A Writer to Watch

Fall 2021

Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel Moniz MFA’14 is a must-read.

A Poet Writing Loudly

Fall 2021

What’s it like to be Afghan and Kurdish in the U.S.? Read Hajjar Baban ’20.

Image vs. Reality

Spring 2021

In a pandemic, illustrating our spring issue was no easy task.

How the Humanities Building Went Wrong

Spring 2021

From the start, problems plagued a piece of architecture that could have been great.

Investing in Higher Education

Spring 2021

UW proposes new buildings, greater borrowing power in state budget request.

Finding a Voice, against All Odds

Spring 2021

The UW Odyssey Project empowers nontraditional students to speak up and pursue their dreams.

“We Are Not the Grammar Police”

Summer 2020

Anja Wanner explores a linguist’s role in an era of gender-neutral pronouns.

Lorraine Hansberry: From UW to Broadway

Fall 2019

Even as a UW–Madison student, the author of “A Raisin in the Sun” spoke up for what she believed in.

The Long and Winding Road from Major to Career

Fall 2019

From YouTube star to professional BMX rider, Badger alums have proven the versalitity of a UW diploma.

Madcap UW Writer Makes History in a Model T

Summer 2019

An adventurous summer road trip turned the UW’s first female engineering grad, Emily Hahn ’26, into one of America’s most storied travel writers.

Diplomatic Dilemma

Winter 2018

Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold ’75 returns to the UW to teach, calling on his experiences in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Raw Talent

Winter 2018

What Marie Moody ’90 started in her Manhattan apartment has turned into a multimillion-dollar pet-food brand, all thanks to a mutt named Chewy.

A Civil Rights Pioneer

Fall 2021

The influence of Lloyd Barbee LLB’56, a civil rights leader and lawyer in the 1960s and ’70s, lives on through Justice for

Ladee Hubbard

Spring 2018

Paula Burch-Celentano

At home in New Orleans, Ladee Hubbard MFA’14 was booked. She had a full-time job as an adjunct…

8 Late Literary Giants

Winter 2017

Badgers who made their mark in the literary world.

Hail, Juvenile Logophiles

Fall 2017

An alumna helps to pen a clever picture book.

2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Winter 2016

For 80 years, the Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored exceptional alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Early recipients include actor Fredric March ’20 of Dr. Jekyll…

A Long To-Do List

Winter 2016

The UW’s current deferred maintenance costs are estimated at $1.2 billion.

Spring 2016

Nuclear conspiracy

The title of director/editor Chad Gracia ’92’s debut documentary film — The Russian Woodpecker — invites so many…

Raney Aronson-Rath ’92

Spring 2016

She uses virtual reality to tell some of the world's toughest — and most important — stories.

Chasing Abloh

Winter 2015

The hunt for UW’s most elusive designer.

When Black History Is Your Own

Summer 2015

Descended from a family who helped found a historic African-American community, Thulani Davis gained a unique perspective that allows her to bring the Reconstruction era alive for her students.

Dark Side, Bright Spot

Summer 2015

Revisiting a controversial experiment finds nuances in human nature.

The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 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.

Design Studies 501: Global Artisans and Pragmatic Design

Spring 2015

The cultures of multiple homelands were stitched together in a School of Human Ecology class during fall semester.

How can you not care about the past?

Spring 2015

It’s a question that Erika Janik MA’04, MA’06 has been asking since her childhood.

English 175

Winter 2014

Frankenstein, Robocop, Google: Human Memory/Digital Memory

Humanities for the Real World

Winter 2014

Take the tradition of storytelling and creativity within the humanities fields and blend it with a commitment to join the digital age, and you have the recipe for an exciting campus evolution.

Fulsome Prison Blues

Fall 2014

As a student, UW sociology professor Alice Goffman spent six years immersed in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. What she learned shaped her understanding of urban policy and inspired a break-out book.

Kevin Henkes x’83: Connecting with Kids

Fall 2014

A class project sparked a career as an author and illustrator.

Standing Up to Socrates

Spring 2014

A philosophy major invites more women to the debate

Sharing the Dignity Model

Summer 2013

Starting "Great Conversations"

David Krakauer

Spring 2013

This research institute director’s recipe for success? Collaboration and a dash of humor.

Destination Troy

Spring 2013

UW experts in classics, physics, and more will explore the ancient site.

Student Watch: Winter 2012

Winter 2012

New residential community focuses on arts and design.

It’s a Mailbox … It’s a Bird House … No, Wait, It’s a Library!

Winter 2012

A simple idea to house free books in quirky little buildings on posts is bringing neighborhoods together and enhancing literacy around the world.

A Labor of Love {for Words}

Summer 2012

From A to Z, the Dictionary of American Regional English reaches its goal.

Farewell Cards

Summer 2012

Memorial Library bids an overdue adieu to its card catalog.

There’s an Apps for that

Summer 2012

Name any topic pertaining to Wisconsin life and culture, and prolific author Jerry Apps ’55, MS’57, PhD’57 has probably written about it.

A Rune With a View

Spring 2012

James Frankki scours stones for evidence that proves America’s Viking past — or maybe not.