Public service

Q&A: Jim Doyle

Summer 2015

A former governor sees “bright, committed” people taking us into the future.

Triple Threat

Summer 2015 — 2 comments

He’s a golf champion and an unwavering basketball fan, but Andy North has a third passion.

Oh, Deer

Summer 2015

The greatest threat to Wisconsin’s forests may not be pollution or urban sprawl.

Ride Sharing?

Summer 2015

Percent of people who typically bike to campus in good weather

The Hope Builder

Summer 2015 — 6 comments

By the time Roberto Rivera ’04 devised his own UW major, he had already experienced a life's worth of challenges. But that didn't stop him from showing other young people a way out.

Kings of Sherman Park

Summer 2015 — 2 comments

When Herb Kohl ’56 and Bud Selig ’56 grew up together in Milwaukee, they had no idea that their camaraderie would follow them for life.

Kindness in the Classroom

Summer 2015

A study finds that early mindfulness training leads to improved academics.

Advocating for Your University

Spring 2015

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

Liking Lichen

Spring 2015

The Wisconsin State Herbarium has added 60,000 samples to its collection.

Desludging Dakar

Spring 2015 — 1 comment

Using her understanding of human decision-making, Laura Schechter is improving sanitation in Senegal — and in the process, she's changing the way that social scientists and economists think.

Splash Mob

Winter 2014

Citizen scientists provide clarity for lake researchers’ big questions.

Irwin Goldman

Winter 2014

Irwin Goldman packages seeds for the Open Source Seed Initiative. Using envelopes such as the one below, OSSI sent material to 6,000 people …

Mark Riccobono ’99: Pioneer for the Blind

Winter 2014

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

Anthropology 370

Fall 2014

Despite daily deluges, twelve students in this anthropology course spent most of June sifting and winnowing dirt.

Teaching Controversy

Fall 2014 — 1 comment

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

International Studies 322 and 622

Summer 2014 — 1 comment

An innovative UW program is aiming to bring Madison and Washington closer together, one semester at a time.

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.

Coming of Age

Spring 2014 — 4 comments

Children diagnosed with autism will grow up, and that presents entirely different challenges for them and their families. Now the UW's Waisman Center is offering guideposts for the journey.

Flight of Honor

Spring 2014 — 1 comment

UW doctor on a mission for his late father.

Waisman’s Legacy

Spring 2014

Waisman’s legacy started with a different name: Kennedy.

A Leap of Faith

Winter 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.

Pigment Prejudice

Winter 2013 — 16 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.

A Self-Paced Journey

Fall 2013 — 2 comments

A professor’s words help a community explore its long-held beliefs.

Good Sports

Summer 2013

When it comes to community service, UW athletes are pros.

A Promising Sight

Summer 2013

Family's cells lead researchers closer to curing eye disease

Uniquely Human

Spring 2013 — 4 comments

A UW professor guides those who have been seriously harmed by others along a path to forgiveness. And a UW alumna encourages leaders to take a new approach to conflict: honoring dignity.

College 101

Spring 2013

A special partnership with the UW introduces ninth-graders to the notion of a degree following high school.

Quick Takes: Spring 2013

Spring 2013

UW news in brief

Personal Peace

Spring 2013 — 7 comments

A UW professor guides those who have been seriously harmed by others along a path to forgiveness.

World Peace

Spring 2013 — 5 comments

A UW alumna encourages leaders to take a new approach to conflict: honoring dignity.

Mission Possible

Winter 2012 — 1 comment

Think that world hunger can’t be overcome? Bettina Luescher begs to differ.

Badger Sports Ticker: Winter 2012

Winter 2012

UW Athletic News in brief

John Schmitt ’80: The Long Road

Winter 2012

For years, John Schmitt ’80 had heard that many of the world’s people live without access to clean, safe water

It’s a Mailbox … It’s a Bird House … No, Wait, It’s a Library!

Winter 2012 — 37 comments · 3 reader letters

A simple idea to house free books in quirky little buildings on posts is bringing neighborhoods together and enhancing literacy around the world.

Mobility Marvel

Fall 2012

Engineering students help a surgeon get back on his feet in the OR.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

Fall 2012 — 3 comments

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.

WAA Honors 2012 Distinguished Alumni

Summer 2012

Meet five Badgers every alum should know.

Dog Days

Summer 2012

UW–Madison Day at the State Fair: August 8, 2012

Anders Andren

Summer 2012 — 2 comments

The Sea Grant’s long-time director charts a new course.

Game On

Summer 2012

It began with power pellets, gobbling ghosts, and Ms. Pac Man.