The Wisconsin Alumni Association has presented Distinguished Alumni Awards since 1936. Meet the four celebrated honorees.
it’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Leckrone!
Now a UW faculty member, renowned cartoonist and author Lynda Barry explores the genesis of creativity, teaching the powerful connection between our hands and our brains.
What started as a gutsy notion among four UW undergrads (we could do this better) has grown into a wildly successful theatrical-lighting enterprise based in Badgerland.
Neon at the Stock Pavillion
“My theory of life — and career choices — then and now is to hang out with people that I don’t mind having lunch with.”
The theater world has embraced the talents of Carrie Coon MFA ’06, taking her all the way to the Broadway stage.
The devil's in the details, as a young grad has discovered in her job with the animation studio Pixar.
Newly discovered documents shed light on the Union Theater’s history
UW news in brief
New residential community focuses on arts and design.
This year’s Go Big Read selection illuminates Marie and Pierre Curie.
Tom Schultz ’76 never dreamed he’d become a painter — but thanks to him, birdwatchers everywhere are able to identify their feathered friends.
Athleticism guides this motivated team.
When a young woman dressed as reality TV fixture Kim Kardashian says she’s never worked harder in her life, she’s not kidding.
... they are known for playing oldies. Really, really old oldies.
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.
Dance company interprets campus history.
The Chazen receives $30 million worth of modern art.
There’s nothing in the family law classes to prepare future Badger attorneys to understand the relationship between a woman and a merman.
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.
Art 316: Lithography
UW news in brief
Dennis White works to preserve Ojibwe culture.
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.
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.
East Asian 376: Manga
Stephen Thompson ’94, editor of National Public Radio’s music Web site, didn’t miss a beat when we asked him to pick five songs that say the UW. His advice for how to defend a song that you like? “If you think it’s awesome, it’s awesome.”
Students perform the musical Hair.
An academic setback at the UW propelled Joyce Carol Oates MA’61 on to the pinnacle of literary achievement. Read how Madison changed her life, and find an excerpt from “Nighthawk,” her campus memoir.
An ice sculpture graces Lake Mendota.