UW students race the sunrise to collect water samples from Lake Mendota. Students often transform campus’s natural areas into labs and classrooms. Photo by Jeff Miller.
Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, which, if melted, would dramatically elevate sea level and alter the world’s coastlines.
UW cleaned up in the fashion industry’s premier competition for gifted young designers, merchandisers, retailers and business majors.
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19 Nobel Prize awards to UW faculty and alumni
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