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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.

Native American heritage reaches deep into campus

November 17, 2011

Aaron Bird Bear, a campus leader in the Native American community, talks during Native American Heritage Month about the history of what is now the UW–Madison campus.

Memorial service set Jan. 8 for history professor emeritus Robert Kingdon

December 27, 2010

Robert McCune Kingdon, Hilldale Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, mentor of generations of Reformation scholars and path-breaking historian of the Reformation,…