The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 2015

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.

Design Studies 501: Global Artisans and Pragmatic Design

Spring 2015

The cultures of multiple homelands were stitched together in a School of Human Ecology class during fall semester.

Safe Haven

Spring 2015

Thai alum finds asylum at the UW.

India ink

Spring 2015

India’s Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru ended his 1949 U.S. tour with a UW visit.

Desludging Dakar

Spring 2015

Using her understanding of human decision-making, Laura Schechter is improving sanitation in Senegal — and in the process, she's changing the way that social scientists and economists think.

Malala’s Story

Winter 2014

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

Anna Therese Day ’10: Freelancer Advocate

Summer 2014

For Anna Therese Day ’10, going the freelance route in pursuit of a journalism career wasn’t so much a choice as it was a calling.

International Studies 322 and 622

Summer 2014

An innovative UW program is aiming to bring Madison and Washington closer together, one semester at a time.

A Bridge between Cultures

Spring 2014

Chinese alumni create talk-show videos to educate, ease isolation.

Viveca Chan ’76: Ad Agency Pioneer

Winter 2013

Chen had no idea what she wanted to do with her life — only that she wanted a U.S. education.

Abbey Rules

Winter 2013

Catering to our obsession with the entire tradition of stately homes, titles, and pomp and circumstance.

A Badger Tale

Winter 2013

Go Big Read novel spans the globe via two characters.

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.

Archaeologists on the Front Lines

Fall 2013

A professor steps up to protect an ancient culture from modern threats.

The Korea Connection

Fall 2013

Far-flung alumni strengthen ties with campus.

Ask the Experts

Summer 2013

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

Getting Torched

Spring 2013

Economist Andrew Zimbalist ’69 argues that big-time sports and big-time stadiums are not necessarily a boon for cities.

Destination Troy

Spring 2013

UW experts in classics, physics, and more will explore the ancient site.

Student Watch: Spring 2013

Spring 2013

La Maison Française

Mission Possible

Winter 2012

Think that world hunger can’t be overcome? Bettina Luescher begs to differ.

Hot Enough for You?

Winter 2012

Statistics indicate heat waves are the deadliest weather.

Being Neighborly

Winter 2012

Students discover there’s much to savor in south Madison.

It’s a Mailbox … It’s a Bird House … No, Wait, It’s a Library!

Winter 2012

A simple idea to house free books in quirky little buildings on posts is bringing neighborhoods together and enhancing literacy around the world.

A Thread of Hope

Winter 2012

At a factory in Latin America, workers are sewing UW apparel, providing for their families, and spreading hope that the global textile industry can change.

Black Gold

Winter 2012

From a temple in India to American beauty salons, a global trade network spins hair into Black Gold

An Elephant Never Begets

Winter 2012

Delivering birth control to elephants is more difficult than you’d think — and more important.

Badger Tracks

Fall 2012

News briefs from the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Founders’ Days International

Summer 2012

Merci beaucoup!

Planting the Seeds of a Healthy World

Spring 2012

The UW’s Global Health Institute offers seed grants for studies.

Delicate Balance

Winter 2011

As China gains prominence on the world stage, the university strengthens its connections.

Where, Oh Where, Will the Water Go?

Winter 2011

Ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are melting, but no one can say ... where all of that water is going.

Michael Eddy ’90: Assisting in the Birth of a Nation

Winter 2011

Making history in southern Sudan

Flashback Winter 2011: Fiddlers on the Run

Winter 2011

... they are known for playing oldies. Really, really old oldies.

Prison Breaks

Fall 2011

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

Me and My Shadow

Summer 2011

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

Been There, Done That

Summer 2011

Journalism 666: Professional Responsibility in Mass Communication.

The Eye of the Storm

Summer 2011

Lynsey Addario’s recent capture by Libyan forces was just the latest in a series of perils for this frontline photojournalist. But she’s never let danger stop her from bringing her unique perspective to coverage of conflict and humanitarian issues.

Student Watch

Spring 2011

UW grad student sees potential in wake of tragedy.

The Peace Corps at 50

Spring 2011

UW’s connection to the volunteer program runs deep

En Français, S’il Vous Plaît

Spring 2011

A master’s program prepares students to use French in professions outside the classroom.