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Why I Became a Nurse

Winter 2019

Elizabeth Arth ’19 made a career turn, inspired by her son’s care after an injury.

The Travel Detective

Winter 2019

Journalist Peter Greenberg ’72 crisscrosses the globe to dig up inside info on the world’s largest industry.

Cutting-Edge Cream

Winter 2019

James ’93 and Rob ’96 Baerwolf drew on UW innovations to develop Sassy Cow Creamery.

Rethinking Kids and Trauma

Winter 2019

Jennifer Elkins ’97 MS’98 teaches social workers and lawyers to work collaboratively.

A Matchmaker between Science and Society

Winter 2019

Philanthropist Mary Lasker x1922 was one of the most influential figures in 20th-century medical research.

The One and Only André De Shields

Winter 2019

The Tony–winning Broadway star forged his artistic identity at UW–Madison.

Finding Family Secrets

Winter 2019

Anika Fajardo ’97 searches for her long-lost father in the memoir Magical Realism for Non-Believers.

The Future of Food

Winter 2019

As society embraces maximum convenience, UW alumni are transforming the business of on-demand dining.

A Broadway Star’s UW Roots

Winter 2019

Here’s how we uncovered the story of André De Shields’s fabled stint on campus.

Distinguished Alumni Awards 2019

Winter 2019

The honorees have made exceptional contributions to the world.

An Exercise in Grief

Winter 2019

Erin Lee Carr ’10 grapples with the legacy of her father, the brilliant but troubled New York Times journalist David Carr.

Seeking Asylum? Call Saint Judy

Fall 2019

A documentary profiles the crusading immigration lawyer Judy Wood.

David Blight: A New Take on Frederick Douglass

Fall 2019

His acclaimed biography profiles the great American abolitionist.

Why the Doctor Has Green Hair

Fall 2019

David Margolis MD’89 is both an eminent pediatric oncologist and a zealous fan of the Milwaukee Bucks. With a little spray paint, he now combines his two passions.

Bonnie Oleson: Badger Announcer, Badger Fan

Fall 2019

The longtime PA announcer for Badger women’s basketball, volleyball, and softball is not exactly a detached observer.

Lorraine Hansberry: From UW to Broadway

Fall 2019

Even as a UW–Madison student, the author of “A Raisin in the Sun” spoke up for what she believed in.

Do You Believe in Bigfoot?

Fall 2019

Investigative journalist Scott Carney MA’04 does — in his own way.

So You Think You Know Ron Dayne?

Fall 2019

Here’s what it’s like to meet the UW football legend in person.

Rose Lavelle: Soccer’s New Superstar

Fall 2019

The greatest player in UW soccer history faced major challenges en route to helping the U.S. win the World Cup.

Meet Barbie’s Brand Manager

Fall 2019

Erin Strepy MBA'15 plays with dolls every day because that’s her job.

Up Mount Rainier, in John Muir’s Footsteps

Fall 2019

The pioneering conservationist and UW alumnus climbed the mountain in 1888. Today, following his path is no easy task.

Asia + UW 4ever

Fall 2019

A recent trip by university leaders strengthens ties in the region.

The Long and Winding Road from Major to Career

Fall 2019

From YouTube star to professional BMX rider, Badger alums have proven the versalitity of a UW diploma.

Photography vs. Segregation

Summer 2019

In 2002, Gillian Laub ’97 made what would be the first of many trips to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to photograph the lives of teenagers…

A Hundred Trucks to Call Her Own

Summer 2019

Renee Meiller

Nancy Spelsberg ’99, MBA’06 will gladly nudge students toward industrial engineering. And it’s not just because she’s a graduate…

‘Writing Emotion’ at Hallmark

Summer 2019

Jason Tracy

If you’ve been to a wedding, baby shower, funeral, or birthday party in the last 13 years, you’ve probably…

Dance, Dance Revolutionary

Summer 2019

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.

A Future for Nuclear Fusion

Summer 2019

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.

Cora Weiss Keeps the Peace

Summer 2019

The activist has long been on the front lines of women’s and peace movements.

Day of the Badger Gets the Red Out

Summer 2019

The new event featured 1,848 minutes of pure fun, spirit, and generosity.

For Transgender Patients, a Surgeon Who Understands

Summer 2019

As a nationally renowned sex reassignment surgeon, Marci Bowers ’80 — a transgender woman herself — is helping her patients find joy and belonging.

Florence Bascom: 19th Century
Rock Star

Summer 2019

Florence Bascom shows off a tool of her trade: a Brunton compass. During her work with the U.S. Geological Survey, she placed…

Secrets of The Glass Forest

Summer 2019

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Fisher Swanson ’87 of Denver has published her second book, The Glass Forest.…

Madcap UW Writer Makes History in a Model T

Summer 2019

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.

UW Alumnae You Oughta
Know

Winter 2019

In the spirit of the Summer 2019 special women’s issue, we’re profiling a few of the many Badger alumnae — past and present…

On, Alumnae: Kate Hamilton Pier

Summer 2019

Hamilton Pier became the first woman in the country to be granted a judicial appointment. Courtesy of Fond Du Lac County

On, Alumnae: Fran Hamerstrom

Summer 2019

Hamerstrom, one of the UW’s pioneering ecologists, exhibits the tail feathers of a broad-winged hawk in Plainfield, Wisconsin, in 1965. UW

On, Alumnae: Larzette Hale-Wilson

Summer 2019

Larzette Hale-Wilson, pictured with accountant Milton Wilson, became the first African American woman in the country to earn a PhD in accounting.…

On, Alumnae: Kit Saunders-Nordeen

Summer 2019

A champion of Title IX, Saunders-Nordeen became the UW’s first women’s athletic director in 1974. UW Archives dn05052510

As the first UW…

On, Alumnae: Diane Larsen

Winter 2019

Following a stint as a veterinarian, Larsen found her true passion: drug development for animals. Courtesy of UW School of Pharmacy

First…