On Wisconsin

Tracking The Ties That Bind

By Alfred Lubrano

Fred Gardaphé ’76 knew that if he didn’t get out of the Mafia-dominated neighborhood where he grew up, he could wind up dead. UW–Madison provided a way out.

Six Degrees of [Curing] Bacon

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

Prison Breaks

His life was a downward spiral until JD Stier ’04 and a persistent teacher saw a way out.


Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.

Life Lessons

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.