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Campus History

Women Make WavesSpring 2017

UW Archives [UWYearBk1920.p0371]The war yielded some positive outcomes for female students. Many gained leadership positions on campus that had previously been closed to them, including editorship of the Badger yearbook. Twelve agriculture students established the first Women’s Agriculture Society in the United States, and…

Humanities & Culture

Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans is no stranger to praise. During her 33 years, the UW assistant professor of creative writing has graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, been featured in The Paris Review, and published a wildly successful 2010 short story collection about race and coming of age…

The Arts

Tradition, Reinterpreted

Bryce Richter This isn’t your typical henna design — and it’s not intended to be. Students created the henna body art during a workshop with Meeta Mastani, UW–Madison’s fall 2016 interdisciplinary artist-in-residence, on the outdoor terrace of the Humanities Building. Mastani is an…

The Arts

Spring Fashion ShowSpring 2017

In the moments before the music begins, the nervous energy is palpable. Nearly three dozen student models line up along a wall in a second-floor hallway inside Nancy Nicholas Hall. Some hold shoes in their hands, waiting until the last moment to step into gravity- defying…


Better Aging Through ArtWinter 2016

Changing our perceptions of aging is at the heart of The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care, and it’s in the heart of coeditor Anne Basting MA’90. She’s earned a 2016 MacArthur “genius” grant for her work as an author, playwright, founder…

Service & Advocacy

Story TimeSpring 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.

Science & Technology

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.