Students study podcasts as the medium takes off.
A new book gives voice to mothers from all walks of life.
Tara Linhardt ’93 found that Himalayan and Appalachian tunes have a lot in common — and she promotes traditional music in both worlds.
If it’s the thought that makes a gift count, here’s a thought that can make your gesture count extra: get a …
From scientific marvels to meaningful mementos, items found in the offices of UW professors help tell their stories.
How do we know what a smile means? A UW psychologist decodes them.
Archaeologist Chris Fisher MA’95, PhD’00 risked snakes, spiders, jaguars, and flesh-eating bacteria to discover a lost city in Honduras.
Breath. Purpose. Compassion.
For many people who have lost a loved one or are experiencing other …
Should a Chinese couple have one baby? Two? More? UW obstetrician Fuxian Yi and his homeland are at odds over children.
When the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a decade, Simon Potter MS’87, PhD’90 was in charge of carrying out that change. What’s it like to have a front-row seat to keeping the economy humming?
In an excerpt from his best-selling book, Matthew Desmond MS’04, PhD’10 sheds new light on the harsh realities of housing and poverty.
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are part of everyday life. What happens when political candidates and their campaigns wade into the social media scrum?
Elan Kriegel ’03 runs the data shop for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After the election, he and his team will use their algorithms and their passion to help other causes.
Burnout and depression are common among medical students, but a UW course teaches them tools to stay healthy, along with their patients.
What makes for a healthy relationship? John Gottman MA’67, PhD’71 has mastered the science of helping couples stay together.
She has spent her career documenting both unthinkable human suffering and the daily lives of ordinary people in faraway places.
The instructor behind “The Wire course.”
Think the Badgers are underrated? There's proof.
If these shoes could talk: Students learn the art of making objects speak.
Paintings show horticulture students how fruits and vegetables have changed over the centuries.
Meet a Badger who is one of the caretakers of the Wisconsin Idea.
Becoming “Facebook official” is a milestone in modern romance, but can it also help love last?
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.
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.
Thai alum finds asylum at the UW.
India’s Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru ended his 1949 U.S. tour with a UW visit.
UW Professor William Bleckwenn 1917, who first used sodium amytal to treat people with schizophrenia, had little idea that his pioneering work would lead to what is popularly known as truth serum.
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.
Can spending time online translate into citizen action?
Fans of Harry Potter and other pop-culture touchstones transform into activists.
Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.
Does separating boys and girls boost achievement? Not so fast.
Highlighted books from the Spring 2014 issue
Highlighted books from the Winter 2013 issue
The Beer Mapper helps people choose the right suds.
Job loss packs a punch for older workers.
Starting "Great Conversations"
Personal peace and forgiveness strike a chord.
On Wisconsin dispatches a bevy of reporters to track down UW experts and ask for advice on everyday stuff.