In 1869 — 150 years ago — the first class of women graduated from UW–Madison. In this special issue, you’ll read about some of the amazing women who have passed through campus since. On, alumnae!
Throughout the academic year, campus celebrated the 150th anniversary of women receiving UW degrees.
Mary Hinkson ’46, MS’47 was born to dance, but as a black woman at the UW, she found Madison far from welcoming. Rather than give up, she became one of the nation’s leading performers.
Born in war-torn Hong Kong to a prominent but absent father and his sixth concubine, UW physicist Sau Lan Wu has overcome stunning obstacles on her path to three major scientific discoveries.
As a nationally renowned sex reassignment surgeon, Marci Bowers ’80 — a transgender woman herself — is helping her patients find joy and belonging.
An adventurous summer road trip turned the UW’s first female engineering grad, Emily Hahn ’26, into one of America’s most storied travel writers.
A UW–developed portable weather lab journeys to the Philippine Sea.
Physicist Fatima Ebrahimi PhD’03 believes that if efforts to control nuclear fusion pay off, it will provide unlimited energy that will change the world.
Soon after basketball was invented, women at the UW picked up the sport — even before the men. Intramural teams quickly grew in popularity and competed for an unusual (and bleating) trophy.
When popular graduate student Jenny Morrill MA1905 left campus for the summer, librarians found evidence of “a most awful crime” that she blamed on her morphine addiction.
A young girl — Jo Wilder — solves mysteries of the state.
An uncertain future for a divisive campus sculpture.
Women have served as UW chancellor for 14 of the last 31 years — and counting.
The winners of this year’s UW Cool Science Image contest were announced in March.
The landscape of higher education is changing rapidly, says the UW’s chancellor.
The UW’s Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection turns 50.
The activist has long been on the front lines of women’s and peace movements.
Experts use math to better understand a sea creature’s defense mechanism.
The new event featured 1,848 minutes of pure fun, spirit, and generosity.