After hitting bottom, Dean Olsen ’82 used his love for maps and support from UW–Madison to create a tool for preserving the memories of others and build a new life for himself.
As a foreign correspondent in Germany, Louis Lochner 1909 chronicled the rise of the Third Reich and helped Americans understand how Adolf Hitler amassed power.
The new Wisconsin Russia Project aims to help the U.S. be more prepared to manage a calculating Kremlin with yet-to-be-determined ambitions.
From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.
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.
UW students connect to a designer’s lost legacy.
A new documentary tells the story of a legendary Madison recording studio.
From urban gardening to Southern black farmers who organized against oppression, UW assistant professor Monica White’s research reveals a missing chapter in the civil rights narrative.
John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John …
The portrait painter’s roster includes four U.S. presidents and several celebrities, such as George Clooney and Paul Newman.
A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.
Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.
The UW holds a piece of Hollywood history.
Herb Kohl ’56 and Bud Selig ’56.
It’s a question that Erika Janik MA’04, MA’06 has been asking since her childhood.
A UW professor inspires students to honor WW II soldiers.
An excerpt from The Opening Kickoff explores how UW legend Pat O'Dea "put the foot in football" and gained long-overdue respect for the Wisconsin team during the early days of intercollegiate athletics.
An artist shares his rare talent — and his culture.
Combating misconceptions about ancient Rome.
A professor steps up to protect an ancient culture from modern threats.
Engineering professor explores the mysteries of chariots.