The Kick that Captivated a Country

Fall 2014

An excerpt from The Opening Kickoff explores how UW legend Pat O'Dea "put the foot in football" and gained long-overdue respect for the Wisconsin team during the early days of intercollegiate athletics.

Kevin Henkes x’83: Connecting with Kids

Fall 2014

A class project sparked a career as an author and illustrator.

Badger Tracks Fall 2014

Fall 2014

News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

The Reach of Facebook

Fall 2014

A powerful social platform is engaging citizens in the political process.

Teaching Controversy

Fall 2014 — 1 comment

How can we prepare our kids to participate in the highly polarized world of politics?

Anna Therese Day ’10: Freelancer Advocate

Summer 2014

For Anna Therese Day ’10, going the freelance route in pursuit of a journalism career wasn’t so much a choice as it was a calling.

Dan Venne ’01: From Bands to Brands

Summer 2014 — 1 comment

The work of Dan Venne ’01 is everywhere.

From Spectacles to Start-ups, from Computer Chips to Civil Rights

Summer 2014 — 2 comments

The Wisconsin Alumni Association has presented Distinguished Alumni Awards since 1936. Meet the four celebrated honorees.

What Nerve!

Summer 2014

The Neuron Project sells cells to fund epilepsy research.

Remembering 1990

Summer 2014

I enjoyed “Commencing a New Era” [News & Notes, Spring 2014]. Another event that occurred in 1990 involved a senior named Jordan Marsh …

Quick Takes: Summer 2014

Summer 2014

UW News in Brief

Musical Numbers

Summer 2014 — 2 comments · 2 reader letters

Math and music are connected in some surprising ways, and David Kung '94, MA'96, PhD'00 has made it his business to become an expert in all of them.

Empty Nests

Summer 2014 — 10 comments · 1 reader letter

What can we learn from the demise of the passenger pigeon? Key Wisconsinites say the lesson is clear: don't let it happen again.

Off the Prescribed Path

Summer 2014 — 2 comments · 1 reader letter

Wherever she's gone in life, the medically underserved have always found Jenny Amani MD'09.

The Man with a Plan

Summer 2014 — 3 comments

When this landscape architect — and fellow Badgers in his Chicago firm — tackle a project, they do far more than put in bushes: they engage the community and create an experience.

Seeing Results

Summer 2014 — 4 comments

As scientists unravel the mysteries of human DNA, genetic counselors stand ready to interpret what it all means.

Bookshelf: Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Highlighted books from the Spring 2014 issue

Radio Daze

Spring 2014 — 6 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

Spring 2014 — 1 comment

UW doctor on a mission for his late father.

Young Alumni Demonstrate Global Reach

Spring 2014

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

David Bither MA’78: Record-Holding Record Label

Spring 2014

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

Melinda Myers MS’86: Turning Black Thumbs Green

Spring 2014 — 1 comment

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

An Independent Woman

Spring 2014

I was a better person for having known her.

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

Spring 2014

Alumni commemorate 165 years of Badger excellence.

Bookshelf: Winter 2013

Winter 2013

Highlighted books from the Winter 2013 issue

Class of ’63 Celebrates Fiftieth Reunion

Winter 2013

Was there something in the water … ?

WAA Chapters Host Chancellor on the Road

Winter 2013

Building ties with alumni is key.

Badger Tracks Winter 2013

Winter 2013

News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Letter Women: Give Me a W!

Winter 2013

110 alumni attended UW Multicultural activities in October

Geraldine Hines JD’71: Defending Justice

Winter 2013 — 3 comments

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

Winter 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

Winter 2013

Is my name in a database ... ?

A New Niche on the Ice

Winter 2013

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

Dangerous Minds

Winter 2013

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

It’s the Little Things

Winter 2013

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

A Badger Tale

Winter 2013

Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.

Spotlight on innovation

Winter 2013 — 1 comment

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

Winter 2013 — 15 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

Winter 2013

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

The scene of the crime

Fall 2013

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