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On Campus

Taking Safety Seriously

Spring 2018

A new app transforms smartphones into personal safety devices.

A Perfect Storm

Spring 2018

A UW professors teaches the science behind the news.

A Muffled Voice

Spring 2018

A UW researcher shines a light on a lost essay.

A-maze-ing

Winter 2017

Photo by Angie Treinen

Angie Treinen ’88, DVM’93 received a novel idea this year from the UW’s Geology Museum for her family farm’s …

Give What You Get

Winter 2017

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If it’s the thought that makes a gift count, here’s a thought that can make your gesture count extra: get a …

Witness to History

Winter 2017

Sarah Morton

Military history professor John Hall spent 15 years on active duty as an infantry officer and strategic planner for the …

Dow: 50 Years Later

Winter 2017

A moment in history that transformed the lives of many students and the UW campus.

3 Kinds of Smiles

Winter 2017

How do we know what a smile means? A UW psychologist decodes them.

Eye on Irma

Winter 2017

UW plays a key role in weather warnings.

SERF’s Down

Fall 2017

Jeff Miller

For years, overcrowding and long lines have been the norm at the SERF (Southeast Recreational Facility), built in 1983 to …

Scene Setting

Spring 2019

Jeff Miller photo

Elise Schimke ’17 sought solitude in campus libraries during her time at UW–Madison. So when the history and English …

Beyond the Game

Fall 2017

UW program helps student-athletes chart a course for life after sports.

Dairy Drama

Fall 2017

The $43 billion Wisconsin industry has benefited from a long tradition of UW support.

Wait for It

Spring 2019

A study shatters the myth that all entrepreneurs are uber-confident risk-takers.

Seismic Shift

Fall 2017

UW scientists decipher earthquakes.

Popular Science

Fall 2017

Can Bill Nye, the famed Science Guy of the ’90s, really save the world?

Power Walking

Summer 2017

Spencer Walts

The next renewable energy source could be right underfoot. A group of UW–Madison engineers has developed an inexpensive …

Protest vs. Disrupt

Summer 2017

Free-speech guidelines address a delicate balance.

“Yes, and …”

Summer 2017

Improv techniques help medical professionals learn creativity and spontaneity.

Oscar the Optimist?

Summer 2017

Sesame Street partners with UW researchers to promote kindness.

Festival of Colors

Summer 2017

Jeff Miller

Hundreds of students participated in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing bright colored powder during Rang de Madison, …

Noteworthy

Summer 2017

UW–Madison honors the one-and-only “Funky Drummer.”

Nautical Miles

Summer 2017

The UW’s sailing team makes the most of a shoestring budget.

Tradition, Reinterpreted

Spring 2019

Bryce Richter

This isn’t your typical henna design — and it’s not intended to be. Students created the henna body …

Words, Unwrapped

Spring 2017

Seth Parker, Seales Research Group, University of Kentucky

The biblical and the scientific merge with the work of W. Brent …

Rock ’n’ Roll Poet

Spring 2017

Why Dylan winning a Nobel Prize was a long time coming.

Coming Attractions

Spring 2017

UW–Madison’s campus has long been known for its beauty. Iconic places such as Picnic Point and Bascom Hill bring back memories of campus life for …

Pomp and Circumstance

Spring 2019

UW hockey coach Tony Granato x’17 goes back to school.

Farewell, Vegas

Spring 2017

UW police mourn a big loss.

Diversity’s Complex History

Winter 2016

Jeff Miller

When some schools barred the door, UW–Madison welcomed black students from around the country who then went on …

Pokémon Who?

Winter 2016

George Clerk/ISTOCK

Even if you didn’t spend the summer desperately seeking a Dratini, you’ve surely heard of Pokémon Go, …

Mammoth Island

Winter 2016

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By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a population …

Time for a Change

Winter 2016

Billboards placed around the state that tout the contributions of UW alumni are part of an unprecedented effort ahead of the …

Climate Chameleon

Winter 2016

UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.

I Quit (Maybe)!

Winter 2016

Marccophoto/ISTOCK

Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as a …

Give Them a Break

Spring 2019

UW researchers study specialization among youth athletes.

A New Angle

Winter 2016

The selfie stick’s got nothing on this camera pioneered by UW researchers.

Eat Your Vegetables

Fall 2016

Award-winning chef Tory Miller (right) is part of a new UW program that links breeders and growers with top Madison chefs. …

That’s Ruff

Fall 2016

Apart from being quadrupedal, furry, and commonly found on your couch, cats and dogs have little in common. But the two species share one more …

Just Breathe

Fall 2016

Feeling overwhelmed? UW research shows one simple act can make a difference.