Science & Technology

Musical Numbers

Math and music are connected in some surprising ways, and David Kung '94, MA'96, PhD'00 has made it his business to become an expert in all of them.

Science & Technology

Empty Nests

What can we learn from the demise of the passenger pigeon? Key Wisconsinites say the lesson is clear: don't let it happen again.

Humanities & Culture

The Man with a Plan

When this landscape architect — and fellow Badgers in his Chicago firm — tackle a project, they do far more than put in bushes: they engage the community and create an experience.

TV & Film

Final Four

NCAA men’s basketball tournament semifinal, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, April 5, 2014

Student Life

Badger Sports Ticker: Summer 2014

The UW had thirty-five athletes listed on the Academic All-Big Ten teams for their respective sports. To be eligible, student-athletes must be in their second year and carry a 3.0 or better grade point average. The leading UW squads were men’s hockey, women’s swimming and diving, and wrestling, each……


Praise for Autism Program

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated “Coming of Age” [Spring 2014 On Wisconsin]. As the mother of a son on the autism spectrum, I found the information interesting. Parents of children with autism — and also special needs — live in constant worry about…


Reminiscing about Radio

[In regard to “Radio Daze,” Spring 2014], Slichter Hall was already a women’s dorm in fall 1953 when I came to Madison. I was a disc jockey for WMHA in 1954. I brought in many of my own 45 rpm records to play, including my theme song by Jimmy…


More than One Way to Skate

Les Mayers ’56 asked in the Spring 2014 issue [Posts] if others shared his experience of using his jacket as a sail when skating on Lake Mendota. A friend and I used to “skate” next to the lake by Memorial Union by just standing on the icy sidewalk and…


The Glow of True Love

Your article on Nuclear Engineering 234 [Classroom] brought back memories. In 1962, I was a graduate student in nuclear engineering, and we had this idea to open up the reactor for Engineering Week. We had the reactor operating and producing the blue glow. We thought this would really impress…

Campus History

Remembering 1990

I enjoyed “Commencing a New Era” [News & Notes, Spring 2014]. Another event that occurred in 1990 involved a senior named Jordan Marsh ’90. He recognized that the ROTC policy conflicted with the state’s civil rights law, so he organized a sit-in. It started with just a handful of…

Sports & Recreation

Game On

Undergrads are glued to their television in Sellery Hall on the evening of April 5, as the Badger men’s basketball team plays Kentucky in the NCAA semifinal.