of breakfast could improve health.

Rest in Pieces

Winter 2018

Dutch elm disease claims Elmer, a campus tree more than a century old that stood outside the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building.

Diplomatic Dilemma

Winter 2018

Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold ’75 returns to the UW to teach, calling on his experiences in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Transforming Research

Fall 2018

A UW–Madison lab seeks to improve outcomes for transgender people.

Reckoning with History

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Between 1919 and 1926, two UW student organizations took the name Ku Klux Klan, and a report delving into that …

New Money

Fall 2018

A UW class explores cryptocurrencies.

On the Mend

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Ferguson the miniature donkey got a hand — actually a leg — from the School of Veterinary Medicine recently to …

Campus Construction

Fall 2018

Bryce Richter

Major projects are under way on the UW–Madison campus to remove bottlenecks for students who need access to chemistry …

Deadly Cold

Fall 2018

A cautionary tale about human interactions with wild apes.

Calling All Docs

Fall 2018

A UW program is working to reduce the shortage of ob-gyn physicians in rural areas.

At the Movies

Fall 2018

Will Crazy Rich Asians change representation on the big screen?

Agriculture by Air

Summer 2018

UW researchers are using drones to search for more sustainable farming methods.

Audio Philes

Summer 2018

Students study podcasts as the medium takes off.

Good as Gold

Summer 2018

Badgers dominated a gold medal game for the ages on both sides of the puck in the Winter Olympics.

Monarch Guardians

Summer 2018

UW–Madison’s Arboretum is part of a nationwide effort to protect the popular insect.