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Coming of Age

February 27, 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

February 27, 2014 1 comment

UW doctor on a mission for his late father.

Waisman’s Legacy

February 27, 2014

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

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.

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.

A Self-Paced Journey

August 29, 2013 2 comments

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

Good Sports

June 13, 2013

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

A Promising Sight

June 13, 2013

Family’s cells lead researchers closer to curing eye disease

Uniquely Human

March 7, 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

March 7, 2013

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

Quick Takes: Spring 2013

March 7, 2013

UW news in brief

Personal Peace

March 7, 2013 7 comments

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

World Peace

March 7, 2013 5 comments

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

Mission Possible

November 10, 2012 1 comment

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

Badger Sports Ticker: Winter 2012

November 10, 2012

UW Athletic News in brief

John Schmitt ’80: The Long Road

November 10, 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!

November 9, 2012 27 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

August 31, 2012

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

A Gentleman and a Scholar

August 27, 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

May 30, 2012

Meet five Badgers every alum should know.

Dog Days

May 30, 2012

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

Anders Andren

May 30, 2012 1 comment

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

Game On

May 30, 2012

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

By the Numbers

May 30, 2012

Year of the Wisconsin Idea


March 2, 2012 1 comment

When a young woman dressed as reality TV fixture Kim Kardashian says she’s never worked harder in her life, she’s not kidding.

They Don’t Teach This in Basic Training

March 2, 2012

“Ag 101” training for the Wisconsin National Guard.

Quick Takes: Spring 2012

March 2, 2012

UW News in Brief

Student Watch: Spring 2012

March 2, 2012

Organizations across campus are answering to the same higher calling: community service.

Michael Wenninger DVM’04: Exotic Animal Vet

February 28, 2012 1 comment

A typical day for veterinarian Michael Wenninger DVM’04 brings to mind something that you’d see on Animal Planet.

Sarah Wu ’99: Exposing School Lunches

February 28, 2012 1 comment

A hotdog encased in soggy bagel dough with a side of Tater Tots and a skimpy fruit cup might not seem like much to write home about, but . . .

Leading the War on Obesity

February 25, 2012 3 comments · 1 reader letter

Barry Popkin sees the struggle against food policies and marketing practices that promote excess weight as nothing less than a battle for human rights.

Michael Eddy ’90: Assisting in the Birth of a Nation

November 9, 2011 1 comment

Making history in southern Sudan

Driver’s Education

November 1, 2011

A virtual behind-the-wheel experience tracks behavior on the road.

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

August 26, 2011 4 comments · 1 reader letter

This new program teaches the art and science of working with meat.

Life Lessons

August 25, 2011 6 comments · 1 reader letter

When Richard Davis teaches, his words are like the notes he plays, flowing effortlessly from topic to topic, as he explains music and so much more.

Our Brains Made Us Do It

June 2, 2011 1 comment

A unique program explores how science plays out in society.

Early Warning System

June 2, 2011 1 comment

UW–Madison researchers are making strides in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by studying people who don’t have it.

Seeing potential

June 1, 2011 20 comments · 1 reader letter

Eight other medical schools turned Tim Cordes MD’04, PhD’07 down flat, but the UW said yes — and discovered a remarkable physician who earned “student of the year” honors, created his own biochemistry software, specializes in addiction, and happens to be blind.

Oh, My Stars!

June 1, 2011 3 comments · 3 reader letters

Who are the UW’s all-time awesomest alumni? On Wisconsin picks its list of greatest grads (and even one non-grad) in fields ranging from agriculture to technology.

Student Watch

March 1, 2011

UW grad student sees potential in wake of tragedy.