His acclaimed biography profiles the great American abolitionist.
Meet the new Library Mall sculpture.
It’s getting mighty crowded in space as debris from satellites, labs, and other things shot into Earth’s orbit degrade over time and threaten to fall back to where they came from.
Between 1919 and 1926, two UW student organizations took the name Ku Klux Klan, and a report delving into that…
A history course tackles the 1970s–90s through a generational lens.
Been awhile since you've visited the UW's hometown? Consider an itinerary made up of beautiful views, a raft of restaurants, and a less-traveled path on campus.
“We must always remember that we — the people of this nation — should and can be…
John Becker LLB1890 lost his career in public service when his words were deemed a crime.
Steve Miller x’65 reflects on how his time on campus, being an English major, and growing up with a famous godfather affected his music career.
A UW researcher shines a light on a lost essay.
Military history professor John Hall spent 15 years on active duty as an infantry officer and strategic planner for the…
A moment in history that transformed the lives of many students and the UW campus.
UW Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.
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 F.…
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.