Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei of "Throughline" will meet with university students, faculty and staff to share their experiences and expertise.
Historian and UW–Madison faculty member Monica Kim has been awarded a 2022 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a "genius grant," for her work uncovering the experiences of ordinary people caught in war and complicating conventional narratives of conflict.
Students played a crucial role in conducting research for the Public History Project and its exhibit, Sifting and Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance. In the process, they learned much about the student experience during various points in the university's history.
Author of "How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America," Clint Smith will discuss his book, chosen as the 2022-23 Go Big Read, in a keynote address on Nov. 1 at UW–Madison's Memorial Union.
On a brisk and breezy first day of fall, divers recovered an ancient Ho-Chunk canoe from the depths of Lake Mendota, an effort coordinated by the Wisconsin State Historical Society and members of the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Lennon Rodgers of the College of Engineering performed the scan on the 15-foot dugout canoe recovered in 2021 from the waters of Lake Mendota, part of the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Director Kacie Lucchini Butcher discusses the UW–Madison Public History Project — "a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced, challenged and overcame prejudice on campus" — as it builds toward a public exhibit in fall 2022.
The term first appeared in a British public health journal in 1923 in reference to bacterial transmission in mice. This study looked at vaccines, and how vaccinating some mice out of a group — or a “herd” — might begin to prevent bacterial transmission between them.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic forced many courses online last year, UW–Madison instructors have been investing great thought and effort into making their virtual classrooms engaging and inclusive.
More than a footnote: Remembering the life of William S. Noland, the first known Black graduate of UW–Madison
Noland, a member of the first Black family to establish permanent residence in Madison, received his UW degree on June 17, 1875.
Raimey is believed to have been the first African-American woman to graduate from UW–Madison. And that is just the beginning of her story.
Black history can mean appreciating an influential figure who lived long ago, or a deeply personal present-day connection. UW students tell what it means to them.
The project will not only add critical perspectives and missing facts to the historical record, but will also help combat ongoing racism and bias.
Born of activism, UW’s Afro-American Studies Department celebrates 50 years of scholarship, teaching excellence
Five decades after its founding, UW–Madison’s Afro-American Studies Department is being recognized this year for its contributions to campus — both scholarly and social — and for its groundbreaking work nationally.
Bill Evans remembers feeling the building shudder, then seeing a wave of dirt and dust blow by a lab door. He immediately reported that something terrible had happened.