Meet a Badger who made one of the most important contributions to public health in the 20th century.
Half a century ago, 80 language lovers fanned out across the country to chat with as many people in as many places as possible …
Erik Iverson calls himself the consummate outsider: he is not a UW–Madison alumnus and he’s not from Wisconsin. But in 2016, he …
In Alaska, where glaciers are melting, Fran Ulmer ’69, JD’72 leads a commission tasked with helping U.S. officials decide what to do about climate change.
A UW researcher shines a light on a lost essay.
Badgers have made their mark on Antarctica, thanks to the UW’s long history of research and exploration of the continent.
The UW’s ideas factory churns out remarkable findings that don’t always get the notoriety they deserve.
From the beginning, the UW has been a higher education pioneer in research, education, and innovation.
UW plays a key role in weather warnings.
UW Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.
When drugs fail, epilepsy patients turn to this UW cooking class to learn how to curtail seizures by cutting carbs.
UW scientists decipher earthquakes.
Can Bill Nye, the famed Science Guy of the ’90s, really save the world?
A study shatters the myth that all entrepreneurs are uber-confident risk-takers.
The $43 billion Wisconsin industry has benefited from a long tradition of UW support.
The next renewable energy source could be right underfoot. A group of UW–Madison engineers has developed an inexpensive …
Dawn patrol on Lake Mendota: Carolyn Voter PhDx’18 (right) and Alexandra Linz ’13, PhDx’18 collect water samples before sunrise. The work was part of a …
Sesame Street partners with UW researchers to promote kindness.
The planet like you’ve never seen it before, including views of Earth at night and in true color during the day.
Bill Robichaud ’83 has devoted his career to saving the saola, a recently discovered mammal that may go extinct before scientists can even study it.
A submarine detector tested in Lake Mendota is just one of the contributions UW faculty members made to the war effort.
The biblical and the scientific merge with the work of W. Brent …
UW professor Tony Goldberg is on a life-saving mission: identify unknown pathogens before they jump to a new host and cause disease in other animals — and humans.
By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a population …
This eerie, moonlit setting looks like it could be on another planet, but it’s right here on Earth. At the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, …
UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.
A UW wood scientist became the star witness in a trial that captivated the nation, garnering comparisons to Sherlock Holmes for his role in solving the Lindbergh-baby kidnapping case.
There’s more to genetically modified foods than what you hear in political debate. Just ask UW professor Jiming Jiang and his hardy — if unloved — potato.
Electronic cigarettes can’t be sold or marketed as smoking cessation aids, but many smokers see so-called vaping as a …
After 25 years of covering UW–Madison, a university photographer revisits the people and places he’s captured to show how they’ve changed.
UW music professor Christopher Taylor debuts the new instrument he developed on campus.
The selfie stick’s got nothing on this camera pioneered by UW researchers.