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Campus history

The Art-Lovers Lane

Summer 2011

The Chazen receives $30 million worth of modern art.

Estella Leopold ’48: Carrying on the Leopold Legacy

Summer 2011

“We can learn plenty from the past,” says Estella Leopold ’48.

Oh, My Stars!

Summer 2011

Who are the UW’s all-time awesomest alumni? On Wisconsin picks its list of greatest grads (and even one non-grad) in fields ranging from agriculture to technology.

The Peace Corps at 50

Spring 2011

UW’s connection to the volunteer program runs deep

En Français, S’il Vous Plaît

Spring 2011

A master’s program prepares students to use French in professions outside the classroom.

Student Watch

Winter 2010

Where did all the boys go?

Hail to the Chief

Winter 2010

For the first time in more than sixty years, a current U.S. president visited campus when Barack Obama spoke before an estimated crowd of 17,500

GLU-Madison

Winter 2010

What's that campus that looks so much like the UW? It's the fictitious Grand Lakes University, which 25 years ago hosted non-grad Thornton Melon (aka Rodney Dangerfield).

Seven Wonders

Winter 2010

We offer seven examples of life-changing UW discoveries, knowing full well that it’s only a start. Think back and add a favorite to our list, then learn what’s afoot at the new Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.

Sesqui Fever

Fall 2010

WAA to celebrate a century and a half of alumni achievement.

After the Bombing

Fall 2010

As with many eventful days, Monday, August 24, 1970, began in perfect normalcy.

Quick Takes

Fall 2010

UW news in brief.

Heart of Oak

Fall 2010

An investigation into the center of a three hundred-year-old tree

Planting the Future

Fall 2010

New Charter Street power plant will include biomass.

Bye Bye, Bernie

Fall 2010

Happy trails, Bernie. Thanks for keeping our UW memories alive.

The Tug of War

Fall 2010

The welcome mat is out when today's soldiers return to campus, unlike what their Vietnam counterparts experienced while reentering civilian life during an uncivil era.

Seeing Is Believing?

Summer 2010

Did the Zoological Museum's taxidermists take on the Easter Bunny?

One of the Fortunate Few

Summer 2010

The feeling has never worn off.

Babcock Hall Ice Cream

Summer 2010

The Babcock Hall Dairy Store churns out thousands of gallons of yummy ice cream annually — enough to evoke must-have memories for alumni and impromptu breakfasts for students dashing between classes.

Book Return

Summer 2010

The Wisconsin Historical Society has renovated its reading room.

Mind Tricks for the Masses

Summer 2010

The flamboyant Joseph Jastrow founded the UW’s psychology department and helped shape the fledgling science.

Abraham Lincoln Statue

Spring 2010

A visit with the Abe Lincoln statue is a high point of any UW commencement weekend, when graduates — not deterred by caps and gowns — clamber up into his lap for photos.

Badger Beauty

Spring 2010

What happened to the “Campus Mascot for the Seventies”?

Celebrate a Century of Song

Fall 2009

WAA introduces second edition of The Red Shirt

Bucky Wagon Goes Electric

Winter 2009

Engineering students will upgrade a campus institution.

Fight on for Her Fame

Winter 2009

“On, Wisconsin!” turns one hundred

“Houston, we’ve had a problem.”

Winter 2009

Some of the most popular quotations ever to infiltrate our culture were contributed by UW alumni. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, or simply entertained.

Traying

Winter 2009

When resourceful students borrow cafeteria trays to slide down snowy campus slopes, there’s just one unwritten rule: have fun!

Floating in Furs

Winter 2009

The residents of Ann Emery Hall create a nautical display for Homecoming 1931.

Real Cheap Real Estate?

Fall 2009

Housing prices across the country may be falling, but it’s hard to find a house as cheap as the one the UW’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE) is selling.

UW on the Air

Fall 2009

Fire up your DVR, because there’s more than football to watch on the Big Ten Network.

All Hail John Muir!

Fall 2009

One of the UW's first great non-graduating alumni, John Muir x1863 got busted (in bronze) on campus in 1918.

Hey, Dummy

Summer 2009

What did ventriloquy, dances, and electioneering have in common? Dormsylvania!

An excerpt from Joyce Carol Oates’s Nighthawk: A Memoir of Lost Time

Summer 2009

I arrived by air, breathless with anticipation. I arrived alone. I see myself across an abyss now of four decades as a figure of uncertainty like a line drawing by Saul Steinberg.

Pat Answers

Spring 2009

St. Patrick's Day in Madison used to mean just one thing: the annual battle between engineering students and those at the Law School. It was shysters vs. plumbers, and everyone took a side.

Memorial Union Canoes

Summer 2009

Renting a canoe is a bargain for a little piece of serenity during a hectic semester or a chance to explore campus during the less stressful summer months.

How Does His Garden Grow?

Summer 2009

A gardener’s passion and private gifts support a beautiful public space.

A Matter of Degree(s)

Spring 2009

How much is enough when it comes to education? Some UW alumni are gluttons for course work. Meet the candidates in the competition to become UW-Madison’s most-graduated graduate.

The Grateful Red

Spring 2009

The cheering mass of students clad in tie-dyed T-shirts debuted at men’s basketball games at the Kohl Center in 2002.

A More Perfect Union

Spring 2009

Bye-bye, brutalism. Hello, welcoming and green.