Teaching and learning

Brain Trust

Fall 2017

UW professor Tony Stretton is well into his fourth decade of teaching undergraduates the wonders of brain science — and still has a lot of fun doing it.

Lake Laboratory

Winter 2020

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…

“Yes, and …”

Summer 2017

Improv techniques help medical professionals learn creativity and spontaneity.

Russia in Focus

Summer 2017

The new Wisconsin Russia Project aims to help the U.S. be more prepared to manage a calculating Kremlin with yet-to-be-determined ambitions.

Classrooms Mobilized

Spring 2017

From telegraphy to auto repair to engineers, the UW campus organized to prepare student soldiers for war.

Women Make Waves

Spring 2017

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The war yielded some positive outcomes for female students. Many gained leadership positions on campus that had…

Danielle Evans

Winter 2020

Danielle Evans is no stranger to praise. During her 33 years, the UW assistant professor of creative writing has graduated from the

Tradition, Reinterpreted

Winter 2020

Bryce Richter

This isn’t your typical henna design — and it’s not intended to be. Students created the henna…

Spring Fashion Show

Spring 2017

In the moments before the music begins, the nervous energy is palpable.

Nearly three dozen student models line up along a…

Pomp and Circumstance

Winter 2020

UW hockey coach Tony Granato x’17 goes back to school.

The Great War at Home

Spring 2017

When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.

Stitching History

Spring 2017

UW students connect to a designer’s lost legacy.

Better Aging Through Art

Winter 2016

Changing our perceptions of aging is at the heart of The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care,…

Climate Chameleon

Winter 2016

UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.

Brandon Shields MBAx’17

Winter 2016

A care package in Afghanistan leads a former marine to seek an MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business.

Physician, Heal Thyself

Summer 2016

Burnout and depression are common among medical students, but a UW course teaches them tools to stay healthy, along with their patients.

Musical Theater Performance

Summer 2016

When we start staging things, if you don’t know your lyrics, you are going to get killed

Story Time

Spring 2016

Doctors in training at the UW write down patients' memories — along with their symptoms — in a VA hospital program that documents the lives of military veterans.

Shawn Peters

Winter 2015

The instructor behind “The Wire course.”

History Book

Winter 2015

If these shoes could talk: Students learn the art of making objects speak.

Art for Fruit’s Sake

Winter 2015

Paintings show horticulture students how fruits and vegetables have changed over the centuries.

Get Real

Winter 2011

RE 306: Real Estate Process

Kathy Cramer

Fall 2015

Meet a Badger who is one of the caretakers of the Wisconsin Idea.

Research in the field (or forest)

Fall 2015

At a tiny building in Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, scientist Claire Phillips studies carbon in soil samples. The UW has been conducting research at the site for a decade, exploring how forests change over time, under the direction of Ankur Desai, an associate professor in atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

Budget Fallout

Fall 2015

For UW–Madison, the hits just keep coming.

Chemic Book

Winter 2020

Veronica Berns PhD’14 found a novel way to make chemistry easier to understand.

Jim Doyle

Summer 2015

A former governor sees “bright, committed” people taking us into the future.

Badger Brewski

Summer 2015

A food science course is putting a new meaning behind “microbrewery.”

Street-Dance Scientist

Summer 2015

He does popping. He devotes time to his company. He teaches adults and kids about science. He works on his doctorate. Is there anything Jeff Vinokur ’12 isn't doing?

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.

Land of Possibilities

Summer 2015

In a new UW lab, students create cool things for our interconnected world.

Introduction to Private Pilot

Summer 2015

Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics 601

Anteaters to Zebra Fish

Spring 2015

A UW service makes sure rare and wonderful species are in good hands.

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.

Safe Haven

Spring 2015

Thai alum finds asylum at the UW.

Malala’s Story

Winter 2014

This year’s book program says go read — and then go do.

English 175

Winter 2014

Frankenstein, Robocop, Google: Human Memory/Digital Memory

Mark Riccobono ’99: Pioneer for the Blind

Winter 2014

Mark Riccobono's UW–Madison experience served as an awakening.

Lisa Nett ’97: Arbor Day All The Time

Winter 2014

For Lisa Nett ’97, a tree doesn’t just grow in Brooklyn.

Adopting History

Winter 2014

A UW professor inspires students to honor WW II soldiers.