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One Text Away

Fall 2016

College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.

Locked Out

Fall 2016

In an excerpt from his best-selling book, Matthew Desmond MS’04, PhD’10 sheds new light on the harsh realities of housing and poverty.

Social Strategy

Fall 2016

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are part of everyday life. What happens when political candidates and their campaigns wade into the social media scrum?

The Analyst

Fall 2016

Elan Kriegel ’03 runs the data shop for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After the election, he and his team will use their algorithms and their passion to help other causes.

This Woman’s Work

Fall 2016

Kathryn Clarenbach ’41, MA’42, PhD’46 is largely unknown, but her name belongs alongside those of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem in the history of modern feminism.

How to keep the “four horsemen” at bay

Fall 2016

Return main feature: Love Is Not A Mystery 

Psychologist John Gottman has identified four behaviors that are the death knell …

The Gottman Method for healthy relationships

Fall 2016

Return main feature: Love Is Not A Mystery 

Build love maps

How well do you know your partner’s inner psychological …

Physician, Heal Thyself

Summer 2016

Burnout and depression are common among medical students, but a UW course teaches them tools to stay healthy, along with their patients.

Love Is Not a Mystery

Summer 2016

What makes for a healthy relationship? John Gottman MA’67, PhD’71 has mastered the science of helping couples stay together.

Unbowed

Summer 2016

Naheed Qureshi ’94 works for justice and equality for American Muslims, who face discrimination, violence and hateful rhetoric.

Flights and Flurries

Summer 2016

Lauren Groff MFA’06 had a year most aspiring novelists can only dream of, writing a bestseller that President Obama named his favorite book of 2015.

Greyson’s Anatomy

Summer 2016

When her mother died of Huntington’s, Shana Martin Verstegen ’02 didn't want to know if she’d get it, too — until deciding to become a mom herself.

In Memory of Lou

Summer 2016

People of color are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. The children of former Badger football star Lou Holland ’65 are among those that UW researchers are studying to try to learn why.

The Man Who Saved Pinball

Spring 2016

Roger Sharpe ’71 wrote the book on pinball — literally — and has become a guardian of the game since he first got hooked at the UW.

Bet on It

Spring 2016

If you think that Anders Holm '03 is everywhere these days, you’re right. A combination of hard work and a few lucky breaks has put the writer-actor in the spotlight.

Drawn Wisconsin!

Spring 2016

A former Daily Cardinal cartoonist, first inspired by Charles Schulz's Peanuts, reflects on his years at UW-Madison and pays tribute to fellow artists in an original comic strip.

Story Time

Spring 2016

Doctors in training at the UW write down patients' memories — along with their symptoms — in a VA hospital program that documents the lives of military veterans.

The Mysterious Mastodon

Spring 2016

A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.

Sacred Ground

Spring 2016

Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.

The Rewards of Being Small

Fall 2016

The Facebook query was exacting and cryptic: “We need perhaps three or four individuals with excellent archaeological / paleontological excavation skills. … The catch …

Chasing Abloh

Winter 2015

The hunt for UW’s most elusive designer.

Born to Swim

Winter 2015

Decades after graduation, six alumni defy sharks, aging bodies, and ocean swells in a race across Hawaii’s Maui Channel.

Chamber of Discovery

Winter 2015

An astounding find in South Africa adds a new branch to the human family tree.

The Good Guy

Winter 2015

Troy Vincent was a standout in Badger and pro football, but these days he’s determined to reach a different goal line for the NFL — and it’s personal. He’s a survivor of domestic abuse determined to find ways to help others.

All In on All Ways Forward

Winter 2015

UW-Madison seeks help from alumni and friends with its fourth comprehensive campaign.

Hunters No More

Winter 2015

Two UW alumni are working closely with African tribal warriors, teaching them how to protect — rather than kill — the majestic lions that roam their lands.

A New Mission

Fall 2015

For veterans who feel adrift upon returning home, Jake Wood ’05 has a suggestion: come along with us.

Very Superstitious

Fall 2016

These Badgers say that following a ritual can make all the difference on the field, court, or ice.

Long May They Run

Fall 2016

Longtime friends Phil Davis ’76, MA’81, Butch Vig ’80, and brothers Pete ’76 and Frank Anderson hatched an unconventional plan to record their successful first album.

Walk-Ons: Despite the Odds

Fall 2016

It might be because they've had to try harder, but Wisconsin's football walk-ons have gone on to remarkable success — on the gridiron and beyond.

Collegiate Recovery 101

Fall 2015

UW–Madison has resources to help students struggling with substance abuse — but advocates hope to do much more.

Where the W Roams

Summer 2015

For Badgers, it makes perfect sense that a single letter can represent so much emotion and pride. Behold the W! It’s the little letter that could — make us happy and proud, that is. It’s the twenty-third letter in the alphabet of the English language, but, oh, around Badgerland, it’s so much more.

Counting the Ways

Summer 2015

A new report points to UW–Madison’s impact on the state.

The Hope Builder

Summer 2015

By the time Roberto Rivera ’04 devised his own UW major, he had already experienced a life's worth of challenges. But that didn't stop him from showing other young people a way out.

Street-Dance Scientist

Summer 2015

He does popping. He devotes time to his company. He teaches adults and kids about science. He works on his doctorate. Is there anything Jeff Vinokur ’12 isn't doing?

Kings of Sherman Park

Summer 2015

Herb Kohl ’56 and Bud Selig ’56.

When Black History Is Your Own

Summer 2015

Descended from a family who helped found a historic African-American community, Thulani Davis gained a unique perspective that allows her to bring the Reconstruction era alive for her students.

Plastics Pioneers

Summer 2015

This ubiquitous material has surprising roots at UW — and it's a connection that spurred a thriving Wisconsin industry.

Hidden Ws

Summer 2015

Can you identify where these Ws appear?

Staying Power

Spring 2015

A standout journalist while on campus, these days Phil Rosenthal ’85 covers the very industry that provides his paycheck — and he urges skeptics not to write off newspapers just yet.