James Frankki scours stones for evidence that proves America’s Viking past — or maybe not.
His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.
Longtime sports journalist brings an authentic voice to his classroom.
Journalism 666: Professional Responsibility in Mass Communication.
Lynsey Addario’s recent capture by Libyan forces was just the latest in a series of perils for this frontline photojournalist. But she’s never let danger stop her from bringing her unique perspective to coverage of conflict and humanitarian issues.
It was very hard to leave Madison, and in a sense I never have.
A master’s program prepares students to use French in professions outside the classroom.
Allan H. “Bud” Selig ’56 often talks about how history guides the decisions he makes as the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Bud Selig looks back on his career, and ahead to a return to Madison, considering it all through “the retrospect of history.”
Steven Levitan reaches new heights by writing what he knows.
When she watches television, it’s with an eye on diversity, as well as entertainment.
UW news in brief
Philosophy 104: Childhood, Marriage, and Family
As the editor of the literary magazine Rosebud, Rod Clark has published nearly 50 issues
The UW’s student hip hop ensemble is picked for an elite project.
When humans communicate, laughter plays a key role in comprehension.
It’s a writer-to-writer conversation when Mitchard sits down for a chat with Lorrie Moore, acclaimed fiction author and UW faculty member.
East Asian 376: Manga
Chancellor Biddy Martin PhD’85 describes the incomparable role of the humanities in helping us discover what it is to be human.
The UW’s legacy with environmental issues started in the 1860s when student John Muir embraced nature. It continues evolving on today’s campus, where classes meld filmmaking skills with community activism.
Can Tyler Knowles ’05 pull off his first film with a small crew, a fictional beer, a road trip peppered with Badgers, and a cow costume?
Communication Arts 613: Film Score: Theory and History
Wisconsin Innocence Project goes beyond DNA to ferret out bad courtroom science.
Comparative Literature 203: Scary Monsters
WAA honors outstanding alumni at 73rd annual awards program.
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.
Dictionary of regional dialects nears completion.
UW Forensics makes a comeback.
When tribal elders die and take their languages with them, it’s akin to a culture burning its libraries. Henning Garvin ’03, other alumni, and UW researchers are hoping to put out the fire by pairing generations and creating enduring records of Wisconsin’s five native tribes.
Errol Morris’s documentaries are known for being quirky — and brilliant. In the words of film critic Roger Ebert, “After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven’t found another filmmaker who intrigues me more ... Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini.”
LCA Language 307: First Semester Hmong
Blown-up images of the microscopic world become art.
The Consumer Law Litigation Clinic takes aim at bad business.