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Photo essay: A Birthday Feast for the Eyes

September 19, 2013

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of ecologist John T. Curtis' birth on Sept. 20, 1913, we share some moments from a recent early morning spent exploring Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.

Jones book highlights forgotten history of March on Washington

August 27, 2013

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, which drew nearly 250,000 to the nation's capital.

Large, culturally significant textile collection unpacked

June 6, 2013

Yes, all kinds of works of art are being unpacked as part of the more than 13,000-piece Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. The collection had been housed off campus for four years while work was being completed on the new Nancy Nicholas Hall in the School of Human Ecology Building.

Award helps turn first manuscripts into first-rate books

November 30, 2012

A scholar of "medieval media studies" and a historian of modern Europe have each won a 2012-13 First Book Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for the Humanities.

Campus historian John Jenkins dies

November 1, 2012

John W. Jenkins, who carried on the work of documenting the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s history through a widely acclaimed book series, died in Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 23. He was 66 years old.

History on the Hill

October 4, 2012

Fresh off the first presidential debate of the campaign season, President Barack Obama made a stop in Madison on Oct. 4, speaking to an estimated…

Paul Boyer, influential scholar of religious history, dies

March 26, 2012

Paul S. Boyer, Merle Curti Chair Emeritus in American History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, died in Madison on Saturday, March 17, at age 76 after a short bout with cancer.