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Campus History

Florence Bascom: 19th Century Rock StarSummer 2019

Florence Bascom shows off a tool of her trade: a Brunton compass. During her work with the U.S. Geological Survey, she placed benchmarks like the one pictured below, which denoted a site’s exact elevation. Florence Bascom Papers, Smith College There’s an apocryphal story about what set…


6 Surreptitious Science Lessons in Alumni ParkWinter 2017

When the Wisconsin Alumni Association opened Alumni Park in October, it offered more than a green space on the Lake Mendota shoreline. It also included dozens of exhibits that feature hundreds of UW alumni and the things they’ve done to leave a mark on the world. Tucked in…


Alumni Park OpensWinter 2017

At the Alumni Park grand opening in October, visitors admired the new statue of Bucky Badger. Andy Manis Alumni Park welcomed more than 2,600 visitors at a grand opening on the weekend of October 6–8, despite intermittent rain on Friday and Saturday. The park is…


Discover Alumni Park

Bryce Richter October 6 Grand opening, 6 p.m.; includes exhibits unveiling, artisan demonstrations, UW Marching Band, and appearances by alumni who are featured in park exhibits October 7–8 Opening celebrations continue with tours, exhibits, and family- friendly art activities October 13 Day of…

Campus Leadership

Paula Bonner MS’78Fall 2017

Paula Bonner After just a year of teaching phys ed to eighth graders in her native South Carolina, Paula Bonner moved to Madison for graduate school and began a 40-year relationship with the UW. She helped lead the evolution of the Badger women’s intercollegiate sports program, and…