When University Communications photographers Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter seek out UW-Madison stories, they discover places new and old, and activities studious and spirited. But it’s the people and other living things they find most memorable. As they narrowed thousands of this year’s photos to the 40 presented below, a theme emerged: The Faces of UW.Words: Cindy Foss Photos: Jeff Miller and Bryce Richter
1 Undaunted by the snow-covered trail, graduate student Rose Gear runs through the UW-Madison Arboretum’s Curtis Prairie.
2 Henry Perez-Guerra, an athletic trainer at the Kohl Center, makes sure student-athletes are in tiptop shape to compete.
3 Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of biological sciences, talks to news media about his work at the Influenza Research Institute.
4 Constance Steinkuehler, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, also co-directs the campus’s Games+Learning+Society center.
5 Karyn Riddle, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, talks to her students during an undergraduate course, Mass Media and Youth.
6 Air Force ROTC cadets hit the floor during an early-morning exercise session at Camp Randall Sports Center.
7 Undergraduates Jorge Estrada, left, and Luis Rodriguez fill the airways during In Media Res, a show broadcast at WSUM student radio.
8 Chris Crawford, a university locksmith, reassembles a door lock at the UW Locksmith Shop.
9 A youngster pets a display of Bucky Badger’s wildlife equivalent during a UW outreach event at the State Capitol rotunda.
10 Anthony Caulkins and fellow members of the UW Guitar Ensemble warm up before their concert in Mills Hall.
11 Band Director Mike Leckrone, in a jacket adorned with sequins and roses, wraps up the annual UW Varsity Band Spring Concert.
12 Students get cozy and huddle around laptops during a study session in the Women in Science and Engineering den at Sellery Residence Hall.
13 Juan Avila, a UW Police officer, drives around campus during a rainy evening patrol.
14 Matthew Piepenbrok, a graduate student, lights candles on his glass star, displayed during the Biennial Neon and Light Exhibit.
15 Gary Andersen, head football coach, talks to players during the annual Spring Football Game, which matches Badger offensive and defensive teams.
16 Wisconsin player Stephanie Peace throws to the infield during the first game of a double-header held at the Goodman Softball Complex.
17 Student worker Nurhayati Sulaiman brings out a sure sign of spring: the iconic sunburst chairs at the Memorial Union Terrace.
18 Sacajawea, a Newfoundland, is happy to be petted — anything to help alleviate the stress of finals during a Dogs on Call session.
19 Abraham Lincoln — another familiar UW face — adorns a penny balanced beneath the foot of the Abe statue on Bascom Hill.
20 A Brown Swiss dairy cow strikes a pose for the cover of On Wisconsin, the magazine for UW-Madison alumni and friends.
21 Zachary DeQuattro celebrates his doctoral degree — and displays emotions shared by his fellow graduates at spring commencement.
22 Enthusiastically holding a human brain, a young visitor stops by a booth hosted by UW medical students at UW-Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair.
23 Tom Brock, E.B. Fred Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus, is surrounded by 140 acres of prairie conservancy that he and his wife helped to establish.
24 Molly Sequin, a first-year student from Howard, Wis., hauls her belongings during move-in at Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall.
25 Chancellor Rebecca Blank pauses to make a photo before speaking to the audience of first-year students during the Chancellor’s Convocation.
26 The UW Vietnamese Student Association performs during a Wisconsin Welcome event at Union South.
27 Patrick Sims, interim vice provost for diversity and climate, chats with students during a Wisconsin Welcome reception.
28 Lynda Barry, a cartoonist, author and UW faculty member, leads a “drawing jam” for children during a Saturday Science outreach event.
29 Donny Lavrenz, drum major for the UW Marching Band, leads front and center during halftime at Camp Randall.
30 A Badger fan — complete with a Motion W tattoo — cheers during a game against the Purdue Boilermakers.
31 Perhaps the face of UW: the campus’s adored mascot, Bucky Badger.
32 Savion Castro, left, and Randall Pulfer go into full-on competitive mode during a flag football tournament near the Natatorium.
33 Undergraduate Hinano Ishii checks text messages and email; presumably, the rabbit ears on her smartphone help download speed.
34 Tom Bryan, program coordinator for the Greenhouse Learning Community, checks on roots of lettuce plants growing on a rooftop.
35 Patrick Heaney, founder of a startup company at University Research Park, holds a tray of diamond-coated cutting tools.
36 Fittingly, a portrait of Ralph Nafziger, a former director of the UW’s journalism school, looks down upon journalism students during a class.
37 Undergraduates Haley Braun, left, and Alexa Walters joyfully toss fallen oak leaves on Bascom Hill.
38 Tim Frandy, left, an outreach specialist, and Wayne Valliere, an artist-in-residence, together construct a traditional Ojibwe birchbark canoe.
39 Badger volleyball team members celebrate their final point — and defeat of opponents — during the first round of the NCAA tournament.
40 With heavy, wet snow decorating his hat, a pedestrian makes his way down Bascom Hill as 2013 nears a close.