From football Saturdays to live music on the Terrace, campus life can be loud. But there are coves of unexpected calm and seas of serenity if you know where — and when — to look.
It’s part of the campus master plan’s big picture: better managing space while protecting historic buildings and campus landscapes.
UW Archives is working to digitize each piece of UW history for people to both use and share, but with limited resources, that’s easier said than done.
Some faculty members come and go; others stick around and become legends.
The collection spans a full century of work from multiple sculptors, and is just a small portion of the more than 100 pieces of public art that bring color to campus.
Competition has always been a part of student life.
These UW coaches and players reached the highest levels in their sport.
The UW very nearly hired two professors who were destined to win Nobels. Both of them slipped through the university’s fingers in a two-year period.
From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.
When winter weather shut down the campus.
The UW's championships on ice.
Music is tied up in the fabric of campus life. Some concerts — including these — are highlights from the university’s history.
“I figured if it was going to happen eventually, it might as well be me,” says Dee Willems ’90, …
After just a year of teaching phys ed to eighth graders in her native South Carolina, Paula Bonner moved to Madison …
Long before “Jump Around” and the Fifth Quarter, the 50-acre lot on …
As the sport’s popularity swelled in the 1900s, a UW professor took on college football and tried to reform it, facing the wrath of students and fans.
A State Street favorite finds a new home.
A resource center for African American students has a new home on campus.
Images and memorabilia from the early years of the UW’s football team.
Muir Knoll is a small, knobby extension of a drumlin — in this case, Bascom Hill — formed by the retreat …
For one night a year from 1911 until 1930, the shores of Lake Mendota sparkled with old-world charm.
As sharply divided opinions about the war drew unwanted national attention to the state, the UW was eager to show its loyalty.
From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.
The greatest impact on the home front was the rationing program. To save coal, Lathrop Hall was …
A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.
When war broke out in Europe in 1914, a UW English professor proposed another path.
The First World War changed the course of history and — for a time — the UW’s mission. To help with the war effort, the …
From telegraphy to auto repair to engineers, the UW campus organized to prepare student soldiers for war.
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 …
Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.
No one …
Alumni author’s latest book is a campus trip through time.
A look back at May 1970 through the lens of an alum’s camera
When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.