Teaching and learning
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.
What does it take to produce one of those courses with the funny name? We look at the intense planning, the in-the-field work, and the post-production effort required to create a MOOC.
Professors get them, too.
Advising the advisers to help students think bigger.
How can we prepare our kids to participate in the highly polarized world of politics?
In an excerpt from his new book, UW professor Jordan Ellenberg argues that math is part of our daily lives and encourages us to embrace its power.
Nuclear Engineering 234
Chinese alumni create talk-show videos to educate, ease isolation.
"... If I don't pay them that, they'll leave"
UW News in Brief
Music professor by day and eccentric genius by night, Christopher Taylor is creating a double-keyboard instrument that could revolutionize the world of piano-playing.
Now a UW faculty member, renowned cartoonist and author Lynda Barry explores the genesis of creativity, teaching the powerful connection between our hands and our brains.
Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.
Does religion have a place at a public university? The Lubar Institute contends that it does — not to proselytize, but to give students a safe place to explore beliefs and cultivate understanding.
Combating misconceptions about ancient Rome.
UW news in brief
Students create new recipe for a Wisconsin restaurant chain.
This is a class about HIV, but it’s also about critical thinking, about using the scientific method to conceptualize a complex problem . . .
Neon at the Stock Pavillion
Tips and tricks for the dinner table during a job search
Today’s successful artists are influenced by the greats of past eras.
As the university prepares to offer its first massive online open courses, we take a look at this new phenomenon and its implications for UW-Madison.
The cruelest course on campus may not live up to its legend.
La Maison Française
Modern scientific tools provide clues to an ancient species.
New residential community focuses on arts and design.
News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association
“We’ll get along a lot better if you don’t compliment me so much.”
This year’s Go Big Read selection illuminates Marie and Pierre Curie.
Engineering students help a surgeon get back on his feet in the OR.
A geology course first offered seventy years ago is still challenging students.
Creative ideas and a supportive campus culture are helping more and more students embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
Celebrating good teaching.
A popular option for first-year students brings classes down to size.
It began with power pellets, gobbling ghosts, and Ms. Pac Man.
Trudging up Bascom Hill with the complete works of Shakespeare weighing you down may have become a thing of the past.