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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 of …

‘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 crossed …

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 …

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.

Day of the Badger Gets the Red Out

Summer 2019

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

Cora Weiss Keeps the Peace

Summer 2019

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

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.

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 benchmarks …

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. …

UW Alumnae You Oughta
Know

Summer 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 Historical

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 Archives

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 women’s …

On, Alumnae: Diane Larsen

Summer 2019

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

First a …

On, Alumnae: Thelma Estrin

Summer 2019

Estrin introduced computing technology to medical research, leading the way to today’s health-care systems. Wikimedia Commons

Thelma Estrin ’48, MS’49, PhD’52 blazed a …

On, Alumnae: Helen Dickie

Summer 2019

Dickie, pictured in 1974, played a leading role in treating tuberculosis throughout Wisconsin. Submitted photo

When Helen Dickie ’35, MD’37 joined …

On, Alumnae: Joanne Disch

Summer 2019

Disch has long been an advocate for improving health care in the U.S. “I want to blow up our system,” she said in …

On, Alumnae: Mary Kenneth Keller

Summer 2019

As a nun, Keller defied traditional expectations in becoming the first woman to earn a PhD in computer science. Courtesy of Clarke

On, Alumnae: Jean Manchester

Summer 2019

After her husband died in 1966, Manchester became a leader in the meat distribution industry, earning several career honors. Submitted photo

When Jean …

On, Alumnae: Azita Saleki-Gerhardt

Summer 2019

As a pharmaceutical leader with many roles, Saleki-Gerhardt encourages other women to “stretch themselves” and get outside their comfort zones. Courtesy of UW

On, Alumnae: Elizabeth McCoy

Summer 2019

McCoy, pictured in her bacteriology lab in 1953, became one of the first women in science to earn a full professorship at the …

The Mystery of the Missing UW Books

Summer 2019

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.

10 Years On

Summer 2019

In 2009, copilot Jeff Skiles ’84 played a key role in the “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency plane landing.

A Good Sport

Spring 2019

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay ’92 makes no apologies for being a rabid Badger fan — even in a newsroom populated with Michigan alumni.

Free to be Allee

Spring 2019

Allee Willis ’69 is more than just the composer of the hit songs such as “September” and the Friends theme: she also collects kitsch, throws legendary parties, and supports her hometown of Detroit.

Nancy Baym

Spring 2019

Nancy Baym ’86 studies the close connection between musicians and audiences.

Stone Survivor

Winter 2018

Bryce Richter

After 70 secretive years, a gargoyle has been reunited with its twin. One of the sandstone statues, which sat atop …

Bad News Badgers

Winter 2018

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In 2017, the Badgers lost just one football game. In 1968, they couldn’t win one.

It’s almost impossible …

Consummate Cinematographer

Winter 2018

Peter Deming ’80

Stop at the Top

Winter 2018

Mike Leckrone is as synonymous with the Badger spirit as Bucky. This year he’s saying his good-byes after 50 years with the UW Marching Band.

A Search for Simple Life

Winter 2018

Adam Steltzner PhD’99 just wanted a regular job, so he became an engineer — eventually, one of NASA’s top engineers. Now he’s helping lead the search for life on Mars.

Five Badger Standouts

Winter 2018

WAA recognizes the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Chris Linehan Freytag ’87

Winter 2018

Fitness Favorite

Laurel Clark ’83, MD’87

Winter 2018

A remembrance of the Columbia astronaut.

Langdon Street

Winter 2018

Fred Milverstedt ’69 reflects on a UW–Madison childhood.

Bug Bites

Winter 2018

A UW researcher finds that a different kind of breakfast could improve health.

Internet Underwater

Winter 2018

Why critical infrastructure is at risk