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Badger Birdman

Fall 2012

Tom Schultz ’76 never dreamed he’d become a painter — but thanks to him, birdwatchers everywhere are able to identify their feathered friends.

Imagine a Business

Fall 2012

Creative ideas and a supportive campus culture are helping more and more students embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

Fall 2012

He used novel techniques to eradicate syphilis in Wisconsin. He identified PTSD long before it had that name. Professor Hans Reese was a man ahead of his time.

A Labor of Love {for Words}

Summer 2012

From A to Z, the Dictionary of American Regional English reaches its goal.

Can You Nurture Your Nature ?

Summer 2012

A leading UW researcher says everyone has an emotional style — and you can train yourself to change.

Farewell Cards

Summer 2012

Memorial Library bids an overdue adieu to its card catalog.

Robert’s Rules

Summer 2012

This former sprinter now trains pro basketball players — and has a track record for results.

There’s an Apps for that

Summer 2012

Name any topic pertaining to Wisconsin life and culture, and prolific author Jerry Apps ’55, MS’57, PhD’57 has probably written about it.

Separation Surgeon

Summer 2012

Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.

Ward 2.0

Spring 2012

In his second term at the helm, Interim Chancellor David Ward isn’t sitting idly by.

Lord of the Flies

Spring 2012

It took multiple bus rides for a young Barry Ganetzky to attend college classes each day. That same singlemindedness has nourished the UW researcher’s longtime career, pushing him to study tiny creatures and find ways to treat human disease.

Shared Space

Spring 2012

When three UW alumnae get to work each day, it’s all about astronauts and space suits and an evolving partnership with Russia to explore the universe. How cool is that?

Leading the War on Obesity

Spring 2012

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.

A Rune With a View

Spring 2012

James Frankki scours stones for evidence that proves America’s Viking past — or maybe not.

The Ice Rink Cometh

Winter 2011

There’s a lot of muscle behind the magic that transforms the Kohl Center from a basketball arena to a hockey venue.

Rules to Roll By

Winter 2011

With the threat of Huntington’s disease hanging over her, Shana Martin lives life out on a limb – or at least a log.

If You Want to Be a Badger …

Winter 2011

To earn your red and white stripes, you need to know a few things about Wisconsin traditions and rituals, past and present.

Tracking The Ties That Bind

Fall 2011

Fred Gardaphé ’76 knew that if he didn’t get out of the Mafia-dominated neighborhood where he grew up, he could wind up dead. UW–Madison provided a way out.

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

Fall 2011

This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.

Prison Breaks

Fall 2011

His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.

Genotopia

Fall 2011

Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.

Life Lessons

Fall 2011

When Richard Davis teaches, his words are like the notes he plays, flowing effortlessly from topic to topic, as he explains music and so much more.

Seeing potential

Summer 2011

Eight other medical schools turned Tim Cordes MD’04, PhD’07 down flat, but the UW said yes — and discovered a remarkable physician who earned “student of the year” honors, created his own biochemistry software, specializes in addiction, and happens to be blind.

Oh, My Stars!

Summer 2011

Who are the UW’s all-time awesomest alumni? On Wisconsin picks its list of greatest grads (and even one non-grad) in fields ranging from agriculture to technology.

The Eye of the Storm

Summer 2011

Lynsey Addario’s recent capture by Libyan forces was just the latest in a series of perils for this frontline photojournalist. But she’s never let danger stop her from bringing her unique perspective to coverage of conflict and humanitarian issues.

The Class of 2011

Summer 2011

These seven students are becoming diploma-carrying Badgers this year, joining the ranks of more than 380,000 UW-Madison alumni around the world. They have a firm grasp of reality — but also an inspiring take on what’s to come.

A Conversation with The Commish

Spring 2011

Bud Selig looks back on his career, and ahead to a return to Madison, considering it all through “the retrospect of history.”

Home-Field Advantage

Spring 2011

Despite the hurdles, campus dining facilities are incorporating locally grown foods.

Family Man

Spring 2011

Steven Levitan reaches new heights by writing what he knows.

Brave New Blogs

Spring 2011

Blogs aren’t just about trivial pursuits anymore. UW faculty are using these online diaries to share ideas and discoveries with colleagues around the world.

Bipartisan Partners

Spring 2011

Chancellor Biddy Martin believes that UW-Madison can help Wisconsin on the road to financial stability. The best path, she says, lies in greater flexibility for the university.

Pain Relievers

Winter 2010

While American physicians have ready access to medication to help their cancer patients, their counterparts in many countries do not. UW experts are leading a global effort to recognize pain relief as a human right.

Opening the Door to Forgiveness

Winter 2010

An innovative program staffed by law professors and students pairs crime victims and offenders who are willing to meet — and willing to learn lessons from each other.

Head-On Collision

Winter 2010

With every brain she dissects, neuropathologist Ann McKee ’75 discovers more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease that results from repeated brain injuries. Her studies are changing how sports — especially football — are played.

Seven Wonders

Winter 2010

We offer seven examples of life-changing UW discoveries, knowing full well that it’s only a start. Think back and add a favorite to our list, then learn what’s afoot at the new Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.

Voices of Experience

Fall 2010

We take them for granted — until we suddenly lose them, that is. Thanks to an unusual clinic, people who rely on their voices to make a living have a place to turn for help.

The Tug of War

Fall 2010

The welcome mat is out when today's soldiers return to campus, unlike what their Vietnam counterparts experienced while reentering civilian life during an uncivil era.

Integrative Medicine Man

Fall 2010

David Rakel is one of the pioneers in the field of integrative medicine, which combines conventional and alternative treatments. He believes the discipline's emphasis on prevention can help cut rising health care costs, but skepticism remains.

State of the Arts

Fall 2010

From the university's earliest years, the arts have held a special place on campus — for those who create or perform and for those who experience the results.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Summer 2010

Before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, there was George Schaller MS’57, PhD’62, whose crusade to protect the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals has taken him to the globe’s most remote regions.