Contributions by University Place

Rowdy leisure activities gave late 19th century workers in the Fox Valley a social sphere in which to share ideas about labor organizing and economic justice.More
For some people, the colder months of the year can seem to stretch interminably. For gardeners, though, this period can be a time of opportunity.More
Despite the universality of sleep, the purpose of this biological imperative remains somewhat shrouded in mystery.More
While much of the nation's eyes were turned toward the South, struggle for equal opportunities and accompanying social unrest also reached a boiling point in northern states, particularly in cities like Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee.More
While sleep difficulties are a common factor in aging, older adults don’t need to resign themselves to a life of poor or erratic sleep.More
The polarized nature of politics in Wisconsin is not a new development, and intense debate has been a common aspect of life in the state capitol building going back to its opening in 1917.More
A building intended to serve as a symbol of freedom and democracy marks its centennial in 2017. But before the Wisconsin State Capitol building rose in the center of Madison, two earlier state houses stood in its place.More
The World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 made renowned contributions to American amusement park attractions, cheap beer branding and serial killer lore, but it likewise provided a profound influence on the Wisconsin State Capitol.More
To understand the Wisconsin State Capitol, it helps to look to New York City. That's where the building's architect, George B. Post, lived most of his life and designed many innovative buildings of his era.More
Across wide swaths of Wisconsin, black bears and gray wolves have long played an important and prominent role in the food chain. But human activities can threaten populations of these wild animals, especially when they are considered a threat to agriculture.More