From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.
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.
When some schools barred the door, UW–Madison welcomed black students from around the country who then went on …
A UW wood scientist became the star witness in a trial that captivated the nation, garnering comparisons to Sherlock Holmes for his role in solving the Lindbergh-baby kidnapping case.
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
Beloved burgers and memorabilia.
College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.
The late boxer visited campus twice — as an amateur athlete who competed at the Field House and as the heavyweight champion who was also an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War.