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Around the World in Eight Badgers

UW–Madison has been a worldwide community since its earliest days. Canadian William Stewart was among the original 20 students enrolled in the university’s first term in 1849,...

Are the Kids Really All Right?

...for our window. Eventually these ideas will float through the right channels.” Sandra Knisely ’09, MA’13, a news content strategist at University Communications, takes every financial seminar she can find....

The Warlord’s Biographer

...scale, so it’s important to make decisions based on history.” Sandra Knisely ’09, MA’13 is the news content strategist for University Communications. Her passport stamps do not include Afghanistan....

And Now We Play Short-Handed

Bob Suter. UW–Madison Archives, 11068-R. The UW athletics community lost a tenacious teammate when Robert “Bob” Suter ’79 died in early September at age fifty-seven. Suter, a...

Nuclear Engineering 234

Principles and Practice of Nuclear Reactor Operations Radiation glows blue in the UW nuclear reactor. Students in NEEP 234 learn to operate the one-megawatt training reactor. Courtesy of...

Laura Neuman ’89, JD’93

Photo: Chris Hale Journalists often get the credit for shining light into the dark corners of government. But Laura Neuman ’89, JD’93 (at right, with Cleotilde Vasquez,...

Meet the Terps

A tradition for football players at the University of Maryland, this year’s Homecoming foe, is to touch the nose of their mascot for good luck before each...

Regina “Jeanie” Davan ’03

Andy Manis Regina “Jeanie” Davan ’03 first enrolled at UW-Madison as a pre-optometry student, but she found herself stitching a new career path years later. She had...

Making Homecoming Welcoming for All

Attending a reception at last year’s Multicultural Homecoming were Ada Umubera x’15, Erika Dickerson x’13, Milele Chikasa Anana, and Chika Onwuvuche ’14. Photo: Andy Manis. Multicultural activities...

Bucky Wagon Goes Electric

Engineering students will upgrade a campus institution. Badger fans always recognize the Bucky Wagon by its bright-red exterior, but inside, the historic vehicle’s engine is going green. Over...

Fighting Back

Chandler Davis fought for more than a year to bring boxing back to campus after an absence of more than half a century. Down for a fifty-four-year...

Jack Archibald ’72: Stained-Glass Wizard

Archibald often gets commissions for mammoth-sized works. This glass mural, titled Circumnavigating the Century, graces the lobby of the Clover Park Aviation Trade Center in Puyallup, Washington....

Putting Freshwater Species on the Map

UW ecologists look at the impact of land-use policies on aquatic biodiversity. Cities are diverse environments for humans, but as urban areas grow, they’re likely to come at...

MOOC, Meet MORC

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) may be the newest trend in higher education (see “Behind the Screens,” in this issue), but at the UW, the practice of...

Note-Worthy

Now in its fifteenth year, the Madison Early Music Festival teaches participants to party like their ancestors did in the fifteenth century. Photo: Bryce Richter. Festival attendees...

From Wisconsin Ideas to Global Products

John Biondi, director of D2P, welcomes UW researchers to a workshop in September. D2P announced that it would support fifteen projects, helping researchers take their discoveries and...

Melinda Myers MS’86: Turning Black Thumbs Green

Melinda Myers has become a guru for the growing number of people who are embracing gardening. Photo: Mark Avery. For Melinda Myers MS’86, there’s something special about...

Creativity Is a Joke

Courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison What do you get when you combine a ragtag gang of irreverent students, a little...

Leading the Whey

Sports nutritionist Karla Horsfall chugs a bottle of Red Whey, a UW-developed sports drink that mixes dairy with cherry. Photo: Jeff Miller. A tart beverage makes for...

Young Alumni Demonstrate Global Reach

Forward under 40 Award-winner Jarius King ’09 demonstrates a dramatic dance move. King has led workshops in dance and art with youth groups at home and abroad....

Wren Singer

...wished they’d had this, that, or the other thing. And now we’re trying, for their children, to do [advising] differently. Interview conducted and edited by Sandra Knisely ’09, MA’13...

Mark Zimmer ’82, JD’85

Andy Manis By day, Mark Zimmer ’82, JD’85 is a Madison lawyer. But by night, he’s a classical-music detective, hunting for clues in archives around the world...

Commencing a New Era

A look back at campus life since the last Camp Randall graduation in 1990. Graduates celebrate completing their UW degrees at Camp Randall in this 1978 photo. In...