Reflecting on Joyce Carol Oates

Summer 2009

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.

Quick Takes

Summer 2009

UW news in brief.

Four Chairs, No Waiting

Spring 2009

An ice sculpture graces Lake Mendota.

Truth, Death, and Taxidermy

Spring 2009

Errol Morris’s documentaries are known for being quirky — and brilliant. In the words of film critic Roger Ebert, “After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven’t found another filmmaker who intrigues me more ... Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini.”

A Crescendo is Building

Spring 2009

The plans for a new campus performance center are music to many ears.