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Service & Advocacy

Witness to HistoryWinter 2017

Sarah Morton Military history professor John Hall spent 15 years on active duty as an infantry officer and strategic planner for the U.S. Army before joining the UW–Madison faculty in 2009. Now he is recording history as it happens. In a new Pentagon appointment as a…

TV & Film

One great letterWinter 2017

When the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research asked Hollywood heavyweights to contribute to its archives, comedian, writer, and film star Groucho Marx sent this reply. He eventually donated correspondence and copies of scripts for Animal Crackers, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, and eight other…

Campus History

How to Save a LifeFall 2017

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.

Campus History

A Taste of FreedomWinter 2016

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.

Campus History

Shakespeare’s First FolioFall 2016

The UW’s Chazen Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays, in honor of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Shakespeare First Folio, 1623. Folger Shakespeare Library William Shakespeare may be known as the English language’s…

Politics & Government

John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80Fall 2016

Matt Perko John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade scoot past him en route to the airport. The chief executive was in Woolley’s hometown on May 18, 1963 — just months…


The Warlord’s BiographerSpring 2015

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.