Alumni

Staying Power

Spring 2015 — 4 comments

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.

The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 2015 — 2 comments

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.

An Outback Bowl To Remember

Spring 2015

Photo: Pete Christianson.

From left are Mike Artus, Kelli Trumble ’79, Emily Artus, Cindy Artus, and Ben Borcher. Emily Artus, who has Apert …

Badger Tracks Spring 2015

Spring 2015

WAA is planning gala events around the nation to help the UW Foundation kick off its new comprehensive campaign. The next event, Wisconsin Ideas: …

Advocating for Your University

Spring 2015

Alumni voices have played a role for more than 150 years.

Sweet Victory

Spring 2015

For the second time, Badgers have won The Amazing Race.

Philip Tedeschi ’84, MS’87: Animal Alliances

Spring 2015 — 1 comment

Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day for Philip Tedeschi.

Kim Kelleher ’93: Media Mogul

Spring 2015 — 1 comment

Kim Kelleher's latest move has landed her at Wired magazine, where she is VP-publisher.

Paul Who?

Spring 2015

Introducing the new football coach: Paul Chryst ’88.

Faculty Attraction

Spring 2015

A record-breaking gift builds a legacy of chairs and professorships.

Young Alumni Who Mean Business

Spring 2015

Meet the 2015 Forward under 40 honorees.

Badger Tracks Winter 2014

Winter 2014

News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Mark Riccobono ’99: Pioneer for the Blind

Winter 2014

Mark Riccobono's UW–Madison experience served as an awakening.

Lisa Nett ’97: Arbor Day All The Time

Winter 2014 — 1 comment

For Lisa Nett ’97, a tree doesn’t just grow in Brooklyn.

Making Homecoming Welcoming for All

Winter 2014

Multicultural activities aim to broaden alumni engagement

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.

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 ’90. …

Quick Takes: Summer 2014

Summer 2014

UW News in Brief

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.

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