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Bookshelf: Winter 2013

November 13, 2013

Highlighted books from the Winter 2013 issue

Many Moos

November 11, 2013

It’s all in the family for the UW dairy herd

Class of ’63 Celebrates Fiftieth Reunion

November 11, 2013

Was there something in the water … ?

WAA Chapters Host Chancellor on the Road

November 11, 2013

Building ties with alumni is key.

Badger Tracks Winter 2013

November 11, 2013

News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Letter Women: Give Me a W!

November 11, 2013

110 alumni attended UW Multicultural activities in October

Geraldine Hines JD’71: Defending Justice

November 11, 2013 1 comment

Hines traces her path to the judge’s bench directly back to her experience as one of four black students in the UW Law School’s Class of 1971.

Viveca Chan ’76: Ad Agency Pioneer

November 11, 2013

Chen had no idea what she wanted to do with her life — only that she wanted a U.S. education.

Badger Sports Ticker: Winter 2013

November 11, 2013

UW Athletic News in brief

Walking on the Lake

November 11, 2013 2 reader letters

Based on the ski tracks and slushy footprints in the snow that cover the lake’s icy surface in the winter, plenty of people on campus appreciate the season’s serenity and count the days until the open water turns to ice.

Still a Member after All These Years

November 11, 2013

Is my name in a database … ?

A New Niche on the Ice

November 11, 2013

Carla MacLeod’s love of hockey helped her evolve from player to coach.

Team Player: Lauren Carlini x’17

November 11, 2013

“When chaos happens, you’ve got to keep the team calm and lead them.”

Location! Location! Location!

November 11, 2013

“Location aware” technology for smartphones.

Serious Business

November 11, 2013

As flu season begins, UW researchers work to stay a step ahead.

Dangerous Minds

November 11, 2013

A UW researcher’s work with psychopaths inspires a new novel.

It’s the Little Things

November 11, 2013

A Badger’s neuron research leads to a major honor.

Fee Dodger

November 11, 2013

27,000 days overdue.

Mortarboard Billboard

November 11, 2013

Class of ’13

Quick Takes: Winter 2013

November 11, 2013

UW News In Brief


November 11, 2013 4 comments

The Young Coleoptera Collection brings the UW bunches of beetles.

Abbey Rules

November 11, 2013 2 comments

Catering to our obsession with the entire tradition of stately homes, titles, and pomp and circumstance.

A Badger Tale

November 11, 2013

Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.

By the Numbers: $6.8 Billion

November 11, 2013

The cost of binge drinking

Badger Tracking

November 11, 2013 1 comment

Counting the state animal proves to be a tricky endeavor.

Milk Matters

November 11, 2013 6 comments · 4 reader letters

Dairy is not “straw hats and bib overalls” at the UW. The flagship institution in America’s Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.


November 11, 2013 1 comment

Brown Swiss are divas.

A Leap of Faith

November 11, 2013 3 comments · 2 reader letters

Does religion have a place at a public university? The Lubar Institute contends that it does — not to proselytize, but to give students a safe place to explore beliefs and cultivate understanding.

Spotlight on innovation

November 11, 2013

What started as a gutsy notion among four UW undergrads (we could do this better) has grown into a wildly successful theatrical-lighting enterprise based in Badgerland.

Pigment Prejudice

November 11, 2013 12 comments · 1 reader letter

Due to a belief that their body parts bring good luck, people with albinism in some African countries are hunted and killed. Two alumni are stepping in to help Tanzania, where the problem is most severe.

History 201

November 8, 2013

Combating misconceptions about ancient Rome.

Inoculated against Ayn Rand

November 7, 2013

Having experienced [Ayn Rand] firsthand, I was forever inoculated against her fiction or essays …

What’s in a Name?

November 7, 2013

Quite a bit, when it’s “Madison.”

Got Raw Milk?

November 7, 2013

The raw truth.

Don’t Blame Pain Docs

November 7, 2013

[The] war against pain-medicine physicians and pain-medication prescriptions …

Great Issue

November 7, 2013

You’re welcome, Dan.

Thanks for the Puzzle

November 7, 2013

The puzzler is pleased.

D. Wayne Lukas ’57, MS’60:
Still Racing Strong

October 21, 2013

There’s no how-to book in thoroughbred racing … experience is paramount.