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Bookshelf: Spring 2014

February 27, 2014

Highlighted books from the Spring 2014 issue

Radio Daze

February 27, 2014 5 comments

The predecessor to today’s campus radio station may have been tiny, but it forged lifelong bonds among students from the 1950s to the early ’90s and sponsored one heck of a trivia contest.

Flight of Honor

February 27, 2014 1 comment

UW doctor on a mission for his late father.

Young Alumni Demonstrate Global Reach

February 27, 2014

The 2014 Forward under 40 Award-winners are bettering lives around the world.

David Bither MA’78: Record-Holding Record Label

February 27, 2014

David Bither MA’78 of Nonesuch Records goes with his heart.

Melinda Myers MS’86: Turning Black Thumbs Green

February 27, 2014 1 comment

For Melinda Myers MS’86, there’s something special about helping people grow their first tomato.

An Independent Woman

February 27, 2014

I was a better person for having known her.

Founders’ Days Celebrate the UW’s Past, Present, and Future

February 27, 2014

Alumni commemorate 165 years of Badger excellence.

Bookshelf: Winter 2013

November 13, 2013

Highlighted books from the Winter 2013 issue

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.

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.

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.

A Badger Tale

November 11, 2013

Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.

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.

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

October 21, 2013

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

The scene of the crime

August 29, 2013

Before she became one of the country’s most powerful prosecutors, Bridget Brennan began her legal career oh and one.

Reporting on Rand

August 29, 2013 1 reader letter

A student reporter jumps at the chance to hear a published writer speak in person.

Spirited Sendoff

August 29, 2013

Chancellor Blank leaves D.C.

Meet Rebecca Blank

August 29, 2013

Just how valuable is the devotion Badgers feel for their alma mater? “That’s gold,” says UW-Madison’s new chancellor.

The Korea Connection

August 29, 2013

Far-flung alumni strengthen ties with campus.

Badger Tracks

August 29, 2013

News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Sweet and Scary: Leigh Henderson MBA’07

August 29, 2013

When it comes to baking cakes, Leigh Henderson MBA’07 is good — scary good.

Andrew Stoltmann ’94: Defending Investors

August 29, 2013 1 comment

Andrew Stoltmann ’94 witnessed the cruel effects of fiscal crime when his father was swindled in a real estate deal, losing $80,000.

Entitled

August 29, 2013

As Title IX turns forty, film producer Libby Geist ’02 explores nine female athletes who changed their gender’s world.

Scripts and the City

August 29, 2013 2 comments · 1 reader letter

Special narcotics prosecutor Bridget Brennan ’77, JD’83 is leading New York’s battle with the illegal trade in prescription drugs.

Naming Rights

August 29, 2013 1 reader letter

When the time came to name their children, these couples decided that only once choice would do.

The Big Board in One Big Gulp

August 28, 2013 1 reader letter

Before the year is out, Jeffrey Sprecher ’78 is set to finalize his purchase of the New York Stock Exchange.

News

June 13, 2013 2 comments

Good news and bad news

On Top of the World

June 13, 2013

With the assistance of WAA, various incarnations of Bucky have been to all seven continents and floated on every ocean.

B.O.Y. Band

June 13, 2013

Twenty-one alumni chapters honor local Badgers of the Year.

Badger Tracks

June 13, 2013

News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Signature Signatures

June 13, 2013 3 comments

Their genesis unknown, the names of geography students mark the decades.