Rethinking Kids and Trauma

Winter 2019

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

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.

Mind Games

Winter 2018

New research from the UW shows video games could help teach empathy to adolescents.

The Pregnancy Puzzle

Summer 2018

After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?

Parental POV

Summer 2018

A history course tackles the 1970s–90s through a generational lens.

12 Campus Statues

Winter 2017

The collection spans a full century of work from multiple sculptors, and is just a small portion of the more than 100 pieces of public art that bring color to campus.

Hail, Juvenile Logophiles

Fall 2017

An alumna helps to pen a clever picture book.

Oscar the Optimist?

Summer 2017

Sesame Street partners with UW researchers to promote kindness.

One Text Away

Fall 2016

College students and their parents are in closer contact than ever, and that bond has transformed the way universities interact with families.

The Hope Builder

Summer 2015

By the time Roberto Rivera ’04 devised his own UW major, he had already experienced a life's worth of challenges. But that didn't stop him from showing other young people a way out.

Kindness in the Classroom

Summer 2015

A study finds that early mindfulness training leads to improved academics.

One Diaper at a Time

Spring 2015

An unexpected process may lead to an earlier diagnosis for sick babies.

Malala’s Story

Winter 2014

This year’s book program says go read — and then go do.

Love at First Image

Fall 2014

Ultrasounds create a powerful connection for dads-to-be.

A Question of Characters

Summer 2014

Kids’ books are missing the diversity of modern America.

Gender Divide

Summer 2014

Does separating boys and girls boost achievement? Not so fast.

Coming of Age

Spring 2014

Children diagnosed with autism will grow up, and that presents entirely different challenges for them and their families. Now the UW's Waisman Center is offering guideposts for the journey.

Pigment Prejudice

Winter 2013

Due to a belief that their body parts bring good luck, people with albinism in some African countries are hunted and killed. Two alumni are stepping in to help Tanzania, where the problem is most severe.

Ask the Experts

Summer 2013

On Wisconsin dispatches a bevy of reporters to track down UW experts and ask for advice on everyday stuff.


Spring 2013

Images from UW–Madison’s account on Instagram

Bullies Exposed

Winter 2012

Social media reveals bad behavior offline.

Separation Surgeon

Summer 2012

Doctor Gary Hartman has become a world expert in the esoteric specialty of conjoined twins.

Running Low

Fall 2011

Suzy Favor Hamilton ’91 helps promote healthy bodies and healthy minds through UW–Madison’s Precollege OPTIONS program, Movin’ Minds.

Me and My Shadow

Summer 2011

A UW sociologist explores the complicated roles of mothers and nannies.

Sensory Overload

Spring 2011

Sensory processing disorders make ordinary annoyances unbearable.

Sales Job

Winter 2010

Even three-year-olds can recognize commercial brands.

Driven by Data

Winter 2010

UW researchers help Wisconsin tribes fight obesity on their own terms.

Adventures in a Tiny Universe

Fall 2010

A creative partnership brings youthful enthusiasm to the scientific method.

Baby Steps

Summer 2010

This is one top ranking that Wisconsin doesn’t want. Working together, public-health experts hope to reduce the shocking mortality rate among African-American babies.