The Wisconsin Idea has outgrown state borders and, as science has become more mobile, now stretches across the globe and even out of this world.
Badger families come in all sizes — some of them super-sized. In honor of the University of Wisconsin’s 175th anniversary, here are five families whose love for UW–Madison cannot be questioned.
While the scientists in this story aren’t household names, the research they did and the training they received from UW–Madison helped advance their fields of science and improve the world.
Cranniverscherry was created as the official cheese of UW's–175th anniversary celebration by mixing in ingredients from across Wisconsin: Door County tart cherries, Wisconsin Rapids cranberries, and of course, milk from Wisconsin cows.
Decades ago, UW students walked the same streets, lived in residence halls and sat in many of the same classrooms as today's students, but their day-to-day experience was very different. Take a look at student life across generations.
In celebration of the University of Wisconsin’s 175th anniversary, banners designed in collaboration by Molli Pauliot, Marianne Fairbanks and Stephen Hilyard merge traditional Ho-Chunk handcrafts with cutting edge animation software to create a design that honors Ho-Chunk heritage and the technical skill of the handmade.
At a special ceremony held Tuesday, Nov. 7, the campus community and invited guests celebrated the installation of Ho-Chunk banners on Bascom Hall, commissioned as part of the University of Wisconsin's 175th anniversary.
UW–Madison’s Babcock Hall Dairy Plant has already begun mixing batches of 175 S'more Years, a rich, chocolate ice cream with a marshmallow swirl and graham cracker crunch. It will be available on campus beginning today and at select local retailers after that.
The first set of campus projects selected to recognize and celebrate the University of Wisconsin’s 175th anniversary include a speaker series, a glass exhibit and a collection of specimen models.
Some history-changing ideas that continue to reverberate around the globe got their start right here on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
The launch day festivities marked the beginning of UW's 175th anniversary celebrations, which will continue through the academic year.
“This anniversary celebration is every bit as much about the future as the past,” Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin said. “We need to ask, ‘How can we make sure that our 175-year-old institution will shine even more brightly on its 200th birthday?’”
The new statue, featuring iconography that represents the university’s past, present, and future, was painted by Art Professor John Hitchcock, with assistance from UW–Madison student Kaylee Herrmann, an undergraduate with the Art Department.
A community kickoff event at Memorial Union will officially launch the festivities on the evening of July 26, 2023 — 175 years to the day since the state’s first governor and legislature created the University of Wisconsin.
This July, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will kick off a year-long celebration to mark 175 years of constant trailblazing, ground-breaking research discoveries and defining cultural movements.